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Built just blocks from the Thames in the swanky Knightsbridge district of London, this townhouse on Cheval Place combines traditional, opulent British architecture and furnishings with contemporary luxuries like a Zen-minimal catering kitchen, media room and a commercial car lift and turntable system, which whisks autos to a private underground garage. The 13,000 square-foot townhome has accommodations for three staffers, an on-site security room and a palatial indoor pool outfitted with a “mood altering” lighting system. On sale for $72.8 million, the new owner will also be purchasing charming English-only residential amenities like a drawing room and a cloakroom, which sounds Victorian and really cool, but unfortunately is either a glorified closet or bathroom. [via sothebysrealty]