Chapter House is a showpiece of outstanding architectural imagination by design virtuoso Stephane Piazza of Apt Architects. Set in the heart of central London, the development houses individually-designed apartments with a culturally-esteemed postcode. Whilst the retained red-brick façade bears the hallmarks of its Victorian heritage, the idiosyncratic penthouse extension – clad in powder-coated aluminum – illustrates the building’s modern blueprint for a new era of city living.
The entrance lobby references the theatrical character of its West End postcode; an opulent space with draped chain curtains, navy padded concrete walls and royal blue carpets. With a tone of refined luxury set, there’s direct lift access to the fifth floor. An engaging juxtaposition from the entry level, this apartment is characterised by its bright and spacious atmosphere. Smoked oak chevron floors draw you into the social heart of the home. Hushed colours span the entire space, linking the open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas. Diaphanous light enters through triple-aspect floor-to-ceiling windows, whilst track lighting casts a warm glow when nights draw in.
The Italian Dada kitchen is a dialogue of well-considered materials and technology. A central island features wraparound marble worktops; black-oak cabinets frame integrated Miele appliances, a warmer drawer and wine cooler. There’s a separate utility room next door. Down the corridor, a guest bedroom has versatility to be used as a tranquil home office.
The entire fifth floor has direct access to a wraparound roof terrace, designed by the innovative eye of landscape architect Andy Sturgeon. The balustrades are finished in anodic bronze, with views overlooking the eclectic Covent Garden roofscape.
A marble staircase with illuminated bannisters leads down to the fourth-floor sleeping quarters. The principle bedroom suite has a calming feel, courtesy of its warm tonal palette. Reams of light pour in through bi-folding floor-to-ceiling windows, opening onto a south-west facing balcony. Sets of wardrobes with a matte finish pave the way to the ensuite bathroom; denim tiles and gunmetal trims are a texturally-engaging edge to the polished space. A further guest bedroom harmonises French blue walls with blonde wood floors, served by an en-suite shower room – complete with an oversized walk-in shower.
Chapter House sets a new benchmark for contemporary, metropolitan living.
There’s a compelling fusion of London’s historic and contemporary cultures in Covent Garden. Chapter House is nestled quietly in the Seven Dials Conservation Area, which leads to a patchwork of shops, eateries and homes laid out across seven vibrant streets. Pick up an artisanal pastry from Arôme or drink from Monmouth Coffee before heading further into Covent Garden: At its very heart, the Market Building was once a bustling trading spot for produce. Nowadays, find antique goods and quirky collectables alongside leading lights in luxury fashion and beauty. Close by, the Royal Opera house is a must-visit. Following a night of theatrical performance, enjoy Provencal-inspired dining at Clos Maggiore followed by a cocktail at Adam Handling’s flagship bar, Eve.<br /><br />
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|Block of flats||1.3%||£4,200,000||0||0|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£945,000 (2)||£1,250,000 (1)||-||-||-|
|Flats||£899,155 (29)||£1,747,630 (27)||£2,920,529 (17)||-||-|
|All||£902,113 (31)||£1,729,857 (28)||£2,920,529 (17)||-||-|