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The historic Grade II listed house at 14 Half Moon Street in Mayfair which provided indspiration for Algernon Moncrieff’s bachelor pad in Oscar Wilde’s (1854-1900) famous play ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ (1895) is on sale for £14m.
The 18th Century property stands on one of London’s most luxurious and sought after addresses and was named after ‘Half Moon’ public house which stood on the corner with Piccadilly. It was where Oscar Wilde chose to socialise; spend his private moments and gain inspiration for his various plays.
Now refurbished, the home has been turned into luxury accomodation. The house has a spacious entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, three reception rooms, four bedroom suites, cinema, gymnasium and steam room. It is complete with passenger lift and staircase access to all floors, two private terraces and a balcony.
Peter Wetherell, chief executive of Wetherell says: “Half Moon Street and this part of Mayfair captured the imagination of Oscar Wilde and the location is repeatedly cast and mentioned in his various plays. 14 Half Moon Street and the other bachelor chambers along the street helped inspire Oscar Wilde to write his storylines for ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. Indeed the first Act of Wilde’s play is centred on Half Moon Street and Algernon Moncrieff’s bachelor pad. In the newly created luxury interiors of the house now for sale at 14 Half Moon Street you can imagine Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen and Lady Bracknell being quite at home.”