It isn’t very often that a penthouse apartment in the middle of Mayfair becomes available. Nor the apartment of a beloved global fashion designer. When both of these combine, then you know you have something special on your hands.
The former penthouse of Alexander McQueen, CBE and four time British designer of the year is currently on sale in London’s lavish Mayfair for a cool £6 million. Now I’m sure most of us could simply use the change we find down the back of the sofa to pay for this… but there are people who unfortunately aren’t so lucky. This doesn’t mean however that we can’t have the opportunity to enjoy the views and charms of this property.
The penthouse is a duplex, set across two floors, with the top floor leading out onto a 700sq.ft rooftop terrace. If this hasn’t made you want it already I don’t know what will, especially when you consider the glorious summer weather we are enjoying! Inside through the French windows, there is a humongous dining room that joins onto the large terrace before leading down a spiral staircase onto the lower floor. An open fire and state of the art entertainment systems provide a great area for entertaining in the reception room while the bespoke kitchen with breakfast bar and wine cooler that will make you not want to cook for fear of making a mess. Wine doesn’t have to go in the food anyway!
The focus of the home is the corridor that has been turned into a catwalk that spreads the entire width of the apartment. Flanked by mirrors and portraits of McQueen himself the area has become a homage to the opulent style and flamboyant nature of the shows he curated during his lifetime. The ensuite bedrooms include vast walk in wardrobes with plenty of space to perfect an inspiring outfit before an evening in London’s top restaurants.
Located in Dunraven Street, very close to the Mayfair Estate Agents selling the property, it benefits from the calm oasis that certain areas of Mayfair can provide and is only a 3 minute walk from Hyde Park. With historic connections to the Royal Family and fashion royalty, this property is sure to turn heads on the market.