CGI of the planned new interior for Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street designed by Casa E Progetti

CGI of the planned new interior for Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street designed by Casa E Progetti

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CGI of the new dining room at 38 Hill Street building.

CGI of the new dining room at 38 Hill Street building.

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The Naval Club building exterior at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1, is for sale through Wetherell and Gerald Eve.

The Naval Club building exterior at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1, is for sale through Wetherell and Gerald Eve.

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CGI of the morning room at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1. As a private home it would be one of the largest mansions in London providing 16 bedrooms, two floors of reception rooms, grand staircase, a private cinema and a health spa and swimming pool complex on the basement floor.

CGI of the morning room at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1. As a private home it would be one of the largest mansions in London providing 16 bedrooms, two floors of reception rooms, grand staircase, a private cinema and a health spa and swimming pool complex on the basement floor.

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Entrance hall at 38 Hill Street building.

Entrance hall at 38 Hill Street building.

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Dining room fireplace at 38 Hill Street.

Dining room fireplace at 38 Hill Street.

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Former dining room at 38 Hill Street.

Former dining room at 38 Hill Street.

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Grand staircase at The Naval Club building on Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1.

Grand staircase at The Naval Club building on Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1.

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Grand staircase leading up at 38 Hill Street.

Grand staircase leading up at 38 Hill Street.

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Grand staircase landing at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1.

Grand staircase landing at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1.

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Grand Staircase, view from the top at 38 Hill Street.

Grand Staircase, view from the top at 38 Hill Street.

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Ground floor stateroom/morning room at 38 Hill Street.

Ground floor stateroom/morning room at 38 Hill Street.

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Windows at Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street.

Windows at Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street.

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Louis XVI Salon room at 38 Hill Street.

Louis XVI Salon room at 38 Hill Street.

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Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street.

Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street.

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Cornices at Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street building in Mayfair, London W1.

Cornices at Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street building in Mayfair, London W1.

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Door detail at Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street.

Door detail at Louis XVI Salon at 38 Hill Street.

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Detail above the door at Louis XVI Salon inside Naval Club building at 38 Hill Street.

Detail above the door at Louis XVI Salon inside Naval Club building at 38 Hill Street.

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Louis XVI Salon fireplace at 38 Hill Street building.

Louis XVI Salon fireplace at 38 Hill Street building.

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Louis XVI Salon, looking to grand staircase landing at 38 Hill Street.

Louis XVI Salon, looking to grand staircase landing at 38 Hill Street.

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Staircase looking into Stateroom at 38 Hill Street building.

Staircase looking into Stateroom at 38 Hill Street building.

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Stateroom fireplace at 38 Hill Street.

Stateroom fireplace at 38 Hill Street.

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Stateroom, looking into entrance foyer at 38 Hill Street.

Stateroom, looking into entrance foyer at 38 Hill Street.

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The plaque at 38 Hill Street reads:

The plaque at 38 Hill Street reads: " To commemorate Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of The RNVR Officers' Association 8th December 1993."

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The Naval Club building in Mayfair, London W1

The Naval Club building in Mayfair, London W1

October 2011

38 Hill Street

Address:
38 Hill Street, London W1J 5NS
Area:
Mayfair
Local Authority:
Westminster
Type:
Mixed use
Completion:
1749
Prices from:
£35,000,000
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Description of 38 Hill Street

The Naval Club building at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair, London W1.

The building is for sale for £35 million. Sole joint agents are Wetherell and Gerald Eve.

Depending on the level of refurbishment, at £4,500 per sqft, the mansion could be worth £75 million (US $103 million), at £5,000 per sqft, the property could be worth £85 million (US $117 million)

Development Opportunity

If refurbished into a private home it would be one of the largest mansions in London providing 16 bedrooms, two floors of reception rooms, a grand staircase, a private cinema and a health spa and swimming pool complex on the basement floor.

As a 5-star boutique hotel, the building could provide up to 30 rooms, including bedrooms and suites, alongside concierge reception, lounges, cocktail bar, fine dining and entertaining rooms on the ground and first floors with a gymnasium and back-of-house facilities on the basement level.

Other alternative future uses of 38 Hill Street could include a multi-unit residential development, an Embassy or Ambassador’s residence, a private member’s club or headquarters for a corporation or a Private Family office.

History

The Georgian building at 38 Hill Street was originally built in 1748-49 to the designs by architect Benjamin Timbrell, under the auspices of local landowner Lord Berkeley.

One of the early occupants was John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756-1835), the First Lord of the Admiralty and brother of William Pitt the Younger, who served as Prime Minister between 1793-1801 and 1804-1806. As the London home of the Pitt family, 38 Hill Street hosted political figures, Royalty and senior Naval staff and in the 1800s the building was enlarged at the rear to allow for grand entertaining.

In the late 1890s, the property was purchased by E.G. “Isaac” Raphael, the head of an affluent family who had made a fortune from finance, publishing and property, including the building of Raphael Street in Knightsbridge. In 1905 Raphael commissioned William Flockhart, architect to the Edwardian super-rich, to refurbish 38 Hill Street, including a dark stock brick exterior with canted bay, Portland stone entrance porch, elegant entrance hall with circular staircase and a vast first floor Louis XVI style drawing room.

