Fancy yourself a bit of a hotshot? Well, there’s no way to ensure you’ll reach the finish line first but you can get a headstart by following in the footsteps of a Formula One legend. Sir Stirling Moss’s first house has gone on sale in Mayfair and it’s sure to attract some high flyers.
The three bedroom property sits on Shepherd Street, a quiet residential road in between Green Park and Hyde Park. Only a five minute stroll away from the Jubilee Line, it boasts an entrance hall, a cinema, a master bedroom ensuite with a walk-in wardrobe and a double length garage with room for two good-sized cars.
Sir Moss, who is now 85, bought the house for a measly £12,000 back in 1954 – and he liked the street so much he still lives there in a bigger house he bought further down the road.
“As Sir Moss’s first house, there is a huge amount of cachet that comes with this property,” says Nicholas Austin, sales manager at selling agent Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Mayfair office. “Historic connections aside, it is an immaculately presented property in this sought-after, lesser known part of Mayfair which has become popular for its relaxed village-like atmosphere.
“The house is a technical whizz’s dream; everything can be controlled from an iPad and it comes with its own high spec private cinema. We expect it to go to a bachelor or maybe a married couple with one or two children – it isn’t a full-time family home, though.”
Call Jackson-Stops & Staff on 020 7664 6644 or visit jackson-stops.co.uk.