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Inside the former London home of Jackie O’s sister Lee Radziwill – listed for £8.75 million

The socialite Princess often entertained President John F. Kennedy and the First Lady during their visits to the English capital

Lee Radziwill's house in London
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The former townhouse of Jackie O’s sister Lee Radziwill is currently on the market for £8.75 million ($11.57 million). The Georgian estate, which is tucked in a quiet enclave behind Buckingham Palace, was frequented by President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Onassis when they visited London in the 1960s. 

Lee Radziwill was an American socialite, successful PR executive, and interior designer who is remembered as an icon of the twentieth century. She lived in the townhouse with aristocrat Prince Stanislaw who was a scion of the Polish-Lithuanian princely House of Radziwill. 

The home, which was decorated by Italian decorator and set designer Renzo Mongiardino is one of the most beautiful in London – and one of the world’s best homes. Here, we take a tour. 

Lee Radziwill's house in London

(Image credit: Dexters)

While this 5,613-square-foot property now differs from Mongiardino’s eclectic canvas, the home remains a trove of modern decorating ideas. The most contemporary of these are exhibited in the neutral living space that combines minimalist tones with a colorful library wall that brings a sense of vibrancy to the room. 

Lee Radziwill's house in London

(Image credit: Dexters)

This sleek aesthetic flows into the open-plan dining space that reshapes white kitchen ideas through its invisible appliances and glass French doors that drench the room with natural daylight. 

Lee Radziwill's house in London

(Image credit: Dexters)

Beyond the wooden-glass staircase, the home has two reception rooms and a private terrace. The next floor is exclusively dedicated to the principal suite – one of seven bedrooms in the home. 

Perhaps, the pièce de résistance of the property, however, is the secret decked roof terrace that is accessed through a glass sliding roof panel.

Lee Radziwill's house in London

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The terrace overlooks the preeminent Belgravia neighborhood, while the boutiques and restaurants of Mayfair are only moments away.  

Lee Radziwill's house in London

(Image credit: Dexters)

‘This property is not only grand and historic but conveniently located close to the green open spaces of St. James’s and Green Park,’ says Harry Laflin, Manager of letting agents, Dexters Westminster. ‘On the doorstep of Mayfair, and close to Victoria, it would make a glamorous family home.’

Lee Radziwill's house in London

(Image credit: Dexters)

This highly fashionable location is, of course, only fitting for one of the most stylish figures of the sixties. Her home is currently listed with Dexters Westminster for £8,750,000.  

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.