The mansion remained in private ownership until World War II when it was requisitioned for use as a London headquarters by the Auxiliary Territorial Service, as the women’s arm of the British Army was then known.

As early as 1943, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) Officers serving in nearby Whitehall had an aspiration to keep in touch when the war was over and have a private member’s club where active and reserve Naval officers could socialise.

In 1946, with the help of the Astor family, the freehold of 38 Hill Street was purchased from the Raphael family, and it has been the home of the RNVR and The Naval Club ever since. Notable members of The Naval Club have included Viscount Astor, Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Harold Watkinson, 1st Viscount Watkinson with guests including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. During the 1950s, members of ‘The Thursday Club’, portrayed in The Crown Netflix TV series as Prince Philip’s weekly escape from Royal life, socialised at The Naval Club.

The Club purchased the freehold in 1946 and has occupied it ever since. In 1987, the house was listed as a Grade II building with particular reference to the grand staircase, with its ornate balustrade decor and wrought ironwork, and the first floor Louis XVI style dining room.

38 Hill Street was first listed as Grade II in January 1987. Historic England List Entry Number: 1278289.

Neighbouring Buildings

The Garden House to the west
39 Hill Street south across Hill Street.

References:
1. Naval Club navalclub.co.uk 2011

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Transport

The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Green Park Underground Station
Jubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria
Berkeley Square
22, N22

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Development opportunity for sale

The Naval Club building at 38 Hill Street in Mayfair is for sale for £35m.

The 17,131 sq ft (1,591.5m2) freehold building has been home to The Naval Club since 1946. It now provides an opportunity for future use as a single mansion, multi-unit residential development, 5-star hotel or Embassy building: the freehold for sale exclusively via joint sole agents Wetherell and Gerald Eve.

As a single private mansion, 38 Hill Street could be configured to provide over the basement level a professional kitchen, staff quarters, wine vaults, home cinema and a health and leisure complex with a swimming pool, gymnasium and spa. The ground and first floors would provide an entrance hall, grand staircase and five main reception rooms, including the vast first floor Louis XVI style drawing room, with up to 16 bedrooms on the upper floors. There could also be a courtyard garden terrace reinstated to the rear façade and a roof garden on the top sixth floor.

As a 5-star boutique hotel, the building could provide up to 30 keys, including bedrooms and suites, alongside concierge reception, lounges, cocktail bar, fine dining and entertaining rooms on the ground and first floors with a gymnasium and back-of-house facilities on the basement level. Other alternative future uses of 38 Hill Street could include a multi-unit residential development, an Embassy or Ambassador’s residence, a private member’s club or headquarters for a corporation or a Private Family office.

Peter Wetherell, Founder & Chairman of Wetherell commented: “It is extremely rare in Mayfair to have the opportunity to purchase the freehold of an entire mansion building of this size which is still configured as a vast single property. I know The Naval Club exceptionally well as I attended The Nautical College Pangbourne and served as an RNVR so 38 Hill Street is somewhere I have socialised and stayed many times. The principal rooms in 38 Hill Street are magnificent and only Dudley House on Park Lane and Ancaster House in Chesterfield Gardens rival in terms of grandeur. If remodelled into a super-prime mansion 38 Hill Street would be one of the most valuable, largest and prestigious private homes in Mayfair.”

Lloyd Davies, Partner at Gerald Eve, added: “Located on a wide and deep plot, 38 Hill Street is an extremely large property which lends itself to a range of potential commercial or hospitality uses. It is a rare opportunity to secure one of the finest freeholds in Mayfair.”

Peter Wetherell, Founder & Chairman of Wetherell said: “The sale of 38 Hill Street is part of the ongoing residential renaissance of Mayfair which has taken place over the last decade. There have been a series of grand mansions, which were used after World War 2 as commercial buildings, which have now been turned back into palatial private homes. Dudley House on Park Lane, served as offices, and is now a private palace, Aberconway House was used the HQ of the Rank Group, Wetherell sold this and it has been turned back into a private home. Likewise Lombard House on Curzon Street, was bank headquarters, I sold the building, and it is now a private mansion. Most recently three adjoining townhouses on Mount Street, which were being used as offices, have now been turned back into three private homes.”

Peter continued: “The billionaire buyer is likely to be a family person, with an art collection and a portfolio of beautiful homes around the world. In my opinion the top five countries where the buyer could originate in rank order are Qatar, India, Britain, America or China, or if not Qatar then one of the other Gulf states such as the UAE or Saudi Arabia. It was always said that at the height of the British Empire the world was run from the mansions of Mayfair, now the people who run the world all own a palatial home in Mayfair, the district has become the London address of choice for the super-rich who run and own the world.”

Peter added: “The other possibility in my view is a Government buying 38 Hill Street for use as an Ambassador’s Residence or Embassy. The building has a consented flag pole, so a state would be legally able to fly their flag from the building, and Hill Street is the widest avenue in inner Mayfair, so a country owning the property as an Embassy would be very high profile.”

38 Hill Street is for sale for £35,000,000. For further information contact joint sole agents Wetherell on Tel: +44 (0)20 7529 5566 and Gerald Eve on Tel: +44 (0)20 7333 6242.

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