A renovated Georgian townhouse in a peaceful part of Chelsea is on the market for £4.95 million.

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The house is not only aesthetically pleasing, but has been cleverly configured to function as a practical home. Ceiling heights have been raised and principal rooms increased in width by moving the new bespoke staircase to the rear extension. Excavating beneath the garden provides an impressive family/media room leading onto a secluded terrace.

’This house is the perfect combination of old and new. The contemporary family-orientated layout and high-tech gadgets are balanced sensitively with exquisite materials, meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship. Much of the cabinetry and furniture throughout this house is bespoke and made specifically for this property.

‘Our “modern antiques” are unique and we intend to become renowned for them,’ says Steve Rigby from Rigby & Rigby, the niche developer responsible for the rebirth of the Cadogan Street house.

Materials are carefully selected and include book matched statuary marble from the same mine Michelangelo sourced his materials, and shagreen (farmed stingray skin) used on the drawers of the finely crafted media cabinet in the family room. The contemporary and fresh interior design combines crisp pale greys, powder blues and soft browns to create a warm and stylish space.

Mr Rigby, who designed the majority of the property’s furniture and interior design scheme personally adds: ‘Unlike many other super-prime property developers, I do not follow the beige, magnolia and white colour chart. I have never been afraid of using bold splashes of colour or patterns in older properties. By sensitively combining period features with modern design, we are bringing these beautiful historic houses into the 21st century with the style and grace they deserve.’

For more information on the fully furnished house in Cadogan Street, please contact Rigby & Rigby on 020 7581 8270; www.rigbyandrigby.com