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Alexander McQueen's former home up for sale for £8.5M

FashionBy Sunday World
Alexander McQueen's former home up for sale for £8.5M

Alexander McQueen's former home is being sold for £8.5 million.

The luxury property, situated in Mayfair, London, belonging to the late designer - who passed away in 2010 - has been put on the market following a huge refurbishment.

The late couturier bought the lavish space, which is complete with a roof garden, in 2009 - when it was then divided into apartments - for a jaw-dropping £2.5 million.

McQueen had the view of transforming the apartments into one single space and rented out a nearby flat while overseeing the redevelopment.

However, he sadly took his own life six years ago and never got to see the completed make over.

Interior design house Paul Davies London have been working on the home for the last 16 months on a multi-million transformation, which is art deco-inspired and a tribute to McQueen.

The property features an elaborate spiral staircase, which links to lavish bedrooms on the lower floors and a kitchen made by Clive Christian complete with a wine chiller.

It also has catwalk mirrors and photographs from the designer's fashion shoots lining the walls and a dining area with 10 seats.

17 Dunraven Street previously homed Alexander Mountbatten, Queen Victoria's son, and the acclaimed author P.G. Wodehouse.

McQueen was the working class son of a taxi driver from east London who after earning an apprenticeship at Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard rose through the fashion world to become head designer at Givenchy.

He then founded his own label in 2004 and went on to receive a CBE from the Queen for his contribution to fashion.

However, following the death of his mother Joyce in 2010 he fell into a deep depression and committed suicide on February 11 at the age of 40 the day before her funeral and nine days after she had died from cancer at the age of 75.