Few people can boast having a view of a royal palace from their bedroom window. But whoever buys St. James’s House at 88 St. James’s Street can watch the “changing of the guard” and catch an occasional glimpse of Her Majesty. This magnificent British period residence superbly located adjacent to St. James’s Palace in the heart of London’s most prestigious and historic district has been listed on sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Strutt & Parker for about $32 million.
This landmark Grade II listing building was formerly owned by the Crown. A development of approximately 46,000 square feet, St. James’s House is available exclusively for private sale. St James’s is, in fact, the capital’s grandest quarter. At the heart of London’s clubland, this quarter has traditionally been defined by its four corners – Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and Buckingham Palace.
St James’s heritage is linked with the Royal Family and the area is quintessentially English – with its parks and elegant buildings. Many of the established shops around St James’s are distinctly British, from Fortnum & Mason to the cheesemonger Paxton and Whitfield and barber and perfumer Geo. F. Trumper. This appeals to a lot of potential buyers from around the world.