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Inside the £25m London townhouse that is painted black and has been on the market since June


One of London’s most instagramable and unique-looking houses has been on the market for over 2 years and is failing to sell, despite a reduced price tag.

The Grande House on Park Place cul-du-sac in Mayfair has had a lot of interest from people taking photos of its intriguing black exterior but as of yet, no one has wanted to match the house’s £25m valuation.

It is a huge 8,356 square foot living space, split over multiple floors and is connected by a five-person lift, and has all the components people might expect from a luxury home.

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The five-bedroom terrace house comes with a clubroom complete with a bar worth of the finest hotels, a grand hallway with sweeping stairs, cinema, spa and sky lounge with a retractable roof.

The grand hallway

Its modernist mixed with vintage style gives the whole building a very clean-cut vibe with bauble-like lighting features and long sleek tables decorating the more communal areas.

The 'clubroom' with an impressive bar area

The ‘clubroom’ with an impressive bar area

Despite its unusual “internet-breaking” design, the house has been on the market for a number of years without having found a buyer.

Sleek finish and fixings haven't been enough to attract a buyer

Sleek finish and fixings haven’t been enough to attract a buyer

The Rightmove page gives some extra details about the house’s location: “Park Place is a discreet cul de sac situated in the heart of St James’s, just off St James’s Street.

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“The property is closely located to a selection of London’s finest restaurants, private members’ clubs, and internationally renowned shops. Famous destinations such as St James’s Palace, Bond Street, The Burlington Arcade, and Fortnum & Mason are a short walk away, as are the green open spaces of St James’s Park and Green Park.

“Many of London’s finest and most illustrious establishments are to be found within St James’s.

The £25m house even has a plush cinema

The £25m house even has a plush cinema

“With a quintessentially British charm and a heritage stretching back over 4 centuries, this refined area offers the finest craftsmanship, elite brands, and an unparalleled commitment to quality, luxury, and style.

“The property benefits from excellent transport links including Green Park tube station (0.2 miles) for the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.”

However, for all its luxury and prime location the house stands empty and without residents.

Even with help from local London influencers such as Library of London Architecture on Instagram the house hasn’t drummed up enough interest.

The question becomes why a wealthy person hasn’t snapped it up, is it the price tag or could it be that Mayfair is no longer the draw it once was.

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