Ormola One heiress Petra Ecclestone married her estate agent partner Sam Palmer in an intimate ceremony on July 16, with most of the wedding ceremony taking place at the couple’s home in Chelsea.
In the days following their wedding, the couple posted pictures outside Kensington and Chelsea register offices and their own £170 million Sloane House.
In October of last year, Palmer and Ecclestone opened the doors of their London mega-mansion to the public — in the form of a 10-minute video tour — for the first time.
The couple announced that they plan to sell their palatial home off-market, going the traditional estate agency route, and a video walkthrough reveals some of the most wow-worthy features of the historic Georgian mansion that Petra owns. Renovated and extended over a period of time. five years old.
“This is the first time we’ve let cameras into the house,” Ecclestone said at the start of a video made with Architectural Digest.
“It’s currently listed off the market, and is priced at £170 million,” says Los Angeles estate agent Sam Palmer.
Ecclestone, 32, bought Sloane House and neighboring Sloane Lodge, just off the King’s Road, in 2010 with her then-husband James Stunt before completely renovating them – along with a basement ‘wellness level’. Construction of both additional upper levels.
Petra Ecclestone, the youngest daughter of F1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone, is believed to have paid around £60million for the properties before starting work on a five-year transformation plan.
The house now has eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, spread over 20,000 square feet.
In the entrance hall, a custom gold bar sits beneath a crescent-shaped 150,000-piece crystal chandelier made of bronze, clear and gold finishes, setting the color palettes for the other two features.
VIDEO: Watch the couple’s £170m home tour
Ecclestone said the panther motifs throughout the house — from small decorative pieces to an elaborate panther-shaped sofa — are because it’s his favorite animal. And, given the glitter, metals and crystals in the home’s color scheme, gold is “obviously” her favorite color.
In the main kitchen, where the family eats most of their meals, there are two central islands – one for the family chef with a teppanyaki grill and another for Ecclestone’s “occasional” cooking.
The most spectacular feature is the five-meter-long fish tank that houses 64 species of fish and is “one of the largest in a private residence,” said Palmer, 38, founder and chief executive of Staffing Properties.
The other property, the neighboring Sloane Lodge, is where the couple entertain guests. Chandeliers feature heavily in both buildings, while the lodge has an underground wellness level with a 17m pool and 10-person Jacuzzi.
A gym for the couple’s children and a large soft play area also sit on this level, the latter at “the height of a two-storey house” which is actually a squash court.
The gold-clad beauty salon is everything you’d expect from an heiress’ mega-mansion home: gold chains at the entrance and glitter in the walls behind the pedicure and hairdressing stations.
An elevator takes the couple up six floors to continue the tour at the top of the house. Ice cream lights, produced by Ecclestone’s daughter and then designed by the British socialite, adorn the walls of one of the bedrooms. While Ecclestone’s sons share a room designed to represent the inside of a rocket.
The large master bedroom has two dressing rooms. Ecclesiastes spans the entire width of the house and has a “fragmented”, “peaceful atmosphere”, she says.
The couple’s home has “the biggest garden in Kensington and Chelsea,” said Palmer, who, in addition to running her own housekeeping business, is also an estate agent in Los Angeles, where the family now spends most of their time.