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London townhouse, once the home of Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews, on sale £24 million

A grand London townhouse which was once the home of Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews has been put up for sale for £24 million.

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The famous singer and actress, who played Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music, lived at the grand property on Chester Square with director husband Blake Edwards in the 1970s.

Chester Square, which is named after the Duke of Westminster's ancestral home, is one of the finest addresses in Belgravia, central London.

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Over the years the square has been home to Roman Abramovich, Margaret Thatcher, Nigella Lawson, Mick Jagger and various foreign Royals.

Until recently, Julie Andrews' old property was home to a wealthy Argentinian family but it has just been fully refurbished and modernised.

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The 7,000 sq/ft property has now been put on the market with for £24 million

It boasts six bedrooms, large entertaining rooms, lift, cinema and a health spa with gym, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.

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There is also a separate mews house - ideal for a nanny - with a media room, living room/study, rooftop terrace and garage.

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Chester Square is a beautiful and leafy residential garden square set in the heart of Belgravia.

The elegant stuccoed houses are amongst the most exclusive and sought after addresses in Prime Central London.

Developer Saigol DDC has created a magnificent new residence behind the retained period facade, a truly distinctive family home of the highest quality.

It is perfect as a London base for a discerning buyer looking for a home with an abundance of bedrooms and space to entertain.

– Becky Fatemi, managing director Rokstone
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The elegant property was built in 1835-36 by renowned developer Joseph Cundy to designs by architect Thomas Cubitt.

The main house has a Doric entrance portico, tall sash windows and first floor balconette, with a mews house with garaging to the rear.

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During the 1970s, Blake Edwards directed and produced the legendary Pink Panther movies including The Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again and Revenge of the Pink Panther.

The grand ground floor entrance hall leads to the staircase and seven person passenger lift.

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There is a 12-14 seat formal dining room and family kitchen and breakfast room are located off the entrance hall.

The first floor features a double reception room, dual aspect with high ceilings.

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To the front facade, two sets of French doors open onto a walk-on balconette overlooking the garden square, to the rear French doors open onto a large south facing garden terrace.

Across the terrace is the sliding glassed walled living/study of the rear mews property, surmounted by a rooftop terrace with bbq.

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The master bedroom suite has its own private floor on the second level, with bedroom lined with fitted wardrobes, walk-in dressing room and master bathroom. On the two upper floors are four further bedroom suites, all with ensuite facilities.

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On the lower ground floor is the health spa, with gymnasium, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

There is also a sixth bedroom suite, opening onto a sunken patio, and a 138 sq/ft wine cellar with large humidor along with a utility room/staff kitchenette.