The Lantern 145 Kensington Church Street W8

Asking Price: £4,950,000 Subject To Contract
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception room
  • Parking
  • Roof Terrace

An interior-designed three bedroom penthouse apartment over the top two floors of this landmark building on the border of Notting Hill and Kensington. This apartment has one of the highest positions in the neighbourhood with a roof terrace that enjoys 360 degree views over London. A mixture of green leafy views towards Hyde Park is combined with a more urban outlook across neighbouring roof tops before continuing across London beyond.
The attention to detail and meticulous design has created a feeling of contemporary open plan space with a soft, colourful and elegant finish throughout the accommodation which includes a master bedroom suite fit with dressing room, two further bedrooms, a separate study, a beautiful kitchen, living room with open plan dining space, phenomenal views throughout and a glorious terrace with space for entertaining.
Within walking distance from your front door are the green spaces of Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens and the fabulous restaurants and shops of Notting Hill’s Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road. You are positioned moments from Notting Hill Gate which is very well connected for transport across London. With the Central Line you can be in Bond Street in 7 minutes and Bank in 20 minutes.

Tenure: Leasehold

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