The Engel & Völkers Private Office is currently brokering this private residence of the acclaimed interior designers Robbie Spina and Joe Zito of “Spina Design” in London’s West Hampstead for 2.295 million pounds (approx. 2.637 million euros). The apartment has served as both their home and exclusive showroom for the past 25 years and is one of the top addresses among famous names looking for bespoke interior decorations. “The apartment is incredibly special and a genuine work of art in itself: luxurious furnishings exude a Parisian chic and Italian lightness, all complemented by handcrafted bespoke design pieces. Robbie Spina and Joe Zito have arguably created one of London’s most exclusive spaces, which effortlessly serves as both a private home and prestigious showroom,” says Alexander Broadfoot, Sales Director at the Engel & Völkers Private Office London.
The apartment, which spans some 170 square metres, is located in St. James Mansions, a Victorian residential building dating back to 1894. Its architecture is typical for the area, in the heart of West Hampstead. Some five kilometres north of the City of London, this upmarket neighbourhood has a thriving arts scene and is well known for its idyllic surroundings, vibrant restaurant scene, exclusive boutiques and immediate proximity to beautiful London parks including Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill. Hampstead also happens to be the former home of some world-famous individuals, including Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Taylor. St. James Mansions itself was also the home of the British Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton. “Robbie Spina and Joe Zito opted to make West Hampstead their home back in 1994 and have painstakingly designed the apartment over the years with incredible care and an extraordinary sense of style. It is now on the market for the first time in 25 years. This outstanding property really is unlike any other,” says Alexander Broadfoot.
A 12-metre-long hallway opens onto the three bedrooms, three bathrooms, library, kitchen, and impressive double reception, which forms the heart of the apartment. It is here that Robbie Spina and Joe Zito welcome their star-studded clientele, which includes the likes of the Beckhams, Madonna and Nicole Kidman, to show their bespoke designs. Grey-blue marble walls inlaid with silk, wood panelling, mirrored display cabinets and a beautiful, cast iron fireplace reflect the elegance of this space, which is inspired by classic Parisian chic with the addition of contemporary design accents. A one-of-a-kind design highlight in the living room is a chandelier made of handcrafted glass and Swarovski crystals, which is one of most expensive chandeliers in London valued at 300,000 pounds (approx. 340,000 euros). The other rooms in the apartment also boast remarkable light designs. There are over 17 chandeliers in total, including modern Spina Design custom chandeliers made of onyx and opal glass. Their other designs feature throughout the property, which is arranged according to Feng Shui – most notably the colourful and exquisite tassels that have become the design duo’s trademark. “The quality of the interior design is akin to the most exclusive private members’ club one can imagine, while the sense of sumptuous comfort throughout feels just like visiting a friend’s home,” says Alexander Broadfoot. He adds: “Both the furnishings and artworks can be acquired along with the property, by separate negotiation.”
Other noteworthy benefits of the apartment include an utterly tranquil ambience due to the rear of the property looking out over the private, communal garden as well a resident caretaker for St. James Mansions.
A video tour of the property can be found here.
Spina Design was founded in 2000 by Robbie Spina and Joe Zito – with the vision of creating custom home accessories and contemporary designs for luxury interiors around the world. The duo has revolutionised the industry and now rank among the most influential interior designers in the world – all thanks to their exclusive creations, which combine radically different and unusual components with precious materials including silk and crystal. Find out more about “Spina Design” online at: http://spinadesign.co.uk/
Founded in 2007, the Engel & Völkers Private Office in London offers tailored services to high net worth clients looking to invest in real estate and those with exclusive property portfolios spanning different markets worldwide. Private Office Advisors provide both sellers and buyers with a level of expertise and discretion expected by this client base, which is made up of leading figures from the worlds of business, politics and culture. For more information about the Private Office please visit: https://www.evprivateoffice.com/