Known for its fabulous soirées that entertained everyone from Queen Alexandra to Marilyn Monroe, this beautiful Westminster home is now on the market with Savills.
A tremendously historic house dating to the 1720s, it has a rich history of former residents ranging from military men to ‘bookbinders’, legal men to ‘Charwomen’ and becoming more notable with Aristocrats and Theatre Impresarios in the early 1900s.
There is an unquestionable sense of character and charm that immerses every room while Theatre impresario Hugh ‘Binkie’ Beaumont lived in this home for many years after WWII, of which he was known for entertaining an eclectic mix of well-known guests. In addition to Monroe, Binkie’s legendary soirees brought John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Katherine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Noel Coward, Terence Rattigan and Cecil Beaton to the home in Westminster.
Grade II* listed, this freehold house is arranged over five floors, retaining a beautiful first-floor drawing room, charming dining room and study to the ground floor, and comprising three bedrooms and three bathrooms. An excellent kitchen, with an Aga, and breakfast room with further gas-fired ‘wood-burning’ stove is located at the lower ground floor level from where there is also access to the private garden, of which provides a tranquil and secluded further entertaining space.
This is a house that will appeal to any buyer who revels in the history of this period and location; the accommodation provides comfortably for use as a permanent or regular home or pied a Terre, and it is a wonderful location from which to enjoy the amenities and iconic landmarks of central London.
Guide price £3,900,000