The Star and Garter Building in Richmond: famous hotel transformed into luxury homes that come with Harrods concierge and river views

Boasting a spa, Harrods concierge and marble entrance lounge, these luxury apartments sit in landscaped gardens.

Richmond is countryside for cautious commuters. Bounded by the Thames and a 2,500-acre country park, it boasts a river promenade and a superb vista from the top of Richmond Hill — the only view in England that is protected by an Act of Parliament.

If you have made your packet by selling up the central London home, you could indulge yourself by buying one of the 86 grand flats being created at The Star and Garter building. 

This historic, listed edifice sits in landscaped terrace gardens and grounds overlooking the Thames and Petersham Meadows. Formerly a home for sailors, soldiers and airmen disabled in the First World War, the present building dates back to the Twenties. 

It replaced a military hospital that was once a famous hotel used by royalty, artists and writers including Charles Dickens, who celebrated the publication there of his eighth novel, David Copperfield, in 1851. 

A marble hall with grand staircase is the entrance lobby, while the restored King’s Room will be a spa, and a Harrods concierge is part of the package.

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments cost from £1.75 million. Call developer London Square on 0333 666 0102.

 

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The famous Star and Garter building in Richmond has been a famous hotel and a military hospital

 

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The spacious homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows and high-spec interiors

 

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From £1.75 million: two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments

 

 


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