Rede Place, W2
If you are serious about art, how do you display your collection and perhaps more importantly, does your house function as a home first and a gallery second or the other way around?
The owners of this mews house in Notting Hill were able to not only display their breathtaking art collection beautifully but transformed their home into a sculptural masterpiece. Designed and finished by Guy Stansfeld Architects, every aspect of this home was carefully considered to meet the needs of its owners. Although infinitely practical with its lateral arrangement, it provides the perfect showcase for the owners’ exquisite collection of paintings, installations and sculptures.
While the lower ground floor provides the essentials of a laundry room, plant room and garage, the ground floor offers a surprising second double garage plus two en suite guest bedrooms on either side of the entrance lobby. The first floor is entirely open plan but zoned for the sleek custom designed kitchen, dining area and sitting area all of which enjoy views through the panoramic glass wall which opens onto Rede Place.
It is the master bedroom suite where things get really interesting. Comprising over 45 square feet, this indulgent space includes a huge master bathroom and an office/dressing area. Even more space was to be found on the top floor with its media room and bar leading out onto a beautifully designed roof terrace. To say this was a space designed for entertaining is perhaps an understatement.
The latest in technology was incorporated, too, including a Crestron system, Leax lighting design and air conditioning to keep the home at the ideal temperature for the art. There was also a surprising amount of storage in this minimalist home.
Although we suspect that any owner would probably be entertaining at home, Rede Place was in a fabulous location just moments from numerous bars, restaurants and delis.