London’s only Grade I listed new build development has been unveiled on the edge of Regent’s Park, combining heritage architecture with contemporary interiors and luxury amenities
A Grade I listed new build is a rare thing indeed. Regent’s Crescent in Marylebone, originally designed by John Nash in 1820, has long been regarded as a splendid example of Regency architecture and style, and now it has been re-imagined for London’s luxury homes market.
Set to be one of the capital’s most illustrious and historically fascinating new addresses, the newly unveiled Regent’s Crescent development by CIT – which counts South Bank Tower and Sea Containers House among its significant projects – comprises 67 Grade I listed apartments and nine Garden Villas.
The majestic building, alongside the surrounding environs of Regent Street and Regent’s Park, were famously commissioned by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, to house his closest friends and family. The building is of such historical significance that it will be allowed to retain its Grade I listing, despite a complete rebuild.
Located on the edge of Regent’s Park, the newly built properties will be set behind a recreation of Nash’s elegant original façade, which was partially destroyed during WWII and patched up in the 60s, honouring the creative vision of the Georgian architect who is also famous for Buckingham Palace and the Brighton Pavilion.
The meticulous exterior build is being overseen by award-winning architects PDP London, while architecture and interiors studio Millier are reinterpreting the grandeur of Regency decor to complement contemporary living with refined neutral palettes and luxury materials such as herringbone timber flooring, marble and ornate plaster mouldings.
The new high-specification residences will also feature sophisticated communal areas. Residents will be greeted by grand front doors featuring Regency-style fanlights, stone steps and traditional railings leading into a double-height entrance lobby and sweeping, imperial staircase.
Other Regency-inspired features include the reintroduction of chimney stacks and the preservation of a celebrated 18th century ice well discovered on site.
Residents will have exclusive access to high calibre amenities such as a 9,000 sq ft basement with a spa, swimming pool, spa-pool, sauna and steam room and private cinema, as well as underground valet parking, business centre and 24-hour concierge and security.
‘Regent’s Crescent combines historical importance, original design, unsurpassed new build quality and remarkable location’
The development also offers rare access to eight acres of exclusive resident’s gardens in private Park Crescent and Park Square, as well as 1.5 acres of secluded private gardens to the rear of the property featuring lawns, mature trees and planted borders designed by landscape architects Bowles & Wyer.
‘Regent’s Crescent is a remarkable scheme,’ says Chris Richmond, Head of Sales at CIT. ‘Its unique combination of enchanting and historical importance, outstanding original design, unsurpassed new build quality and remarkable location make it a very rare and special offering for the capital.’
Regent’s Crescent is due for completion in the second quarter of 2020 with 2-5 bedroom properties starting from £2.9million with Knight Frank and Savills.
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