PrimeResi has been given a sneak preview of a big new instruction in Belgravia, offering scope to create one of the capital’s finest private homes.
The Grade II listed stucco-fronted townhouse on Cadogan Place is up for sale for the first time in nearly 20 years, asking £27mn.
Crucially, the original mews house on Cadogan Lane has been retained – setting it apart from many of the neighbours – and super-prime design studio SHH has come up with a plan to maximise the “vast” potential…
Whilst the interior is currently in good order, SHH has re-imagined the space to create a “seamless flow” between the principal residence and the mews.
The proposals, inspired by Georgian and Victorian glasshouses, would boost the combined size to around 9,000 sq ft.
They involve the creation of a new orangery, allowing for indoor/outdoor living; an enlarged kitchen/family room; and a suite of leisure and entertainment facilities including a cinema, spa with hammam and plunge pool, gym and wine cellar.
Following a “positive” pre-app at the end of 2021, the team are hopeful of receiving full planning permission within the next six to eight weeks, said Simon Deen, whose eponymous agency is handling the sale.
He added: “Cadogan Place is a single family residence overlooking an elegant garden square. It’s also one of the few remaining houses to have retained its adjoining mews house.
“Whilst it’s still in good condition, when the current owners decided to move on, we realised that whoever buys it would need help understanding its vast potential. Buyers’ expectations of what a home should offer have changed so much in the past decade, and this shift has been hastened by the events of the past two years.
“With that in mind, award winning architecture firm SHH were appointed, with the aim of reimagining the internal space and creating a better flow between the main house and the mews behind. I’m excited to see the next owners of the house implement the works, in the knowledge that they have a team of world class architects on hand to guide them through that process.
“Whoever buys Cadogan Place is going to find themselves living in house both rich in history and architectural detail, and at the same time modern, comfortable and luxurious. A truly exceptional London home.”
Named after Earl Cadogan, Cadogan Place runs parallel to the lower half of Sloane Street and overlooks one of the largest set of communal gardens in the area. No.52 was the birthplace and family home of former British PM Harold Macmillan.
Graham Harris, Managing Director, SHH Architecture & Interior Design: “We were delighted to be asked to work on the design, planning and listed building consent application for this beautiful Grade II listed home in Belgravia.
“The team at SHH has extensive knowledge and experience in extending and remodelling high quality historically listed buildings.
“By adopting a sensitive and considered approach, we have provided an incoming purchaser with the opportunity to bring new life to the property, and in doing so create a home which perfectly suits the needs of a modern family.”
In Pictures: 68 Cadogan Place, Belgravia £27mn Simon Deen Real Estate
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