Dubbed ‘London’s ultimate address’, the £12.5million townhouse at 80 Park Lane is up for rent at a cool £4,000 per week
Park Lane is arguably London’s most famous address. Created in the 16th century by Henry VIII when he enclosed the borders of Hyde Park, the 1.1km road joins Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch and its first houses appeared in the 1720s, when Park Lane became the address of choice for some of the best aristocratic families in Britain.
“Park Lane is London’s most famous and prestigious address, an iconic location made famous by its enduring blue-chip status on the board game Monopoly,” commented Peter Wetherell, chief executive of the agent handling the letting of 80 Park Lane.
After WW1, the grand mansions of Park Lane were mostly demolished to make way for the apartment buildings which now line the road and which, over the years, have been home to the likes of Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor, Mohammed Al Fayed and the Sultan of Brunei.
This recently completed 3,450sq-ft townhouse is the only one of its kind boasting a private front door on the whole of Park Lane. Complete with glass floors, a glass roof and triple-height 60ft-high central atrium, the architect designed triplex property is part new-build, part refurbishment – cleverly created behind the Park Lane street front and a section of Fountain House, which was originally built in 1935-8 and was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott with detailing by George Val Myer and FJ Watson-Hart.
Boasting living space over lower ground, ground and first floors, the townhouse’s interiors have been finished by award-winning design house Milc, who have also worked on projects such as One Hyde Park, The Knightsbridge and Hans Place.
“Park Lane is London’s most famous and prestigious address, an iconic location made famous by its enduring blue-chip status on the board game Monopoly."
On the lower ground floor is the large reception and entertaining space with views of the dramatic atrium space above; including a state-of-the-art designer kitchen and 10-seat dining area. Also on this floor is the plush glass-walled bedroom suite, which could easily be converted into a private gym/fitness suite.
The ground floor, with the main entrance, is home to another bedroom suite, while on the top floor is the final master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room and master bathroom. The master suite opens up onto a spacious private roof terrace overlooking Hyde Park.
Also on the top floor is a beautiful glass-floored landing with mesmerising views down the 60ft atrium to the lower ground floor.
The townhouse is expected to garner plenty of interest from the Middle East, with rumours circulating that its newest resident is likely to be a member of a Royal Family coming to London to study (making it the capital's most expensive student accommodation), however, this prestigious address will surely appeal to many high-net-worth individuals from around the world who wish to set up home in Mayfair.