Overlooking Royal Hospital Chelsea, there’s a new top residence on the London block. Reimagining exquisite Georgian architecture for the modern era, the new Chelsea Barracks development offers buyers the chance to call one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks home.
The first furnished residence was recently unveiled by multi-award-winning studio Elicyon. Inspired by the site’s storied military heritage, this is your first chance to step inside the refined 12.8-acre development — and see what’s in store for future residents.
Shades of ivory form the colourbase of the residence, with varying hues of blue being used for detailing — the pale midnight, particularly, inspired by the Chelsea Pensioners’ navy undress uniform. Taking cues from the high-shine adornments of the Pensioners’ dresswear, accents of gold can also be seen flecked across the crisp, cool interiors.
This apartment, located on the fifth floor of 8 Whistler Square, just off Chelsea Bridge Road, also features blackened bronze accents — touches the developer explains add an unexpected industrial twist to the design. And, to further this theme, intricate rivet detailing can also be found peppering the bespoke joinery — a subtle nod to the nearby Chelsea Bridge.
Elicyon has also created scores of bespoke furnishings for the residence, from shelving to side tables, that fill the 4,300 square feet of the apartment. You’ll find four en-suite bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, cinema room, study and kitchen in the floorplan — and this first apartment intends to showcase how customers’ own homes can be personalised and dressed after purchase.
Of course, it doesn’t end there. Residents at Chelsea Barracks will also have access to The Garrison Club; an elegant amenity offering (take a deep breath) a private spa, 20-metre swimming pool, fitness centre, steam room and sauna, tepidarium, business suite, cinema, residents lounge, board rooms, private function room and a games room.
But all this doesn’t come cheap. Two-bedroom residences at Chelsea Barracks start at £5.25 million, and townhouses from £38 million. Better start saving — and you might be able to afford to live here by the time you’re a pensioner yourself…
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