FLAIR FOR STYLE
Metallic and heritage tones are tastefully incorporated throughout the home to make for a sophisticated look.
Through a bronze front door, one enters the ground floor where the entrance hall, a living lounge, dining area, and study are located. Below this ground floor is the basement, which has an open plan kitchen, two guest bedrooms and a sunken living lounge with a bespoke Echlin corner sofa and a Jacob’s Ladder rug by Floor Story.
On both the ground and basement levels, generous full-height windows look out to a 20-foot high vertical green wall to give the living zones a garden-like feel. “The glass floor on the ground level allows views down into the basement along with lots of natural light. The head height in the basement adds to the feeling of space whilst the change in floor level provides a visual separation between the kitchen and dining room,” says Steve.
On the top floor are the master bedroom, which includes a leather clad dressing room, and two more guests bedrooms. All the bedrooms were designed with attached bathrooms and hidden vents and air-conditioning units. A three-story, sculptural, bespoke oak wood helical staircase handcrafted in East Sussex, connects all three levels.
Bespoke, made-in-Britain furniture, antiques and vintage accessories were carefully curated to create Echlin’s signature less-ismore look. Mid-century classics such as Fritz Hansen chairs, along with Alvar Aalto, Michael Anastassiades and Viabizzuno lighting imbue the interiors with a paired-back elegance.
Warm autumnal tones, rich coppers, bronzes, greens, golds and dark blues, a bespoke marquetry dining table by awardwinning Manchester based Winter & Kurth, and sumptuous fabrics from Pierre Frey, de le Cuona, Christian Fischbacher, Altfield and Nicky Haslam create an immediate sense of calm and tranquillity.