Having purchased this property in 2002, and left a leafy Chiswick behind, the current owner reimagined this huge open-plan space to offer pocket living on a grand scale. With a recording studio in nearby Barnes, Hotham Hall’s convenient setting placed him within easy commuting distance of work and ensured a smooth journey into central London for business meetings.
"I knew in the first few minutes that I had to have the apartment. It was completely different to everything else I had viewed and had a design and finish streets ahead of anything else. It was incredibly private and hidden away, but also had a scale to it that I loved along with the wrap around gardens".
This vast lateral space covers over 3000 sq ft, set in a unique converted community hall in Putney SW15. Neutral decorative tones, acres of glass and smoked oak wood finishes, coupled with the limestone paved wrap-around terraces with an ornamental pond, combine to create a laid back, tranquil home.
The cavernous, galleried central reception room is arguably the focal point for the entire property, and it’s easy to understand why this room is the owner’s favourite. At its centre is a contemporary living space with impressive high ceilings and walls that are worthy of large, striking pieces of artwork.
The owner’s aspiration for cool, clean lines delivers a wildly stylish and serene living environment which is interwoven with some thoroughly modern tech. The iPad dock controls a number of the key entertainment features while the media room, located in one of the wings, hosts a Blu Ray cinema complete with an HD projector and 3M screen. A huge sliding door, looking like a piece of art in itself, rolls back to reveal a sumptuous home office studio.
Every room in the apartment is neatly located within easy reach of the main reception. The kitchen, another fully refurbished room, has a range of customised Bulthaup B3 units and surfaces complete with attractive lit shelving and an integrated wine cooler.
Heading to the principle bedroom suite via the gallery, you’ll find a generous amount of wardrobe storage and an en-suite bathroom. The large double bedroom has a soft leather floor and full height cantilevered windows providing a view across the landscaped rear garden and pond.
The media room can also be found on this side of the apartment and, to best enjoy the cinema system’s immersive viewing experience, can be completely shuttered off with blackout blinds. To transform this space into a glorious setting for summer entertainment, simply raise the shutters and open the doors. Cross the gallery to the other side of the apartment and you’ll find two further bedrooms sharing a shower room and a private home gym.
Hotham Hall, SW15