Kohler Announces Official Plans For The Hamilton Grand Renovation at St. Andrews
I have been following this renovation process of the Hamilton Grand (see above) for over a year now, and have written articles for Luxist on the process and progress of this unique renovation project.
Just yesterday more news: Kohler Co. announced the official development plans for Hamilton Grand, one of golf's most historic buildings. Located adjacent to the 255 year old Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, Hamilton Grand overlooks the 18th Green of the Old Course, The West Sands Beach and the Bay of St. Andrews. When finished, Hamilton Grand will become the fourth historic property restored and renovated by Kohler Co.
Last year, Kohler Co., through its subsidiary, The Old Course Limited, purchased Hamilton Grand, In conjunction with the Kingdom of Fife, the county where St. Andrews is located. Kohler Co. then held a two-day public consultation, where it welcomed St. Andrews citizens to learn more about the plans and to provide feedback for restoring the building. The meetings were met with significant interest and support, providing meaningful discourse between developer and community.
Together, new plans were conceptualized and created.
Here is the result: Hamilton Grand will offer a total of 26 private residences -- 22 two bedroom, one three bedroom, and three four-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 1,333 to 2,700 square feet,including a penthouse with expansive 360-degree views and a private balcony. The residences will be available unfurnished or fully furnished with handcrafted furniture from Baker, a Kohler-owned company. Signature KOHLER plumbing products will be included in each residence. Floorplans can be downloaded at www.HamiltonGrand.co.uk.
Residents will experience hospitality that will include butler service, valet parking and a golf concierge. Hamilton Grand will also feature a Grill Restaurant and Bar, open to the public, and a Members' Library on the ground floor. A private chef and Sommelier will also be available. The residents will have exclusive membership and access to The Duke's Course, Kohler Waters Spa and all the amenities of the Old Course Hotel.
The pricing involves a 99 year lease model, starting from £1.35M, or a little over $2,160,000 USD. There will be a revenue sharing rental program in place where the owners can place the residence into a rental program managed by The Old Course Hotel. Completion of the project is slated for Summer, 2012.