The London Townhouse‘s Disco House in Notting Hill, is a collaboration between architect William Smalley and Danny Pine, founder and creative director of interior design company Pinzauer.
The London Townhouse is inspired by the style of socialite and “last swan” Marella Agnelli of the Fiat Empire. Set behind a traditional Victorian style façade, this house references Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, and Melchiorre Bega whilst incorporating such modern staples as a spa, screening room, and gym.
‘The design of the London Townhouse evolved during the time we worked on it,’ says Pine, ‘and is really the distillation of our shared experiences – travels, conversations, films, books. The final product is nothing like either of us would have thought of alone but is a consequence of creative tension: a dissonance that resulted in something harmonious.’
The interior designers had the challenge to maintain the appearance of a Victorian townhouse while combining 21st-century essentials such as the display kitchen, the twin walk-through closets in the master bedroom, the home theater and a spa room in the basalt-lined sub-basement.
Italian influences overflow, with vintage pieces by Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa, and Melchiorre Bega that Pine sourced on holidays to Milan, blended with modern models from B&B Italia and Flexform, but there is a special room, the Villa Necchi Campiglio-inspired winter garden: all glass and polished brass, with a heated green marble floor.
Photography: Luke White
Written by Bruno Pião