August is a notoriously quiet month in Prime Central London (PCL) and whilst the gentle summer breeze sweeps the tumbleweed along our beautiful streets, many of the residents have donned their Sebago’s and floated off to enjoy the sunshine at Cowes Week.
At WQ basecamp, there has been no such respite for us which, we are delighted to report, has proved rather fruitful. Wellbelove Quested have brokered a successful deal involving the sale of an off-market, un-modernised Grade I chunk of prime Belgravia real estate. Built by the exceedingly talented (but ill-fated) George Basevi in 1836, the 15,000 sq. ft. Belgrave Square plot includes the mews house and adjoining garden with consent for approximately 20,000 sq ft of living space. A real cracker of an acquisition for the new owner, even if we do say so ourselves!
Although the main house had been used as the head quarters of a well-known institution for the past 55 years the building, due in parts to the listed restrictions in place, still has a remnant of the pre-war era with the servant quarters, passageways and staircase still in place. With the vast number of developers in PCL today, it is not often you have the opportunity to witness the ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ atmosphere of living, but in this case we were privileged enough to do so.