FORMER COACH HOUSE REBUILT AS MANSION
Culross House, the only newly built townhouse-mansion currently for sale in London’s Mayfair. It consists of the transformation of the site of the Coach House of the Earls of Essex, into a new 8,051 sqft (747.99 sqm) five bedroom ambassadorial house, complete with cinema/club room, swimming pool, spa complex and private rear garden.
The site of the new townhouse-mansion at 25 Culross Street, on the doorstep of Hyde Park, has an interesting history. It was originally occupied by the coach house for the head groom to the Capel family, the Earls of Essex, whose London townhouse was on Upper Grosvenor Street.
In 1814 25 Culross Street became the property of Sir Thomas Stepney, a wealthy industrialist. In 1929 the Stepney family had the coach house converted by architect Ernest G. Cole into a bijou brick fronted house which was let to a local businessman who had a shop on Mount Street. After World War Two it became known as ‘Culross Cottage’ and was owned by a number of families, gradually becoming outdated and run down.
The three storey house has an elegant brick façade with large windows, with a gabled pediment specially designed to recall the architecture of the original 1929 Edwardian house.
The interiors of Culross House have been skillfully designed to be a celebration of the ‘Best of British’ classic design, with key rooms inspired by famous five star hotels and VIP venues from around the world. The furniture throughout the house is bespoke
The plot at 25 Culross Street has the advantage of being both wide and deep, allowing for a large house providing an abundance of lateral living space and sizable rooms on all floors, complete with a generously sized private rear garden.
The new house provides luxurious accommodation over six floors comprising two basement levels, lower ground, ground and two upper floors; all connected by a feature glass walled lift and feature staircase – with bespoke balustrade, shadow gaps and inset wall lights – surmounted by glass skylight. Adding theatre and style, the glass walled lift-shaft and staircase that wraps around it took over 12 months to construct; the glass allowing natural illumination from the skylight above to cascade down into the living spaces throughout the house.
The private walled rear garden is large by Mayfair standards and has two tiers of Portland stone terraces complete with planting and trees.
Peter Wetherell, Chief Executive of Wetherell says: “Culross House has the advantage of a generous garden and freehold tenure, but what makes this house stand out is its luxurious specification and ultra-prime address, on the doorstep of Hyde Park and on Culross Street which is set to be transformed as the American Embassy at one end is redeveloped into a 6-star hotel and luxury retail destination.”
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