Pippa Middleton and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. Picture: Getty Images
Pippa Middleton and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. Picture: Getty Images

Kate and Pippa’s crazy $3m bach pad

The London home Kate Middleton shared with her sister before she married into the royal family is on the market.

Located in a sought after spot in posh Chelsea, the three-bed apartment was once lived in by the Duchess of Cambridge before she married the future king, Prince William in 2011.

Although likely to be a distant memory for Kate now, the Middleton sisters lived there after their parents bought it in 2002.

Originally purchased for £780,000 ($A1.4 million), it is now for sale for £1.95m ($A3.45million), according to the Sunday Times.

The three bedroom, two bathroom apartment is tastefully decorated with colourful and cosy extras scattered throughout the three bedrooms.

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Catherine and Pippa Middleton on the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding day in 2011. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Catherine and Pippa Middleton on the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding day in 2011. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

A listing on real estate website Knight Frank describes the three level apartment as "charming" and "spacious" in the lucrative borough of Chelsea.

"This charming three bedroom, upper floor maisonette provides a peaceful, light and spacious home," the listing says.

"On the third floor there is a master en suite with a picturesque view onto Justice walk and over the chimney pots of Old Chelsea.

"The front of the building faces east to west, providing lovely morning light and this continues throughout the day, as the sun beams through the reception room into the afternoon. "The property is presentable but still allows an incoming buyer scope to put their own stamp on the property."

Not a bad spot to eat breakfast. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
Not a bad spot to eat breakfast. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com

It isn't known why the Middletons have put the apartment on the market, but it's likely because there isn't much need for it now.

Kate has lived with her husband Prince William and their three children at Kensington Palace for many years, and Pippa now lives in a $A30 million mansion with husband James Matthews and their new baby in London.

William and Kate live at Flat 1A which they moved into in 2012, after it underwent a £4.5 million ($A7.96 million) refurbishment.

The gardens of Kensington Palace, where Will and Kate live.
The gardens of Kensington Palace, where Will and Kate live.

Meghan and Harry will be moving from Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace to the gorgeous Frogmore Cottage estate in Windsor.

The Royal Family has a staggering £13 billion ($A23 million) property portfolio, including Buckingham Palace and a number of other sprawling estates.

Frogmore Cottage, the soon to be home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Frogmore Cottage, the soon to be home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Their incredible properties actually fall into two categories - ones they privately own, and those that are owned by the Crown Estate.

The Crown Estate is owned by the current reigning monarchy, and the Queen doesn't actually have any rights when it comes to the selling of properties.

This story originally appeared in The Sun and has been republished with permission.

 

 

 

The home is located in the posh borough of Chelsea. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
The home is located in the posh borough of Chelsea. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
Rugs and sofas fill the living spaces of the spacious apartment. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
Rugs and sofas fill the living spaces of the spacious apartment. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
Fit for a soon-to-be royal. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
Fit for a soon-to-be royal. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
A snug but stylish kitchen. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com
A snug but stylish kitchen. Picture: Knight Frank/knightfrank.com


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