Wealthy buyers are being offered the chance to bag a bona fide trophy home on Belgravia’s Eaton Square.
The mammoth Grade II* mansion, over 10,000 sq ft in size and in a prize spot on the world famous address, is being offered on the open market with a price tag of £39.5mn – making it one of the UK’s most expensive listings.
Celebrity interior designer Nicky Haslam masterminded a major renovation in the mid-1990s – hence the mod cons and lift to all floors – and the grand reception spaces remain just as spectacular as Thomas Cubitt intended back in the 1820s.
Floorplans show six bedrooms and a suite of remarkable entertaining rooms in the main house, along with a study, dining room, gym, conservatory, and kitchen; an integrated four-bed mews house and garage also form part of the ultra-prime package.
Oliver Fish of Mayfair-based boutique agency Oliver James, who is marketing the listing along with Savills, Beauchamp Estates and UK Sotheby’s International Realty, said: “This is a one-off opportunity on one of London’s most prestigious residential addresses…We are currently in talks with a number of potential buyers from all around the world.”
Gary Hersham, Founding Director of Beauchamp Estates: “With its fascinating Royal history this magnificent townhouse-mansion provides the opportunity to acquire one of the finest houses on Eaton Square, on the market for the first time in a generation.”
Marcus O’Brien, Head of Beauchamp Estates Private Office: “This trophy residence is one of just 12 garden facing freehold houses on Eaton Square, which has a total of 118 buildings. The square is the jewel in the crown of the Grosvenor Estate and regarded as one of the best addresses in London. With its illustrious history, beautiful interiors and wonderful entertaining spaces we anticipate that there will be significant domestic and international interest in this unique Belgravia residence.”
Eaton Square residents have access over 2.5 hectares of private gardens; there are six Grade II listed communal squares in total, one of which has a tennis court.
A host of big names have called the square home over the years, including Christina Onassis, Sean Connery, Neville Chamberlain, Stanley Baldwin, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.