Listing of the Day
Location: London, U.K.
Price: £9.9 million (US$12.4 million)
This stylish and modern Notting Hill townhouse lies behind a striking, beautifully maintained, 1950s white stucco fronted facade in a row of “very elegant, quintessentially London buildings,” according to listing agent Louisa Brodie.
Designed by Banda Property, the three-story home overlooks an idyllic, private garden square, and benefits from soaring ceilings, an abundance of natural light and “a blend of both large, flexible spaces but also more private, cozy nooks,” Ms. Brodie said.
A diversion from Banda’s typically neutral palettes, this home is bursting with bold, confident color, pattern and earthy tones, while still exhibiting the brand’s signature use of natural materials and texture. An eclectic mix of furniture, antique gems, retro classics and Banda bespoke pieces, are complemented by newer, carefully sourced pieces from up-and-coming artisans and designers, according to Ms. Brodie.
“With this family townhouse we have incorporated more colorful, playful themes within the design, which sees a departure from the muted and understated themes of some of our most recent projects,” said Edo Mapelli Mozzi, founder and creative director of Banda, who currently has a number of projects underway across the globe.
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The 4,500-square-foot townhouse unit has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, spread over the lower level, first and second floors of a seven story building, containing 15 units in total.
This central London townhouse benefits from a significant amount of outdoor space. In addition to the private garden square right out front, which residents can access using a key fob, the home itself features a 185-square-foot private garden to the rear (which can be accessed from both the lower level and the first floor), as well as a 40-square-foot second level terrace off the primary bedroom.
Each unit in the building has access to concierge services from Monday to Friday. The concierge can take deliveries, allow access for contractors, and maintains common areas in the building, meaning that this home “could be a lock-up-and-leave, as much as it could be a main residence, which is fairly unique to have without huge service charges,” Ms. Brodie said. “With fantastic gyms in the area, and Hyde Park so nearby, we didn’t feel that we needed fitness facilities onsite, allowing us to keep annual service charges to a minimum.”
Inside, the home features a huge entertainment zone at the lower level, complete with a cinema room, a bar and wine room, as well as a beautifully designed nursery and playden.
The enviable, central London location of Leinster Square in Notting Hill is “wonderfully positioned in terms of amenities, while also being a quiet area full of beautiful historic buildings,” Ms. Brodie said. Just a stone’s throw from the fine restaurants and boutiques of Westbourne Grove and Hereford Road, the location is also moments from the much-anticipated Queensway redevelopment, which “will bring new life to the area, including high end shopping and dining,” according to Ms. Brodie.
The location is also a short walk from the huge, idyllic green space of Hyde Park, and also benefits from being very well-connected via the tube stations of Notting Hill Gate, Queensway, and Bayswater, while Heathrow Airport can be reached in 30 minutes by train via the Paddington Heathrow Express.
“It’s a very safe-feeling, family friendly residential area,” said Ms. Brodie, who also noted the appeal of the home’s proximity to green spaces in today’s work-from-home climate. “If you’re going to have to work at home a little bit more, you may as well have a beautiful garden square to look out at, and be closer to the parks to get your exercise.”
The address is also within walking distance of some of the best prep schools in London, including Pembridge Hall and Wetherby Prep.
Agent: Louisa Brodie, Banda Property
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