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Original Mayfair townhouse goes on sale for £5.5M 

A Mayfair townhouse built in the 18th century has hit the market for an eye-watering £5.5 million.

Located at 76 Park Street, the Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse spans over four floors and 2,586 square foot, and is described as having exceptional original features with elegant interior design. 

Boasting four bedrooms, with the master suite taking up the whole of the second floor, it features two south-facing terraces, a playroom which leads onto a quiet patio, a guest room with an en-suite and a study. 

76 Park Street was constructed in 1729 by bricklayer John Barnes, at a time when Mayfair was just starting to develop into an exclusive residential address. 

Park Street is the longest street on the Grosvenor Estate with numbers 70 to 78 the only surviving original Georgian properties, making it one of the most desirable addresses in Mayfair.  

Grosvenor Square and Hanover Square were first laid-out in 1710 and 1719 respectively by Sir Richard Grosvenor, the fourth Baronet of Eaton, and the Earl of Scarborough, and by the 1720s development had begun and the surrounding fields of Mayfair were becoming new homes for the aristocracy. 

One of Mayfair's original townhouses built on the exclusive Grosvenor estate, which dates back to the 1700s, has hit the market for an eye-watering £5.5 million. Located at 76 Park Street, the Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse spans over four floors and 2,586 square foot, and is described as having exceptional original features with elegant interior design. Seen: One of four bedrooms

Elsewhere, the lower-ground floor has a smart study with further panelling, echoing the dining room above, which could also be used as a bedroom

On the ground floor, there is a grand dining room with extensive bespoke panelling on the walls and a historic fireplace. The contemporary kitchen has integrated appliances and ample storage space, with an adjoining utility room

In the decades after the squares were laid out, the survival of original Georgian townhouses of Mayfair was threatened.

'New money' business owners tore down townhouses to build lavish mansions in the 1850s, with further homes destroyed in the 1930s to build new hotels, offices and apartment buildings. 

Estate agent Wetherell, who are selling the property, highlight that since the 1980s, Mayfair has returned to its residential heritage and is once again a highly sought-after addresses, with its few remaining original homes often in demand as family homes.

76 Park Street is a four storey home boasting a carefully preserved façade, with sash windows and shutters, cast iron balustrades and monochromatic Georgian floor tiles to the entrance. 

The 2,586 square foot townhouse has period features throughout, providing four bedrooms and benefitting from both a private patio and two South facing terraces which is enviable outdoor space in central W1

Meanwhile the first floor has an elegant drawing room with sash windows looking West onto the street, and an ornate fireplace and impressive ceiling heights. There is also a guest bedroom with a private terrace and family shower room

The large bathrooms that go with the four bedrooms in the property are all finished in a marble-effect

The 2,586 square foot townhouse has period features throughout, providing four bedrooms and benefitting from both a private patio and two South facing terraces which is enviable outdoor space in central W1.

Who was the fourth Earl of Eaton 

 Sir Richard Grosvenor, 4th Baronet of Eaton, lived from 26 June 1689 –to 12 July 1732).

He was a politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1715 to 1732. 

He is an ancestor of the modern day Dukes of Westminster, a peerage created by Queen Victoria in 1874.

On the ground floor, there is a grand dining room with extensive bespoke panelling on the walls and a historic fireplace. The contemporary kitchen has integrated appliances and ample storage space, with an adjoining utility room.

Meanwhile the first floor has an elegant drawing room with sash windows looking West onto the street, and an ornate fireplace and impressive ceiling heights. There is also a guest bedroom with a private terrace and family shower room.

The property's entire second floor is the Master suite, with a stylish bedroom and large bathroom finished in a marble-effect. The floor is complete with a large, private roof terrace which is south facing.

Elsewhere, the lower-ground floor has a smart study with further panelling, echoing the dining room above, which could also be used as a bedroom. 

There is a children's playroom that leads onto a quiet patio, as well as another guest bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.

Peter Wetherell, Chief Executive of Wetherell said: 'Mayfair saw its first residential development in the early 1700s, with fine Georgian townhouses constructed in the following decades. 

The property's entire second floor is the Master suite, with a stylish bedroom and large bathroom finished in a marble-effect. The floor is complete with a large, private roof terrace which is south facing

The 2,586 square foot townhouse has period features throughout, providing four bedrooms and benefitting from both a private patio and two South facing terraces which is enviable outdoor space in central W1

'Due to Mayfair's changing residents and the move to more commercial use in later years, many beautiful period properties were torn down, leaving original homes a sought-after asset for today's buyers. 

'76 Park Street is a beautiful townhouse, one of the few surviving original Mayfair townhouses, and is a perfect family home. 

'The home has been beautifully refurbished, with elegant interior design reflecting the home's grand nature throughout. The opportunity to purchase freehold an original Mayfair townhouse, that has remained a family home over the centuries, is a rare occurrence.'

Speaking about the market, Peter Wetherell added: 'Since lockdown restrictions were first brought into effect across London, buyers are increasingly wanting self-contained homes or individual houses with their own front door. 

'Our clients are increasingly health-conscious and want homes without communal access or shared areas, with the limited number of original townhouses in Mayfair now a very sought-after asset.'

On the ground floor, there is a grand dining room with extensive bespoke panelling on the walls and a historic fireplace. The contemporary kitchen has integrated appliances and ample storage space, with an adjoining utility room

76 Park Street is a four storey home boasting a carefully preserved façade, with sash windows and shutters, cast iron balustrades and monochromatic Georgian floor tiles to the entrance. Pictured: A bedroom

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