Over the weekend, I read a New York Times article about the Cheyne Walk mansion that former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg recently purchased for £16 million pounds (around $25 million.) Wishing to learn more about the house, I clicked through to view the property's real estate listing. Although the London townhouse is better known as the long-ago home of writer George Eliot, I immediately recognized it as the residence of the late Victoria Press, the home's most recent owner who was profiled in T Magazine this Spring. It was the listing photo of the home's drawing room, with its ornate, Blanc de Chine-adorned overmantel, that clued me in.
I have included some of the Strutt & Parker listing photos here, but for the full range plus specifics on the house, please visit the firm's website.