Thursday, 4 April 2013
Knightsbridge St Saviors £50m Temple Home
So many churches around have been neglected and expensive to maintain, there have been smaller conversions from a holy house to create residential property and then there have been grand conversions too. This is another one.
While the Daily Mail is again advertising, this is feature brings more insight
'Former church transformed into £50m home with gym and pool is a temple to modern design'
The plot of land was bought in 1837 for £300 for the church to be built. Today is it is an 11,500 sq ft seven-bedroom home with four storeys.
The church was sold 15 years ago by the Diocese of London, for £1million after congregation numbers fell.
The home was owned by Alain Boublil - writer of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.
St Saviours House, close to Harrods, has been subject to a £10m renovation project after first being converted into accommodation by developers in 1999, complete with a basement swimming pool and a banqueting hall.
Then in 2009 the home was sold on for £13.5million to a Thai businessman.
Located around the corner from Harrods, this is another one of London's most expensive homes. Developers Rigby & Rigby describe the property as 'undeniably one of the finest private homes in Knightsbridge.
'When the Daily Mail contacted the selling agents for comment a spokeswoman said: 'We can't talk about the property. The owners have asked us not to.'
Who will buy this - time will tell. The Knights of old took vows of poverty. Then there were those who took lands and pillaged the wealth of the people. Where is the gold and treasure today? People say the crown is stolen too!
With seven bedrooms, four main rooms and three guest rooms, the main drawing room is actually the former nave, complete with a ceiling 42ft high and a swimming pool - does this mean the water becomes holy water?
With the plot of land being worth £300 in 1837, today it retails at a 167,000-fold increase.
With Knightsbridge being one of the most affluent areas in London, perhaps this is a sign that they neglected to take care of the house of prayer that was built to remind people were all their prosperity originates. While the church is not completely converted, part of the church was retained by the diocese and continues to be used to this day for worship and community activities.
While people are turning away from churches, this is catching attention. People are actually saying 'it is a shame when churches are allowe to go to ruin and delapidation'. In the divine plan - some way, people are reminded for what they stood for.
The energy in this home, a house of prayer, still does not change. Churches are built on ley lines and the energy focus is magnified by the power of prayer in this location of before. The focus point is the power point.
People are told they can pray at home, behind close doors in privacy.
It is likely that the British establishment collects taxes representing the Church of England? Perhaps in keeping part of the church and small piece of land, this maintains Church of England's influence. Do they obey Jubilee Laws?
Peace, love and best wishes
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Posted by Lady Pauline Maria