Dubbed the “most protected private home in Britain”, the Little White House has arrived on the market for an asking price of £2.5 million.
Given its name for it’s resemblance to the residence of the POTUS at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Little White House is currently located inside the American Embassy’s security cordon. At present, it is accessible only by identity card, and is patrolled by US marines and British police. Throw into the mix the presence of numerous checkpoints, CCTV security systems and anti-tank blocks, and it is easy to see why the house is currently known as the most secure in the country. However, as the US embassy prepares to relocate, the current buildings will be transformed into a world class five star hotel and resort, while the Little White House is presented to the market by Wetherell to buy as a private home.
Featuring a stunning entrance hall and majestic staircase, the property is located at 4 Blackburne’s Mews. It may date back to 1732, but the property has been updated to include state of the art mod cons and a sleek, white and cream colour scheme, all while retaining some standout period features. The luxurious property has been redesigned inside to high spec, resulting in stunning bedrooms, plenty of well-appointed communal space and ample natural light throughout. There is a total of 2,773 square footage of living space spread over four floors, and along with nearness to Grosvenor Square, the property also offers outdoor space in the way of well-manicured communal gardens.
For discerning buyers who want an expansive property in the heart of Mayfair – not to mention nearness to all of the amenities and restaurants that will arrive with the transformation of the US Embassy – this is the perfect choice. Of course, it’s one for buyers with a healthy budget, too. Peter Wetherell, Chief Executive of Wetherell, reveals that this property is one that’s set to follow in the footsteps of some of London’s most stunning real estate. “The Little White House in Blackburne’s Mews provides the adroit buyer with an outstanding and unique long term investment and lifestyle opportunity,” he says. “The transformed Embassy building will become London’s next Claridges or Connaught Hotel with the purchaser having the benefit of living right on the doorstep. The resort’s restaurants, bars, health spa and boutiques will be one of the ‘must visit’ destinations in Mayfair, and the urban renewal programme has the potential to give huge uplift to property values in the local area.”