The Golden Ratio


Yadav Jani and Bhavnish Chandaria have together amassed a wealth of experience in property and in 2017 decided to start what is now known as One Point Six, a progressive property development company. Luke-James catches up with the pair to find out exactly what the ‘golden ratio’ means for them

What was the inspiration behind starting One Point Six and can you tell us more about what you offer?

Bhavnish: “We have known each other since childhood and always got on fantastically well. After working together on a project, we decided to combine our expertise’s and experience’s as property entrepreneurs to create spectacular residences driven by our belief in the ‘golden ratio’. We develop our own properties as well as providing a turnkey service to individuals and businesses, whether it involves meticulous restorations of their own homes through to a detailed ground-up development to sell.”

Yadav: “We both have significant experience investing in the prime central London market covering thousands of the capital’s finest properties. Our expertise lies in identifying outstanding opportunities sourced through our extensive networks. We create thoughtfully planned spaces as functionally efficient as they are effortlessly glamorous, sensitively tailored to their location.”

Can you tell us more about ‘the Golden Ratio’ and how it is incorporated into your design philosophy?

Yadav: “Absolutely, the ‘golden ratio’ is the divine proportion creating perfect harmony in nature, art and architecture. Ancient Greek mathematicians discovered how to express it mathematically, using the principle to construct the Parthenon. We chose to name ourselves after it to symbolise our commitment to deliver meticulously considered, design-led developments and a reminder inspiration can come from anywhere.”

Bhavnish: “Our acute understanding of the importance of precise proportions sets our homes apart. We commission many pieces of furniture to bespoke specifications. Inspired design is as evident in functionality as it is in glamorous finishes. Careful consideration of layout and the practicalities of everyday living is a hallmark of a One Point Six home.”

You have achieved record deals at a number of landmark London addresses. What has been the secret to these projects’ success?

Bhavnish: “We only choose very specific addresses – this is paramount to our success in achieving three record breaking sales on Pont Street, Cadogan Gardens and Observatory Gardens. We are also selective about who we work with to bring each project to life. Take our success at 49-51 Pont Street. When we originally purchased it in 2014 the layout was not compatible for today’s living standards. We worked in collaboration with Vastu Shastra, a 5000-year-old interior and architectural design practice to create an elegant turnkey home. The property exchanged for £3,345 per square foot, a record price achieved for an apartment on Pont Street.”

Yadav: “By taking the time and investing on the design side more than other developers we have been able to quickly achieve a number of record sales. Earlier this year we launched an exceptionally remodelled 1,840 square foot apartment at Cadogan Gardens. Within three days we agreed a record sale for £6,750,000, an equivalent of 3,668 per square foot, making it the highest price paid for a property per square foot ever at the prestigious garden square address.”

What projects are you working on at the moment?

Bhavnish: “We have just finished our most ambitious project to date, 45 Eaton Square, located at London’s premier garden square address. Originally an unmodernised apartment we transformed the layout to create a three-bedroom turnkey home. Our team introduced a one-to-one ratio of bedroom to bathroom, which is incredibly popular with overseas buyers, all while maintaining the original interior architectural features and character. The period elements are balanced by the intricate contemporary finish emanating luxurious warmth.”

What should we be looking out for from One Point Six in the future?

Bhavnish: “In addition to our flagship launch of 45 Eaton Square, there are a number of interesting projects in the works in London. Excitingly, we are also expanding into new areas of the UK, with our first large development set to launch in Shenley, Hertfordshire in Easter 2021.”

Yadav: “We are also overseeing the development of a fantastic site for a client in Leeds’s city centre, 2 Headrow. It is a Grade II Listed 17,000 square foot, former Lloyds TSB building and will be transformed into a multi-use residential property. It features wonderful ornate detailing on the exterior and was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, one of the architects behind the development of London’s Regent Street.”

For more information on One Point Six visit www.onepointsix.co.uk

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