‘A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.‘ We all know that Coco Chanel was the epitome of luxury and style and lived herself in a Mayfair apartment when she was having an affair with the Bendor, the Second Duke of Westminster. Now, REDD, the London-Monaco luxury property company, will soon undertake the sales launch of 82 Mount Street, their first ultra-prime apartment development in Mayfair, which provides a mix of two-bedroom lateral apartments and a three-bedroom duplex penthouse, the interior design is by 1508 London and has been inspired by the life of Coco Chanel who had an apartment in Mayfair.
The £35 million (GDV) 10,000 sqft development at 82 Mount Street has a stylish ground floor entrance lobby for the apartments, luxury-brand ground floor retail boutique, lower ground floor offices and five upper floors which accommodate the lateral apartments and penthouse. The result of close collaboration between REDD, and architectural practice 1508 London, the luxurious bespoke specification and interior design scheme has clean contemporary forms, beautifully crafted detailing and high quality materials creating a timeless classic design that echoes the rich heritage of Mayfair, with finishing touches inspired by Coco Chanel’s life.
For the new development at 82 Mount Street, REDD and 1508 London have taken the heritage of Mayfair and the story of Coco Chanel as part of the inspiration for the specification and interiors of the new Mount Street apartments. The result is an address rich in glamour, style and quality, creating Mayfair’s ultimate heritage pied-à-terres.
With a unique blend of Continental and English influences, each of the two-bedroom apartments at 82 Mount Street has a dramatic entrance hall with black veined marble flooring with metal inlay details. The spacious living and dining room has timber flooring in a herringbone weave pattern, with a marble border and metal inlay.
Unfortunately, Coco’s affair with the Duke did not last but they stayed firm friends until his death in 1953. And if you walk along some streets of Mayfair, you can still see the double Cs embossed upon the old lampposts; a final emblem of loyalty of the Duke’s gesture towards Coco Chanel, a happy silent reminder of their union, and of the intermesh of British tradition with French couture, a timeless style that never goes out of fashion.