A substantial art deco house in north-west London, perfect for families and friends alike.
This spacious art deco home is the ideal entertaining space, both inside and out, and takes sociable living to the next level. The central reception room at the front of the house is a symphony of curves, featuring Crittall bow windows. With its navy velvet seating, a corner tiger-print cocktail bar and even a marigold piano under an iconic image of Bowie, it’s the perfect entertaining room. Flowing on from this is a playful sitting room, where open archways lead to a third, light-filled reception room, with French doors tempting you out into the south-facing garden.
The sociable kitchen, with its sophisticated cabinetry, central and range cooker, is designed for get-togethers, whether gathered around the breakfast bar, or in the curved banquette seating, a reference to the classic American diner. It also offers access to the tiered garden, where a dining table sits on a charcoal terrace. Down the steps, a seating area and room for sun loungers by the heated pool. If you do find yourself working in the garden office, you can reward yourself with a few lengths, a spell in the hot tub or time relaxing in the beautifully fitted-out sauna. Nor are the youngsters neglected, with a full-sized trampoline.
Up the striking monochrome stairs, the first floor has a similarly glamorous vibe. The master suite pays homage to the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in its banana-leaf feature wall, here updated in a soft blush. This colour carries through to the beautifully fitted dressing room and deco-inspired tiles in the en-suite’s walk-in shower with gold accents. And if you needed a clue as to the homeowner’s profession, an electric guitar might just give the game away.
A second bedroom has a monochrome vibe, echoing the Crittall windows, with a door out onto a balcony. There are two further bedrooms, one currently used as a music room. The family bathroom again brings the 1930s up to date with a luxury freestanding bath, brass fittings and dramatically patterned navy tiles. A home of luxury.