A £10million townhouse in London‘s swanky Mayfair has come onto the market after being refurbished to Historic England’s strict guidelines.
The guidelines are used in historic buildings and affect everything from structural issues to simple fortifications as it is a listed building.
In this quality family home, the guidelines helped shape the finished look of the beautifully designed interior.
Located in the affluent London Borough of Mayfair, the luxury townhouse is being sold by Rokstone estate agents at a price of £10million
The property has recently been refurbished to the guidelines of historic England, with some of the missing wood paneling being reinstalled
The property was built 300 years ago, with the most careful approach to recent renovation.
Local Council and Historic England worked with the current owner’s architect to ensure some missing details were restored.
This included some wood paneling and box cornices which were reinstalled in the front sitting room and library following the guidelines of historic England.
Some of the fairings are original. It was stripped back and then the new fairing was precisely fitted prior to installation. Much of the work will have been done by hand.
Historic England explained that early examples of interior fittings were often made by hand, but by the late 18th century and into the 19th century elements such as banisters were machined.
There is wood paneling on several floors including the double reception room on the first floor (image)
The property has some decorative fireplaces in several rooms, including this one surrounded by dark walls
This property dining room also has a decorative fireplace in the back as well as some large sash windows
The guidelines are often mistaken for being of English heritage. But in April 2015, English Heritage split into two organisations.
One of these was the charity English Heritage, which looks after more than 400 historic sites, including stone circles, abbeys and historic houses. The other is Historic England, a public body that provides advice on listed buildings.
The latter stated that the Mayfair estate is a listed building, meaning that it has greater historical importance compared to its listed-only neighbours, and very few buildings fall into this category.
She went on to describe the Stadthaus as a “very special building”. This is due to the preserved ground floor, first and second floors, which are higher than normal for a house of this type and age.
It added that the house is unusual in that it has a “less hierarchical interior” with paneling even on the less prestigious upper floors.
Alfie Stroud of Historic England said: “London’s historic homes are so important to the city’s character and heritage and we hope our guidance will help owners preserve their meaningful interiors.”
The lobby has some black and white tiles on the floor and some light wood paneling on the walls
The double reception room on the first floor of the townhouse has a decorative fireplace and light colored carpet
The unusual breakfast room has space for a small table and chair and is filled with plants against a tiled wall backdrop
The breakfast room offers a light and airy space that is effectively a conservatory that can be used all year round
The kitchen features two-tone cabinets, tile flooring, and a sash window overlooking the unusual breakfast room
The extra effort that has gone into preserving the property’s historic flair doesn’t mean the modern luxuries have been compromised.
These include a bespoke bar with a wine cooler and a vaulted wine shop.
The property’s kitchen features quartz worktops, Miele appliances and a hob with a Quaker boiler.
Other features of the property include an internal balcony in the library overlooking the Mayfair rooftops and many sash windows – with the largest windows on the ground and first floors of this five storey home.
The property was built by the mason John Barnes and was once occupied by the landscape painter WJ Poole who lived in the house between 1817 and 1822.
The family home has four bedrooms – including this double room with another decorative fireplace and sash windows
The property is on Park Street, the longest street in Mayfair, running from Oxford Street to South Street and paralleling Park Lane.
The area has maintained its conservation status due to its rich architectural heritage and high number of listed buildings.
The £10million four bedroom townhouse is being sold by Rokstone estate agents.
The average price of a property sold in Mayfair in the last 12 months was £3,202,900.
It’s £312,201 for the whole country, according to property website Zoopla.