Dressing in designer threads doesn’t maintain a candle to owning a luxury brand’s previous world headquarters.
A historic townhouse that when served as style house Gucci’s major workplace has hit the market. It asks $66 million and is also obtainable to hire for a jaw-dropping $48,000 a week.
The palatial 12,621-square-foot residence is situated in the tony Mayfair neighborhood in London’s West End and boasts a double garage, a cinema, a sunroom, an indoor swimming pool, a marble-lined plunge pool, a steam space, a sauna and even “four safe vaults.” It is the past remaining private townhouse on Grafton Avenue, according to the listing, which is held by Beauchamp Estates.
The Neoclassical-model developing was concluded in 1772 and, ahead of the luxurious brand name moved in, was residence to a single Lord Chancellor Brougham, who entertained the likes of Queen Victoria and the initially Duke of Wellington there. Gucci moved there in 1998 when, pursuing the lethal taking pictures of Maurizio Gucci by a hitman hired by his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani Gucci, in the foyer of the company’s Milan headquarters, head honchos made a decision the business essential a new principal business. So they moved to the Grafton Road house, which is around Gucci’s Bond Street store.
Texan designer Tom Ford, who was named creative director of the firm in 1994, moved into the gold-leaf-ceilinged very first-flooring drawing area — and it was there that in 2000 he “hosted and mesmerized trend designer Alexander McQueen and persuaded him to sign up for Gucci team,” and also in which he hosted Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Quite a few other names and historic style environment activities took spot in the building until eventually 2010 when previous Gucci CEO Robert Polet relocated the company’s HQ to Switzerland and marketed the London mansion.
In addition to its modern-day amenities — most of which are located in the basement amount — the 4-bed room, seven-lavatory residence also features a great deal of period of time specifics, like the initially-floor dining room’s carved wooden chimneypiece, authentic Georgian fireplaces, parquet flooring and ornate plasterwork.
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