Forbes Family Selling Historic London Estate

The family of Malcolm Forbes is unloading their massive London home, Old Battersea House, for 12,000,00 sterling pounds, which comes out to about $19.4 million. The unique historic manor was built in 1699 and has hosted many kings, princes, and presidents over the years. Even Elizabeth Taylor chose this idyllic estate to honeymoon with her seventh husband, Larry Fortensky. View the listing.

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The family of Malcolm Forbes is unloading their massive London home, Old Battersea House, for 12,000,00 sterling pounds, which comes out to about $19.4 million. The unique historic manor was built in 1699 and has hosted many kings, princes, and presidents over the years. <a href="http://residentialsearch.savills.co.uk/property-detail/291628/list/estate-agents/property-for-sale/clapham/0/0/16000000/hi/gbp/1" target="_blank">View the listing</a>.
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Malcolm Forbes bought the home in the early 1970s. At the time of purchase, the home was in a dilapidated state. Forbes spent at least $750,000 meticulously repairing and upgrading the London home.
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The manor home is located upstream from the magnificent Chelsea Hospital and is close to Battersea Square and Battersea Park.
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Some of the stunning features in the home include a baroque hallway, paneled drawing rooms, sweeping stairs, a walled garden, and ten bedrooms.
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The home retains a striking balance between upgraded modern living and historic sensibility. Even Elizabeth Taylor chose this idyllic estate to honeymoon with her seventh husband, Larry Fortensky.
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