A former London residence of French fashion millionairess, Marie Callot Gerber, has recently been converted into a super fancy apartments, which have just hit the market. Called The Buckingham, the building is perfect for a Peeping Tom, as the apartments look directly into Buckingham Palace.
Restored by developer Tai United, the apartments range in size from 1,718 – 5,189 square feet and are valued at about $5.6 millions for a two-bedroom unit and up to $23.3 million for a three-bedroom duplex penthouse with two private terraces.
“The grand white stucco mansions and buildings that border Buckingham Palace are some of the grandest in the capital.” The senior negotiator at Beauchamp Estates, the firm marketing the homes, tells WWD.
No doubt! With each home offering a spacious entrance hall, double reception rooms and bedroom with walk-in dressing rooms, they are sure to stun. The larger units have an added sitting room, separate dining room and library. While the building has been renovated, many of its original details such as ceiling roses, wall moldings and grand replacements remain.
The home had been government offices, until 2008 when Tai United started the conversion project.
What’s even more special is the building’s history. If these walls could talk, they’d speak of grand fashion shows, elaborate fetes and photo shoots. Gerber — a rival of Coco Chanel — founded fashion house Callot Soers in Paris in 1895. The London base for the fashion brand was on the property, and its lowers floors were used as a guest venue, while the upper floors housed seamstresses and a pied a terre for the Gerber family. [WWD]