David Shilling rose to fame as milliner to the great and glamorous, selling his bespoke creations from his first store on the then-sleepy Marylebone High Street which opened 40 years ago.
A decade later, Shilling purchased a house on Homer Street which is now up for sale exclusively through agent Beauchamp Estates.
Shilling has had a hand in the design of the mid-terrace period property, bringing his grand style to the interior and layout of the house.
“I love how the house is presently, a great blend of contemporary design with a hint of its origins” – David Shilling
The classic entrance hall on the ground floor leads off to a formal dining room on the right, complete with period fireplace and aspect – while at the rear of the hall is a guest cloakroom with shower, and stairs down to the basement eat-in kitchen and utility area. This contemporary space boasts a view over the intimate courtyard and outdoor seating area in the vaulted store.
The first floor houses the main reception room, with its grand period fireplace and double windows offering views over the front of the property. The second and third floors house a guest bedroom and family bathroom and the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, respectively. The master suite offers direct access to the roof terrace via a domed skylight.
“I love how the house is presently, a great blend of contemporary design with a hint of its origins,” commented Shilling. Potential purchasers may wish to keep this property’s style credentials intact or put his or her own stamp on the house. Either way, this is an attractive property in a sought-after part of London, and it’s bound to attract attention.