Thursday, November 26, 2020

Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair

Mayfair “farmhouse” where Mrs Simpson began her affair with the then Prince of Wales for sale for 147% more than it was marketed for in 2012

 

Last marketed at a price of £4.75 million ($6.04 million, €5.30 million or درهم22.19 million) in 2012 and offered for sale in 2005 at an undisclosed sum also, a house where the then Mrs Simpson began her affair with the then Prince of Wales is again for sale.

 

Rebuilt in the early 1900s by a Mrs M. Strakosch in “the Gothic style,” Farm House – or 22 Farm Street as it is more simply known – stands on the site of a farmhouse that predated the development of Mayfair.

 

Entered through a large oak front door that feature the heads of the twelve apostles, the half-timbered house Mrs Strakosch commissioned featured Flemish linenfold paneling and 17th century doors. Though much of this has now gone, a number of Jacobean and medieval features remain and what is now offered is described as “the perfect space for modern entertaining.”

 

Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank.
Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ – For sale for £11.75 million

Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank.
Gloria Swanson, Gloria Vanderbilt and Thelma Furness

 

Farm House includes three reception rooms, two kitchens, six bedrooms, four bathrooms, two terraces and a garage. It extends to 4,564 square foot over four floors and was home to the Swiss born Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness (1904 – 1970), the twice married mistress of the then Prince of Wales and later King Edward VIII between 1930 and 1934, during their relationship.

 

Furness, whose twin sister Gloria (1904 – 1965) became a Vanderbilt and was also the maternal grandmother of the American news anchor Anderson Cooper, at this time, was friends with Wallis Simpson. She introduced her American friend to the prince at her country house, Burrough Court, near Melton Mowbray, first in 1931 but then became supplanted in his affections in 1934.

 

With their relationship approaching its end, Furness embarked on a short affair with Prince Aly Khan whilst in America and whilst there allowed Simpson to live in her Farm Street home according to the actress Gloria Swanson (1899 – 1983). Later, in her autobiography Silent Boulevard, Swanson wrote:

 

“Lady Thelma Furness had a charming house on Farm Street, where her friend Wallis Simpson has kept the Prince of Wales company while Thelma was away in the States.”

 

Swanson, whilst pregnant, and her then husband Michael Farmer subsequently rented Farm House from Furness and of their time there wrote: “The house was empty for the moment, so we settled in to wait for the baby and see old friends.”

 

Knight Frank now seek £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) for Farm House. Reportedly, according to a 2012 Mayfair Times article, the property comes with deeds that specifically mention that it still has a “right of way for sheep.”

 

Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes

Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes

Twitter: @SteepleTimes

Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank. Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank.Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank.Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank.Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank. Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank. Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair – Farm House, 22 Farm Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5RQ, United Kingdom – For sale for £11.75 million ($14.95 million, €13.12 million or درهم54.90 million) through Knight Frank.

9 COMMENTS

  1. As a property professional, I would point out that this is good value at just £2,750 per square foot. Reasonable for Mayfair.

  2. A lot of famous people have changed the “Farmhouse” putting it back to the original look would look like it started out.

  3. I’m really excited to have found this article and the history of it. My great-gradmother married her husband who was a Coachman for that beautiful home, and they lived there with their children in staff quarters after their marriage. I’s so glad that the external facade at least it still there. It will be on my bucket list to visit on my next trip back to England. Whenever we can fly again.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Get Out Ghislaine

As Donald Trump looks set to pardon Michael Flynn, will he also somehow help Ghislaine Maxwell get out of jail also?

Spying a Watch

1950s Cold War espionage device disguised as a watch to be auctioned for a surprisingly low sum; someone could end up spying a bargain and something akin to what Jack Ruby even once owned.

Nasty Nat’s Naughty Notes

‘Nasty Nat’ Natalie Elphicke MP – wife of convicted ex-MP turned sex offender Charlie Elphicke – rightly called out for pestering the judiciary with naughty notes.

The World’s Worst McMansion – It’s So Bad, It’s Good

New Jersey ‘McMansion’ complete with Flintstone-esque pebbled bathrooms and gaudy grottos goes on sale for £1.65 million; it’s so bad, it’s good.

Is Covid Racist?

Channel 4’s decision to show a documentary provocatively titled: ‘Is Covid Racist’ tonight is neither clever nor appropriate argues Matthew Steeples.

The Best Gastrowagon By Far

Land Rover converted into a ‘gastrowagon’ for television chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s first television series heads to auction.

Word of the Week – Autolatry

Susie Dent’s choice of ‘autolatry’ as her ‘word of the day’ was most appropriate; it sums up both Boris Johnson and Ghislaine Maxwell perfectly.

Ban The Bear Slayer – 10,000 Signatures on Petition Against Larysa Switlyk

As our petition to ban bear slaying barbarian Larysa Switlyk from Instagram soars past 10,000 signatures, it is time the social media...

Anth’ Swings Back To The Bog

Anthea Turner’s decision to talk about how she doesn’t like seeing bleach in a bathroom confirms her desperation for any kind of publicity; shouldn’t she just bog off?

A Pintless Policy

Matthew Steeples slams ‘Bosie The Clown’s’ pub destroying lockdown; 7 out of 10 pubs are likely to close as a result and the nation will be left pintless.

Steeply Priced Roof Space Slashed

Steeply-pitched, unused mansard roof space in Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South, New York heads to a slashed no reserve auction after failing to sell for £30.3 million.

Hero of the Hour – Marcus Rashford MBE

As the public quite rightly rubbish a disgraceful ‘Mail on Sunday’ diatribe against the campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford, he responds with dignity and launches a book club.

Randy’s Anniversary

EXCLUSIVE – On the first anniversary of ‘Randy Andy’ Prince Andrew’s juggernaut wreck BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein, authors Nigel Cawthorne and Kirby Sommers share their thoughts with ‘The Steeple Times’ reports Matthew Steeples.

Windowless in South Ken

Windowless property in Stanhope Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 goes to auction with a guide price of just £20,000; there is, of course, a catch.

The Calamities Carrie On

Ghislaine Maxwell was involved in the charity Carrie Symonds works for; Dominic Cummings’ nemesis also has an ex-lover with links to Russia and the far right, racist Traditional Britain Group.

Noel’s Blobby Mobile Office

Range Rover developed by Land Rover in conjunction with ‘Mr Blobby’ sidekick Noel Edmonds as a ‘mobile office’ at the incredulous price of £450,000 to be auctioned for a knockdown price of just £15,000.

Weather Now

London
overcast clouds
7.8 ° C
9 °
6.7 °
76 %
1.5kmh
90 %
Thu
9 °
Fri
8 °
Sat
10 °
Sun
9 °
Mon
5 °