6 Beds 8,500 Sq.Ft.
Introducing 28 South Street, a rare historical, freehold mansion located in Mayfair, London. With a rich history as the former residence of politicians and celebrities, this rare mansion, designed by two acclaimed architects, Detmar Blow in 1902 and Nicholas Rakic for the wellness center, has had only three owners, including renowned writer Dame Barbara Cartland who was the mother of Countess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Lady Diana Spencer (later Diana, Princess of Wales).
Situated in Mayfair, this remarkable property is widely regarded as the quintessential London mansion. It exudes elegance and sophistication, with its exceptional features and prime location just moments away from Park Lane and Grosvenor Square. Undoubtedly, this truly magnificent home stands as the epitome of luxury living in London.
With its distinctive red-brick exterior, adorned with stone dressing and adorned with neo-classical cornices, this five-story mansion stands out as a true architectural gem. Its Edwardian facade, boasting a stunning double-fronted design with five wide windows, is a testament to its grandeur. The beautiful Beaux-Arts style Portland stone doorway and the ornate Portland stone quoins add to its allure. Notably, the two large chimneys, which have been symbols of prestige and wealth for centuries, further enhance the mansion's imposing presence.
One of the standout features of this mansion is its exceptional width, offering a level of lateral living seldom found in central Mayfair. The expansive ground and first floors alone can comfortably accommodate over 100 guests in the principal reception areas. The grand entrance hall is divided into two halves, each showcasing its unique charm.
The first half boasts a soaring double-height ceiling, thanks to a generous first-floor void, and a wide, L-shaped wooden staircase that gracefully zig-zags to the first floor. The staircase is integrated with a floor-to-ceiling wood-paneled wall, beautifully matching its bespoke design. The other half of the entrance hall features a stunning coffered ceiling and an impressive gas-powered fireplace adorned with ornate neo-classical elements. Throughout the entrance hall, polished diamond limestone flagstone flooring adds to the overall elegance.
Behind the grand entrance hall, a set of exquisite double doors leads to the majestic dining room. With high ceilings, generous proportions, bespoke neo-classical cornices, and an ornate marble fireplace, this room is perfect for hosting formal dinners. The same polished diamond limestone flagstone flooring creates a seamless transition from the entrance hall. Additionally, the ground floor comprises a spacious kitchen, a guest wardrobe, and a beautifully appointed guest WC.
On the lower ground floor, a grand study of impressive proportions features bespoke finishes and an interior balcony overlooking the lavish wellness suite. The modernization of the mansion included the addition of a wellness suite, complete with a swimming pool, bar, sauna, and relaxation zone. The centerpiece of this space is a remarkable glazed courtyard with a soaring glass ceiling, which floods the area with natural light. Three large bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, are also located on the lower ground floor, along with a guest WC and two utility rooms. A separate street entrance at the front of the property provides convenient access to this level.
Ascending the grand entrance hall's wide staircase leads to the stately main reception room on the first floor. This open-plan space features an extension of the main staircase's bespoke wooden rail and balustrades, forming an impressive L-shaped mezzanine that overlooks the entrance hall. The main first floor reception area exudes a palatial ambiance with its grand proportions, coffered ceiling adorned with cornices, and floor-to-ceiling wood paneling with intricate decorative features inspired by various architectural styles. An ornate fireplace and a combination of contemporary ceiling lights and wall-mounted lanterns contribute to its opulence. Towards the back of the first floor, another reception room awaits, boasting high coffered ceilings adorned with neo-classical cornices and stunning Beaux-Arts style floral decorations. Three sets of glass double doors provide abundant natural light and lead to an expansive terrace spanning the width of the building, perfect for outdoor entertainment. A third reception room on this floor showcases striking interior design, with bespoke black wood flooring and a contrasting white backdrop. This room also opens onto the massive first-floor terrace through three sets of floor-to-ceiling double doors. Additionally, a guest WC with ornate design is conveniently located on the first floor.
Dedicated entirely to luxury, the second floor is occupied by an opulent master bedroom suite. Boasting grand proportions and bespoke interior design, the master bedroom features a projector above the bed, a tremendously large dressing room flooded with natural light, and a separate walk-in wardrobe of considerable size, accessible via the dressing room. The master suite is complemented by an impressively large en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and bath. Three floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a spacious second-floor terrace, offering privacy with tall bamboo plants surrounding it.
The prestigious South Street location provides easy access to a wide range of amenities and cultural attractions. The renowned shopping streets of Bond Street and Savile Row are a mere five-minute walk away. The property also benefits from 24-hour police security, ensuring exceptional safety and peace of mind. The upgraded Grosvenor Square, home to the new Rosewood Hotel, is in close proximity. London's finest restaurants, international music venues, leading museums, schools, and universities are all within easy reach, making this address truly remarkable. At the end of South Street lies the lush greenery of historic Hyde Park, spanning 350 acres. Furthermore, the upcoming Crossrail will reduce travel time from Bond Street to Heathrow Airport to just 34 minutes.
**Recent planning permission provides for: The installation of a passenger lift over Lower Ground, Ground and 2 Upper floors Levelling out the large south-facing roof terrace at 1st floor level**
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