If consonance is the point of arrival, rest, and resolution, then Abingdon Road provides just such a gratifying chord. But whatever rocks your musical boat, the mood progression will undoubtedly move from minor to major in this opera singer’s lovely two-bed, two-bath pad. Set on the fourth floor of an elegant red brick Victorian mansion, the eclectic elegance of Kensington High Street, with its great shops, boutiques and upscale cafes, is only a short amble away.
Your gregarious hosts create a dynamic duet. She is an opera singer who runs her own opera company, and he’s a computer whizz. They met at Cambridge under the influence of philosophy and music, and with a wedding on the horizon, the libretto for this love story is still being written…
Overtones of space and light, augmented by high ceilings and large windows create a cadence of calm as soon as you enter Abingdon Road.
The large kitchen is warm and homely, with wood and dark granite. The connecting sitting room is sedate and colonial, enlivened by a theatrical flourish in the form of animal prints and touches of vibrant colour. Light streams in through the enormous sash windows and falls upon elegant antiques, book lined shelves, and a real zebra rug, adding just the right amount of decadence. So go Larghissimo on the comfy sofa, perhaps with something on ice to relax the vocal chords, and create your masterpiece. If inspiration strikes, the study-come-double bedroom along the wide hallway is a pretty place to work and rest. While a light and luxurious master bedroom with delicious en suite, supply the perfect vibe to lower the tempo to a gentle, soothing pulse.
The bohemian life won’t be hard to achieve with such a wealth of art, culture, and history right outside your door. Kensington boasts some of the best museums in the country, and nearby
Holland Park hosts its own annual opera festival. Feel free to quicken the beat at any time though; central London, with its smorgasbord of live music events, is minutes away by tube.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), communications/internet, entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2763861...Read more
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