If the walls of this Mayfair mansion could talk, they would definitely tell some interesting stories. The five-story London property was the home of Dame Barbara Cartland, a world-famous romance novelist who is probably better known as Princess Diana’s stepmother, and it is currently up for sale.

28 South Street is a six-bedroom property with lots of Edwardian features, tucked away between Park Lane and Grosvenor Square. Real estate doesn’t get much better than this.

According to the New York listing, the building has plenty of space on the basement and ground floor, allowing the reception rooms to accommodate more than 100 people. Did someone say a lavish house party?

Although the house is best known as the property of Dame Barbara, it was also the birthplace of former British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home.

The property also features a wooden staircase, decorative ceilings and a spacious basement pool, sauna and bar. Take a look at 28 South Street in all its opulent Edwardian glory.

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The building’s quintessentially British history (and connection to Lady Di) is likely to make it very popular with American buyers, so you’d better snap it up quickly to beat the competition. That is, if you have £35 million to spare. Further information on the official listing can be found here.

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