Restoration Hardware, a California chain that sells luxury furniture and home decor, said it has signed a lease for the historic building at 234 Berkeley St. in Boston, once home to the swank LouisBoston clothing store. [fragment number=0]
The site is located between Boylston and Newbury streets. The building has a neoclassical façade and was designed in the French Academic style by architect William G. Preston, Restoration Hardware said in a press release. It was built in 1863, and it was the long-time home of the New England Museum of Natural History. It currently has more than 40,000 square feet of space.
The building’s ownership group is S.R. Weiner & Associates and WS Development.
Last year, LouisBoston relocated to new space on the South Boston Waterfront. The new location is near the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Restoration Hardware has yet to announce when it will open its store on Berkeley Street.