Aviation tycoon’s former London residence enters market for over £18m
Equipped with underfloor heating, the former apartment of aviation magnate Sir Frederick Handley Page is now on sale, priced at £18.75 million.
The luxurious home is located at the prestigious address of 18 Grosvenor Square in London and bears an English Heritage plaque commemorating Handley Page. The tycoon entertained equally illustrious guests at the apartment including both The Queen Mother and American business entrepreneur Howard Hughes.
The impressive property features four bedrooms, one of which, has its own private cinema with a wall-mounted flat screen and able to seat 18 people. An expansive entrance hall leads into a reception area through double doors and presents stately views of the square below through five windows.
The London apartment has been fully modernised and refurbished prior to entering the market and features a master bathroom generously fitted with underfloor heating. Not only delivering optimum comfort, underfloor heating systems provide heightened aesthetics avoiding unwanted pipework and radiators. The bathroom also delivers a walk-in steam room and rain shower and a free-standing tub.
Marble is prevalent throughout the property, from the great fireplaces to kitchen work surfaces, as well as decorative columns positioned between windows.
The apartment was built in the neo-Georgian style in 1938 from the designs of Detmar Blow, the Duke of Westminster’s Estates Manager and the French architect Fenand Billery. Handley Page took up residence at the property in 1946 along with his wife. His enterprise, Handley Page Ltd. was the first public company to construct aircraft in Britain.