London apartment scheme a first for Earl of Snowdon
Known professionally as David Linley, the Earl of Snowdon has revealed a new apartment scheme in London. The property, based at 1 Queen Anne’s Gate, is the first of its kind being entirely dressed and designed by his design house, Linley.
A former Chairman of the renowned Christie’s UK auction house and celebrated furniture maker, Linley opened the doors of his first shop when he was 23 after spending three years carving cabinets in Dorking. Although Linley’s royal connections did not hurt his progress (Princess Margaret is his mother), his self-titled design house has earned a reputation for exceptional bespoke joinery that combines modern techniques with the marquetry of the 17th Century.
The luxury development from Linley comprises 27 one- to three-bedroom duplex apartments and a penthouse residence with five bedrooms. The apartments set inside the Edwardian building feature many qualities of the master craftsman’s well-known work, from bespoke furnishings and clean lines to a subtle colour palette.
Linley has fashioned an array of apartments that are at once sensitive to the Edwardian heritage of the building while also making the most of cutting-edge designs. Every one of the apartments at Queen Anne’s Gate feature an entrance hall floored with marble and parquet flooring crafted from oak herring bone in their receptions.
Custom-built kitchens from TM Italia are fitted with Miele appliances and quartz covered worktops. Bathrooms benefit from luxurious underfloor heating for optimum comfort and energy use, while ambient lighting and custom designed wardrobes add an extra layer of sophistication.