Former Gucci’s luxury London property lists for £54M
The former global headquarters of the luxury brand Gucci has been listed for a massive £54M ($66M). You can also rent the building for more than £39,000 a week.
The historic 12,621 square foot townhouse is located in the tony Mayfair neighbourhood in London’s West End. It has a double garage, a cinema, a sunroom, an indoor swimming pool, a marble-lined plunge pool, a steam room, a sauna and “four secure vaults.”
According to the listing, the townhouse is the last remaining private townhouse on Grafton Street.
The Neoclassical-style building was completed in 1772 and was once home to Lord Chancellor Brougham – who entertained the likes of Queen Victoria. Gucci moved into the historic building in 1998, following the fatal shooting of Maurizio Gucci in the lobby of the company’s Milan headquarters. They chose London’s Grafton Street near Gucci’s Bond Street store.
Former Gucci creative director Tom Ford moved into the first-floor drawing room – and it was there that in 2000 he “hosted and mesmerized fashion designer Alexander McQueen and persuaded him to join Gucci group,” he also hosted Anna Wintour.
Many famous names and fashion events took place in the building until 2010 when former Gucci CEO Robert Polet relocated the company’s HQ to Switzerland and sold the London mansion.
The luxury London home ‘radiates elegance’
The modern amenities are mostly located on the basement level, whilst the four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home also features plenty of period details, including the first-floor dining room’s carved wood chimneypiece, original Georgian fireplaces, parquet flooring and ornate plasterwork.
According to the listing the “striking residence” radiates elegance across seven floors.
“The contemporary, striking residence is the last remaining private townhouse on Grafton Street and radiates elegance across seven floors. The secure home, with Crest automation systems throughout, combines distinguished period features with contemporary living. Once the headquarters of Gucci, this Victorian terrace home was meticulously refurbished first in 2007 then again following a fire in 2012.
“With high ceilings and bespoke gold finishings, the reception areas, split across the ground and first floors, provide distinguished areas for entertaining. A spectacular hanging light piece is the main event within the principal reception room, illuminating the room whilst providing a golden glow.
“A standalone principal suite located across the top two floors of the townhouse comprises a principal bedroom, lounge area, private study, kitchenette, and large principal bathroom. The home presents bespoke finishings throughout, prevalent in the bedroom suite in the ceiling grafters, illuminated staircases, chandeliers, and integrated cupboards. The three guest suites are situated in a private wing and with secure access. Each of the three rooms provides a safe, mini bar, entertainment systems and ensuite all integrated inconspicuously into the decor of the rooms.
“The basement level of the townhouse encapsulates the entertainment rooms of the property including a steam room with a 2-metre plunge pool, sauna, shower room, fitness suite with inbuilt Mirror fitness trainer, spa lounge, and 1.5m pool with a counter-current system excellent for efficient swimming and endurance training.
“Additionally, the home presents a fully equipped chefs’ kitchen, lift access throughout, a large double garage, two terraces, automated security systems, a dumbwaiter, 5 staff bedrooms, and 4 secure vaults.”