DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
A Luxurious Art-Filled Duplex Penthouse in Regent’s Crescent designed by renowned interior designer Alex Kravetz.
Regent’s Crescent in Marylebone is a newly built development in London that holds the distinction of being the only remarkable duplex apartment, consisting of five bedrooms, has been meticulously designed by the internationally acclaimed interior designer Alex Kravetz. It showcases an extraordinary collection of museum-worthy artwork curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, renowned in the art world.
Kravetz drew inspiration from the Art Deco era and incorporated elements of art and music into his design of the 4,219 square-foot penthouse at Regent’s Crescent. Kravetz and his team have skillfully crafted distinct zones within the spacious living area, characterized by a double-height ceiling and expansive views from two sides. The apartment’s focal point is a magnificent grand piano by Scheiner & Shone, strategically placed in the mirror-clad entrance hall, cleverly dividing the seating and dining areas. The lighting choices also emulate the fluidity and movement of music, with a customized chandelier adorned with 394 nano-coated glass pendants that resemble musical notations, creating a serene ambiance.
Throughout the living space, bespoke polished ebony Macassar joinery with integrated lighting adds an air of glamour reminiscent of the Art Deco period. The upper floor features design elements reminiscent of the 1920s, such as a spacious principal bedroom showcasing a striking chevron-patterned headboard and brass wall lights as prominent features.
The residence also offers separate private spaces for “his” and “her” use. A luxurious snug room with a private marbled bathroom adjoins the principal bedroom, while a more masculine study on the lower floor provides a comfortable retreat with views of the trees in Park Crescent Gardens. Outdoor areas include a generous kitchen terrace adorned with an herb garden and lush greenery.
With art collectors in mind, Kravetz collaborated with renowned curator Lawrence Van Hagen to assemble an art collection for the residence titled “Forms of Abstraction.” This collection comprises a thoughtfully curated mix of artworks by established and emerging international artists.
Alex Kravetz explains, “Art plays a significant role in the conceptualization of this residence. The stairwell features an illuminated sculptural installation by Cerith Wyn Evans, setting the tone. At the upper landing, complementing the Evans piece is a canvas titled ‘Lost Blue’ by Mark Flood. This artwork inspired the overall color palette for the apartment, with various shades of blue and green echoing the private gardens at the rear of the building and the leafy crescent at the front. Each piece of art selected serves a purpose; many of the statements: 3D pieces add to the acoustics of the space and are made of light reflecting materials, such as the Dorian Gaudin polished aluminum sculpture in the dining area.”
Kravetz focused on incorporating opulent materials, textures, and upholstery throughout the apartment. Alongside bespoke furniture, notable brands featured include Sans Souci, Laskasas, Ferreira de Sa, Sahco, Zimmer + Rohde, Rubelli, Penta, Hamilton Conte, and Dedar.