The British Guide To Design & Material Comforts


No. 1 Palace Street sounds like a posh address, and it is. Slated to open in 2017, the property is positioned across from Buckingham Palace. Originally built as the Palace hotel, the 1861 structure evolved into offices until its recent sale. Each of its five areas will maintain a period theme based on existing architectural styles—Italianate French Renaissance, Beaux-Arts, Queen Anne, and soon a contemporary wing. The 300,000-square-foot development will include 72 apartments, 14 with views of the Palace Gardens, plus a private cinema, spa, gym, pool, dining facility, and underground parking. Design firm N Studio will create the custom-designed interiors with a nod to the five distinct period styles.