Interior designers look to all different areas for inspiration from nature and art to history. But the creators of a five-bedroom home for sale in London used a unique source for their vision: a car. The interiors of Singer Suite at Chelsea Barracks were inspired by the Singer Porsche 911, the sought-after collector's item named for the legendary Porsche engineer Norbert Singer.
Currently on the market for over $42 million, the 6,050-square-foot home takes up an entire floor at 1 Mulberry Square, a boutique condominium building. The residence is within the newly finished section of Chelsea Barracks, the unprecedented 13-acre, $6 billion real estate development in the heart of one of London's most exclusive neighborhoods. The project has been 12 years in the making, and Prince Charles was even involved at one point.
As far as the Singer Suite, designer Lawson Robb embraced Singer's belief that "everything is important." That means every shape, form, bold color accent, and detail was integral to the overall design of the space. You'll also notice a lot of clean lines and carefully selected furniture to define the spaces. Meanwhile, wrap-around floor to ceiling windows provide 360-degree views across London.
Elsewhere, the residence features a study, service kitchen, and five en-suite bedrooms, including a master suite with his and her dressing rooms. Beautiful English herringbone and marble flooring flow throughout the property, while the bespoke kitchen boasts Sub-Zero and Wolf and Gaggenau appliances. This is in addition to staff accommodation and the ability to customize everything.
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"This five-bedroom home has the virtue of views over every direction of Chelsea Barracks and vibrant leafy London beyond," said development manager Francesca Sharkey in a statement. "The challenge we celebrated was configuring the layout to arrange rooms and uses to compliment the best vistas while forming a logical sequence of uses to facilitate everyday living thoughtfully."
She added, "There is a considered hierarchy of spaces in which to welcome guests into the home, be it for business, or exciting social occasions, while also providing an oasis of privacy for family members to enjoy. The scale of the home, the nine-foot-high ceilings, wide doorways, ample storage, and generously proportioned rooms will accommodate the most expansive collection of treasured belongings."