A bespoke DAVIDSON sideboard in the dining room
House of Walpole – The Home of British Luxury Craftsmanship brings together Britain’s best luxury brands within one ultra-luxurious space. It is a collaboration between Northacre Properties and Walpole to showcase and highlight British luxury within a bespoke one-off residence designed entirely by Walpole member Oliver Burns.
Steeped in history, No.1 Palace Street, The St. Regis Residences, is one of London’s most coveted addresses adjacent to His Majesty’s official London residence, boasting unique views of the Palace and its private gardens. Taking inspiration from the gardens, Oliver Burns has created a unique design concept for House of Walpole entitled ‘A Celebration of the Palace Gardens and the apartment features a curated mix of bespoke pieces from the best British luxury brands.
Along with DAVIDSON, Helen Amy Murray, Aiveen Daly, Cole & Son, Savoir Beds and Maddox Gallery are among the luxury craft or art-led brands that have contributed to the House of Walpole. Asprey, Bentley Motors, Axminster Carpets and luxury e-commerce destination Bazaar, also feature within the 4,000 sq. ft duplex 3-bedroom residence overlooking Buckingham Palace gardens. The gardens have been brought to life in this residence with incredible attention to detail, including four Rachel Vosper bespoke scents which emulate each season.
“The history and architecture of No 1 Palace Street, The St. Regis Residences contribute to the luxurious sense of place with many of the historical and listed features, such as the fireplaces and original cornicing, having been lovingly restored. The striking 3.6m floor-to-ceiling heights result in an elegant entertainment space with the vista of Buckingham Palace gardens as a dramatic backdrop. Luxury architectural interior design studio, Oliver Burns, has paid homage to the striking architectural features throughout whilst masterfully bringing the outside in through the story of the Palace Gardens to create a unique turnkey home. It has been wonderful to see each piece of the design come to life and witness the incredible dexterity and talent of so many skilful British makers”
Our concept for House of Walpole seeks to celebrate the enduring love affair between the very best of British luxury and the English garden. Steeped in history and intrigue, the palace gardens provide the most unique backdrop for House of Walpole and have long been a focus for national and royal celebrations. Our design vision is to re-tell the stories from this treasured sanctuary in a modern way, a love letter to the garden’s enduring beauty, transformation and resilience.
The aesthetic for our concept is ‘Majestic Modern’ – a contemporary response that honours the heritage of this enchanting garden in all its splendour, giving the internal space as much gravitas as the external architecture. The design looks to nature’s palette to inform the colour scheme.
The palace gardens provide an endless source of inspiration, with flora and fauna abound. From floral and winged motifs to organic lines, the narrative is weaved through the design using the subtle geometry, abstract pattern and repetition found in nature. Our multi-sensory approach blends traditional details with cutting-edge design, with a contemporary take on traditional materials such as antiqued glass, metal and stone.
We have taken a thoughtful, approach to the brief that mixes both timeless British institutions and the new guard in a thoroughly modern way. This design goes beyond the aesthetic to reflect ‘Thoughtful Luxury’ in practice, all underpinned by The Northacre Properties Way
“House of Walpole showcases contemporary British luxury on a scale rarely seen. Capitalising on the desirability of UK luxury goods to both international and domestic customers, it is a beautifully curated, immersive, and celebratory presentation of the skill and wealth of design talent this country has to offer. With its proximity to Buckingham Palace, House of Walpole at No. 1 Palace Street takes the very best of British luxury craftmanship, including brand collaborations and bespoke pieces to evoke a harmonious yet unique sense of place that will appeal to any future owner. As the sector body for British luxury, we were delighted to be able to convene the brands shown in the apartment and it’s been a pleasure to partner with Walpole members, Northacre Properties and Oliver Burns to bring this captivating project to fruition.”