A ten-bed mansion located on London’s Upper Wimpole Street, was one the home of the real-life inspiration behind George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion character Henry Higgins. The spectacular estate is now on the market for £14.95million.
The property’s unique ambiance includes high ceilings, many original features and authentic stone fireplaces, preserved and renovated to a state of modern perfection. Two separate patio gardens flood the home with natural light. And if the main house is not sufficient – there is a 1,520 square feet, two-bedroom mews house located to its rear, which consists of a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The main house itself boasts a spacious entertaining and family rooms located on the ground and first floors, with ceilings up to 16ft high.
The hall is a real gem with its original features that include immaculate stained glass fanlight screen, ceiling mouldings, cornice and marble flooring. A 16-seater formal dining room with sash windows and Corinthian columns overlooks Upper Wimpole Street from the ground floor. A large library and completely renovated family kitchen and breakfast room are also located on the ground floor with the kitchen being fitted with the latest in modern technology. A beautiful grand staircase leads upstairs.
On the second floor guests can enjoy a reception room, two large bedrooms and a marble bathroom. Five further bedrooms and a study can be found on the third and fourth. There is plenty of space, including a massive walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The lower-ground floor features a vault-storage, a reception room, kitchen, bathroom and three more bedrooms. This spectacular Marylebone townhouse can be further renovated to turn into a real urban haven. It is being marketed by property agents Rokstone and attracted a lot of attention for its historic significance and architectural qualities.