The stunning Belgravia abode, once home to the Greek royal family, has hit the market for an eye-watering £39.5 million, causing a stir among potential buyers. Located in the exclusive Eaton Square postcode, the Grade II listed six bedroom townhouse boasts a connecting mews house and is known to locals as Red Square, thanks to the numerous Russian oligarchs who also call the area home. With only 12 freehold houses facing the garden, it’s a rare find and widely considered the crème de la crème of London addresses.
Originally constructed in 1825-1826 by Thomas Cubitt, the mansion’s stucco and brick façade is both elegant and imposing. Step inside the full width reception hall with its Corinthian columns and marble floor, and you’ll be greeted with a lavish display of gilt edged wall panelling, exquisite gilded ceiling coving, and bespoke design parquet flooring. The main reception rooms boast generous ceiling heights and tall windows, while the marble fireplaces add a touch of opulence. The palatial entertaining areas are equally impressive, with a grand reception hall, formal dining room, and conservatory leading out onto a garden terrace.
On the first floor, the interconnecting main reception and sitting rooms both offer access to outside balconies, perfect for enjoying the views of the private gardens. A study completes the floor. On the second level, the master bedroom suite occupies its own private space, while three additional bedroom suites and a study are situated on the top floors. The lower ground floor houses another guest bedroom suite, gymnasium, and a kitchen with a separate servery, utility, and laundry room. The mews house also boasts five bedrooms and an integral garage.
In 1995, the house underwent a top-to-toe renovation by renowned interior designer Nicky Haslam, known as the “most well-connected man in Britain.” It now features 2.5 hectares of pet-friendly private gardens complete with a tennis court and picnic lawns. Residents of the square also have access to the Belgrave Square communal gardens, spanning 4.5 acres.
This exceptional property is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history with a fascinating royal backstory. Don’t miss your chance to acquire one of the finest houses on Eaton Square.