Towards the end of the year, David and Victoria Beckham sold their Beckingham Palace, the 1930s Georgian-style house in Hertfordshire they bought in 1999, soon after their wedding, and bought this London four-storey luxury mansion located in one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in Kensington & Chelsea. Thus, The Most Expensive Homes invites you to get a look inside at the astonishing Beckham’s New London Mansion. Check it out!
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The house was built more than 150 years ago and its grand façade has remained unaltered ever since. One of its first residents in the 1880s was a successful Yorkshire wool broker. In the 1920s a Peruvian diplomat lived here, and in 1930 it became a boarding house for single ladies. In the 1990s, a rich horse-breeder bought the house and installed a vast subterranean pool complex beneath the house.
Now, the celebrity couple is putting their unique imprint on the property, for which they paid more than £30 million. Celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen, who is Victoria Beckham’s friend, is in charge of the interior renovation, with a budget of £5 million. Kelly Hoppen had already decorated the couple’s LA Home.
So “a fusion of East meets West; clean lines and neutral tones, blended with charming warmth and sumptuous opulence”, the definition of Kelly Hoppen’s, style is expected to fill the interiors of this luxurious mansion.
According to the Daily Mail, the interior design project is decided and last week plans for the renovation were submitted to the local council, where they are publicly available.
The project is Victoria and David Beckham’s idea of urban palatial living. On the lower ground floor there will be a spacious gym and massage area (the pool was removed several years ago), with the atmosphere of a luxury spa and a cascading water feature on one wall.
On the ground floor, there will be the family living room, a huge kitchen leading into a dining room and a ‘home office’ for Victoria. Intriguingly, the entrance to Victoria’s office will be a secret door — the type that blends into panelling or a bookcase.
The first floor, with 2,000 square feet, will be devoted almost entirely to Victoria and David’s bedroom space. The master bedroom and ensuite bathroom alone take up around 1,000 sq feet. Then, there will be a huge dressing room Victoria’s dressing room with a wooden floored catwalk-style runway. The walk-in wardrobes will feature an electrically operated ‘runner’ so that Victoria can press a button and wait for her dress of choice to arrive in front of her.
Upstairs on the second floor will be three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, for the Beckham children. Right at the top of the house, on the third floor, will be a man cave for David with a pool table and a mini-bar.
Outside, there is an oriental garden and an underground garage. The property also has a tunnel which security staff will use to travel unseen to a second location.