We only take on refurbished and new homes with an exceptional standard of workmanship and we provide the highest level of after-care.
Imagine the perfect Mayfair pied à terre. It would be bright, smartly laid-out, replete with storage,and finished to the utmost level of quality. It would, in fact, be just like this beautiful, high-ceilinged apartment three minutes from Green Park tube station.
Step inside and the first thing you notice is its sunniness. Its orientation is ideal – the bedroom faces east, the reception west – and it is blessed with an enormous six-lite bay window. This not only floods the living room with light but makes for a stylish design feature in its own right. The place also feels wonderfully enabling. Many West End flats suffer from awkwardly shaped nooks and crannies, or unusably long corridors, but in this property not a single square foot is wasted. The sense of space is only amplified by the large mirrors in the reception, and the sight line that connects it across to the bedroom.
The property holds secrets that extend it yet further. The double bedroom has ample cupboards, but panels open to reveal even more storage. Or take those reception room mirrors. You would never realise to look at them, but the one on the right is actually a door. Slide it away and it reveals an exquisitely finished kitchen – the continuation of the grain from one cupboard door to the next is something that can only be achieved when the units have been made bespoke.
This emphasis on quality is the defining feature of the flat. Its very fabric, from joinery to stonework, has been elevated to the nth degree. The custom-made floor, for instance, is superlative: it was all sanded, stained and lacquered on site. Or look at the fireplace. The regularity of its horizontal lines look almost man-made but it is actually completely natural, lovingly crafted from sumptuous striato marble. The effort that has gone into the interior extends even to the smallest details: the dark bronze electrical fittings, say, the fine cornicing, and the dark wenge wood detailing that stylistically unites the mirrors and the bookcases. It is Mayfair through and through.
The building itself is no different. The flat is on the top floor of a proud, Victorian red-brick building with a grand central staircase (and a lift, of course). It is also a classic Mayfair address – Algernon Moncrieff in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest famously lives on Half Moon Street – and a stone’s throw from all the major touchpoints. The road connects with the quieter end of Piccadilly to the South, leading straight onto the calm of Green Park. In seven minutes you can get to Mount Street, where you’ll find restaurants such as Scott’s. And for a lower key evening, you can always head around the corner to Shepherd’s Market, a little enclave of pubs and restaurants that seems to evade the attention of the tourists.
See? Told you it was perfect.
Half Moon Street, Mayfair, W1J
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624 sq ft
1 en suite shower room
1 Living area
The Cuvelo Promise
Home-buyers from around the world trust us because (unlike other agents) we take responsibility for the beautifully refurbished homes that we source, and we back this up with an exclusive Cuvelo one-year warranty.
We only ever take on homes with an exceptional standard of workmanship, fittings and interior design, and we take pride in providing the highest level of after-care.
Mayfair distills the finer side of London into a square half mile – everything is best in class. Move into the neighbourhood, and your local wine merchant is Hedonism, your local brunch spot The Wolseley and your local gym an Equinox. Indeed, the streets are peppered with the best members clubs in town and, arguably, the world. You can’t miss the ever-buzzing new Annabel’s with its bold floral facade, but there are also the more prestigious haunts of 5 Hertford Street, Harry’s Bar and George. Then there’s the shopping; the flagships of Bond Street put destination retail right on your doorstep.
But that’s only one side of the story. The area also functions successfully as a practical, day-to-day place to live. There’s a Sainsbury’s and a Marks & Spencer in Mayfair, just as there is a host of small, independent businesses. These are scattered down side streets – the likes of friendly local favourite Le Petit Cafe, for instance, or the popular LebanEats shisha bar – and also hubbed around the Georgian enclave of Shepherd Market. Here you’ll find a number of low-key, curry houses, stationers and dry cleaners as well as a host of satisfyingly old fashioned pubs.
While Mayfair is bang in the centre of the capital – a 20 minute walk from Leicester Square one way and Knightsbridge the other – it has a more civilised pace of life. Green Park tube station is never as busy as Oxford Circus, getting you swiftly onto the Picaddily, Victoria or Jubilee line. What’s more, the neighbourhood offers a wealth of green spaces. Of course Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James’ Park are a stone’s throw away, but there are also hidden gems such as Mount Street Gardens. Dating back to 1889, this beautifully tended oasis is wonderfully full of bird life, making for a perfect place to sit down on a bench and enjoy a still moment of contemplation. We trust you won’t let the secret out.