Property of the week: $29.1 million London home comes with a private cinema and underground pool

The Farm Street Townhouse is located in the heart of Mayfair

Given its grandeur, it is difficult to picture this property in its former life as an old dairy farm. In 2013, the expansive space was remodelled into a luxurious six-floor townhouse.

Covering more than 8,000 square feet in central London, as well as offering expansive views over Mayfair, this home offers ample space and an enviable location. It is listed with for £21.95 million ($29.1m).

The ground floor is home to a large kitchen and casual dining area, with access to a patio via large folding and double doors that encourage al fresco dining. A set of stairs leads from the patio to an additional balcony on the first floor of the property.

A large island takes centre stage in the open-plan kitchen, and is flanked by high-end fixtures and appliances, and backlit cabinetry. Also on the ground floor is a dedicated study area, with large front windows that flood the space with natural light, creating an ideal work-from-home spot.

An imposing spiral stone staircase forms the backbone of the property, extending from the ground floor up to the rooftop terrace. A second set of stairs leads to the lower floors, but all six levels can also be accessed via a lift.

The open-plan living and dining area are situated on the first floor. With natural light entering from two sides, the space is bright and roomy, and perfect for relaxing and entertaining. A warm, neutral palette further enhances the intimate atmosphere.

The property’s entire second floor is dedicated to the master suite, which is dominated by large windows, a modern fireplace and a lounge area. A spacious dressing room leads to a bathroom fitted with a jet bath, shower and double marble sinks. The three additional bedrooms are located on the third floor – all are double rooms with en-suite facilities. A neutral palette again accentuates the property’s warm but modern aesthetic, seen in the cream carpets, white-marble bathrooms and off-white drapes on the four-poster bed in one of the rooms.

But the highlights of the house arguably lie on the lower floors. A cinema with a large projector screen is found on the lower ground, while the lower first floor features a heated swimming pool with underwater lighting and a fully tiled steam room with in-built seating. The second lower floor, meanwhile, is home to a fully fitted gym, with mirrored walls and its own walk-in shower.

While Farm Street is set back from any main roads and is thus very quiet, it offers easy access to main transport links. Set towards the eastern edge of Hyde Park, between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane, Mayfair is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in London, if not the world.

It was named for the annual 15-day May Fair that took place from 1686 to 1764, and is now home to high-end residences, art galleries, upmarket shops and restaurants, and luxury hotels. Its status is perhaps best summed up by the fact that it remains the most expensive property square on the Monopoly board.

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