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This autumn, Rokstone launched a rare Georgian gem onto the market for £9,450,000.
This architecturally superior, early-18th century townhouse sits on Park Street, the longest road in Mayfair. It is one of a terrace of eight homes which are the earliest surviving properties on the street.
Covering 3,178 sq ft across five floors with a garden room, internal balcony and its own private entrance – a rarity in central London.
Behind the stately wrought iron railings is a muted blue front door surrounded by carved wooden encasing and set upon a monochrome polished tile floor. With soaring ceilings, the hallway leads to a breakfast room, drawing room, and reception with double sash box windows. Through this room, residents can access the kitchen.
The tranquil breakfast room on the ground floor is flooded with light and gives the building a chance to breathe.
On the first floor is the principal reception room with three sash windows and views of Park Street. At the rear of this room is the library with bespoke inbuilt cabinetry, a cocktail bar and an internal balcony. The master 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.
There are a wealth of rooms on the lower ground floor, too: the snug bar and TV room, the study, another bathroom and a useful utility room.
Over its 300-year life, the property has remained largely unchanged, with period features preserved and enhanced. Wooden panelling and box cornicing have been reinstated in the front reception room and library, as have the original fireplaces. In fact, around every corner, there is a glorious reminder of the architectural grandeur of the Georgian era.
Landscape painter WJ Poole lived there from 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 to hats or bonnets.
A string of dignitaries and aristocrats 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). 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.
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.
Grosvenor Square is a few minutes away. 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, and the theatre district of the West End is close at hand. Even closer are the fashion houses 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.
For further information, call Rokstone on +44 020 7580 2030 or visit them online at https://www.rokstone.com/