There’s a new, standout, addition to the Mayfair property market and it deserves attention. ‘GreyBrook house,’ a five-bedroom duplex penthouse apartment recently awarded the SBID’s International Design Award 2017 for ‘residential design over £1M,’ embodies the luxury and grandeur synonymous with Mayfair. For those with an interest in opulent interiors and lavish design, this showstopper offers much inspiration. Want the details?
Property designers Fenton Whelan have combined the art deco, Grade II listed building’s original features and design history with pioneering contemporary design, to create a home that celebrates indulgence and meticulous detail. This is evident in the living and entertainment spaces, which are light and spacious, on account of large steel-framed windows that lead onto a fully furnished terrace, and filled with bespoke furniture that gives a luxurious, yet cosy feel to the space.
As a result of the desire to maintain an open plan, airy layout, striking design features are used to provide some structure and a division of spaces within the property. Between the living and dining spaces, this is achieved through the use of a dramatic bronze and glass fireplace that hangs from the ceiling. The combination of these materials is dramatic, making a distinct feature within the space.
When creating an uber-luxe feel, marble is undeniably a go-to material. From the kitchen, complete with white Taj Mahal marble island- a focal point for the room and complemented by 1930’s inspired, white upholstered gold bar stool- to the master en-suite bathroom, bedecked with a black marble soaker bath and feature wall, this property is certainly not lacking in use of the grand material. Backlit onyx creates a similarly grandiose feel within the space, appearing both in the kitchen and making a statement in the feature cocktail bar, where it illuminates the plethora of cocktail and martini glasses.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for your own piece of Mayfair, you can expect a 2 or 3 bedroom property to feature within the range of just under £1.5M up to £5.25M. Per square foot, this means a value ranging from £2,200 p.s.f. to £4,400 p.s.f.