Lexham Gardens Kensington W8

Asking Price: £1,775,000 Subject To Contract
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  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathroom
  • 0 Reception room

A well-appointed maisonette occupying the top two floors (entrance on the second floor) of a charming Victorian building. The 1,502 sq ft (approx) apartment is flooded with an abundance of natural light and pretty vistas and the current owners have decorated the property in a neutral and elegant fashion. Accommodation includes: large landing with cloakroom and attractive double doors to a spacious 23 ft reception room with a study area (could be partitioned to provide third bedroom) and a contemporary open-plan kitchen. The floor above provides two ample double bedrooms; one with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite shower room and the second with exceptional built-in storage and a decadent en suite bathroom. Lexham Gardens is a handsome street located south of Kensington High Street providing easy access to the transport links in Earls Court, Gloucester Road and the High Street itself. The quaint, independent shops of Stratford Road are a short walk away as is Holland Park and Kensington Gardens.

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