The lavish duplex penthouse at 17 Dunraven Street in Mayfair, London that belonged to late British fashion icon Alexander McQueen, has hit the market for $10,6 million. Refurbished by international design house Paul Davies London, the 1,790 sqft home is elaborated to celebrate the fashion designer’s legacy and unique style.
Alexander McQueen has acquired the Mayfair home in April 2009 for $3,2 million, but as the new home needed renovation, he rented a flat at 7 Green Street, where he committed suicide the next year at age 40. After McQueen’s death, the lower floors of 17 Dunraven Street were purchased by an investor, repackaged and sold in late 2013 as a maisonette. Later on, Paul Davies was commissioned to transform the interiors into a luxurious new penthouse, that, after 16-month of thorough refurbishment, turned into an insight in one of the world’s most celebrated British fashion designers.
Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three reception areas of the Mayfair penthouse are filled with portraits of Alexander McQueen, photos of his famous muse Isabella Blow and Annabelle Neilson, and fashion-shots of McQueen’s iconic clothing. References to McQueen’s trademark skull motif and headgear are integrated with wall mirrors and signature black, cream and silver, crowned by a 731-square-foot rooftop terrace, completed exactly according to designer’s initial renovation plan.
The penthouse has brand new interiors with bespoke joinery, designer fully fitted American kitchen, marble bathrooms, comfort cooling/warming, new AV system and state-of-the-art security. The principal rooms have flooring in black American walnut wood; signature colors of cream, silver and black; bespoke furniture, wall mirrors and custom-made Italian chandeliers.