This £54.5million property is most expensive home to go on sale since lockdown

This incredible Grade II listed townhouse in Mayfair, London, is listed at the highest asking price since lockdown began, at an astounding £54.5million.

The home, which spans six storeys and 14,500 sq ft, was previously rented out for £27,500 a week, and is now being sold for 32 times more than the £1.7million it cost to buy back in 2008, the Evening Standard reports.

It’s been around for a while. The house, which sits on Upper Grosvenor Street, was built back in 1732, then refurbished by Chelsea-born architect Ralph Knott in 1908.

The property went on to be restored and modernised by its current owners, Boss Holdings Ltd.

So, what’s this house offering for that immense asking price?

Quite a bit, to be fair.

Not only does the house have twelve bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and an enviable location in central London, but it’s also home to a massive 73ft long swimming pool.

The property includes a main mansion building and an additional mews house on Culross Street, which is connected through a large basement and the ground floor.

The swimming pool is on that below ground level, which also has a wellness centre, a jacuzzi, a fitness studio, a sauna, and a private cinema.

Also on that level are two bedrooms, in the mews.

Go up a level and there’s a family kitchen – although actual cooking can take place in a second ‘dirty kitchen’ on the floor below.

The ground floor has a study, a dining room, – which can fit 20 guests – a gym, and garage space, then on the first floor is a large L-shaped reception room, – which leads out to a large terrace – another smaller kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom.

There are five principle bedroom suites, including the master bedroom, which takes up the entire second floor – and comes with its own roof terrace, of course.

On the third floor there are two more bedrooms with their own dressing room and a bathroom each, then on the fourth floor is the same.

Yep, that means there are twelve bedrooms in total. Maybe it could be a family home? Or you could go splitsies with 11 friends?

Rob Windsor, director of agents Clifton Property Partner, who are selling the house along with Knight Frank, said the property hadn’t been in great shape when the owners bought it.

‘You could stand on the ground floor and look all the way to the top through the rotten floorboards,’ he said. ‘Now it really is the whole package, large freehold house, mews and lots of outdor space.’

Rob also says he’s already seen ‘strong interest’ in the home from people with millions to spare.

‘Mayfair houses offering impressive period grandeur, self-contained leisure facilities, extensive private gardens and interconnecting mews accommodation are exceptionally rare,’ he explains.

‘The immediate vicinity is presently undergoing an astonishing transformation with the Rosewood Hotel soon to open its doors on Grosvenor Square, and the Square itself also set to be radically improved and enhanced, surely positioning Upper Grosvenor Street as one of the most sought after addresses in London.’

If you do happen to be wealthy enough to afford the most expensive home in London listed since the pandemic and fancy putting in an offer, you’re best off putting in an enquiry through Clifton Property Partners’ website.

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