In the heart of Belgravia, this Victorian house has been reconfigured to create a contemporary three bedroom, three bathroom home benefiting from a stunning South facing roof terrace and mews parking. Innovative space planning along with the creative introduction of natural light makes for an extraordinary well lit mews house. A retractable glass ceiling above part of the reception room with glass flooring allows light to flow directly into the lower ground floor.
48 Belgrave Mews North and the adjoining Wilton Crescent property were first envisioned by Thomas Cundy II, a Grosvenor Estate surveyor in 1821. Following the appointment of master builders Thomas Cubitt and William Howard Seb-Smith, construction was completed between 1825-27.
Originally, the property was home to the estate of Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton and father-in-law of the first Marquess of Westminster. Another notable former resident is that of Eton and Cambridge educated 1st Baron George Ambrose Lloyd, who lived there around 1915 just before the onset of war. Lloyd was a prominent Conservative politician who amassed a number of titles including that of the Governor of Bombay.
With the outbreak of WWII, 48 Belgrave Mews North and adjoining Wilton Crescent were temporarily acquisitioned for use by the Central Committee of the Polish Red Cross for medical selection and a dental clinic. Six months after the end of war the property was once again returned to residential use. In 1953, 48 Belgrave Mews North and 48 Wilton Crescent were separated into two properties, compromising of the house on Wilton Crescent and the mews house on Belgrave Mews North.
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