The view from Richmond Hill sweeping down over the Thames is considered so beautiful it is the only one in England protected by an Act of Parliament and its splendour has been captured and immortalised by Turner and other artists and writers. There is now a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a private outlook over this mellow landscape. Award-winning residential developer London Square is about to launch The Star and Garter, a magnificent collection of luxury apartments for sale within one of the capital’s most historic landmarks overlooking the Thames and Richmond Park in Richmond, West London.
London Square is undertaking a grand restoration of The Star and Garter, a Grade II listed building and gardens with an impeccable royal and cultural lineage. There are 86 architecturally stunning apartments and duplexes being created, with the opportunity to enjoy a private view of the beautiful vista of the Thames and beyond. The level of interest from potential buyers has been phenomenal, with thousands of people registering in advance of the launch in September.
The Star and Garter offers a lifestyle akin to a boutique hotel or private club, from the cool marble hall, grand staircase and beyond to the spectacular gardens, overlooking the river and Petersham Meadows. The meticulously restored King’s Room, with its original parquet flooring, ornate mouldings, coffered ceilings and fireplaces, will offer an opulent spa, pool and fitness suite. A concierge service will be provided to attend to residents’ requirements and make everyday life hassle-free.
Rebecca Littler, Sales and Marketing Director, London Square, said:
“The Star and Garter is London’s most exciting residential address and the interest has been truly amazing. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy part of this celebrated London landmark, a residence rich in history offering a five-star lifestyle with the highest level of specification and bespoke detail. Richmond is a fabulous location, a smart London village combining excellent restaurants and shops, with the grandeur and affluence of prime central London, yet surrounded by the verdant landscape of the Thames and Richmond Park.”
The development’s magnificent period features combine with the very highest contemporary interior specification and the finest materials and finishes have been used in the apartments and duplexes. Many of the apartments will have private terraces to maximise the glorious setting and views. The listed terrace garden and grounds will also be restored, with an historic fountain retained at the centre of the Italianate garden for all residents to enjoy.
Richmond, picturesque and charming, with its renowned restaurants, smart designer shops, splendid architecture, as well as its vibrant cultural and theatre scene, is one of West London’s most fashionable villages. The Star and Garter overlooks 2,500 acres of Richmond Park, the largest of the Royal Parks - perfect for walking, riding, golf, rugby, running and cycling. The Thames at Richmond also offers boating, plus walking and cycling along the towpath to Kingston and Kew.
Alex Carr, Partner at Knight Frank and joint selling agent for the development, comments:
“I believe this is the first opportunity purchasers have had to buy into a development with all the attributes of a prime central London scheme, yet located in the riverside town of Richmond where prices have appreciated by 21.3% over the last five years.”
“There can be no doubt that The Star and Garter is one of the finest buildings that London has to offer. A combination of its best in class amenities and concierge service, plus the scale and grandness of its design, will result in the development redefining Richmond living and provide a stunning alternative for those who want to remain close to London, without feeling in the middle of the hustle and bustle.”
Robert Leigh, Managing Director of Featherstone Leigh and joint selling agent, comments:
“Richmond is a microcosm of the central London Market offering strong growth in the good times and stability in the bad. It is the ideal location to invest in, year in year out. This can largely be attributed to its environment including the Park, the River, its shops and restaurants and proximity to excellent transport facilities. Most residents rarely want to leave – if they do move house, it is usually within the town. Whilst the area has traditionally been viewed as family-orientated the buyer profile is mixed, including investors, celebrities and affluent professionals.”
Richmond has superb transport connections, with national rail, overground and underground lines at Richmond station just 0.7 miles from The Star and Garter. Harrods Estates will also provide a town car to take residents to the station and local shops. By road, Richmond is 10 miles from central London, with business travel to mainland Europe on Eurostar or from City Airport, and less than nine miles from Heathrow Airport.
Please visit www.thestarandgarter.london or call The Star and Garter Sales on +44 (0)333 666 0102.