A historic townhouse in London is up for sale at the price of £70 million (US$85.9 million). The building, located in posh Mayfair, was home to Crockfords Casino, one of the world’s most prestigious casino clubs. The property has been put on the market by Genting Casinos, with Savills and NCM Projects handling the sale.
The six-story building was constructed in the 1750s and has operated as a casino since the mid-1970s, with its origins as a gaming club tracing back even further. According to Luke Hawkesbury, director of the London development team at Savills, the property “represents a once in a generation opportunity to acquire a piece of Mayfair history.”
The potential uses of the building are varied, given its prime location. It could become a private members club, boutique hotel, offices, or even a single private residence, with the necessary consents in place. Spanning 24,500 square feet, the building consists of 10 principle rooms, two dining rooms, two commercial kitchens, three terraces, and staff accommodation.
The townhouse boasts stately features such as ornate domed ceilings, arched doorways, fireplaces, and elaborate coving, adding to its overall grandeur. Mayfair, famously the most expensive square on the London Monopoly Board, is known for its upscale shops, luxury hotels, and exclusive private members’ clubs, making it one of the priciest real estate offerings in the city, if not the country. These features contribute to the appeal of the property and its potential for a wide range of uses.