£22.5 Million Contemporary Luxury Home For Sale

30.05.17

Five Cannon Lane, in a quiet conservation area in the heart of Hampstead Village, London NW3, is a contemporary minimalist home designed by world famous architect Claudio Silvestrin. Extending to approximately 7,940 sq ft this serene luxury home is offered for sale by Beauchamp Estates: spread over 5 floors, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, multiple reception areas, spa area and indoor pool, the property comes complete with a terraced garden designed by Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist, Chris Beardshaw.

Cannon Lane, is a picturesque and exceptionally private road, minutes from Hampstead Village and Hampstead Heath. The charm of the ‘village in the city’ has made this enclave of London a highly desirable location that attracts many high profile and discerning individuals.

The site, purchased in 2007, previously contained an unremarkable house designed in the 70s that failed to maximize the benefits of the super location, both in respect of accommodation and view. The developers wanted to create an exceptional home both in respect of style and scale: plots in this conservation area of London that do not contain listed properties are rare and therefore something quite exceptional would be required: international architect Claudio Silvestrin was appointed, renown for his work with Armani and previous collaborations with Kanye West, Calvin Klein and Anish Kapoor. Working through a two stage planning strategy, the first planning grant was issued in September 2010.

Silvestrin ultimately delivered a contemporary home, that while not disturbing the proportions of the topography of Cannon Lane has the ‘wow’ factor in spades.  After numerous iterations of the design a final blueprint was agreed and approved by the local authority in June 2013. Silvestrin not only designed the house, but also the interiors, ensuring continuity of style and that no detail was left unnoticed or ignored.

The simple unassuming brick exterior of Five Cannon Lane while consistent with the calm serene atmosphere of the interior belies the true scale and cathedral like proportions of the property.  Once through the front entrance, standing in the modest minimalist hall, the house begins to reveal itself.  With the gentle sound off running water draws you forward, the far-off sound of more ebullient water draws you to the right and down a seemingly never ending flight of stairs, that curve and disappear into the distance.  The space starts to unfold, revealing immediately that the interior style is both calm and elegant, yet lavish, with minimalist lines and a carefully curated pallet of earth and natural tones.  The key materials used throughout that make up the earth through to ochre palette, are porphyry stone, from the Italian Dolomites, oxidized brass and bronze and oak. These materials are used throughout the house, in every area, which explains the almost £1 million spent on the stone.  The calm and warm yellow ochre of the porphyry stone unites with the warm natural oak floors and oxidized metal detailing, to create a unique and pleasing environment, that the absence of unnecessary ornamentation adds to: a tranquil oasis away from the city streets.

In creating such a unique residence the developers also wished to ensure that the outside space was also used effectively and in such a way that it complimented the design and layout of the house.  Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist, Chris Beardshaw was appointed to design the garden, which accommodates four levels, including the roof garden, accessed from the second floor.  The garden, in addition to providing a feature to lookout upon also provides a number of outdoor spaces for relaxation and entertaining.

Every aspect of Five Cannon Lane has been designed and built to an exceptional standard and with a rare level of precision.  This has created an exceptional and unique home, as recognized by the LEAF Awards in 2016, when Five Cannon Lane won Best International Interior Design.

Claudio Silvestrin said: ‘The feeling of Five Cannon Lane is one of calm and serenity; it’s almost a meditative space. To achieve this simplicity, technology is mostly hidden and there is no ornamentation of any kind. However there is drama – the 42 step stone staircase that leads down to the pool and spa which recalls an ancient site, for example.’

Rosy Khalastchy, of Beauchamp Estates said: ’Five Cannon Lane is an exceptional property in a wonderfully secluded setting.  The discrete nature of the property: unobtrusively nestling in Cannon Lane, like a hidden gemstone.  Once inside, the true nature and scale of the house starts to reveal itself, showing clearly how the spectacular design and space is super for both relaxed living and entertaining.”

For further information please contact Beauchamp Estates on +44 (0)20 7722 9793 or visit  www.beauchamp.com

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