Stunning split level garden apartment in an iconic building at the summit of Richmond Hill
Occupying two floors within this iconic and much acclaimed Grade II listed lift serviced building, this stunning apartment has an incredible newly fitted interior designed by West Nine Studios and expertly overseen by their in-house team. The building was built between 1921 and 1924 to a design by Sir Edwin Cooper, based on a plan produced by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1915, to provide accommodation and nursing facilities for seriously injured servicemen. Following Queen Elizabeth II's reopening in 1978, the property received a Royal Charter in 1979. It was converted in 2014 into exclusive luxury apartments by the 'high end' developers London Square.
As soon as you enter the apartment there is an immediate sense of elegance and grace, with a spacious hallway providing a most welcoming and impressive entrance. The room proportions are excellent and further emphasised by the cathedral like ceiling height in the reception area. There is an excellent flow of natural light, afforded by both the wonderful floor to ceiling glazed doors that lead onto the patio from the principal room. The layout works perfectly for entertaining as well as everyday family life with an open plan kitchen, dining reception area and a beautifully fitted German kitchen with Miele appliances.
This apartment has the rare advantage of private south facing patio. Whilst there are also beautifully manicured communal gardens to enjoy there are very few properties within Star and Garter House that have private outside space.
The interior design is extremely tasteful and thoughtful with meticulous attention to detail. Our client has recently installed bespoke bathrooms to guest suites, both exquisitely appointed and further underlines the depth of quality of this truly individual apartment, that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Other features of note include comfort cooling, underfloor heating, 7" wall mounted touchscreen panels to control the heating, cooling, lighting, video entrance and music, surround sound in-ceiling speakers, a secure lock up bicycle facility, secure underground parking and a very long lease.
The leisure suite is located in the Kings Room and available exclusively to residents. It's divided into distinct areas containing the pool and jacuzzi, gym and sun room, with views of the gardens as a glorious backdrop. The 16 x 5 metre pool is fitted with resistance jets, making it suitable for serious swimming, whilst the adjacent Jacuzzi provides the perfect environment for soothing tired muscles. The sun room has heated loungers and the generously sized gym area is equipped with the latest cardio machines. Two private treatment rooms, in a different part of the building, can be booked for visiting beauticians and masseuses. Across the hall you'll find the magnificent residents lounge, the Queens Room.
Another feature for relaxation is the screening room, a luxurious in-house cinema which residents can book to watch their choice of movie or sporting event along with specially-invited friends. The Star and Garter gardens were laid out when the building was opened and are undoubtedly one of its greatest assets. Residents can also take advantage of the town car service and full 24/7 concierge services.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
An opportunity to acquire a stunning, interior designed split level apartment enjoying extraordinary volume and attention to detail in a landmark building on the crest of Richmond Hill.James Morton