- Fourth floor lateral apartment
- 3946 sqft
- 3/4 generous double bedrooms; 4 shower rooms
- Beautifully appointed to an exceptional standard
- Spanning 7 windows across the building
- Grade II listed building occupied by The Wolseley
- Fantastic St James location
- 24 hr porter
The apartment occupies a fourth-floor position in this most impressive Grade II*-listed building, which is also home to The Wolseley, one of the city's best fine-dining restaurants. The building was originally constructed in 1920 as a car showroom for Wolseley Motors by the architect William Curtis Green and is notable for its Corinthian columns, bronze window frames and ornate wrought-iron work, most of which is original. Internally, use of Oriental lacquer columns, black and gold detailing and marble leads through the communal space to the lift, which rises directly to a private entrance hall for the apartment. This is luxury London living at its finest: privileged access to the capital's finest restaurants and shopping, historical importance and sumptuous interiors presented to an exacting finish. The natural light is excellent, with tall windows affording a light and airy feel as well as framing impressive views of The Ritz.
A fine first impression is set by the reception hall, which leads to an impressive reception room, the kitchen, a formal dining room, utility room with shower room and plant room. There are a number of useful storage rooms and a beautifully appointed cloakroom with w.c. The principal bedroom has two dressing rooms as well as an en suite with twin basins and a shower. The two further bedrooms are also en suite and there is a separate office/fourth bedroom with access to the w.c.
The apartment is approximately 360 sqm including an external office with its own separate entrance, which is ideal for receiving guests or conducting business at home. The extremely well-proportioned rooms have excellent flow, with the reception areas kept separate from the bedrooms, making it ideal for entertaining at home and hosting overnight guests.
No expense has been spared on fitting this magnificent residence, which features ample use of mirror and marble, reflecting the period detailing of the building as seen in the communal spaces and The Wolseley restaurant. Ornate coving, wall panelling, elegant feature fireplaces and exquisite wall coverings add depth to the walls, while the floors are a mix of elegant parquet, plush carpeting and sleek tile. The shower rooms, with their rainfall showers and premium materials, are a particular highlight, while the kitchen offers bespoke cabinetry and Gaggenau appliances.
Arlington Street is in the heart of luxury London, occupying one of the city's most prestigious addresses in St James SW1. The street is home to such London institutions as The Ritz and The Wolseley (located directly beneath the apartment itself), with Piccadilly to the north, Green Park to the west and St James' Palace and Park to the south. The sights of Mayfair, St James and Soho are on the doorstep, while the shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Knightsbridge and Chelsea are just moments away.
Highlights of the immediate area are a host of London landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Fortnum & Mason, the Burlington Arcade and the many embassy buildings and private members' clubs which separate Piccadilly from The Mall. Within a short walk from Arlington Street there are many excellent restaurants, including Hakkasan Mayfair, Annabel's, Maison Estelle, Sexy Fish and Quaglino's.
The area is very well connected by public transport, with Green Park underground station less than 200 metres away offering Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria line services, and St James Park station 800 metres to the south having Circle and District line trains. Victoria station (1 mile) has coach services to Oxford and the West Country and trains to the southeast, south coast and London Gatwick Airport. For London Heathrow, the Heathrow Express leaves from Paddington station and takes just 15 minutes. Road links are also excellent: Piccadilly leads west to Knightsbridge and Kensington to join the A4, which then offers fast links to the M3, M4 and M25 motorways.
Westminster City Council, Band H
£33,350.00 Half Yearly
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.