Fancy a pied à terre in Paddington? Prepared to be wowed by this beautiful property in W2…
David Ishag had a very clear idea of the look he wanted for his triplex in utterly desirable Cleveland Square: ‘I wanted the place to have an Oman or Thai style resort feel,’ he says, ‘exotic, but also still relevant to London.’
This translates as top-end materials such as dark American oak on the floors and silk coverings for the doors. The property is, as David rightly points out, ‘homogenous, it hasn’t got all sorts of styles going on’.
Besides a master suite, which reads like a checklist for your dream home – walk-in dressing room, underfloor storage, shower room with TV and hammam – the three-floor apartment has two large reception rooms and three further bedrooms, all en suite.
The jewel in the property’s crown, however, is undoubtedly the swimming pool, on which David has lavished serious money. ‘The pool was already here but it needed to be completely redone.’ Walls are now clad in elegant stone, mood lighting has been installed, and a huge Buddha watches beatifically over you as you swim.