Gargantuan Mayfair aprtment goes on sale for £30 million; it has eighteen windows facing Hyde Park and is in a building designed by the architect of Broadcasting House
A vast maisonette, described as a “villa in the sky”, on London’s Park Lane has gone on sale for £30 million ($38.8 million, €34.6 million or درهم142.6 million) in spite of being in need of complete redecoration.
Split over the seventh and eighth floor of a portered building named Fountain House, the apartment offered extends to 6,897 square foot and includes 4 reception rooms, 2 kitchens, 10 double bedrooms, 2 staff bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Its principle reception room is 38-foot long and its dining room is described as “easily sitting 22 guests”.
Designed by George Val Myer (1883 – 1959), an architect best known for the BBC’s Broadcasting House, in conjunction with F. J. Watson-Hart and built by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons between 1935 and 1938 on the site of demolished mansions, Fountain House includes around 60 residential units, offices, a fuel station and a car showroom.
On the market through Wetherell on a lease of 84 years, the service charge for the flat is £81,538 per annum ($105,584, €94,135 or درهم387,836 per annum).
A very prestigious address.
What are the pollution levels like there? It’s effectively like living on a motorway. You couldn’t leave the windows open for long!
Good value in spite of needing redecoration. Anybody would do that anyway. £4350psf is cheap for Mayfair.
You did say 30 mill and 80 grand a year for body corp fees, didn’t you???
Without wishing to come across as offensive, how this can be referred to as ‘cheap for Mayfair’ is beyond me… It is the existence of properties such as this and the blasé attitudes to such outrageous pricing that is indicative of the broader issue with modern society. The finances of someone who would have the financial clout to pay £30m for an 88 year lease on a property (with no outside space) and a £2k per month service charge would surely warrant close inspection also?
I have no objection to people living in nice houses (I live in a sizeable Victorian House in 8 acres in Buckinghamshire worth a substantial amount of money), but this I am afraid goes beyond ludicrous…
Hideous! Redecoration? Where do you start? How about several burly workers with sledgehammers. Clearly several units combined at some earlier date without regard to traffic flow or modern lifestyle. From a Canadian perspective all that hot mess and you don’t even own it at the end of the day.
Yes, well London is not Toronto!
Not my cup of tea…..looks more like an commercial space…not home….
All this money while people get stabbed to death right at (your) front door