Years ago, when I first started blogging in the days before Copperline, I had a property blog called The Property Files. I used to write about property every week for two newspapers, and when work stopped with one (budgets, budgets) and was reduced by over a half with the other (yes, also budgets) I found myself itching to still be sharing properties. So I started a blog about Scottish properties, and every week I’d feature something national, and then on Fridays, something international. I called this slot International Fridays as it always felt like a nice way to end the week, virtually strolling through a lovely house or apartment somewhere.
I’ve been a fan of the Melbourne-based development company Neometro since I came across their development on Smith Street, Fitzroy, which was completed in 2013. Neometro is one of Melbourne’s most design-focused and socially-led developers – the company has been involved in developing and supporting social and community initiatives since launching in 1985. Their residential projects are both beautiful and timeless, as evident by their latest (dare I say lustworthy) development at Six Brookville Road in Toorak in Melbourne.
Described in The Telegraph as “an anomalous beacon of modernity”, Old Church Street in London’s Chelsea area is a study in contrasts as grand period properties are juxtaposed with buildings by the likes of Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry. And there is a new ‘kid on the block’ at number 47 Old Church Street, within strolling distance of King’s Road.
This is the kind of apartment I could see myself living in, in another life, that is – a life without mess or clutter, or piles of work to worry about, or laundry to deal with. If I was one of those people who had mastered the paper-free home office, say – as the home office in these photos, tucked behind that beautiful minty green sliding door, was clearly never designed for detritus. It’s pristine, like the rest of this super-styled apartment.
The agents for this development refer to it as being ‘spectacular’, and while we’re all used to seeing descriptions of properties that are nowhere near as glowing in the photos as the accompanying text promises, this development in Stockholm really is. Continue Reading…