A highly coveted central London address, 2 Whistler Square is Georgian elegance reimagined. While a former military barracks may not strike you as the location for super-prime real estate, Chelsea Barracks is a development challenging this perception.
Positioned within the most enviable of London postcodes – SW1 – Whistler Square borders the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as well as the infamous King’s Road. With luxury stores, independent boutiques, art galleries and fine dining restaurants mere steps away, the best of London is on your doorstep.
One of just 13 Georgian townhouses within Chelsea Barracks, 2 Whistler Square pays homage to the historical site on which it calls home. A marriage between internationally renowned architects PDP London and interior designers Albion Nord, the home is a sophisticated reimagining of a traditional family home.
The largest of the townhouses, 2 Whistler Square spans just under 15,000 sq ft and boasts impressively lofty ceilings of over 11 ft. In keeping with traditional London townhouses, the property shares the same grand proportions and vertical arrangement and has been laid out according to the traditional floorplans.
Upon entering the home, a splendid entrance hall gives a taste of what’s to come. There is also a study and family living room on this floor. The flooring throughout the property is a range of carefully selected natural materials: limestone, marble, timber and oak. Coupled with this, the designers’ reimagination of timeless British design creates a luxurious yet unpretentious atmosphere.
The first lower ground floor is the main living area where a family kitchen and dining room can be found. The space has been meticulously designed with no detail overlooked, with Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances joined by unique marble countertops and oak timber cabinetry. The kitchen leads out to the beautifully landscaped garden and further to the Mews House, with staff quarters also on this level.
Descending further down the exquisite curved staircase, the second lower ground floor is an urban oasis. Future homeowners will have their own spa complete with 39-ft pool, sauna, steam room, private treatment room and gym. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a wine room and cinema.
The first, second and third floors are reserved for the more formal living rooms, as well as the master suite and four additional bedrooms. But don’t let the number of floors deter you – there are both passenger and service lifts to maximize ease and comfort.
But the absolute stand-out of 2 Whistler Square is the Mews House. Accessed either from the garden or, if raining, underground from the spa, this extra living space is arranged over two floors. With a living room, bedroom, kitchen area and bathroom, it is ideal for visiting friends and family. Or, it could be converted to suit your personal needs; an art studio or an office space could make excellent additions to the home.
As well as the landscaped garden, the home has a roof terrace which can be accessed via a staircase from inside the townhouse. Boasting panoramic vistas of Chelsea Barracks, Belgravia and the iconic London skyline beyond, the fire pit makes the roof terrace the perfect spot to enjoy long summer evenings.
The terrace is also surrounded by green roofing and bird boxes to encourage wildlife – just two examples of the many sustainable features that have resulted in Chelsea Barracks being awarded LEED Platinum certification.
The new owner of 2 Whistler Square will also gain access to The Garrison Club. An exclusive and carefully curated collection of amenities – such as a business suite, spa, and games room – Chelsea Barracks residents will have everything they could need within the development.
2 Whistler Square is on the market for $76m, knightfrank.co.uk