- In the heart of Mayfair
- 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
- Freehold property
- A Short Walking distance to Grosvenor Square
- Moments from the imminent newly refurbished Rosewood Hotel
- Recently refurbished with meticulous attention to detail throughout
- Arranged over five floors, covering 3,178 sqft
- Features a tranquil Breakfast Room and Internal Balcony
- Directly opposite Hyde Park
Rokstone is greatly honoured to launch this freehold house on Park Street to the market for £9,450,000. This architecturally superior, early-18th century townhouse covers 3,178 sq ft across five floors with a breakfast room, internal balcony and its own private entrance – a rarity in the heart of central London. The tranquil breakfast room on the ground floor is flooded with light and adds to the sense of space. It gives residents a retreat and the building a chance to breathe. The internal balcony in the library on the first-floor surveys the rooftops of Mayfair. The red brick Georgian gem is Grade II listed due to its architectural and historic value and is worthy of its esteemed surroundings: the Mayfair Conservation Area. Over its 300-year life, This property has remained largely unchanged with period features preserved and enhanced. Wooden panelling and box cornicing was reinstated in the front reception room and library following strict guidelines from English Heritage, as have the original fireplaces. Three bays wide, the deep sash windows and generous but precise proportions, along with the decorative front door casing, give the property a dignified air.The contemporary internal amenities and luxurious modern-day touches enhance its desirability even further. There's a bespoke bar with a wine cooler, a powder room and a vaulted wine store. The kitchen is kitted out with Miele appliances and a Quoker boiling hot tap and throughout the towering property the highest quality stone masonry and materials make it sing. From the Fior Di Bosch marble walls in the principal bathroom and the smooth Bianca Eclipse Quartzite worktops in the elegant kitchen. Around every corner and in every room, there is a glorious reminder of the architectural grandeur of the Georgian era paired with cutting-edge contemporary craftsmanship.
The grand tour
Behind the stately wrought iron railings is the prominent private entrance to this glorious property. The standard is set at the elegant, muted blue front door surrounded by carved wooden encasing and set upon a monochrome polished tile floor. Under each of the first-floor window there are trailing, but immaculately kept, flower boxes.The monochrome marble flooring follows through into the corridor hallway which leads to a breakfast room ahead or a drawing room to the right. The latter showcases the survival of some of the high-quality original timber panelling. The front reception room has double sash box windows which look out onto the street and through this room residents can access the kitchen. The stairs lead up to the first floor and into the principal reception room with three sash windows and views of Park Street. The internal balcony that casts a backwards glance across the decorative chimneys of Mayfair and looks down into the breakfast room through a large roof lantern. The rear part of this vast reception room is the library which boasts bespoke inbuilt shelving and cabinetry and a cocktail bar.
The principal bedroom is on the second floor with its own en-suite, complete with Victoria & Albert stone, resin-free standing bath, and a sizeable dressing room. Two further bedrooms featuring en-suites are at the top of the house on the third floor. All the bathrooms have electric underfloor heating and Bisque remote controlled heated towel rails to all bathrooms. The top floors are designed to be light and airy with hints of colour to contrast with the off-white envelop while the principal bedroom is painted in a subtle green hue to promote calm and wellness. Accessed through a self-contained entrance, there are a wealth of rooms on the lower ground floor: the snug bar and TV room, a fourth bedroom and bathroom and a useful utility room. The mechanics of the house can be run from the plant room, tucked away discretely on this level. The lower ground snug and bar areas are decorated with darker and vibrant colours to contrast from other areas of the house but also to promote a feeling of luxurious entertainment. The colours flow from the snug into the well cellar to create connection.
A Georgian gem
This house was built by bricklayer John Barnes and originally occupied by another builder John Robinson. The expertise in the hands of the team who crafted this glorious Georgian property are evident to this day: the fenestration pattern reflects the strong sense of dimension and proportion found in buildings of this era.The largest windows are found on the ground floor and first floor which were deemed to be the most important parts of the house, where guests were received, entertained and business done. It is believed the staff slept on the third floor where the windows, although in the same width and style, are shorter. Landscape painter WJ Poole once lived at the house between 1817 to 1822 with builder Thomas Poole. Other characters of note include Amy Frances Apthorp who resided at the property in 1904 when she registered a patent for a device for attaching feathers and plumes and other such decorations to hats or bonnets.
The significance of Park Street
The construction of Park Street, on land owned by Grosvenor Estate, dates from 1720 to the 1770s. It is the longest street in Mayfair and runs from Oxford Street down to South Street and runs parallel with Park Lane. In the early 19th century, some rebuilding on the street took place along with the development of corner plots. During the latter part of the 1800s more extensive rebuilding took place with substantial private houses being constructed on the east side. The area retains its conservation status due to his rich architectural legacy and high volume of listed buildings an essential component of the charm of Mayfair. This recently restored home makes an important contribution to the heritage townscape not only through its individual stature but also through its visual relationship and general homogeneity with its neighbours. In fact, numbers 70 to 78 are the only surviving early Georgian homes on Park Street. A string of dignitaries and members of the aristocracy have resided on Park Street over the last few centuries. They include Sir Rufane Donkin, a lieutenant general in the British Army and serving officer in the Napoleonic Wars, and Albertha Spencer-Churchill (1947 – 1932) also lived on the street. She was the daughter of James Hamilton, the 1st Duke of Abercorn, and was married in Westminster Palace to George Spencer-Churchill, eldest son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough.
Life in Mayfair
The whole of Mayfair is designated a conservation area. It is a wealth of the architectural spoils of the Georgian and Victorian eras, of leafy streets and pretty squares. Originally it was part of the manor of Ebury before ownership was transferred to Westminster Abbey prior to 1087 and then to the Crown during the reformation. Part of these lands became Hyde Park and the rest was sold off to various private parties. During the 17th century the growth of London shifted towards the west end which became, and remains, the focus of fashionable life in London.Park Street runs parallel with Park Lane and the string of internationally-acclaimed, historic hotels which sit opposite the 350-acre green expanse of Hyde Park. Just a few minutes' walk south from Park Street and residents will arrive at Grosvenor Square. This once ambassadorial square is now home to some of the finest modern developments in the world encased in traditional architecture. Due to open in 2024 is the Chancery Rosewood hotel, the reimagined the US Embassy. There's a string of Michelin Star restaurants on the doorstep of Park Street from the formal, three-star Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester or the contemporary one-star Hide with views over Green Park. The theatre district of the West End is close at hand, and even closer are the fashion houses and boutiques of Bond Street and the art galleries of Cork Street. The new high speed Crossrail service will start running this year through Bond Street with quick links to Heathrow and the City.
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