Pared-down elegance for Chiswick Gate

Pared-down elegance for Chiswick Gate
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Here residents can have it all, with West London attractions on the doorstep of a development that is a tranquil oasis

The location of this stylish development inspired the look of the buildings, which are set in formal gardens and a landscaped courtyard. The elegant Chiswick House & Gardens, an example of neo-Palladian architecture, is a five-minute stroll away. The nearby Chiswick riverside adds to this project’s special appeal. Matthew Biddle, managing director, Berkeley Homes (West London), said:

"We…ensure that our new developments both enhance the vernacular built environment in which they are set, and support and improve the local infrastructure to the benefit of all residents."

These homes were designed by award-winning architects John Thompson and Partners, with interiors by the British design studio Tara Bernerd & Partners. The scheme features sleek apartments with one to three bedrooms, and townhouses with two to five bedrooms.

The pared-down style of the interiors means that details have been carefully considered and kept to a minimum. The Enigma pocket sliding door, with concealed frame, was the ideal choice for such a refined setting. Its aluminium profile, underlying high-performance steel frame and concealed gear set ensure long lasting performance. The contractors especially appreciated the fact that this pocket sliding door system is simple to specify and install, with short lead times, saving time on site.

While certain elements in each interior have been highlighted in black, from glass and metal room dividers to bifold doors, the white aspects, such as cupboards and window frames, don’t claim attention but visually recede to the background. With this selective emphasis, the use of high contrast adds interest to an otherwise calm, minimalist scheme.

The effect of this sparse style maximises the feeling of spaciousness, with the play of light on the uninterrupted surfaces. This is a key benefit of the Enigma pocket sliding door in modern developments where space is at a premium.

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