26 Old Queen Street

Property

26 Old Queen Street

Instruction

This property overlooks St James’s Park which was originally land acquired by King Henry VIII for hunting in the 16th century. These large family residences were latterly converted to office use during the mid 1900’s when some of their original internal historic features were removed or destroyed by insertions of partitions and lifts. PBC project managed a scheme to reinstate the grand proportions and features that would have been in place in the 18th century and sought to combine period architectural detailing with the needs of contemporary family living. The key period features that were reinstated or restored were:

  • Grand cantilevered white Moleanous limestone staircase from ground to second floor
  • Rebuilding of the entrance portico with double entrance doorway with fanlight over
  • Reinstating the cornices, ceiling roses, window panelling and shutters where possible
  • Installing marble and Portland stone fireplaces to ground, first and second floors
Features designed for 21st century living included:
  • Large open plan lower ground floor informal family living and dining spaces
  • Concealed kitchen design located behind moving panelled walls
  • State of the art multi-temp wine cellar with integrated humidor
  • Family cinema and media room with roof terrace
  • Lutron Homeworks mood lighting to all rooms including touchless lighting zones
  • Control4 in wall modules to centrally control home cinema, TV, music, lighting, heating, CCTV and curtains (all iPhone/iPad compliant)
  • Future-proof flood wiring of CAT5 and CAT6 data cables
  • Comfort cooling and heating, underfloor heating to stone floors and radiant heat curtains to windows
  • Exquisite finishes including book match slab marble, limestone, walnut and oak Hungarian point floors, handmade wallpapers, polished plaster walls and ceilings, felt lined joinery, precious metal and mother of pearl detailing
  • Service kitchen for formal entertaining
  • Lift servicing all floors

Role

Project Monitoring