Georgian glamour

By Jo Weaden
March 19, 2020

Located opposite The Dorchester hotel, Townhouse One has been designed by Parisian duo Jouin Manku. It features Georgian proportions and has been inspired by the fusion of classic and contemporary elements.

Mayfair-based developer Clivedale London has unveiled the first completed townhouse of its second residential scheme, Mayfair Park Residences. The 24 homes, in the form of apartments, townhouses and a penthouse, are the Dorchester Collection’s first foray into branded residence and will be fully serviced by the neighbouring hotel, 45 Park Lane. The 3,334 sq. ft, three-bedroom duplex home, Townhouse One, references historical elements of English heritage and the period grandeur of the building’s Georgian origins.

The development features a 10,000 sq. ft health club that comprises a state-of-the-art gym, 20m pool, sauna and steam rooms, hydrotherapy pool, two private treatment rooms and residents lounge, as well as a housekeeping service, 24/7 concierge services, 24-hour in-residence dining, a Rolls-Royce town car and chauffeur service, sommelier expertise and secure valet underground car parking.

“Our residents will become the first people in the world to enjoy the renowned services of a Dorchester Collection hotel in the comfort of their own home and we are excited to set a new benchmark for private residential developments,” says Tarun Tyagi, chiex executive officer at Clivedale London.

The townhouse is accessed through its own private Georgian portico on Stanhope Gate and spans across the lower and ground floor of the building. Designed by London-based PLP Architects, the interior has been created to deliver a light-filled space with an exterior that seamlessly integrates the building’s Grade II-listed façades.

The interior exudes an air of glamour with accents of gold, chocolate-tinted wood and marble. “We’ve endeavoured to create a high-end interior with a sense of ease, relaxation, warmth and comfort with a little bit of sizzle and dazzle; a little bit of sparkle,” says Sanjit Manku, founding partner at Jouin Manku.

An illuminated staircase curves organically, connecting the two floors and leads down into the dining area and the Rosanna Kitchen. “A focal point of the new home is the blending of both natural and warm light throughout with coffered backlit ceilings illuminating the space and a 6 meter-high bespoke light installation which extends down to the lower ground floor, melding the two levels together,” comments Manku.

The final allure of the townhouse is the 1,280 sq. ft vaulted garden, filled with decadent alcoves, that spans the length of the residence and is accessible from the kitchen and the bedrooms. Prices at Mayfair Park Residences range from £4.25 million to £24.5 million.