A townhouse in central London’s posh Connaught Village, an area just north of the city’s sprawling Hyde Park, hit the market earlier this month with a £5 million (US$6.34 million) price tag.
Dating to the early 1800s, the four-bedroom townhouse and its neighbors were designed by British architect George Gutch and were regarded in the 1890s as the address of the wealthy, according to a news release from listing agents Kay & Co.
Across the home’s five stories there is a reception room with full-height sash windows and original historic detailing, a full-floor master suite, a formal dining room, a playroom and a wine cellar, according to the listing. Hyde Park, just 232 feet away, can be reached in less than two minutes.
The current owner paid £1.52 million (US$1.93 million) for the Albion Street home in 2004, property records show.
The house hit the market on Aug. 6, according to a representative for Kay & Co.
The area is “perfectly situated for those who wish to be right next to Hyde Park,” said Martin Bikhit, managing director at Kay & Co. in the release, “and is popular with celebrities, business moguls, wealthy families and public figures who are drawn to all that Connaught Village has to offer.”
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The neighborhood is favored by politicians too; former Prime Minister Tony Blair has a home in the area, as does British television presenter Claudia Winkleman and GQ Editor Conrad Quilty-Harper, according to the news release.
The 3,064-square-foot Georgian townhouse is Grade II-listed, meaning the property is of special architectural or historic interest and considered to be of national importance and therefore worth protecting. It also means there are restrictions on what changes can be made to a building’s interior and exterior.