The estate agent Wetherell has an amazing opportunity for home buyers to purchase one of Mayfair’s original townhouses and it is available to purchase freehold for £5.5 million. Located at 76 Park Street, the Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse still has some of its original features and this adds to the elegant interior aesthetics of the property. Wetherell has highlighted that due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, buyers are increasingly seeking self-contained houses and townhouses, with private outdoor space and their own front door.
76 Park Street is a large four storey home which has a carefully preserved facade, built up of: sash windows and shutters, cast iron balustrades, and monochromatic Georgian floor tiles to the entrance. The 2,586 sq. ft. townhouse, with period features throughout, also has four bedrooms which benefit from a private patio and two South facing terraces. This availability of outdoor space in central W1, is an enviable feature of the property.
On the ground floor of the property, there is a grand dining room with extensive bespoke panelling on the walls and a stunning historic fireplace. There is also a large contemporary kitchen, which has: integrated appliances, ample storage space, and an adjoining utility room.
The first floor has an elegant drawing room with sash windows looking West onto Park Street, and an ornate fireplace and impressive ceiling heights. There is also a guest bedroom with a private terrace and family shower room.
The property’s entire second floor is the Master suite, and this large stylish bedroom also has a generously sized bathroom which is finished in a marble-effect. This floor is also complete with a large, private roof terrace which is south facing.
The lower-ground floor has a smart study with further panelling, echoing the style of the dining room above, which could also be used as a bedroom. On this floor there is also: a children’s playroom that leads to a quiet patio, and another guest bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
In terms of the history of the property, Park Street was constructed in 1729 by a bricklayer named John Barnes, at a time when Mayfair was just starting to develop into an exclusive residential address. Park Street is the longest street on the Grosvenor Estate, and door numbers 70 to 78 are the only surviving original Georgian properties, making it one of the most desirable addresses in Mayfair.
Grosvenor Square and Hanover Square were first laid-out in 1710 and 1719 respectively by Sir Richard Grosvenor and the Earl of Scarborough, and by the 1720s development had begun and the surrounding fields of Mayfair were becoming new homes for the aristocracy. In the following decades, the survival of original Georgian townhouses of Mayfair was threatened; ‘new money’ business owners tore down townhouses to build lavish mansions in the 1850s, with further homes destroyed in the 1930s to build new hotels, offices and apartment buildings. Wetherell highlight that since the 1980s, Mayfair has returned to its residential heritage and is once again a highly sought-after addresses, with its few remaining original homes often in demand as family homes.
Peter Wetherell, Chief Executive of Wetherell says: “Mayfair saw its first residential development in the early 1700s, with fine Georgian townhouses constructed in the following decades. Due to Mayfair’s changing residents and the move to more commercial use in later years, many beautiful period properties were torn down, leaving original homes a sought-after asset for today’s buyers. 76 Park Street is a beautiful townhouse, one of the few surviving original Mayfair townhouses, and is a perfect family home. The home has been beautifully refurbished, with elegant interior design reflecting the home’s grand nature throughout. The opportunity to purchase freehold an original Mayfair townhouse, that has remained a family home over the centuries, is a rare occurrence.”
Peter Wetherell continued: “Since lockdown restrictions were first brought into effect across London, buyers are increasingly wanting self-contained homes or individual houses with their own front door. Our clients are increasingly health-conscious and want homes without communal access or shared areas, with the limited number of original townhouses in Mayfair now a very sought-after asset.”
76 Park Street is ideally situated, as it is a short walking distance from the green expanse of Hyde Park and it is also close to Marble Arch underground station which offers a 10 minute Central line service to Bank, great for those needing to travel into a different part of London for work. The property is also extremely close to Michel Roux Jr.’s famous restaurant Le Gavroche on Upper Brook Street, and this is the UK’s first ever restaurant to be awarded two Michelin stars.
For further information about the property, please contact sole agent Wetherell on 020 7529 5566 or visit www.wetherell.co.uk