Ashberg House, Chelsea
Only recently unveiled, Ashberg House is a stunning contemporary house located within the Bolton’s Conservation Area of Kensington & Chelsea. Commissioned by a private developer, we were responsible for the interior architecture, design, furnishing and branding of this trophy 8,400 sq ft new build home.
Named after one of the world’s most singular diamonds, Ashberg House takes influence from this extraordinary stone, not least in its glass architectural aesthetic and faceted interior details, but also the precise and exacting construction methods employed. Designed in a modern vernacular to include a plethora of glass, black basalt and bronze details, the building elevations are a provocative counterpoint to Chelsea’s traditional brick & stucco villas; boldly challenging the status quo whilst retaining a classical proportionality. The contemporary facade, discreet but distinct in nature, belies the scale of the living volume beyond.
The linear and clean-lined modern architecture of Ashberg House is perfectly balanced with softening interior elements inspired by nature’s organic forms. With the vast majority of furniture and furnishings bespoke created for the property, the house has been designed with a sense of balance and
proportion in mind influenced by the principles of feng shui; rough textures against smooth, light finishes contrasting with dark, more feminine elements juxtaposing the more masculine, the exterior blending seamlessly with the interior, references to water and fire, resulting in a design that offers a great sense of tranquillity and wellbeing.
Spanning five storeys and comprising five en-suite bedrooms spread across three floors, this exceptional property consists of a large formal reception room covering the ground floor, whilst the main living area in the lower ground floor comprises of a large open plan kitchen, dining and family area, with supporting service kitchen and rooms on the same floor. A secluded garden beyond, complete with its own external log fireplace, is an outside extension of the main space. The Spa floor includes a critically acclaimed swimming pool influenced by Richard Wilson’s installation ’20:50’at London’s Saatchi Gallery.
The Master Bedroom suite dominates the whole first floor and is an oasis of space and calm, with the sumptuous bedroom’s notable design feature a series of art work panels behind the master bed showcasing a foliage pattern of hand painted silk and embroidery in pastel tones on a neutral field.
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