Divine Deco

  • Photo by Richard Waite
    The entrance to the three-story home is on the top level. Opposite the front door, an automated sliding door, which appears to be just part of the wall when it is closed, sets off the private master suite. Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
    A 40-foot-high sculptural relief of an olive tree, created by London’s DKT Artworks, captures the interest of the family’s guests at the top of the stairs. Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
    The staircase’s stone-clad concrete steps pair beautifully with the delicate, curved glass landings and a balustrade made of steel and coated with liquid metal. Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
    A custom bed by the Italian furniture maker Silvano Grifoni rests opposite an ottoman with a pop-up television. Photo by Richard Waite
  • The dressing area’s closet doors are clad in leaf-patterned leather or outfitted with two-way glass that goes from transparent to mirrored at the flip of a switch.
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
    The design team had to reinforce the floor of the wife’s bathroom to accommodate the 1,900-pound slab of onyx. India’s Stone Studio carved the custom Italian marble tub. Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo by Richard Waite
    In the husband’s suite, high-gloss lacquer coats the custom wall unit, which is backed in glass and artfully lit. Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
    To expand the main living space to 1,300 square feet, the London-based firm SHH Architects converted a loggia, using glass walls that open to reveal an outdoor area. Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
    Varieties of stone, including travertine behind the vanity, cover the walls and floors of the husband’s bathroom. Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
    The lounge area next to the dining room is relaxed, comfortable, and well suited to entertaining. Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
    The lounge area next to the dining room is relaxed, comfortable, and well suited to entertaining. Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
    Designed around sophisticated-looking natural woods, the son’s room features cobalt blue curtains and accent pieces—appointments that can easily be swapped out as his tastes change. Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
    Shades of pink dominate the daughter’s bedroom, where the home’s floral motif comes into play in the Tai Ping rug and custom cabinet. Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
    The theater makes use of the lack of natural light on the home’s lower level. A French craftsman spent a month upholstering the walls with herringbone coverings. Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo by Richard Waite
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography
  • Photo © James Silverman Photography

Six years in the making, this 7,000-square-foot home in London’s upscale Chelsea neighborhood combines Art Deco–inspired elements with such modern touches as high-tech automated doors and state-of-the-art cooling systems. The London-based firm SHH Architects executed the homeowners’ request for something “luxurious but homey” with rich, textural wall coverings, bespoke furnishings, and stone. The resulting residence includes four bedrooms; an expansive main living and dining area with outdoor access; and a sophisticated but relaxed theater. Read more about the project in Robb Report Home & Style’s March/April issue.

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