Its wacky layout is the work of the designer AB Rogers who, in 2009, was given the brief of converting a home into a ‘magical and liberating’ space where you can leave the outside world behind.
Published: 13:09 BST, 17 August 2014 | Updated: 13:10 BST, 18 August 2014
Among the weird features in the former ‘classic’ four-bedroom town house is this amazing rainbow-coloured glass spiral staircase that leads to the bedroom
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“The Rainbow House is a magical oasis on a busy road filed with people and noise. When you step through its front door, you enter a parallel universe of fun, colour, movement and sensuality, leaving the ordinary world far behind.
The Rainbow House, in west London’s fashionable Portobello Road, has now been put up for rent for £3,500 a week.
‘The steel slide that connects the master suite above to the sofa piazza in the living space below brings out the kid in all of us.
But the most attention-grabbing feature is the home’s slide, which links a bedroom and the open-plan kitchen/living room via a trap door.
He said: ‘It is a showcase of cool, contemporary design that completely defies the norms of a domestic interior environment.
According to Max Slaught, letting agent at Domus Nova, The Rainbow House is a ‘living artwork’ and ‘a showcase of cool, contemporary design’
‘Then there are the Richard Woods floors: a fantastical painted illustration of wooden boards. All I can say is, wow.’
The house is a living artwork in which every corner offers a unique and magical discovery. In the master bedroom, a circular bed rotates into position so you can look out any window. A trap door in the floor pops open to reveal a slide that zips you down to the living room below, where an oversized sofa creates a 12 x 8 metre soft piazza for playing, sleeping and living.
Mr Slaught believes the house will ‘bring out the inner child’ in its new tenants describing the £15,000-a-month property as a ‘mechanical toy filled with movement’
The appropriately named Rainbow House is located in the fashionable Portobello Road area of west London and is available to rent for £3,500 a week
Max Slaught, letting agent at Domus Nova, described the The Rainbow House as a ‘living artwork’.
This works out at £15,000 per calendar month, which is 20 times the average rental cost in the UK.
The unusual house is was designed by AB Rogers and completely refurbished in 2009 using stunning vibrant colours not normally seen inside a family home
These surprising and disparate elements unite into one composition around a central spiral staircase. This bespoke fibreglass and steel fabrication passes through the full spectrum of the rainbow as it rises through the house. At each storey, its hue spreads out and influences the colour of that floor, creating a visual rhythm on a vertical axis. Sun pours down through skylights at the very top of the house, drenching the staircase in light and bringing it to life.”
One of Britain’s most fun homes, where you enter the living room through a slide, has been put on the rental market for £15,000 a month.
The Rainbow House was a classical four-bedroom town home which was transformed into a bright and unique design.
Another interesting feature of the property, is the master bed, pictured, which rotates through 360 degrees and can be accessed by a spiral staircase
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Among some people, the inner child screams for release. Such people might live in London’s Rainbow Home, designed by Ab Rogers Design in collaboration with DA Studio. The project presents an other worldly cartoon-like feel made for those young at heart. Bibulous colors and designs compete with oversized furniture and an indoor playground for attention in this multi-story private abode. Frenzy builds up after a few minutes of being surrounded by reflective surfaces: walls are lacquered white or mirrored, and everything shines to a high pitch. Even the floors seem to move with mesmerizing designs, easily causing the adult visitor a light punch to the equilibrium. Those who don’t like roller coasters are about as likely to prefer this abode. Through an easy-to-miss covered hole in the upstairs master suite floor one can easily fetch cookies and milk by whisking down a curvy slide. Otherwise, one may transcend a spiral staircase that quickly and crazily shifts through a rainbow of colors. Take a video tour. http://vimeo.com/7458976 Meanwhile, look out for Lewis Carroll and Sir James Matthew Barrie along the yellow brick road that leads to this house.
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The result is a four colour-coordinated floors, a central spiral staircase and a master bedroom which features a bed that rotates 360 degrees.
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One of the most remarkable features is a large metal slide that allows access to the house’s living room which has a 1960s style retro dining table
Welcome to the fun house! Designer transforms Notting Hill home into ‘magical and liberating’ rainbow space with a slide into the living room – but it’ll set you back £15,000 a MONTH The multi-coloured property Rainbow House located in the fashionable Portobello Road area of west LondonThe house is available for rent for £3,500-a-week for what is described by the letting agent as ‘a living art work’ The bedroom features a double bed which rotates through 360 degrees as well as a trapdoor to access the slideBefore its transformation in 2009 by designer AB Rogers, the property was ‘a classical four-bedroom town house’
‘The master bed rotates 360 degrees, the slide offers a super-fast route between upstairs and down and the sofa’s central section rises and falls like something from the pages of a storybook.
‘In fact, the house itself is like a mechanical toy filled with movement.
A video tour of the house is available on Ab Rogers Design website.