A modern duplex in a historic London spot – with garden access
- By Bertie Russell
- 26 September 2018
Listing of the Day
Location: London, England
Price: £7.25 million (US$9.5 million)
A newly redesigned split-level apartment in South Kensington offers contemporary conveniences as well as direct access to a tranquil residential garden in the heart of London.
This garden-level flat is one of the three apartments in Wetherby Gardens that were remodelled from a six-storey townhouse. The goal: to offer the modern conveniences of a new development without sacrificing the highly decorative and grand proportions of the Victorian-era home.
The area is rich in history and is characterised by its remarkably grand buildings that were designed in the French Baroque style. Today, the area is considered one of London’s oldest and most highly prized locations.
“The building was brought back to brick and fully refurbished throughout with a new layout to suit modern living whilst retaining the original grand proportions and historic Victorian mouldings,” said Leo Russell of Russell Simpson. “I particularly like the southerly views down Gledhow Gardens, coupled with the far green aspect to the rear over the award-winning Wetherby Gardens.”
On the second level, the apartment boasts ceiling heights of nearly 10 feet and two generous reception rooms.
The home has four bedrooms, four en-suite bathrooms and one half bathroom. Its interior encompasses 2,997 square feet and it has 346 square feet of outdoor space.
Completely redeveloped behind its stucco-fronted Victorian façade, the home includes a patio as well as two private terraces.
The design blends traditional detailing with modern interiors and finishes as well as a super-sized floor plan and corniced high-ceilings.
The furniture within the home is available for purchase upon separate negotiation, according to Mr. Russell.
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