REDE BETWEEN THE LINES
Rede Place, W11
For purists, Rede Place represents a perfect example of a 1960’s interpretation of the classic mews house; linear, modest and architecturally private. Behind the façade however, the house tells another story, revealing itself as a carefully curated celebration of international design. Originally designed by Guy Stansfeld Architects, it was refinished in 2017 by London-based interior designer Brian Woulfe of Designed By Woulfe.
“We wanted to create a fluidity that unified the spaces in this Notting Hill project. With the use of repeated pattern and colour, we provided a certain connectivity between the interlocking spaces.
There is no space left unconsidered in this exciting and vibrant property. The spaces are not distinct, so creating different zones for different purposes throughout the property was a challenge.” – Brian Woulfe
Defining the lateral space that this mews house affords, the focal point is a first floor, 45-foot reception room which spans the property front to back, mirrored in a master bedroom suite of the same size, on the floor above. Elsewhere a wine cellar is tucked into the lower ground floor, while a snug and terrace on the third floor make the most of the rooftop views on this hidden lane in the heart of west London.
The roof terrace was conceived by Chelsea gold-medallist Adolfo Harrison, who based the design on the four classic elements of water, fire, air and earth. The tranquil space is a harmonious composition of basalt stone cladding, a water-blade feature, bio-fuel fireplace and western red cedar.
The most surprising but also the most defining quality of this property is how naturally its structural, fairly masculine architectural frame sits so well with the relaxed luxury city interior that Notting Hill has laid claim to. Special pieces have been sourced to combine with bespoke furniture and fine finishes that give each of the three bedrooms their own character, without feeling like disparate spaces.