The former London residence of the design maverick and adored badboy of fashion Alexander McQueen is now on the market. Now on the market with a luxury estate agent for £6.9 million, the late fashion designer’s spectacular penthouse in London’s Mayfair hosts a vast dining room opening on to a terrace, and a ‘fashion catwalk’ lined with mirrors and photographs of McQueen’s most famous shows.
Set within a Grade II listed and blue plaque property, it was also home to Queens Victoria’s grandson, his Highness Alexander Mountbatten, and Jeeves and Worster author PG Wodehouse. Situated between Park Lane and Park Street, all monopoly enthusiasts will appreciate the unique nature of an apartment with this history and location coming to market. Having been lovingly refurbished over 18 months the designers former home boasts plush ensuite bedrooms, bespoke kitchens and bathrooms, an envy inducing 700sq.ft root top terrace with views over London’s west end, as well as chandeliers and the must have catwalk.
McQueen became a national treasure and globally recognised fashion sensation with his unique work that began as a tailor in 1994. He went on to become British Designer of the Year (four times), International Designer of the Year and perhaps most notably became a Commander of the British Empire. The unfortunate news of his death in 2010 did not stop his influence however, as Catherine Middleton wore a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress for her marriage to Prince William in 2011.
McQueen was celebrated for his opulent couture and flamboyant catwalk shows, so it’s no surprise that his former home is filled with dramatic flourishes. Stand-out features in the newly refurbished penthouse include a spiral staircase linking the plush bedroom suites to the lower floors, and a bespoke kitchen by Clive Christian with a wine chiller.
At the turn of the 21st century, Alexander McQueen was the most feted and controversial designer of his generation. In 2003 alone, he was made British Designer of the Year (an award he won four times), International Designer of the Year and — in a remarkable show of acceptance by the establishment — a Commander of the British Empire.
Dunraven Street is a quiet residential street located between Park lane and Park Street and is only a stone’s throw from Mayfair’s world-renowned restaurants and the open spaces of Hyde Park. Further details of the property can be found at Wetherell.