Cramped? Outgrown your current castle and are looking for a property to house your large retinue of assistants, secretaries and semi-enslaved domestic servants? Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s prime residential avenue, 41 Queen’s Gate offers potential buyers the chance to acquire an extremely rare to market 12-bedroom residence. The Grade II listed white-stucco fronted house, towering over eight floors – yes, there is a lift – has been completely refurbished by design house Czarska, who are offering the property on either a vacant or full turn-key basis. To ensure the latter met with prospective buyer’s expectations, some of London’s leading art galleries and luxury goods suppliers were employed to ensure Number 41 was furnished to the highest specification possible, while all the while retaining the building’s original periodic features.

Additional necessities, required for living la dolce vita, include a glass infinity pool, steam room and spa in the basement. On the lower ground, a billiard room and the only Arts & Crafts wood panelled cinema room in London – William Morris and John Ruskin not being fans of the big screen apparently – and above, a 976 sq foot reception room/dining room/garden terrace. The house even comes with its original stable block, nags now removed, where either the staff (presumably the all important safe for holding their passports is in the main building) can be detained or, the plague of any family, the truculent stoned teenager, can be banished.

Located within Rolls-Roycing distance of anywhere worth going in London, local landmarks include Kensington Palace (Will & Kate’s next abode?), the Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Harvey Nicks and Harrods. And if your children just happen to have been born in France, you can bung Le Teenage Strop into the state subsided brattery known as the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle. Then again, if you can afford Number 41’s £27,500,000 asking price, we don’t suspect you’re fretting about placing the little ones into a good state school. Magnifique!

41 Queen’s Gate, London SW7, Tel. +44 (0)20 7584 2044,