West Ham Football Club Chairman’s Historic London Home Listed for $94.67 Million
David Sullivan, the largest single owner of West Ham United Football Club, has listed his historic Marylebone house for £75 million, or roughly $94.67 million. Sullivan purchased the centuries-old London home as a renovation project, spending seven years and just under £50 million (about $63.1 million) on the overhaul.
Property Features and Renovations
The home, located on Portland Place near Regent’s Park, offers about 21,000 square feet of living space. It was built around 1780 and features a six-story main house with five bedrooms, including a primary suite that encompasses the entire second floor. A separate mews house, or carriage house, has six additional bedrooms.
Sullivan preserved period details, including ornate ceiling medallions, elegant cornices, plasterwork, and leaded windows. The property also has an indoor pool, a massage area, and a home theater.
A Rich History
Over the years, the mansion has been owned by British aristocrats, including Lord James Blyth, founder of a gin distillery, and the Sierra Leone government, which used it as an embassy. Before Sullivan bought it, the house was used to film the late Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” music video and scenes from “The King’s Speech.”
Growth in the Luxury London Real Estate Market
According to Claire Reynolds of United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty, the neighborhood has experienced “extreme growth” over the past decade. While London’s luxury real estate market is uneven, Reynolds says ultra high-end properties are trading.
Recently, there has been overseas demand for luxury London homes. “It’s a safe haven politically,” Reynolds said. “This end of the market has always seen resilience.”
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