Shepherd Market: The Blue House, 38 Shepherd Street, the first London home of legendary racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, recently launched onto the lettings market through Pastor Real Estate.
Extensively refurbished, the 2,837 sq. ft. (263.5 sq m) five-storey townhouse provides three bedrooms, two reception rooms, three bathrooms, dining room, cinema room, guest cloakroom, double length garage, two private terraces, a walled garden and is available to let at £4,000 per week.
Sir Stirling purchased the Shepherd Market home in 1954, in the midst of his esteemed racing career, for a mere £12,000. Falling in love with Shepherd Market, he still lives on Shepherd Street, purchasing a derelict piece of land in 1961, on which he built his current six-storey high-tech home.
Noticeable from the street, 38 Shepherd Street has a pastel blue façade and large polished steel security gate. The interior is just as striking: a sleek spiral staircase rising from the ground to the top floor is one of the standout features of this stylish, modern home.
Located on the ground floor is the spacious reception hall, with a polished stone floor and bi-fold doors leading onto the walled garden. Also on the ground floor is a guest cloakroom and c.250 sq. ft. garage, which has space for two large cars.
The lower ground floor is the perfect private space, occupied by a 262 sq. ft. high-spec cinema, with walls adorned with a collection of unique film posters for the original, 1960, Ocean’s 11, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. The lower ground floor also features a spacious wine room and utility room.
The kitchen and dining area is on the first floor, leading onto a private decked terrace area, ideal for al fresco dining. The bespoke kitchen is fully equipped with Miele appliances, and incorporates a central island, which provides ample storage and space to prepare and present food. The dining table, seating up to eight people, is positioned by one of the large front windows, offering views onto Shepherd Street. A guest bedroom and bathroom also occupy the first floor.
The dual aspect reception room on the second floor is the ultimate entertainment space, complete with luxury plush carpeting, bar area, widescreen television and built-in gas fireplace. The second floor also includes a further guest bathroom and guest bedroom, which features a study/make-up area.
The master bedroom suite occupies the entire third floor, and provides access to a full-length terrace, with remote-controlled awning providing all-weather cover. The master suite includes a walk-in wardrobe and dressing area, as well as a spacious bathroom featuring full-length mirrors, walk-in shower cubicle, toilet, bidet and bath, with wall-mounted splash-proof television.
Susan Cohen, Head of Lettings at Pastor Real Estate commented: “Currently on the market for £4,000 per week and recently refurbished to an exceptional standard, this is Mayfair’s ultimate rental home. This house has everything the modern tenant requires; three double bedrooms, private cinema room, double reception room, two private terraces, three areas of outside space, as well as garaged parking. It’s perfect for a professional or a young couple.”
The Blue House, 38 Shepherd Street, is equipped with the latest touchpad-controlled home technology, including a Crestron media system, Lutron mood lighting and air conditioning to the principal rooms.
Located in the popular Shepherd Market area of Mayfair, 38 Shepherd Street is available to let at £4,000 per week. Further information can be found here.