Complete floorplan of Buckingham Palace created for first time ever

Burglars, rejoice! For the first time ever, there is an almost complete floorplan of Buckingham Palace available to the public.

Built in 1703 as a house for the Duke of Buckingham, it was enlarged after King George III acquired it in 1761. Previously, the only plans available were architect John Nash’s 1826 blueprints when he further enlarged the royal residence, or details taken from Aston Webb’s remodeling in 1913.

When the super sleuths at HomeAdvisor found out there were no up-to-date plans everyone could see — they set about fixing it that and commissioned team of researchers and an architect to plot out one of the world’s most famous homes.

The result is fascinating.

The group divided the Palace into three sections: The Central Block, the Queens Apartments and the East Front — then collected pre-existing floor plans in video and print, information about each section of the palace and images of the interiors of the different rooms, before sharing the research with architect Jelena Popovic.

Overall there were over 19 staterooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms that were charted, however, HomeAdvisor says, “there are some areas of the palace that remain a mystery and are off-limits to anyone except palace staff.”

The Queen’s apartments:

Out of the Palace’s 775 rooms, the Queen really only uses six rooms in her private apartments: The bedroom, private sitting room, dressing room, the bathroom, the Audience Room and a mysterious area called “Bobo MacDonald’s suites.”

There are very few pictures of any of the rooms except the Audience Room, where the Queen gives a weekly audience to the Prime Minister — as well as meetings with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and visiting heads of state. It has pale blue walls and dark wood flooring installation, and is considered more “modern” than other rooms in the Palace.

Meanwhile, according to Home Advisor: “Margaret (Bobo) MacDonald was the nanny, dresser and confidante of the Queen until her death in 1993 at the age of 89. It is unknown if, since then, these suites have been repurposed or if they now lay empty in tribute to the Queen’s closest confidante.”

Central Block:

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