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Chelsea chapel with planning to convert into spectacular super home ...


New to the market is a truly exceptional opportunity to convert an historic Grade I Listed chapel into a c. 7,330 sq. ft. super home. Dating back to 1850, St. Luke’s Chapel is set within the grounds of the super-lux residential development, The Bromptons, Chelsea, formerly Brompton Hospital. Once transformed into a dedicated residence, the home will benefit from direct access to on-site amenities including off-street parking, indoor swimming pool, spa facilities, 24-hour concierge and entrance into the adjoining private Onslow Gardens.


On the market for £7.5 million, St. Luke’s Chapel has planning permission to completely reconfigure the internal spaces to create a new residential home, including a new roof laid out to a heritage preservation pattern, complete with 82 conservation roof lights, construction of a mezzanine layer, three en-suite bedrooms, dining room, drawing room, study, kitchen, snug, cinema room, staff quarters and guest suite.



Current estimates place construction costs at c.£5.5 million, with a predicted value of upwards of £20 million, once complete. This would represent a significant increase of the £2,500 paid by Reverend Sir Henry Foulis to construct the chapel to serve the staff and patients of The Brompton Hospital in the 19th Century. The chapel was designed by Edward Buckton Lamb, widely seen as a maverick in the gothic revival movement, and frequented by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on many of their visits to the hospital.


Restoration works, in partnership with Heritage England, will include the construction of a new roof, complete with skylights, full refurbishment of the Cupola, whilst the stained glass windows will be restored and retained to create a truly spectacular central area of the home.


Internal additions include the construction of a self-supported mezzanine floor, accessed via a newly built staircase. The mezzanine level will accommodate a stunning vaulted study/library, master bedroom suite complete with walk-in dressing room, as well as two guest bedroom suites.



The remainder of the chapel will include a drawing room, snug room and exquisite cinema room, whilst two secure underground parking spaces will be available within the wider Bromptons development. A large kitchen/dining area is agreed under the current planning permission as a newly built extended wing at the rear of the chapel.

Underfloor heating will also be installed, whilst there are provisions for comfort cooling systems if required. Current interior fittings of the chapel, including pews and a large organ will be donated to another church to ensure they remain in use.


Located just off Fulham Road, St. Luke’s Chapel is within easy walking distance of the high-end boutiques on the King’s Road, whilst also close to the cafes and eateries of South Kensington.


St. Luke’s Chapel is on the market for £7.5 million, with viewings strictly by appointment only. For further sales information, contact Russell Simpson on 020 7225 0277 or visit www.russellsimpson.co.uk

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