The penthouse in the luxury residence has recently sold for £140 million, which is the second most expensive deal in the U.K. this year, with the first being a 20-bedroom mansion in Knightsbridge which sold for more than £200 million. This transaction was one of three made by the private buyer, who also bought two other lower floor apartments, which he plans to combine into a massive 15,600-square-foot home.
No.1 Grosvenor Square was once the home to the U.S. embassy, and John F. Kennedy previously lived there in the 1930s when his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, was appointed U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. In 1962 it then became the Canadian High Commission until it moved location in 2013. It has since undergone renovation and this is set to be complete in December 2020.
For the new residents of No.1 Grosvenor Square, the building includes an Oval Office replica which aims to incorporate the history of the building into the design. When completed later this year, it will also include a total of 44 luxury apartments which will have access to underground parking with around the clock valet service. The building will also have five-star 24-hour concierge, embassy-level security throughout, and discreet and private drop off with residents’ lobby off Grosvenor Street. Other amenities include: Michelin star restaurant on site, gym and private training studio, 25 metre swimming pool and vitality pools, spa and sauna facilities including private treatment rooms, residents’ members club with cinema and business suite. The building is situated in the heart of Mayfair and due to its positioning on Grosvenor Square it has exceptional views from every viewpoint and this includes west facing views of Grosvenor Square gardens. Additionally, it is also of close proximity to: Bond Street, Mount Street, Mayfair Village, The Connaught and Claridge’s.
Amenities in Detail
A Dedicated Floor With Tones of Amenities
Spanning an entire floor of over 10,000 square feet, such luxurious amenities include a private screening room, residents lounge and an executive business suite. All of these stunning spaces are designed for the exclusive use of residents to make themselves at home.
Lodha has anticipated every eventuality ensuring that No.1 Grosvenor Square is the most secure and safe address in London. Equipped with state-of-the-art security features and trained personnel on-site around the clock, residents will have peace of mind. In order to maintain privacy, a discreet and covered vehicle drop-off point provides private off-street access managed by the 24-hour concierge and secure valet parking.
Wellbeing is synonymous with the Lodha lifestyle. A state-of-the-art gym with personal training studios, 25m swimming pool, hot and cold vitality pools, steam rooms, sauna and private treatment rooms; these world-class spa facilities all contribute to residents’ health and wellbeing in sublime surroundings.
No.1 Grosvenor Square has already undergone an extensive three-year overhaul and Eric Parry Architects have ensured the Neo-Georgian façade has been kept to its original standards, by completing a meticulous brick by brick reconstruction. This has also helped to allow for raised ceilings and enlarged windows. The award-winning design is also complemented by Yabu Pushelberg’s stunning interiors which have elevated the standard of luxury in modern living. No.1 Grosvenor Square is one of many storied buildings in the area to be undergoing, or have undergone, a reconstruction and it is joined by the U.S. embassy which is set to become a five-star Rosewood hotel by 2023. The square is currently the most expensive neighbourhood in London and the median price of a property is just over £27 million so far in 2020.