Former Ambassador’s Residence for Sale in The Park Crescent, Regent’s Park

The Nash, The Park Crescent, Regent’s Park

The Nash is an outstanding 4,735 sqft lateral apartment – formerly the home of the Brazilian Ambassador to London – and is undoubtedly the finest residence currently for sale in Regent’s Park and Marylebone.

Located in prestigious The Park Crescent, the 4-bedroom Grade I-listed apartment also includes a magnificent 757sqft private roof garden and double garage. With the added benefit of access to an Annabel’s style private member’s club located beneath the Crescent.

London’s only Royal Crescent, The Park Crescent was designed by John Nash (1752-1835) and built by Henry Peto between 1812-1820 as luxurious residences for the family and friends of HRH Prince George. Many were converted into offices in the late 20th century and remained commercial space until purchased by Amazon Property in 2013. Now restored to residential use they provide outstanding luxury apartment living.

The Brazilian Connection
The property at 10 Park Crescent that now forms The Nash was originally owned by Henry Peto, the contractor who built the Royal Crescent. In 1826 Peto sold the property to Viscount Manuel Rodriguez Gameiro Pessora, the very first Brazilian Ambassador to London and a friend of Brazilian Emperor Pedro I and King George IV. The property then served as the Brazilian Ambassador’s residence until 1940 when bombing forced the residency to relocate to 54 Mount Street where it remains to this day.

Triple Reception Room and Grand Balcony
The spectacular first-floor state-rooms of the former Brazilian Ambassador’s residence have now been refurbished into The Nash, an exceptional dressed lateral apartment spanning seven bay windows of the Royal Crescent. With 14 ft (4.2 m) ceiling heights to the principal rooms, The Nash provides four bedroom suites (currently dressed as three bedrooms and a study), with interiors designed by 1508 London & Bergman Interiors and roof garden by Taylor Howes.

The centrepiece of the luxurious new apartment is the ballroom-sized triple-reception room which has four arched bay windows opening onto a grand balcony overlooking the eight-acre Park Crescent Gardens and Regent’s Park beyond.

The triple-reception room now provides a spacious living area, music room with concert grand piano and 10-12 seat dining area.

The family kitchen and breakfast/dining room has an individually designed handmade kitchen. The standout features here include Calacatta Michelangelo marble and granite worktops and panels, complete with bespoke cupboards and drawers with brass inlays and a full range of integrated appliances.

Master Bedroom
The master bedroom suite has a 14 ft (4.2 m) high ceiling and two bay windows opening onto the grand balcony, complete with two walk-in dressing rooms and a master bathroom. The Hers dressing room provides a large walk-in powder room and dressing room, lined with bespoke fitted wardrobes, joinery and finishes. The His walk-in closet is lined with bespoke fitted wardrobes.

The master bathroom features include Calacatta Michelangelo flooring and walls, lacquered Oak veneer panelling, bespoke marble double basins and fitted mirrored cabinets. The master bathroom has a free-standing sculptural bath, walk-in marble shower and polished chrome heated towel rail. The apartment has three further bedroom suites, each lined with fitted wardrobes and benefits from an ensuite shower room.

Private Roof Garden
There are a private lift and staircase access to the private roof garden. The stairwell has been designed to display artwork and forms a private gallery leading up to the roof garden. The roof garden has a rooftop pavilion with kitchenette and guest powder room, leading out onto the terraced garden.

The roof garden is designed as a stylish outside reception and entertaining area with seating area, outside bar, kitchen/barbeque, media room and water feature. The roof garden provides magnificent views over the Royal Crescent¹s private gardens and Regent¹s Park.

The Nash has been designed to an exacting specification with features including full- height doors, tall sash windows, generous ceiling heights and solid oak flooring laid in bespoke designs. Other details include coffered ceilings with concealed lighting, underfloor heating throughout, comfort cooling to living rooms and bedrooms. In addition to state-of-the-art security and Lutron home entertainment systems.

Use of The Park Crescent Club
Residents of The Nash will enjoy exclusive use of a 24-hour Annabel’s style leisure complex known as The Park Crescent Club, which is located beneath the Royal Crescent. Offering relaxation and leisure facilities, the private club will feature the latest leisure technology including a private cinema, gymnasium, boxing facility, yoga/Pilates, beauty/treatment room, cocktail bar, dining facilities and games area, together with a steam room and sauna.

Direct Access to 8-acre Garden
The Nash residents have direct views over – and direct access – to their own eight acres of private residents’-only gardens. Known as Park Square and Park Crescent Gardens, they form two of the grandest gardens in Regent’s Park. Laid out by John Nash between 1811 and 1827, the sweeping lawns, gravel pathways, loggia, plantings and summer tennis court was designed to echo the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The two gardens are connected by a private foot tunnel under the Marylebone Road.

Concierge Service
The Nash also benefits from a dedicated concierge service. Services include doormen, concierge for taxi/car hire, restaurant/theatre bookings, shopping delivery/services, dry cleaning/tailoring and car valet/servicing.

Mark Pollack, Founding Partner of Aston Chase says: “The Nash is the finest new apartment currently for sale in Regent’s Park and Marylebone. There is nothing else in the local apartment market that can offer the voluminous interiors, private outside space and leisure amenities.”

The Nash is priced at £13,950,000 (new 150-year lease from Dec 2007). For further information contact joint sales agents Aston Chase Tel +44 (0)20 7724 4724 and Knight Frank Tel +44 (0)20 7861 5321.

The Nash, Regent's Park article By Gina Baksa

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