Dark hues and stately proportions abound at this west London mews whose design channels palazzo vibes.
Unlike most mews houses (originally built to house horses and carriages), Powis Mews’s game-changing design maximises natural light and sacrifices floor space in favour of ultra volume. The 3,222-sq-ft Notting Hill property centres around a three-storey void carved out of two subterranean levels to give the reception room its dramatic scale. An oversized limestone fireplace rises the height of the living room up to a recessed urn and a Sanskrit engraving.
Light is pulled into the soaring vertical space from a glass floor on the floor above while staircases and walkways zigzag around the sides of the room, accessing living spaces, three bedrooms and a mezzanine level.
The London property is on sale via Domus Nova for £8.95m and has a monochrome, Neo-baroque theme inside and out. Bronze oxidised surfaces and walnut kitchen cabinetry play up to its darker side, allowing gilded furnishings to stand out. Flourishes include de Gournay chinoiserie wallcoverings, onyx bathroom fixtures and a TyloHelo sauna.