Fancy living next door to Wills and Kate? Grade-II listed property overlooking Kensington Palace Gardens that was built for wealthy MP George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle, is set to become eight luxury flats
- One Palace Green on Kensington Palace Gardens is set to be turned into a new luxury residential scheme
- The stunning building overlooks Palace Green and Kensington Palace and was originally built in 1868-1870
- Property built as 17,000 sq ft mansion for George Howard, the 9th Earl of Carlisle, of Castle Howard
- It is currently six lateral apartments but will be transformed into eight modern residences with terraces
A former mansion situated just a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace is set to be transformed into luxury flats with an estimated total value of £100million.
The property was originally built in 1870 as the 17,000 sq ft London residence of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle. It overlooks Kensington Palace Gardens, which means residents will be within a short stroll of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home.
The Grade II-listed home was converted into six lateral apartments in 1957, but will now be given a new lease of life as eight ultra-luxury flats complete with their own terraces and restored interiors.
Further details of the design of the flats has not yet been announced. A planning application is expected this year, with building expected to start next year and the estimated completed date for the project listed as 2024.
A Grade II-listed mansion just a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace is set to be transformed into eight luxury flats with an estimated total value of £100million. The property is currently designed as a series of large, lateral apartments
The property, which overlooks Kensington Palace Gardens, was originally built in 1870 as the London 17,000 sq ft London residence of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle. Pictured, the room that was once George Howard’s art studio, now a living space
After being converted into six large lateral apartments in 1957, it will now be given a new lease of life as a number of smaller, more modern flats. Pictured, one of the large reception rooms
Pictured, the exterior of the home which overlooks Kensington Palace Gardens and is next to High Street Kensington
George Howard used the property as his London base to entertain luminaries including William Gladstone, William Morris, Lewis Carroll and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
With estates including Naworth Castle an Castle Howard, George Howard was an artist and MP whose works can be found in the National Portrait Gallery, Tate and the British Library.
The sunning mansion was designed in Queen Anne revival style by renowned architect Philip Webb, with interiors by William Morris of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and company.
The famous green dining room designed by William Morris in the Victoria and Albert Museum is a precursor of one of the original interiors at One Palace Green.
The property was originally built for George Howard, pictured
Shortly after the death of the Earl in 1911 One Palace Green was acquired by Sir John Barker, the founder of the Barkers department store on nearby Kensington High Street, for use as his London home.
In 1912 the department store was devastated by fire and this led to One Palace Green being used as a furniture depository for Barkers, a role which continued until 1926 when the store was reopened.
In 1957 One Palace Green was converted into a collection of large lateral apartments by The Crown Estate.
Accessed via double gates and a carriage driveway, One Palace Green has a grand brick and Portland stone façade, arranged over lower ground, ground and four upper floors, with generous ceiling heights, tall sash windows and large rooms on all floors, complete with a coach house, gardens and off street parking.
Palace Green and Kensington Palace Gardens is a tree lined private road which provides one of the most secure locations in the capital, with security barriers and lodges at both ends of the road monitoring vehicular and pedestrian access.
The luxury living spaces will have access onto terraces and gardens and the address will have a 5-star concierge and property management service.
The new interiors will reinstate some of the building’s historic features, layered with a modern specification in order to create contemporary living spaces that pay respect to the heritage of the building.
Award winning architectural practice Pilbrow & Partners has been appointed to design the new flats with Donald Insall Associates advising on heritage and Gerald Eve on planning.
One Palace Green has generous ceiling heights, tall sash windows and large rooms on all floors. Pictured, the historic art studio of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle
The new interiors will reinstate some of the building’s historic features, layered with a modern specification in order to create contemporary living spaces that pay respect to the heritage of the building. Pictured, a first floor reception room
London and Monaco residential property company REDD will work closely with The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, The Crown Estate, local stakeholders and heritage groups to design a scheme that will restore the existing mansion.
Russell Smithers, Managing Director of REDD says: ‘One Palace Green is a landmark acquisition for REDD and will create one of the top tier luxury residential developments in London.
‘We will utilise our in-house development management expertise, with our team of extremely experienced individuals in the fields of heritage restoration and luxury design to deliver the finest new residences on Kensington Palace Gardens. We are currently working on initial ideas and look forward to speaking to the local community shortly.’
Accessed via double gates and a carriage driveway, One Palace Green has a grand brick and Portland stone façade, arranged over lower ground, ground and four upper floors. The home is complete with a coach house, gardens and off street parking
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