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Sculptor’s former home hits the market in London’s Chelsea

This Chelsea dwelling was once the home of a British sculptor, and comes with an elaborate Moroccan bathroom – as well as a price tag that could top £15m.

The London property was previously owned by Sir Charles Wheeler – whose work includes Trafalgar Square’s mermaid sculpture. Wheeler used it as his art studio in the 1940s, counting Princess Margaret and Laurence Olivier among his visitors.

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Although Wheeler died in 1975, the building remained a studio and home until 1998, when it was completely renovated into a residence. It was later extended after a neighbouring building was knocked down, becoming the 5,462 sq ft home it is today.

The Chelsea property is on the market with Russell Simpson, with an estimate of approximately £15m (although price is on application).

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It has three individual gardens, including a lush paved front section that leads to the front door, as well as five bedrooms, and six bathrooms – one of which is an intricately tiled Moroccan-style space.

There’s also a parquet-floored library with scallop-detailed shelves, and light-filled reception rooms beneath the skylit pitched roof of the former workshop space.

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Emma is an editor and writer who contributes to Dezeen, Grafik and Creative Review

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