London's One Crown Place reveals never before seen interiors

One Crown Place completes, welcomes its residents, and reveals the first images of its lush interiors

the residential lounge at One Crown Place
One Crown Place's amenity spaces by Studio Ashby
(Image credit: Ingrid Rasmussen)

One Crown Place, the latest designer-led London residential development in Shoreditch, is now complete. To celebrate, the scheme has released this first peek into the lush amenities, created by Studio Ashby, that greet its new residents. On the cusp between creative Hackney and the bustle of the City of London, this project mixes a sense of home with a contemporary lifestyle offering, and a central London location.

The building was designed by architectural practice Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and houses a total of 246 private apartments. While predominantly residential in its nature, the development has a mixed-use element in its separate, lower, six-storey building, containing office space with a reception designed especially by Design Haus Liberty.

The interiors throughout the development, created by some of the capital's leading designers, feel vibrant and eye-catching, working with the architecture's defining trusses and dynamic floor plates. 

The apartment interior design selection, some of which has never been seen before, includes a show flat by London interior design studio Bergman & Mar, imagined, explain its creators, as a ‘Collector’s City Retreat'. Blending craftmanship, art and contemporary furniture, the space is idiosyncratic but at the same time welcoming and timeless.

One Crown Place hero shot on a sunny day from the ground level looking towards tall towers

One Crown Place. Photography: Hufton + Crow

(Image credit: Hufton + Crow)

Studio Ashby led the development’s rich selection of residents’ amenities on the seventh floor. There is a residential lounge, a private dining room, a gym, a treatment room, a cinema room, as well as 2,475 sq ft of private roof terrace. The designers worked with the building's bones, enhancing them and putting them centre stage. A light oak basket-weave parquet unites all areas on this level, which is otherwise cleverly zoned for clarity and functionality. 

In its design, Studio Ashby wanted to create ‘a home away from home’. This is balanced subtly by individual identities within different rooms; the on-site cinema, for example, is inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age, and features specially sourced furniture, brass detailing and art deco-style lighting.

‘We imagined the space as an extension of the home, brimming with character and playful pockets of personality,' says the studio's founder and creative director Sophie Ashby. ‘With One Crown Place’s vibrant location, we envisage the residents as engaging individuals, interested in the arts, avid explorers of the city, combining an eye for the future with a passion for the past. Responding to the old-meets-new architecture, we embraced a layered palette of contrasting materials and textures, curating a timeless space with Georgian influence and contemporary features: a comfortable, domestic retreat for residents.'

apartment by bowler James brindley at One Crown Place

Apartment by Bowler James Brindley

(Image credit: Ingrid Rasmussen)

The Makers Apartment By Bergman Mar At One Crown Place

The Makers apartment by Bergman Mar

(Image credit: Ingrid Rasmussen)

Residential Lounge At One Crown Place By Studio Ashby

Lounge within the amenity spaces by Studio Ashby

(Image credit: Ingrid Rasmussen)

Private Kitchen At One Crown Place By Studio Ashby

Private kitchen, as part of the amenity spaces by Studio Ashby

(Image credit: Ingrid Rasmussen)

Residential Lounge At One Crown Place By Studio Ashby

View of the lounge, among the amenity spaces by Studio Ashby

(Image credit: Ingrid Rasmussen)

Cinema Room At One Crown Place By Studio Ashby showing lush seating

Cinema room by Studio Ashby

(Image credit: Ingrid Rasmussen)


Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).

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