At Home with Harry Handelsman, the Man Behind Chiltern Firehouse

If you were a painter and put a lot of love into your art,' says Harry Handelsman, 'would you rather sell it to a dealer who keeps it in a fireproof warehouse in Geneva, or for less money to someone who hangs it on their wall and looks at it every day?' The property developer who brought New York-style loft living to London, Handelsman was a driving force behind chic hangout Chiltern Firehouse , the resurrection of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and the creation of the Hackney fashion hub. He speaks in parables, and this is how he expresses his disapproval of developments built to be sold to overseas buyers as investments.

Handelsman knows where he stands on property - and paintings. His considerable collection of modern art and sculpture fills the all-white rooms of his central London home: a three-storey flat overlooking Hyde Park, where he lives with his partner, Elizabeth, and younger daughter, Allegra.

When they came here seven years ago, the place consisted of many dark, small rooms. The couple decided to bring the kitchen up to the middle floor and take the glass roof off an adjacent light well to create a garden in the sky. The result connects the kitchen with the main living and dining room on the same floor.

'We bought 1960s Italian dining chairs at the Clignancourt market in Paris,' says Elizabeth. 'When we moved in, we gave formal dinner parties - almost to justify having them. But these days everything happens in the kitchen.' She glides open the tall glass doors around the garden, making the most of the space.

A copper seat-cum-planter, designed by their friend Fernando Gonzalez, had to be lowered in by crane. In the garden's floor is a light work by James Turrell that takes 12 minutes to go through a sequence of colours. It looks fantastic at night. A huge, semicircular, navy velvet sofa, made by a friend who is a film-set designer, provides a sinuous centrepiece to a sitting room lined with paintings and sculptures.

There are more works of art downstairs in the family sitting room, as well as a television, a study area with a sleek modern desk and cosy traditional Howard chairs, and a sofa, arranged round a table of nibble-edged fossil-stone, on a sturdy brass base. Everything is large, in keeping with the expansive proportions of the room.

'I wanted spaaace. I'm a big person - very tall, very wide,' jokes the wiry Handelsman. 'I didn't want a thing that looked rich; I wanted it to be more loft-y.' The son of a Polish entrepreneur, Handelsman was educated in Germany, Paris and Canada. He came across loft living in late-1970s New York. 'Artists started it - they needed light, space and high ceilings for their studios,' he explains. 'A friend - a diamond dealer who was starting to collect art - bought a former industrial building near the artists' studios, made an apartment for himself, then sold the rest to friends. I thought, "This is something that could be exported."' In 1992, by which time Handelsman had moved to London, the opportunity arose in the shape of a former industrial building in Clerkenwell, picked up at auction for £425,000. 'The market had collapsed,' he recalls, 'and the previous owner's debt to the bank was £3.2 million.' Clerkenwell was neither smart nor up-and-coming in those days, but Handelsman was to change that. He called his company the Manhattan Loft Corporation , to distinguish it from British attics, home to water tanks and dusty piles of boxes.

Clerkenwell set the blueprint for future developments. He chose former industrial buildings, with high ceilings and large windows, creating cool and enticing common spaces. Each buyer designed their own layout - you could have one huge bedroom, or three small ones; put the bathroom wherever you liked. His lofts attracted creative people who became engaged with developing their spaces.

'Can you imagine?' he marvels. 'Fifty owners, 50 subcontractors, all in the same space! But it makes for a great community. Everyone has a stake in the building. There's jealousy when you see what your neighbour is planning; there's joy, excitement, anxiety, achievement.' Twenty-four years later, with agents selling minuscule 'lofts' in remote suburbs, the word has been debased. Undaunted, Handelsman is attaching the concept to a 42-storey tower block, Manhattan Loft Gardens , that he is building in Stratford, east London, near the former Olympic site. Designed by architects SOM , it is due to open in 2017.

