Brand Snapshot | ‘A sanctuary in the city’ Echlin’s latest project Leverton House
Leverton House offers a meaningful balance of classical elegance and modern family living.
Visionary design and development studio, Echlin unveils its latest turn-key residence on Ossington Street, one of Notting Hill’s charming tree-lined avenues, located just metres from Kensington Gardens and Palace. Set behind an attractive period facade, the unique five/six-bedroom family home spans almost 4,000ft² internally, with over 2,000ft² of outside space. It is currently on the market through Knight Frank and Van Han.
Situated in the Pembridge Square Conservation area, the house has a classically restored Georgian inspired but actually early Victorian frontage, yet behind the facade it is the ultimate in modern family living space, with an abundance of natural light and a strong connection to nature.
Once inside the house, which has generously wide proportions, it has been transformed for contemporary living, with a sense of immediate calm and tranquility with the nature inspired palette and generous use of organic materials. It offers generous living spaces with flexibility for residents to use rooms to suit their individual needs and changing requirements over time.
A striking feature of the home, and a quality Echlin brings to all of its projects, is the central “green core” courtyard with living wall flooding all levels with natural light. In addition there is an elegant spiral staircase running through the whole of the property connecting all five levels.
Sam McNally, co-founder and design director for Echlin, comments: “Leverton House is very much influenced by our team’s passion for quality design, British craftsmanship, and an understanding of every-day living needs. Lifestyle is at the core of our designs; we recognise that mood, wellbeing and happiness are all shaped by what surrounds us and we are committed to making these spaces as stylish but also as user friendly as we can. We work incredibly hard to create truly exceptional flexible living spaces and we feel this vision has been brought to life here in Notting Hill. We want this house to be lived in and enjoyed throughout the generations.”
Internally, the property is laid out over five floors. The main entrance is on the raised ground level, and leads into a more formal drawing room ideal for entertaining, with the eye drawn through to a large south-west facing terrace which overlooks the 50ft landscaped garden to the rear.
The rich palette of natural materials includes a combination of marble, stone, linens, sisal, woods and leather. The colour palette includes elegant dark greens, mustard yellows and hints of burgundy. This combination of textures and colours offers a contemporary interior that firmly connects you to nature, inspired by the close proximity of Kensington Gardens, the large rear garden and green courtyard.
Furthermore, Echlin have collaborated with award-winning luxury rug and carpet designer Lady Deirdre Dyson to create a special version of her piece “Falling Leaves” inspired by the park-side location.
All of the joinery has been designed in-house by Echlin using the highest quality materials and detailing, and the ironmongery throughout has been handcrafted in England. Textiles and fabrics have been carefully selected from a range of designers including Johnstons of Elgin, Bennett Silk and James Hare.
Echlin specially selected a group of British brands to work with on the project including other members of Walpole such a Richard Brendon, Ettinger and Nyetimber, and Brands of Tomorrow such as The New Craftsmen. A bespoke scentscape inspired by the flora of Kensington Gardens has been created by Rachel Vosper, and hand poured in London.
The house takes its name from Thomas Leverton Donaldson, notable English Architect and co-founder of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Prolific at the time the original house was built, he contributed to the design of Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition in 1851, held in nearby Hyde Park.
The freehold property is for sale for £9.75m. For further enquiries please contact Echlin on +44 207 349 9610 and visit: http://www.echlinlondon.com/projects