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Tom Ford's former London home is a modern marvel hidden behind a classic façade

Gilston Road is one of Chelsea’s most desirable addresses

Tom Ford house
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The 3,602-square-foot white stucco-fronted property, listed for £13.45 million (around $17.5 million), was once owned by the fashion designer and filmmaker, and he left his mark on the interiors.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house is 'one-of-a-kind' home on the exclusive Gilston Road in the affluent borough of Chelsea and Westminster, and offers privacy, space and a bright, open layout, according to estate agents, Knight Frank.

Amenities include a spacious garden (a rare find in London), a gym area, a sauna and walk-in dressing room. Why not take the tour? Then, when you've enjoyed the beauty of this home, browse more of the world's best homes on our dedicated page.

Tom Ford house

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Tom Ford launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. 

He directed the Academy Award–nominated films A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The home features sleek aluminum wall treatments and a mix of light-and-dark colors that give the space a modern feel throughout the four floors – much like a Tom Ford boutique.

Tom Ford house

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As you enter, you are greeted by a staircase of white alabaster, black polished glass, Makassar wood and stainless steel walls, and a black marble floor.

Tom Ford house

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Tom Ford house

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On the ground floor there's a formal dining room and a reception room with French doors leading to a highly-desired west-facing garden.

The gym and sauna room, wine cellar, laundry and cloakroom are on the lower ground floor, along with the kitchen which is connected to the dining room upstairs via a dumbwaiter. 

Tom Ford house

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The stylish master suite sits up on the top floor, and consists of a generous master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and walk-in dressing room.

Tom Ford house

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Tom Ford house

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Despite the modern interiors, the exterior is very traditional and is in line with that of the neighboring homes; this is because the street falls within The Boltons Conservation Area. 

The Boltons Conservation Area is one of the most attractive conservation areas in London stretching from Old Brompton Road south to Fulham Road and from Roland Way west to Finborough and Ifield Roads.

Tom Ford house

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Over the years, Ford has lived in other contemporary and iconic residences. In 2019, Tom sold his famed Richard Neutra–designed Brown-Sidney house in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, selling it for $20 million.

Tom Ford house

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This property is available via Knight Frank for £13.45 ($17.5) million.