This is The Adorable London Townhouse Where Kate Middleton Lived With Her Sister Pippa Before Marrying Into The Royal Family
It seems like plenty of former ‘royal residences’ are going on the market these past months. After Meghan Markle and her ex-husband’s Los Angeles home was sold, news of Kate and her younger sister Pippa Middleton’s old house’s sale made the news.
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Before marrying their respective husbands, the Middleton sisters lived in a townhouse located in the affluent Chelsea neighborhood of the city of London.
Bought by their parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, back in 2002, it was recently sold for $2.27 million after being initially listed for around $2.3 million last year. While the home was sold at a discount, the couple still made a good profit from the property as they bought it for just $942,000.
According to sources, the house was purchased so the sisters have a nice pad to live in as they entered the professional world after they finished college. The townhouse has three bedrooms and featured a spacious living room. Meanwhile, its windowed kitchen isn’t too large but it does have high-end appliances.
Going back to its location in Chelsea, the sisters’ former home is said to be near actor Hugh Grant’s own pad and is just next to Sloane Square. Kate’s late mother-in-law Princess Diana actually kept a place in Sloane Square before her marriage to Prince Charles in the 1980s.
While the home isn’t really luxurious especially compared to where they live now, Forbes still considers it a great starter home in London. For one, it’s located in a place ‘where everybody wants to live’ in and would definitely hold its value in the future. What more, it’s surrounded by history to boot.
The property’s listing, prepared by global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank, describes the house as a maisonette. For the unfamiliar, the term maisonette pertains to a self-contained living space that’s part of a bigger house but still has its own entrance. Forbes also comments about how the home’s bathrooms look like they’ve been upgraded with modern finishes.
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Kate moved out of the starter home back in 2011 when she married her then-longtime beau Prince William. She now divides her time living in multiple homes with her husband and their three young children. They keep a home at Kensington Palace and a country residence in Norfolk.
Meanwhile, Pippa is also living large with her racecar driver and hedge fund manager husband James Matthews in a grand six-bedroom, five-floor property along with their son, Arthur. The couple reportedly spent an extra £1.2 million ($1.46 million) just to renovate their family home.
It looks like they could easily afford it though considering that her husband is also an heir to a Scottish feudal title.
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