Known as ‘Billionaire’s Row’ The Bishops Avenue is one of London’s most illustrious addresses with some of the world’s most high-profile individuals choosing to live here.
Past and present property owners include Royalty, oil magnates, foreign ministers and celebrities. ‘Fairways’ is a luxuriously finished, substantial residence just off the avenue, designed with style and elegance, beautifully hand-crafted bespoke finishes, furniture and furnishings internally to compliment a property of this level.
Full-height reinforced oak double doors lead into the main entrance hall, surmounted by a sweeping staircase and a multi-storey atrium. The mansion is spread over four floors occupying over 17,000 square feet, boasting eight bedroom suites, a lower ground floor leisure complex with a large, beautifully lit swimming pool, sauna, gym and bar area, not to mention a cinema room, all perfect for entertaining.
Fairways opens out into a beautiful 775 sq feet landscaped garden and a private detached guest cottage, enjoying uninterrupted views onto the Highgate golf course.
Because of the price bracket this property sits in, the clientele expect a very high level of finish throughout; the attention is in the detail. I am familiar with working for very prestigious clients so from the offset I had a clear vision of what I wanted to create at Fairways.
The double-volume family room, which is my favourite room, spans the entire rear façade of the property with French doors opening out into the garden, thus providing a perfect inside- outside feel. The substantially sized living room is divided into two zones. As the designer I decided to create a masculine and feminine end where the designs are harmonious with each other by using more of an elegant form of furniture in the female end, complimenting this with a more masculine form using similar materials in the male end, bringing together a seamless, unified design. The majority of furniture within the property has been made bespoke by Cool10 Luxury Interiors to suit the property. I used a variety of textures, from rich velvets, satins, silks, leathers and suede’s, all of the finest quality. Dark chocolate wallpaper brings a more masculine feel to the male end of the living room, brought to life with over-sized chairs and on a practical level providing ample seating. The colour scheme has been kept to browns, mochas and creams, with accent colours added in principle rooms and lighting incorporated carefully through the carefully chosen star pieces. To juxtapose the masculine style, the other end of the room has a feminine feel with luxurious, elaborate furnishings and an art deco fireplace to attract attention.
The mansion has marble flooring throughout and is filled with natural light. Lighting was extremely important in this project, with such high-ceilings and refined finishing’s I had to ensure all of my lighting choices were not only practical but created the most perfect ambience.
Fairways is a fantastic property boasting some of the world’s finest furniture, fittings and finishes. There is no doubt it would make a superb home for those accustomed to The Bishop’s Avenue way of life… . Enjoy.