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A magnificent Grade 1 listed Regency property,
and one of London’s finest residences.
The elegant façade of Cornwall Terrace is one of the finest examples of London’s historic architectural heritage. The Grade I listed terrace epitomises the refined and classic aesthetic of
the Regency period, with its regal architectural features. During its history, residents of Cornwall Terrace have included members of the nobility, admirals and generals, as well as public figures and other persons of distinction.
The property itself benefits from sweeping views over the sculpted greenery of the expansive Regent’s Park, and is ideally located just moments from the front door of the famous Boating Lake, which is perfect for relaxing. The residence is also ideally situated for the bustling West End and London’s Luxury Quarter, whilst offering security and seclusion in the heart of London.
Comprised of approximately 9,213 square feet, this Cornwall Terrace residency exudes luxury from every angle; from stunning Italian Portoro marble to soft silk carpets, from large scale chandeliers with exquisite cut crystal to hand carved staircases. Every detail is bespoke, with joinery by the world’s finest craftspeople, and the expertly curated blend of classical and contemporary furnishings, plus carefully selected antique pieces.
Cornwall Terrace is situated on the south west corner of Regent’s Park, overlooking the lake, on the outer circle approximately half a mile north of The Marylebone Road (A40) with easy access to both The City and the West End. The A40 provides direct access to the M40, and in turn, the M25 is the main motorway link to Heathrow Airport. To the east is St. Pancras International Station for Eurostar trains to Paris, Brussels and the whole of Europe.
The nearby bustling community of Marylebone offers a wide choice of bars, restaurants, hotels, independent shops and boutiques. Marylebone High Street leads towards Oxford Street and Regent Street; two of the most famous shopping streets in the world, containing iconic stores such as Selfridges, Liberty and Hamley’s. Running adjacent are Saville Row, world famous for its bespoke tailoring, and Bond Street, home to exclusive luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry,
Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel and Armani.
Square Footage: 9,213 sq ft
Leasehold with approximately 142 years remaining.
History and Royalty
The Regent’s Park is a masterpiece of landscape design and town planning, although, for much of its history it was farmland and hunting chase.
The area was originally titled Marylebone Park and formed part of the vast forest of Middlesex, providing a perfect habitat for deer. These deer captured the attention of King Henry VIII and in1538 he seized the park, turning 554 acres into a hunting chase.
By 1660, hunting had declined in popularity, and for the following 150 years the land was leased by the Crown to tenant farmers.
In the early 1800s London was expanding rapidly and it was seen that rather than farming, building on Marylebone Park would be more profitable. The new Prince Regent, later King George IV, desired a new summer palace set in exclusive grounds in north London. Influential architect John Nash produced a bold scheme which appealed to the Prince. The area, renamed The Regent’s Park, was designed as a huge circle with a lake, a canal and the new royal residence within the park. A fine processional road would link the residence to the Prince’s other home at St James’s Palace. To pay for the scheme, Nash planned a further 56 villas in the park and a series of grand Regency terraces around the edges.
Much of the complete plan, including the royal palace, was never implemented; only 8 villas were built, and the canal was relocated. However, many elements of Nash’s scheme did survive. The processional route to St James’s Palace was built and would become the famous Regent’s Street.
Within the park, each villa was surrounded by trees to give the residents the feel of living in a private estate, and the terraces looked out on what appeared to be a country park.
Initially, entry to the park was permissible only to residents of the villas and terraces; namely nobility, admirals, generals and other people of distinction, as well as the ‘carriage set’ who took part in the weekly carriage rides. Eventually, however, access was widened to the public.
Little has changed in the appearance of The Regent’s Park the past 150 years.