Designer: Doris Saatchi
This astonishing house, tucked away on a gated mews close to Battersea Park, was designed under the exacting eye of the distinguished art and architecture patron Doris Saatchi. Taking a relatively undistinguished property built in 2001, Saatchi has entirely reworked every aspect of the interior to create a masterpiece of Minimalism.
Accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes four bedrooms, a study and a wonderful living room overlooking a courtyard garden.
The property is accessed via electronic gates and a driveway that serves this small group of houses. There is one dedicated off street parking space. The front door leads to hallway that immediately indicates the rare appeal of the house thanks to subtle lighting, exquisite detailing and quality of materials. The hallway leads into the living room in one direction and the dining room and kitchen in the other. The dining room has been fitted with a spectacular full-width / full-height sliding glass wall overlooking the garden. The kitchen is impressively fitted out with Vola taps, Carrara marble worktops (the marble being personally selected by Saatchi) and bespoke cabinetry. There is also a WC on this floor, with a Carrara marble sink designed by Saatchi that can be seen throughout the house. There is extensive storage on this floor, as there is throughout.
Stairs lead downstairs to the Lower Ground Floor and First Floor. On the former floor can be found three bedrooms, a study, utility room and family bathroom. The main bedroom on this floor features a dressing area and en suite shower room. Charlotte Perriand lighting has been installed in this room, as with elsewhere in the house.
The First Floor is given over to the master bedroom suite. This incorporates the bedroom, a dressing area, bathroom with marble bath and shower over and glazed doors onto a private roof terrace.
At Lower Ground level there is a private walled garden, overlooked from most rooms in the house. It is currently presented in Saatchi’s preferred Minimalist style.
There is underfloor heating throughout the house and climate controlling Ambiente system has been installed. The amenities also include two telephone land lines and fibre optic internet access.
Doris Saatchi, one of the founders of the celebrated Saatchi collection, has had a long and distinguished involvement with 20th century art and architecture as a writer, collector, patron and, in this case, designer. She has worked extensively in the past with the person that she cites as her primary inspiration, the architect John Pawson.
The house is located very close to Battersea Park, set back behind a residential street on a quiet and private gated mews. The area is renowned for its good schools. The closest stations are Battersea Park and Queenstown Road, both under 0.5 miles away. In 2020 a new spur of the Northern Line is due to open serving the area. Buses are frequent, going to Sloane Square (just 1.5 miles away) amongst other places.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.