A Palatial Property: No.1 Palace Street

Those buying into the forthcoming luxury development will have The Queen as a neighbour

Central Park Tower, the Avenue Des Champs-Élysées and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa are all contenders for the ‘Most Prestigious Address In The World’ gong – but what would be the British capital’s entry to this for-now hypothetical competition? Putting in a more than decent pitch, from late 2020, will be No.1 Palace Street: a now-in-development property by Northacre (the London luxury developer behind such projects as The Lancasters, The Phillimores, Kings Chelsea and The Bromptons), and one which – as the road name hints – offers unique views over the Buckingham Palace Gardens.

Located in the heart of St. James’s Park, the 300,000-square-foot island site, which will house 72 bespoke flats, is replete with history: built in 1861, the Grade II listed wing of the building once hosted guests of Queen Victoria. Eclecticism is, of course, the approach-du-jour when it comes to interior design and Northacre are currently working tirelessly to blend several different architectural styles: from 1860s Grade II Listed Italianate Renaissance to1890s Queen Anne, via 1880s French Renaissance and 1880s French Beaux Arts, all executed with a witty dash of modernism.

The Buckingham Gate Entrance of No.1 Palace-Street 

An imposing porte cochère will usher visitors and residents inside, where they’ll find one- to five-bedroom dwellings ranging in size from 675 square feet to 5378 square feet. Northacre’s design director, Orlando Rodriguez, conceived a unique layout for each residence, with original fireplaces and restored period features cornicing and skirting mingling with oak floors, large doors and15-foot ceilings replete with state-of-the-art technology.

Residents will have at their disposal a 6500-square-foot wellness area with gym, personal training suites, treatment rooms and a swimming pool, as well as a wood-panelled meeting room and library, not to mention personal catering from the development’s restaurant and use of the vast entertaining space. A concierge team, valet service and a personal chauffer will be available.

A reception room 

And topping all that off, of course, will be relaxing as you gaze down upon the Changing of The Guard, safe in the knowledge that you’ve bought into a fairly decent neighbourhood.

Apartments will be complete in 2020 and are available to purchase now, starting from £2.5 million. See northacre.com or numberonepalacestreet.com for more details