Lower Belgrave Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W


Lower Belgrave Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W

£1,250,000GBPBritish Pound
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  • 511 Sq Ft.

About Lower Belgrave Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W, England

This beautifully presented first floor apartment has been meticulously designed to create a unique living space that maximises functionality whist retaining the charm and ambiance one expects to find in a period property such as this.

As you enter the apartment, the open plan design immediately creates a feeling space and light with high ceilings, full length sash windows and a natural finish wooden parquet floor.

The two ornamental balconies at the front of the property can be seen throughout the apartment with well stocked window boxes providing a delightful outlook.

These are mirrored by stylish kitchen with fully integrated appliances and stainless steel work surfaces and cabinets.

There is also an ingeniously concealed cloakroom in the entrance hall.

The two double bedrooms are divided by a contemporary bathroom, incorporating a bath and separate shower.

Belgravia, with a world-renowned reputation for being home to some of the wealthiest individuals in the world, connects the super-prime residential areas of Knightsbridge and Westminster. This is somewhat ironic when one considers that in the 17th century the wealthy made a very conscious effort to avoid Belgravia. In the 17th century, Belgravia consisted of marshland, swampland and land for animals to graze on. Around this time, Belgravia was also home to the lawless activity of some of London's most savage highwaymen, thieves and criminals. For example, in 1729 a dead body was found in Belgravia with half a face and five fingers missing.

The stunning Belgravia of today, formerly known as the Five Fields for the five footpaths that converged in the area, owes much of its charm to the work of the Grosvenor family. Sir Thomas Grosvenor married Mary Davies - the heiress to the Five Fields - in 1677. Over the next hundred years the Grosvenor family began to actively develop the area. Belgravia even derives its name from a village called Belgrave on the Grosvenor family's Eaton Estate.

The Regency architecture and white stucco-fronted properties of today can be attributed to the work of the master builder, Thomas Cubitt, who was commissioned by the Marquess of Westminster, Richard Grosvenor, in 1824 to start building residential properties in Belgravia. This coincided with the vast expansion of the number of properties in London and the conversion of Buckingham House into Buckingham Palace. Other important individuals in the development of Belgravia include George Basevi, Thomas Cundy, and Seth Smith.

Belgravia has been the home of an endless number of notable individuals. For example, Mozart created his first ever symphony at 180 Ebury Street in 1764 at eight years old. Aside from sheer wealth, Belgravia has been the home of a number of politicians and creative types - many of which are commemorated with a blue plaque. Politicians that have lived in the area include Neville Chamberlain, Stanley Baldwin, Lord Halifax, Richard Bingham and Margaret Thatcher. Creative individuals that have lived in the area include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Belgravia even has strong links with the Bond films. Ian Fleming, Sir Sean Connery and Sir Roger Moore have all called the area their home.

The area is also home to many embassies and to some of London's most sought after residential squares. Belgravia is built to a grid pattern to include Chester and Eaton Squares with Wilton Crescent at the northerly tip, bordering Knightsbridge. Belgrave Square and Lowndes Square are also found within the area.

Belgravia is perfectly located for those wanting to have access to London's most high-end shopping locations. Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street and Harrods are all nearby. Local shopping destinations include Pimlico Road, Elizabeth Street and Motcomb Street. Pimlico Road can cater for those looking to buy art, furniture and antiques, typified by Jane Churchill, Anthony Outred and Jamb. Elizabeth Street offers food and fashion with the likes of Baker & Spice and Philip Treacy. Some examples of the retailers on Motcomb Street include Christian Louboutin, Carolina Bucci and Gio Genco.

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About : Belgravia

From humble beginnings, Belgravia has developed into one of Central London’s most fashionable districts, with some of the finest shopping, entertainment and dining options in the world, right on its doorstep.
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Lower Belgrave Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W