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Historic Albany set for sale

16th August 2007 Print
Historic Albany set for sale The mid 17th Century saw the development of Piccadilly and Mayfair as fashionable residential locations and the creation of some of London’s grandest mansions can be attributed to this time. Amongst them, the creation in 1770 of Albany, built for the first Lord Melbourne.

Designed by renowned architect William Chambers, whose works include Somerset House and the gilded coronation stage coach, Albany is a beautiful example of British Neoclassical architecture. Divided in 1802 into 69 apartments (known as sets), Albany can count Lord Byron, Gladstone and The Viscount Althorp amongst its famous previous inhabitants.

Lying to the east of the Burlington Arcade and the Royal Academy of Arts, it can be accessed from both Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens. The privacy and tranquillity of Albany is in complete contrast to the bustling atmosphere of both Piccadilly and nearby Jermyn Street with their internationally renowned shops, art galleries and auctioneers.

Savills is delighted to be offering set E2 for sale. Positioned over the ground and lower ground floors with the benefit of a third floor study or additional bedroom, the set provides excellently proportioned accommodation of an extremely high standard.

Accommodation comprises entrance hall, reception room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, 3rd floor study/bedroom, 24 hour porterage.

Richard Dalton, Savills Director, comments: “Albany’s central location combined with its privacy makes it reasonably rare for sets to come to the market, especially ground floor sets in such good condition.”

Guide Price £2 million

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Historic Albany set for sale