Everyone dreams of living in the top floor penthouse with the city skyline as their view as they sip their morning coffee or enjoy their evening cocktails. But it isn’t very often the chance to look behind the doors of an award winning penthouse and bring that dream a small step closer. In the cosmopolitan hub of London, the wealthy region of Mayfair is home to the recently crowned SBID’s International Design Award’s for ‘residential design over £1M. An incredible piece of interior design fusing art deco styles with the historic architecture of the Grade Two listed penthouse, known as ‘Greybrook House,’ it sheds light on what it takes to provide the best accommodation for the super wealthy.
Noticeable as soon as you step in the door way, the pristine marble hall way leads to a sitting room full of bespoke furniture, that is comfortable yet luxurious. A dramatic hanging bronze glass fireplace acts as a focal point within the room, whilst simultaneously providing a divide between the living and dining area. The space is flooded with natural light on account of large, steel-framed windows which allow access to a fully furnished terrace. Indoor-outdoor living continues to be a trend within luxury interiors and is particularly appealing in such central locations.
This impressive accolade was achieved by the team at Fenton Whelan, whose attention to detail ensured that original features and modern requirements were intertwined in an effective manner, showcasing exactly what a multimillion pound penthouse should offer.
Designed with entertainment in mind, this property combines elements reminiscent of a 1930’s cocktail club, with modern appliances. Examples of this include a back-lit onyx cocktail bar, a plush vert de terre suede banqueting suite, bronze bulthaup cabinetry fitted with Gaggenau appliances and herringbone marble tiled flooring. The focal point of the kitchen is its central island, fashioned with Taj Mahal marble and complemented by white upholstered, gold finish bar stools. The look and feel of the space is chic and sophisticated, yet fresh and contemporary.
In keeping with the use of white marble throughout the property, a staircase leads to an impressive rooftop garden, complete with views of London’s iconic skyline. Attention to detail elevates this space from impressive, to outstanding. In particular, the gestures made to its art-deco origins. This is particularly evident in the bedroom, where the lacquered finish wardrobes feature an era inspired pattern, the bathroom floor is adorned with gold and black geometric shapes, also in keeping with the design movement. Particularly What impressive and demonstrates the finesse of Fenton Whelan is the use of this same pattern on the doors throughout the property. Ultimately, this creates a real feel of consistency and consideration within the property, enhancing its luxury feel.
The master bedroom, set on the lower floor, is designed with relaxation and luxury in mind. The lacquered finish wardrobes are enhanced by an art-deco inspired finish, in keeping with the theme that runs throughout the property. The spacious master bedroom boasts a large fully fitted dressing room and vanity. As throughout the property, the colour scheme is neutral.
The white marble floor of the master en-suite is complete with black and gold geometric shapes, which adds an extra dose of exuberance to the space, in addition, and match the patterned finish on the doors throughout the property. The black marble soaker bath is a striking centrepiece within the space, whilst black is often a difficult colour to use in a space that lacks natural light, it is successfully offset by the use of mirrored walls which bring light to the space and enable it to appear to be more spacious.
The property has an additional four bedrooms, each complete with upholstered headboards, book matched marble and bespoke joinery. Gold and glistening W1 postcodes continue to be amongst the most sought after, with leading property experts in the Mayfair area and agents for this sale, Wetherell, commenting that ‘even when the property market in other areas may seem unpredictable, you can always be assured of world-class design and opportunities in Mayfair.’ This boutique residency demonstrates just this.
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