A freehold house in Chelsea which is currently being used as an art gallery is for sale. The gallery in Glebe Place in south west London is owned by renowned London art dealer Martin Summers and is on the market at £3.75 million.
Summers has been dealing in the art world for over 40 years, selling work by artists such as Alfred Sisley, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, Edward Lear, Augustus John and Henri Matisse.
The splendid studio/gallery where Mr Summers has displayed many great works at special shows now has planning in place so the new owner can create a new artwork – a home in which to live.
The three-storey period studio space measuring over 2,000-square feet has a double-height studio reception room with a 22-foot ceiling and an open westerly aspect out to the front. Six windows on the front on the first floor, together with huge skylight windows will help make this an extremely bright house with exceptional volume.
As well as dealing in some of the world’s finest art, Mr Summers sells his own cards and ‘watergraphs’ – a hybrid of photographs and watercolours, using a technique invented by him. His watergraphs have already been on show in Gstaad, Miami, New York, Mallorca, Argentina, Uruguay and Harrods as well as the Chelsea gallery. Mr Summers also has had a book published entitled Memories for My Travels with photos and drawings of the most beautiful places he has visited in his life.
The gallery in Glebe Place is for sale through Aylesford International (0207 351 2383; www.aylesford.com).