Within a classic Georgian building on Charles Street, one of Mayfair’s smartest residential enclaves just moments from Berkeley Square, a 2,292 sq. ft. three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment, recently given an extravagant makeover costing hundreds of thousands of pounds, is available to rent, fully furnished, for £7,500 per week via Mayfair specialists WETHERELL.
Homes in the exclusive W1 postcode within Prime Central London are known for their haute-luxe design schemes, but the exacting refurbishment of this Charles Street apartment – a short walk from both Green and Hyde parks, and with access to sedate communal gardens at the rear – sets a new standard in lettable luxury.
Behind the building’s bow-fronted originally Georgian façade, accessed via a gleaming, portered entrance hall, this ground-floor home has had every inch of its space expertly reimagined: within a series of flowing rooms with lofty, three-metre high ceilings, artisan-crafted bespoke joinery, fittings and furniture make it the ultimate Mayfair retreat.
Armani fabrics, high-gloss lacquered cabinetry and avant-garde handblown Murano glass chandeliers and Czech Lasvit lighting installations are standout features, with equal attention given to smaller details within the scheme, such as bespoke mother-of-pearl wallpapered joinery in the principal bedroom suite and gold-stamped Lalique crystal butterfly bathroom taps in a cloakroom. Contemporary canvases on the walls in most rooms give it a perfectly curated feel.
Seamless state-of-the-art tech has also been added: a Crestron home automation system controls window blinds, air-conditioning and TV screens from the touch of an iPad, with immersible, invisible Amina speakers flooding the home with sound when desired.
Enter the spacious ground-floor hallway and, to the right, there are two main living spaces – a 23 ft. 11 in. by 17 ft. 2 in. reception room and a 26 ft. 7 in. by 15 ft. kitchen/dining room. They can be used for flowing open-plan living, or as two distinct rooms, facilitated by a discreet dark-wood framed sliding screen. Pale engineered wooden flooring is underfoot.
In the reception room, which has an Italian marble art-deco inspired fireplace, a colour scheme of soft taupe on the walls, duck egg-blue velvets in furniture and metallic accents in coffee and side tables, a pair of handcrafted cabinets display racks of Perrier-Jouët – highlighting Charles Street as the perfect party pad. The room is illuminated by a triple row of huge sash windows, as well as recessed LED lighting and a vast glass crystal, gold-flecked lighting installation by Lasvit.
Through to the dining space, set into the elegant streetside bow window, and there is plenty of room to seat eight at the sociable, circular table, overhung by a sculptural chandelier, again by Lasvit. To the rear of the space, which features another art deco-inspired fireplace,
A fully equipped chef’s kitchen has mirrored wall panels, a bookmatched marble island, and a trio of crystal pendant lights.
The principal bedroom suite, with the bespoke mother-of-pearl wallpaper, has been just as thoughtfully designed. Above the bed, an art installation of white and gold flowers seemingly blossoms across a white leather backdrop; at its foot, a high-gloss wood and leather-clad joinery unit hides a pop-up TV. A beautifully designed marble ensuite bathroom, plus a dressing room with dedicated areas for shoe, handbag and jewellery storage, with seating and full-height mirroring, complete the suite.
There are two further ensuite bedrooms, their decorative schemes chiming in with the main bedroom suite in a pale colour scheme and with velvety carpet underfoot. A further study/family room has a practical yet stylish built-in desk area for WFH or homework, and there is also a de rigueur utility room.
Characterised by Grade II Listed buildings that were largely built in the mid-18th-century, and with a welcoming, residential feel, Charles Street lies to the west of Berkeley Square, and is just a few minutes’ walk from the chichi designer shopping and restaurant oases of Shepherd Market, Mount Street and Old Bond Street. Famous past residents include art critic John Ruskin, and Josiah Wedgwood briefly had his first West End premises here.
One of London’s oldest, most famous pubs, known over the years as The Running Horse, The Only Running Footman and today simply as The Footman, is also on Charles Street. A remnant of Georgian days, when footmen in aristocratic households would run ahead of their employers’ coaches, paying tolls and clearing the passage ahead, it is thought to have been the inspiration for the Junior Ganymede Club, a fictional club in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories. For real-world exclusive private members’ clubland, Annabel’s and The Lansdowne are on the apartment’s doorstep.
Peter Wetherell, Founding Chairman of WETHERELL, says: “Charles Street is one of the most highly regarded residential streets in Mayfair, a thriving neighbourhood of both British and international homeowners and renters. Just moments away from Mayfair’s landmark green spaces, designer boutiques and eateries, this exquisitely interior designed, ready-furnished apartment presents a rare turnkey opportunity to a discerning renter. The apartment also has access to the building’s serene communal gardens at the rear, a perk which is very much in demand in W1, especially in the height of summer.”
Matthew Huybrechts, Head of Lettings at WETHERELL (Mayfair) says: “This amazing three-bedroom property for let on Charles Street has recently had an extraordinarily high-spec refurbishment, with no expense spared. With more than 2,290 sq. ft. of living and entertaining space, it boasts bespoke Murano glass and Lasvit lighting, hidden Amina speakers and air conditioning. The kitchen has been impeccably designed, with marble worktops and mirrored wall panels, with a completely separate fully fitted utility room. The services of a day porter are also always high on renters’ hit lists.”
Charles Street is extremely well connected, just a short walk away from several Underground stations including Green Park 0.3m (Jubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria), Bond Street 0.5m (Jubilee, Central, Elizabeth), Hyde Park Corner 0.6m (Piccadilly) and Oxford circus 0.7m (Bakerloo, Central, Victoria).
The apartment on Charles Street is available to let for £7,500 per week. For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact WETHERELL on Tel: 020 7529 5588, or visit wetherell.co.uk