This property was once the London
residence of the 2nd Duke of Westminster.
The Richemont Group purchased the
building which at the time was in
need of major investment.
This project involved major structural
alterations, a large basement extension,
full façade restoration and fitting
out to a very high standard. The
programme commenced with Demolition
and structural works only being
agreed with the conservation and
listed building departments of the
Local Authority. At this stage the
design was still being drawn up
however, works commenced to save
Works were completed over 10
months to the value of £3.3 million.
The building contains 4 bedrooms,
a spa, 2 retail areas, a tailor,
gents traditional barbers, museum,
private dining rooms, a restaurant
and a basement bar, cinema and humidor.
The property is littered with
original architectural points of
interest and retains much of the
splendid features. All which had
to be carefully protected or restored
by specialist tradesman. Every original
feature was restored under the watchful
eye of the conservation department
within Westminster Council
As well as the façade and internal
areas of the building being fully
restored, the courtyards and original
boundary walls were also repaired
and landscaped. Original York stone
was purchased from salvage yards
to recreate the original feel to
the retail court yard on Davis Street
The exterior elevations were
also fully restored and the brickwork
was all re-stained by hand to match
the original details and colours.
The project was completed in
2009 to a very high standard and
is now the new Head office, restaurant,
Hotel and retail outlet for Alfred
Dunhills in Mayfair.
The museum, filled with bespoke
joinery and artefacts.
A restored fireplace within one
of the feature bedrooms.
The palatial private dining and
lounge area complete with restored
panelling, fabric stretched wall
coverings, new mahogany crown cut
veneered doors, reclaimed oak floors
and gold guilded cornices.