English buyers will soon have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live near the Queen herself at No. 1 Palace Street. London-based developer Northacre is turning a historic building near Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s Gallery into a private residential structure that will house 72 bespoke flats, giving residents the chance to live in one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods. Built in 1861 and located in St. James Park, the Grade II listed landmark originally served as a hotel for guests of Queen Victoria.
Northacre will seamlessly combine five architectural styles (1860s Grade II Listed Italianate Renaissance, 1880s French Renaissance, 1880s French Beaux Arts, 1890s Queen Anne, and Contemporary) to create a renovated building that is both modern and timeless. A regal Porte Cochère and grand entrance lead inside, where the custom apartments await. The two- to five-bedroom dwellings range in size from 2,620 square feet to 5,378 square feet. Each apartment features a one-of-a-kind look and layout planned by Northacre’s design director, Orlando Rodriquez. Original fireplaces and restored period features such as cornicing and skirting preserve the building’s architecturally significant heritage, while state-of-the-art technology ensures residents will have everything they need at their fingertips. Oak floors, oversized doors, and 15-foot ceilings create spaces that are both sophisticated and homey.
Onsite amenities include a 6,500-square-foot wellness haven with a gym, personal training suites, treatment rooms, and a swimming pool. A wood-paneled meeting room can be transformed into a formal dining room for private parties, and a cozy library with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves is a welcome sanctuary. The 24-hour concierge team can handle everything from restaurant reservations and theater tickets to housekeeping and dry cleaning. A valet service and personal Bentley chauffer service is also available to transport residents to and from activities in style. The residences (from around $3.2 million) will be completed in 2019. (northacre.com)