Where to begin? Just as in the rainforest, surprises linger at every turn with no design choices left to chance in efforts to maximise the cavernous double-height space. The imperious arched windows of this converted 19th century Methodist chapel flood this split-level apartment with natural light. The shady seclusion of the rainforest canopy is ingeniously replicated by imposing hanging plants that loom from the mezzanine level while oversized potted trees adorn the main living area. It's a treasure trove of interweaving textures, perhaps best encapsulated through the seamless symmetry of crisp whites against reclaimed brick detail.
Coffee table nods to Tom Ford and Annie Leibovitz underscore this property’s unerring passion for arresting visuals, while daring experiments in design continue in the kitchen. Snugly nestled beneath the mezzanine level, it’s an unabashed key change in styles offering a flawless exhibition of Brazilian mid-century design in action. A suave home of unadulterated style (the owner has designed and made some of the furniture in this home), we can imagine sexy Bossa Nova melodies playing whilst caipirinhas are served on ice...
As beguiling as any banyan tree, the weaves of wood that artfully adorn the mezzanine level beckon shelter in the principal bedroom, epitomising relaxation with a minimalist aesthetic and soothing hues. Reached by a separate flight of stairs, neutral tones and captivating objets d’art ensure that blissful calm is mirrored in the second bedroom. A lavish roll-top bath brings a touch of exuberance to the contemporary family bathroom, retaining a natural ebullience with its ethereal skylight.
Situated a short walk from Archway and Upper Holloway stations, this designer home is excellently served by convenient links to central London. Leafy Highgate and Hampstead Heath are also within easy reach.
The unyielding attention to detail that marks this apartment out as a design masterpiece; no stone is left unturned to enhance the immense open-plan space within.