Industrial designer Ross Lovegrove has put the Notting Hill live/work space where he conceived many of his greatest hits on the market for £12 million.
Lovegrove’s wife and architect Miska Miller-Lovegrove converted the former tannery fashion warehouse on Powis Mews into the 5,400 sq ft studio it is today. Within those four walls, he has designed everything from furniture for Moroso to a concept car for Renault.
‘I don’t want to live and work in an antique shop,’ Lovegrove told Surface magazine last year. ‘I want to live and work in a really modern, organic environment. Every day here you get inspired.’
The building’s ground floor and basement provide work areas while the upper levels of the four-storey building have two open-plan living spaces, as well as three bedrooms. Lovegrove’s home and studio also features a roof garden.
The designer bought the property back when Powis Mews back was considered a bit rough around the edges. ‘You couldn’t come to this mews – it was absolutely a no-go,’ he added.
Even so the space proved popular, and Anish Kapoor offered Lovegrove double the money he had paid for the property just weeks after moving in.
‘This little pocket still feels like my own personal enclave, which I love, despite the obvious gentrification that’s happened around us,’ the designer told Domus Nova, the estate agent listing his home and studio.
‘Notting Hill remains a fantastic relaxed place with a brilliant sense of community. It has everything – a true mix of beautiful parks, elegant villas, good coffee, some glamour and some grunge mixed with real people who hustle and bustle around Portobello.’