Finchatton-designed Chelsea townhouse asks £5.65m
- By Bertie Russell
- 07 November 2018
A Chelsea townhouse recently refurbished by super-prime developer Finchatton has hit the market at £5.65m.
The 2,383 square foot mid-terrace on Smith Terrace was completely remodelled in 2014 by the firm behind some of PCL’s best-known luxury schemes, including Twenty Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, and The Lansbury and Kingwood in Knightsbridge.
The “ingenious” overhaul saw a spiralling feature staircase installed in the middle of the period property to link all five floors, and bring natural light down through the space from a large skylight.
A sizeable basement was added as part of the works – which would prove impossible these days under RBKC’s tightened-up planning regime – housing a media room with a 60” high definition wall-mounted television and 5.1 surround sound, which together deliver the “ultimate home cinema experience”.
The rest of the accommodation includes three double bedroom suites, a dining room/study, a drawing room with “sumptuous” lounge furniture and full-width floor-to-ceiling windows, and a fully bespoke kitchen with Compaq Carrara Quartz worktops and French sliding doors leading directly onto a private garden.
There’s also permission in place to add a high-tech retractable glass terrace off the drawing room, which would transform the existing outside space into a covered winter garden for year-round use – definitely worth thinking about anyway.
The project also saw the whole place rewired and kitted out with the latest lighting and AV systems, including pre-installed Apple TV, Sky+ HD and Lutron Homeworks.
Locally-based agency Russell Simpson has been instructed.
Jake Russell, Director, Russell Simpson: “Finchatton’s clever use of glass throughout the home has totally transformed and opened-up the interiors, creating a truly unique offering in comparison with neighbouring properties on Smith Terrace. Alongside having a basement space in place for which planning would no longer be granted, the current owner has designs and planning permission ready to install a glass terrace, doubling the outdoor space, creating a winter garden on the ground floor and sensitively adapting the glass theme. Coupling the home’s intricate design with the unrivalled location close to one of London’s most famous shopping streets, this property is truly a special opportunity to purchase within the heart of Chelsea.”
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