• Chelsea
  • From £950 per night

Seconds from the King’s Road, this refined two-bedroom apartment balances heritage prestige with contemporary finesse, and offers views of its distinguished neighbourhood from the roof terrace.

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Capacity: 4
Roof terrace
Spanning the top three floors of a red-brick Victorian mansion block, this calming and considered apartment puts vibrant Chelsea right on your doorstep. Step inside, however, and a sense of escapism takes hold. Embracing the essence of Scandinavian and Japanese minimalism, interior designer Verity Woolf has created a space to switch off. Architectural interventions by Maro Kallimani (formerly of Foster + Partners) and Hogarth Architects have accentuated this feeling of ease and openness further, reviving the home’s period framework with modern functionality. 

Arranged over the entire first floor, the double aspect kitchen, dining and reception room is infused with natural light via floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a balcony. Comfort is a defining feature of the room; from the deep Edra sofa to the banquet seating installed either side of the working fireplace, there are ample invitations to relax. Artwork by Friedrich Kunath provides a hint of playfulness – and a conversation starter for meals hosted around the custom-made dining table, which extends seamlessly from the kitchen island, tying the sociable spaces together. Crisp Corian surfaces, a Gaggenau digital induction cooker and Miele appliances take care of the practicalities. 

Threading all three levels together, the apartment’s floating wooden staircase is grand yet effortless, its architectural beauty highlighted by subtle Hue lighting. An understated aesthetic is also at play in the principal bedroom suite on the second floor, where an open en suite bathroom lends a spa-like quality. Screened by a partition wall, a Corian bathtub, walk-in shower and double cantilevered sink imbue the everyday with a touch of luxury. Elsewhere, a dressing area lined with built-in wardrobes ensures a clutter-free space conducive to relaxation. 

Above, a streamlined guest bedroom suite is joined by a second reception room where a fireplace and dark wooden accents keep the mood cosy. Adding to the atmosphere, a plush purple sofa, flat screen LG OLED TV and a well-stocked bar ensure kicking back is on the cards. Turn up the Sonos sound system and tune out. A dumb waiter connects this floor with the kitchen, should you wish to send up more refreshments. 

The pièce de resistance, however, is the roof terrace. Complete with an outdoor living and dining area, plus a lawn, barbecue and Teuco hot tub, it’s tailor-made for entertaining, with panoramic views of the surrounding neighbourhood to boot. 
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    Curated design

    Creatives from Foster + Partners, Hogarth Architects and Woolf Interior Design have each brought their vision to a space where form and function are given equal footing.

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    Press Pause

    Inspired by the minimalist aesthetic of Japanese and Scandinavian design, natural materials and pared-back finishes create a soothing, mediative atmosphere.

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    Al fresco entertaining

    When the weather obliges, the roof terrace comes into its own. Think outdoor dining table, barbecue and hot tub – all with scenic views.

About the area

Characterful Chelsea is your backdrop here – the perfect spot to wine, dine, shop or simply watch the world go by.

A stone’s throw from the well-heeled boutiques and brasseries of the King’s Road, Oakley Street is the place to savour the best of the neighbourhood. Start with a spot of culture at Saatchi Gallery or get your bearings with a walk along the Chelsea Embankment. Next, refresh your wardrobe, then refuel with a leisurely lunch at Medlar or Sophie’s. Come evening, join the locals for a drink at The Cadogan Arms, catch a film at The Everyman or sit down to Michelin-starred fine dining at Elystan Street. 

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