Way of Life unveils Linda Boronkay designed The Sessile BTR

The Sessile Build to Rent scheme offers a first-of-its-kind opportunity to rent a home in a space designed by the former Soho House Design Director.

Communal kitchen and bar at the rooftop Orangery | BTR News
Communal kitchen and bar at the rooftop Orangery. Image Credit: Way of Life.

Contemporary rental brand Way of Life and the former Soho House Design Director, Linda Boronkay unveil The Sessile Build to Rent scheme. 

The Sessile brings hospitality inspired amenities to modern rental apartments. It offers its residents a first-of-its-kind opportunity to rent a home in a space designed by the former Soho House Design Director. 

Located in Tottenham Hale, The Sessile is Way of Life’s largest building to date. It includes 310 new homes in a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Apartments range from 473 sq ft to 1,269 sq ft and are available either furnished or unfurnished. Prices start from £2,135 per month.

First images of the scheme showcase the residences complete with elegant, multi-functional spaces for elevated living. It boasts hotel-quality amenities including a high spec gym with Technogym equipment, a yoga studio, vinyl room, private dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, and a rooftop Orangery with panoramic views across London. 

Gym with Technogym equipment at The Sessile | BTR News
Gym with Technogym equipment at The Sessile. Image credit: Way of Life.

Linda embraced a sensorial and multi-layered approach to designing The Sessile, pairing ornate pieces with modern lines, glazed tiles, and tactile fabrics. Through her selection of materials and variety of finishes, Linda infuses the interiors with energy and creativity.

The yoga studio uses soft woods, combined with rich fabrics to create a relaxing feel and the shared dining space incorporates ornate fittings and marbles, combined with subtle textiles in contrasting shades. 

Yoga Studio at The Sessile | BTR News
Yoga Studio at The Sessile. Image credit: Way of Life.

Throughout the scheme, bespoke rugs add another layer of colour and shape to the spaces, enriching the overall aesthetic. The carefully curated artwork also enhances the natural narrative with soft pastel tones and elements like birds, plants, and sculptural pieces made from tactile natural materials. 

“The Sessile is our largest London project and our most ambitious undertaking yet. We are thrilled to have partnered with world class interior designer Linda Boronokay on this project, who has created inspired amenities with a considered and sensorial design approach centred around Way of Life’s desire to create a sense of belonging through community and creativity.”

Gavin Chetty, Brand Director, Way of Life
Vinyl room at The Sessile | BTR News
Vinyl room at The Sessile. Image credit: Way of Life.

Quintessential to Way of Life buildings, each space within The Sessile is designed to be multi-functional, using techniques like drapery to allow residents to change the function or ambiance of a room.

Inspired by postmodern forms and shapes, the design incorporates elements from past artistic movements, evident in the joinery handles, graphic veneers in the gym, custom neon artwork in the vinyl room, and bold colour accents throughout the building. 

Rooftop orangery at The Sessile Build to Rent scheme | BTR News
Rooftop orangery at The Sessile Build to Rent scheme. Image credit: Way of Life.

The 10th floor rooftop Orangery brings the greenery of the surrounding parks and marshes into the building and creates an oasis of calm. The space invites the outside in with skylights and greenery and leads out onto large terraces which boast views across the city.

The design is deeply rooted in the rich tapestry of its neighbourhood, a vibrant and diverse community, encircled by the local area of verdant parks, reservoirs, built-up residential zones and the picturesque Walthamstow Marshes.

“Our goal was to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that feels like an extension of the residents’ apartments, encouraging them to build their own communities or find moments of solitude in comfortable, cosy spaces.

“My designs for The Sessile weave together the area’s historical narratives, a variety of materials, rich colours, lush planting and textured fabrics, with attention to detail from the joinery and lighting to the curtains and artwork.

“In essence, The Sessile is a blend of history, nature and creativity, designed to foster community, inspiration, and a sense of home for its residents.”

Linda Boronkay, Founder, Linda Boronkay Design Studio
Rooftop terrace at The Sessile | BTR News
Rooftop terrace at The Sessile. Image credit: Way of Life.

Light is welcomed into the apartments through double-glazed floor-to-ceiling and each homes has either a private terrace or balcony, whilst the open-plan design lends itself to flexible layouts.

True to Way of Life’s experience-led offering, The Sessile is carefully designed for life and leisure with amenities that help foster connection, with co-working spaces and communal living areas. 

Communal kitchen and bar at the rooftop Orangery | BTR News
Communal kitchen and bar at the rooftop Orangery. Image Credit: Way of Life.

To nurture community among residents, Way of Life have partnered with local creatives and wellbeing partners to devise a bespoke programme of events, talks, workshops and classes.

The Sessile Build to Rent scheme is under a five-minute walk from Tottenham Hale station. The surrounding neighbourhood has independent and creative businesses, restaurants and microbreweries.

Residents also benefit from an abundance of nearby green spaces including local community gardens, Walthamstow Wetlands and Tottenham Marshes.

“We are thrilled to launch our largest building to date, once again bringing design-led residences to the London rental market. We offer our third-party services to the market, for like-minded developers looking for a hospitality-led management firm with marketing and lettings capability. With best-in-class resident experience, it’s great to be part of another project utilising all of Way of Life’s skill set.”

Sowgol Zarinchang, Managing Director, Way of Life
Private Dining Room at The Sessile | BTR News
Private Dining Room at The Sessile. Image credit: Way of Life.

Before founding her eponymous studio, Linda Boronkay was the Design Director of Soho House, helping to define the aesthetic of the iconic international hospitality brand.

Working on foremost projects including Soho House Hong Kong, White City House and Soho Farmhouse, Linda brings her archetypal style to The Sessile, with an eclectic and elegant approach.         

The Sessile Build to Rent scheme follows the success of Way of Life’s neighbouring property, The Gessner, designed by Fettle Design.