Alexander McQueen's luxury London home for sale for £8.5m:multi-million pound refurbishment celebrates the life and work of the iconic fashion designer

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Alexander McQueen's former Mayfair residence has been refurbished into a duplex penthouse, for sale for £8.5 million.

The world-renowned British fashion designer bought much of 17 Dunraven Street in 2009 for a reported £2.5 million.

He was in the process of turning the townhouse, that had been converted into flats, back into a single residence when he took his own life in 2010.

Over the past 16 months the upper floors have been transformed into a two-bedroom, two-bathroom luxury apartment spanning 1,790 sq ft.

The multi-million pound refurbishment by Paul Davies London celebrates the life and work of the fashion designer.

World-renowned: British fashion designer Alexander McQueen bought the Mayfair townhouse a year before his death in 2010. Image: Tony Buckingham

Features include striking portraits of McQueen, photos of his famous muses Isabella Blow and Annabelle Neilson, and fashion shots of his iconic designs.

There is also a “fashion catwalk” lined with mirrors and photos of McQueen’s famous fashion shows, plus references to McQueen’s trademark skull motif and headgear.

A chrome spiral staircase on the upper landing leads to the roof terrace for which McQueen had got planning permission, but it was never finished.

The black timber decked area has views over Mayfair and offers 2,400 sq ft of entertaining space, complete with an outside kitchen.

The townhouse was built in 1897 and has also been home to His Highness Alexander Mountbatten, grandson of Queen Victoria, and author PG Woodhouse.

The lower floors were bought and sold by a developer as a single masionette, three years ago.

The duplex penthouse at 17 Dunraven Street is available for sale for £8.5 million (share of freehold). Contact joint sole agents Wetherell on 020 7529 5566 or Knight Frank on 020 7499 1012.

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