The previous residence of Countess Raine Spencer, a 5th flooring condo at 47 Grosvenor Sq. offering 2,145 sqft (199.24 sqm) of dwelling house, at present a “clean canvas” in want of considerable refurbishment and modernisation, supplies the potential to create an impressive condo overlooking London’s No.1 backyard sq.: on the market through sole promoting agent Wetherell.
Countess Raine Spencer (1929 – 2016) was the daughter of romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland and the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Raine married three titled aristocrats, her first husband was the Hon. Gerald Legge, later the 9th Earl of Dartmouth (m 1948, div 1976), her second John Spencer, the 8th Earl Spencer (m 1976, d 1992), and at last Depend Jean-Francois Pineton de Chambrun (m 1993, div 1995).
A magisterial latest biography of Raine Spencer entitled Three Instances A Countess (2022) by writer Tina Gaudoin opinions Raine’s exceptional life and occasions. In 1948 Raine married the Hon. Gerald Legge, the inheritor to the Dartmouth Earldom, and the couple had use of two properties in Mayfair, the 2 bed room condo at 47 Grosvenor Sq. and a townhouse at 12 Chester Avenue, with interiors completed by then up-and-coming designer David Hicks.
The couple had 5 workers to assist run their lives in Mayfair and Raine gave Gerald two sons, William in 1949 and Rupert in 1951. Raine adored entertaining and illustrious visitors at their dinner events included Viscount Furness, Woman Pamela Mountbatten, Mrs Reginald Vanderbilt and the Marchioness of Douro.
The couple additionally had excessive profile neighbours, probably the most well-known being the homeowners of the large 1st flooring condo at 47 Grosvenor Sq. socialite Artemis Onassis, the sister of billionaire Aristotle Onassis, and her husband Theodore Garoufalidis, the President of Olympic Airways.
When Raine grew to become a Westminster Metropolis Councillor in 1955 the 2 Mayfair properties had been invaluable with the 47 Grosvenor Sq. condo helpful as her workplace and political base, while the Chester Avenue townhouse served as the principle household residence.
In October 1962 Gerald succeeded to the Dartmouth Earldom and Raine grew to become a Countess, with the Chester Avenue townhouse changed by a brand new grander Mayfair household home on Hill Avenue, once more with interiors designed and dressed by David Hicks.
Raine finally divorced Gerald however Mayfair remained her residence. When she married her second husband John Spencer in 1976 one in all her first acts was to influence her new husband to purchase a primary flooring condo in adjoining 48 Grosvenor Sq., a purchase order organised by Peter Wetherell, and after the loss of life of Earl Spencer Raine moved first to a house on Farm Avenue in Mayfair, then to furnished suites at 35-37 Grosvenor Sq., and at last to a townhouse off Chelsea inexperienced.
From her childhood residence at 28 South Avenue (Dame Barbara Cartland’s Grade II listed mansion at present on the market for £35 million through Wetherell) by means of to her time in Grosvenor Sq., Raine Spencer stored a house in Mayfair for just about her whole life.
Now the condo at 47 Grosvenor Sq. the place Raine lived throughout her Countess Dartmouth years is on the market. Regardless of its illustrious historical past, the property is at present an empty shell.
To offer patrons an understanding of how the interiors may very well be reworked into an impressive new residence Wetherell commissioned Casa e Progetti, the award-winning luxurious design studio which specialises in state-of-the-art digital staging and cutting-edge computer-generated imagery, to create an artworked floorplan and portfolio of gorgeous CGI inside photographs to indicate patrons how the condo may look as soon as refurbished and modernised.
Utilizing the signature methods of Raine Spencer’s favorite inside designer David Hicks as inspiration – Hicks was famous for utilizing daring colors, trendy furnishings and modern paintings – Casa e Progetti have used CGI know-how to create a sequence of gorgeous rooms and dressed inside ideas for the brand new condo.
Providing two bed room suites, each with dressing areas and splendid ensuite loos, the remodelled condo would have a triple reception room, spanning your entire width of the condo, with 4 tall sash home windows providing views over Grosvenor Sq..
Accessed by a spacious entrance foyer with bespoke-design parquet flooring the triple reception room supplies two separate dwelling areas, and a big 6-8 seat eating space with a built-in cocktail bar. The daring inexperienced and orange colors of the eating space a homage to the adjoining backyard sq. and David Hicks.
To the rear of the condo are the 2 trendy bed room suites. The principal bed room suite has a curved bay window with dwelling space and a dressing/make up space behind the principle bed room. The principal suite features a walk-in dressing room and an opulent ensuite lavatory. The second bed room suite is lined with wardrobes incorporating a built-in dressing/make up space and has a ensuite lavatory.
The spacious household kitchen/breakfast room has a separate pantry/utility room. From the kitchen there’s a separate back-of-house workers hall which connects the kitchen to the doorway foyer to help workers circulation and hospitality provision.
Wetherell and Casa e Progetti calculate that the condo, on the market for £8.5 million, may price as much as £1.5 million to refurbish, modernise and costume, with the finished dressed condo being value as much as £10.5 million.
Peter Wetherell, Founder & Govt Chairman of Wetherell says: “With its iconic deal with and backyard sq. views this Mayfair condo at 47 Grosvenor Sq. supplies a discerning purchaser with a novel alternative to purchase a clean canvas shell unit and refurbish and modernise the property to create a wonderful new residence.
As soon as refurbished and inside designed, the condo would function a wonderful long-term funding and London residence. Casa e Progetti is obtainable to help the client with floorplan ideas, CGI visualisation, specification and inside design.”
Wetherell spotlight that Grosvenor Sq. is at present present process a luxurious makeover. The previous Canadian Embassy and US Naval Constructing have been reworked into luxurious condo buildings and the previous US Embassy at present being refurbished right into a 5-star Rosewood Lodge with cafes and luxurious boutiques.
The central backyard sq. can be set to be reworked with a brand new landscaping scheme and enhanced public realm, with the previously closed space in entrance of the US Embassy being reworked into an impressive public piazza fronting onto the brand new Rosewood Lodge.
The 5th flooring condo at 47 Grosvenor Sq. is on the market for £8,500,000 (freehold curiosity). Viewing is strictly by appointment, contact sole promoting agent Wetherell on Tel: 020 7529 5566 or go to www.wetherell.co.uk