Description of 68 Brook Street
68 Brook Street is a Grade II listed terrace house in Mayfair, London W1.
The house dates back to c.1725-30 with alterations of c.1821, c.1933 and 1957 and forms one of a pair with 66 Brook Street.
68 Brook Street is a three storey building with a dormered mansard roof and basement. It is four bays wide.
The house is constructed from stock brick with red brick flat window arches. The front door was originally located in the third bay to the left but was later reset to its current position on the right, possibly in 1821; it has a timber doorcase consisting of an architrave, brackets and pedimented hood.
There is channelled stucco at ground floor level and channelled stucco pilasters flanking the front elevation between the ground and second floor, topped by a dentilled cornice. There are recessed six on six sash windows with stone sills. The slate mansard roof has four dormer windows surmounted by pediments.
The interior was remodelled in 1934-5 by the architect Joseph Emberton in a well-observed Neo-Early Georgian style for Philip Hill. The building was united with 66 Brook Street in 1957 as the Grosvenor Estate Offices.
Source: Crossrail Limited DESIGN CONSULTANT FRAMEWORK CONTRACT C122 - BORED TUNNELS www.westminster.gov.uk/planning