The Mansion’s official website claims its homes have ‘the perfect London location’. And we’d be inclined to agree with that. This ultra-contemporary development is in the heart of the capital, sandwiched between Mayfair and Marylebone. It’s a place where luxury fashion meets upscale gastronomy – the designer names of New Bond Street, Oxford Circus’ high street favourites, and a whole myriad of stylish eating and drinking options are literally on the doorstep. You’ve also got some of the city’s best-loved icons within easy reach, such as Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Buckingham Palace.
The architects worked hard to create a fusion of old and new here. The end result is a cutting-edge and modern mansion block that’s still in keeping with the period buildings of the area, thanks to features like the terracotta fins on its façade – a nod to Marylebone’s signature redbrick.
The Mansion’s interiors are totally at odds with the bustling surroundings. This place has been constructed as an oasis of calm, with design-led furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a standout view of the lush private garden behind. Shared facilities include a cosy residents’ lounge complete with a roaring fireplace, and a top-of-the-range wellness suite with a fitness centre, 25-metre swimming pool, and steam and spa treatment rooms.
There are 22 beautiful homes here, spanning studio suites and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Each has been carefully and individually designed, with more of those full-height windows (even the bathrooms are flooded with light), luxe features like underfloor heating and state-of-the-art Lutron lighting, and quality finishes such as burnt oak and white marble.
Service at The Mansion is second-to-none. The 24-hour concierge is provided by world-renowned lifestyle brand, Quintessentially, and there’s a host of other trusted partners onboard, such as Maid of London for apartment housekeeping, and Jeeves of Belgravia for dry cleaning. Residents can also enjoy chauffeured services to and from central London locations in the house car. And if you ever fancy swapping the Bentley for the tube, Bond Street is a mere three minutes’ walk away.
Due to complete end of October/early November 2018 but the building is still covered in hoardings, scaffolding and builders in late September so that might be a rush. The show flat is stylishly kitted out but there’s really only one reasonable view as the flats on the north side look at the very close buildings of Aldburgh Mews. High up is definitely better in this development as it’s firmly wedged into a fairly small footprint on a narrow road and is wedged up against the Oriental Club which is considerably more old-fashioned in feel. Opposite is a concrete carpark that is due to be flattened and replaced with a four star hotel. Two years building work ahead for that!
There’s a deliberate hotel vibe about this development with an on-call chauffered Bentley, Fortnums prepared to deliver and Bamford providing their smart products ‘throughout the building’ as well as therapists for the spa. Definitely one for those with homes elsewhere in the world who want to drop their cases in a convenient West End base and go.
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
Marylebone has always been smart, it’s also noisy and there’s no shortage of traffic. Par for the course throughout Central London. The surrounding period buildings are lovely though and there are some very famous streets – Harley Street being perhaps the most note-worthy. Oxford Street is a two minute walk from this development.
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