Historic Grosvenor Square location set to open its doors to private residents

By Michelle Johnson | 15 Sep 2017 | Smart Living

Finchatton and Four Seasons are transforming Twenty Grosvenor Square into luxury apartments in London's most prestigious postcode

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* Finchatton and Four Seasons are transforming London’s Twenty Grosvenor Square into luxury apartments

London’s historic Twenty Grosvenor Square, once the home of the US Naval Headquarters during World War II, is set to be transformed into 37 luxury private residences in Four Seasons first standalone project in the city's most prestigious postcode. Premium design and development firm Finchatton has partnered with the hotel and resorts brand, which has five-star properties at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane and Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, to create the 250,000 square foot development in the heart of Mayfair by 2018.

The garden square and historic building will be transformed into three, four and five bedroom apartments, all featuring elegant drawing rooms, high ceilings, cutting edge media rooms, catering kitchens and separate access for residence staff. Four Seasons Residence will offer services and amenities comparable to that of their resorts, so owners can also benefit from a spa with a 25m swimming pool, steam room and sauna, a fitness centre, a private wine cellar, a cinema, business suite and private landscaped gardens.

“Twenty Grosvenor Square is a significant development for Four Seasons as it marks our much-anticipated entry into standalone residential,” said Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts president J. Allen Smith. “Partnering with Finchatton is an incredible opportunity for us to bring our vision for free-standing residential to life, elevating our global portfolio and establishing Four Seasons in the standalone residential market.”

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* Finchatton and Four Seasons are transforming London’s Twenty Grosvenor Square into luxury apartments

The historic site, first built alongside Grosvenor Square developments by Sir Richard Grosvenor in the 1720s, was one of the fashionable residential areas of London from completion up to WWII, and boasted several members of the British aristocracy in residence. Its links to the US date as far back, with the country’s founding father John Adams establishing the first American mission to St James’ Court at one of the neighbouring Grosvenor Square properties in 1785. During WWII the building was home to US Naval Headquarters, and nicknamed ‘Eisenhower Platz’ in honour of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Finchatton co-founder Andrew Dunn said: “Buyers quite rightly expect world-class amenities, concierge and service when purchasing a Finchatton property. Partnering with Four Seasons to deliver this, and more, at Twenty Grosvenor Square will bring the very best to one of London’s most distinguished locations.” 

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* Finchatton and Four Seasons are transforming London’s Twenty Grosvenor Square into luxury apartments