Friday, May 7, 2010
Ab Rogers | The Rainbow House | Portobello Road, London
The Rainbow House is a truly unique proposition: part adult playground, part three-dimensional artwork. Designed by Ab Rogers (son of Richard Rogers), it features flooring by the artist Richard Woods, a multi-coloured spiral staircase, and a slide that whisks you down through a trap door from the master bedroom into the reception room.
The majority of the house has excellent natural light. The open-plan kitchen/ reception/ dining room is located on the first floor, where a bespoke padded seating area is upholstered in yellow leather. This area also transforms into a cinema room thanks to an electrically operated screen that drops down from the ceiling.
Accommodation is flexible, and includes a large master bedroom with central bath, rotating bed and en-suite steam/ shower room, second double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, studio/ reception with its own kitchen and shower room, third reception, utility room and fantastic roof terrace.
The house is equipped with an integrated media system throughout, as well as an intruder alarm. There is a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and range cooker.
Ab Rogers has completed a number of high-profile interior-design projects, ranging from the flagship Comme des Garçons store in Paris to the recently revamped Little Chef restaurants in the UK. He has also designed a number of exhibitions, including a retrospective of his father, Richard Rogers, at the Pompidou Centre.
The Rainbow House is located in the very heart of Notting Hill, amongst the hustle and bustle of the boutiques, bars and restaurants along Portobello Road. Notting Hill Gate Underground (District, Circle and Central Lines) is a short ten-minute walk away, and Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City Line) is even closer.
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