London Calling: St James House
By: Gina Samarotto
In a London area as well known for its blue-blooded residents as it is for its red colored phone booths, a very privileged few will soon have royal neighbors… regardless as to whether they themselves have been styled with any such monarch-bestowed title.
Eighty Eight St. James’s Street, a stunning architectural ode to British aristocracy, is currently undergoing elaborate redevelopment. Through an inspired collaboration between The Carlyle Group and Caraeno Development, the transformative project will result in the creation of a limited number of notable residences, slated for completion in mid 2015.
And what extraordinary residences they are.
Despite the buildings deeply embedded historic roots, the opulent residences planned for Eighty Eight St. James’s Street are rife with the modern conveniences, luxury services and exquisite finishes no doubt necessary to delight and entice future residents. Beginning with the availability of secured, underground parking – a much-coveted anomaly in London – and extending to the public spaces the address will offer; each detail of the project speaks with a whispered aura of elegance generously infused with contemporary style – not entirely unlike the modern monarchy itself.
From the monolithic 10,000 sq ft triplex to an intimate, 915 sq ft pied-à-terre; plans for the residences promise the accouterment required to stage a lifestyle worthy of any fairy tale.
The residences of Eighty Eight St. James’s Street will be offered by Strutt & Parker, the exclusive UK member of Christie’s International Real Estate. Pricing starts from £20million.