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Record Producer's Mayfair Pad For Sale With Dexters Montagu Mansions

Property Of The Week: £3.7m Record Producer’s Mayfair Pad For Sale With Dexters

17.06.24

A pristinely renovated and interior designed 1,354 sq. ft. three double bedroom apartment in an elegant Edwardian red-brick block on Montagu Mansions, in the heart of chic Marylebone, once home to the UK’s greatest music impresarios, Marcel Stellman, is for sale for £3.7million with DEXTERS.

The immaculately refurbished two bathroom home flows over the third floor of an 1890s portered apartment building, on the corner of Montagu Mansions and York Street within the sought-after Portman Estate Conservation Area, whose handsome façade is adorned with an intriguing Music & TV Heritage Blue Plaque. From 1966 until his death in 2021, legendary Decca Records executive, music producer, songwriter and co-creator of hit TV quiz show Countdown, Marcel Stellman, had a home here, which he shared with his wife, Jean.

Belgian-born polymath Stellman, who during the German occupation of Belgium in the Second World War faced the prospect of death in a concentration camp, before moving to Glasgow in the mid 1940s, is one of Britian’s most celebrated musical icons. An international manager at Decca Records from the mid 1950s until 1989, he worked with countless music legends, responsible, for example, for ensuring Elvis Presley’s 1957 recordings were a huge hit: he sent out cuddly toys to promote the King of Rock’n’Roll’s single ‘(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear’.

Stellman also worked with Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Vera Lynn, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, The Moody Blues, Charles Aznavour, Tony Bennett and The Rolling Stones. He also carved out an impressive niche writing English lyrics for foreign language songs, his new words for Dutch song ‘Tulips from Amsterdam’ a huge hit in 1958 for Max Bygraves.

A coveted Ivor Novello Award winner, Stellman also wrote and produced songs for The Goon Show (with King Charles its most famous fan), including the Ying Tong Song, before going on to co-create the cult daytime classic ‘Countdown’, Channel 4's first show at its 1982 launch, and one of the world’s most enduring game shows.

After its recent exacting interiors makeover, the apartment on Montagu Mansions is now ready for its next owner, and will appeal to someone who wants to live in the heart of upmarket yet artsy, cultural Marylebone, just moments from Baker Street, Marylebone High Street and some of London’s most famous A-List haunts, including The Chiltern Firehouse and the Langham, as well as 487-acre Regent’s Park.

Record Producer's Mayfair Pad For Sale With Dexters Montagu Mansions

The home is entered from the street via a set of smart steps leading up to a huge doorway inset in an arched portico, and into a grand hallway where a 24-hour porter is on hand. With its own entrance on the third floor, reached by a lift, the apartment has been carefully redesigned and dressed to showcase original period elements, such as lofty ceiling heights, huge windows and Edwardian-style cornicing, balanced with the finest elements of luxurious central London living. The fitout has also ensured high levels of thermal insulation and excellent energy efficiency.

From the unusually large private entrance hall, double doors lead on to a 25ft. 11in. by 16ft. 6in. carefully zoned reception/dining space, with floor-to-ceiling glazing in the bay window area, pale grey parquet flooring throughout and a vast contemporary marble fireplace. There is a sumptuously interior designed seating area, with room for two huge sofas, and a dedicated dining space, where you could easily throw a formal dinner for 10 people.

This room opens onto a sleek minimalist slate-grey kitchen, with top-of-the-range Gaggenau appliances and room for more informal family dining. The principal bedroom has an ensuite, a bay window that floods the room with light, and extensive wardrobe space; the two further bedrooms each have built-in storage, and are served by the main bathroom. Both bathrooms feature lashings of marble and gold accents, elevating them to luxurious sanctuaries.

Record Producer's Mayfair Pad For Sale With Dexters Montagu Mansions

The apartment is available to buy with a share of the freehold for £3.7million. For further information or to arrange a viewing contact DEXTERS (Marylebone) on Tel: +44 (0)20 7224 5544, www.dexters.co.uk.

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