Handelsman has commissioned other world-class architects such as David Adjaye for his developments, while Sarah Featherstone tailored his own flat, incorporating a brilliantly workmanlike kitchen, concealed cupboards in the main bathroom and a glass-walled steam room and shower. 'Luckily,' says Elizabeth, 'the steam fills it up quite fast.' In the main bedroom - complete with highbrow paperbacks on both bedside tables - all is kept deliberately calm and simple. In Allegra's bedroom, a steep flight of stairs leads to a pod-like teenage den for hanging out with friends, with a study next door for homework and projects. Her father's ideas have transformed many areas of London, including helping to save the St Pancras hotel for the nation. When compared to other developers, Handelsman, notes customarily acerbic design critic Stephen Bayley, 'is Michelangelo - the rest are [master forger] Tom Keating'.

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You will need not just water but also facial foam as well. Apply a dab of your usual facial wash to your palm and swish the wet brush in the hand in circles. You will see the facial foam changing colour to your foundation. Keep adding and washing off the facial wash until the water runs clear. Leave your brush to dry overnight naturally1. best MAC foundation brush that.....?150. It's fluffy enough to actually pick up the powder and be gentle on your face, but it's dense enough to actually deposit color without making you look like you just dunked your face in a bowl of powder. I totally feel where you are coming from here. I had a 187 and a kabuki brush for a really long time, so if I needed that medium amount of coverage, I was kind of screwed. Haha, for a while, I would use my kabuki, but only put powder on half of it. It worked pretty well, if you want to give that a try. But then I bought a 150, and it's just about all I use now. I use my 187 for Mineralize skinfinishes and blush now. Hope this helps!2. Please answer! How do I apply liquid foundation with an essence of beauty foundation brush without streaks?That results in streaks. You need to use a light hand. Use a feathary technique3. Does anyone know a good foundation brush?Mac has some good brushes and why dont you just check em out over line and get the prices4. How do you apply foundation with a brush on forehead?If you are using liquid foundation, one way to do it would be to dot your forhead with foundation and blend it in a downward motion to your nose. Make sure to use light steady strokes of the foundation brush. I hope you like this method and hope it works out for you.5. I have 2 URGENT questions....?1) It would probably be best if you did not . Lip gloss stays gooey and it might run into your eyes. Trust me, just go without until you get a new tube of mascara. 2) Basic brushes to own: Foundation brush, powder brush, blush brush, and fluffy eyeshadow brush. That should keep you covered until you decide you want to do something a bit more complex with your makeup. Good luck!6. How can I clean my MAC foundation brush?Foundation Brush Mac7. When you apply foundation with a brush does it change the coverage?Brush can give you thicker coverage whilst blending in the foundation, using your fingers you get a lighter coverage. If you decide to use a foundation brush I really like MACs 190 Brush, it is expensive put worth it.8. How do you clean a foundation brush?i use shampoo on mine as for the drying you need to blot out as much water as possilbe and then leave it to air dry. Mine are normally dry the next morning. Plus I only wash my once a week. That is what my makeup consultant told me9. Has anyone out there purchased MAC make-up?yeap..most of their items are sold separately...but sometimes(once in a blue moon,rather..) they sell it in a set...which is much much cheaper compared to wen u buy the exact items separately..(eg.studio fix foundation compact powder foundation brush - in a cute cosmetic pouch).. so u have to keep a look out for it..or call & enquire the MAC counters abt it. i dun noe if they hav it in ur country..but they hav it in Singapore. =) cheers.10. I really need a good liquid foundation brush!!?Mac brushes are the best!!11. What is the best way to apply cream makeup?I am going to disagree quite a bit here, and this is going to make sense if you use a pricey cream foundation. By using a sponge or beauty blender, you will waste quite a bit of product. My advice is to apply with clean fingers, and use a sponge, beauty blender or foundation brush to blend in the edges, if necessary.12. What's the best liquid foundation/concealer? And what's the best foundation brush?You might like this one Coastal Scents Professional Camouflage Concealer Palette. * 10 Concealers * Can be used by all ages and skin tones * Cream concealers * Very blendable
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