At home with…Dean and Dan Caten

The Maida Vale mansion of the DSquared2 fashion designers is a lesson in Italian craftsmanship and opulence

The property is for sale via Knight Frank, and comes complete with furnishings

3 January 2020

Italian fashion designers and founders of DSquared2 Dan and Dean Canten have put their unique stamp on this Grade II listed townhouse in Maida Vale. Built circa 1830, the interiors of this stucco property have been designed by Dimore Studio, the same company which fashioned DSquared2's Milanese restaurant and celebrity-magnet Ceresio 7. 'Traditional London' was the design directive, although the result is more an ode to the twins' Italian heritage than their British home. 

With the plan to create a space reflective of two well-travelled athletes, Dimore Studio founders Britt Moran and Emilano Salci carefully considered every detail, from the Boiserie with integrated mirrors that envelops the living room to the bespoke abstract upholstery and wall coverings that are peppered throughout the property. 

An opulent colour palette of deep blue, green and burgundy encases the walls, where Andy Warhol portraits of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor hang, alongside an original Jean-Michel Basquiat. The furniture is mid-century inspired, with new pieces juxtaposed with antiques by Italian modernist designers Gianfrano Frattini and Luigi Caccia Dominioni and design legends Charles and Ray Eames. 

Interiors aside, the building has good bones: the semi-detached house mirrors the grand proportions of its neighbours, measuring 3,783 sq ft and benefitting from four reception rooms, four bathrooms and a garden. Located in a quiet corner of Maida Vale, it is just moments from Regent's Canal. The property is for sale via Knight Frank, and comes complete with furnishings. 

£11.75m, 020 3811 2013, knightfrank.co.uk