It is supposed that Oscar Wilde coined the phrase, “you never get a second chance at a first impression”. As true in Chelsea now as it was when Wilde was a resident, the area never fails to impress visitors with its stylish vistas. Opulent shopping highways branch off into prosperous residential streets, and it’s here that the metropolitan elite primp and preen their grand townhouses. Edith Grove, a stunning two bedroom pied-a-terre situated on one of the area’s most admired streets, will seduce in an instant.
Though both have travelled extensively, your hosts love their Chelsea home and its sophisticated environs. He hails from Greece, and she is from Sri Lanka, and they came to London to be part of a big, bustling city. They enjoy visiting family all over the world, but are equally happy lounging in front of the fireplace at home after a meal in one of Chelsea’s many eateries.
The crash pad
Snuggled on the basement floor in a Victorian block, this garden flat makes the most of its compact compass. A huge amount of love and attention has been lavished on these rooms- the carefully designed living space decked out in gleaming glass and white furnishings, with stained wood on the floors. The open-plan living space, vauntingly modern and sophisticated, is littered with mementoes of your hosts’ travels around the globe. Share stories around the glass table, or prepare a meal in the steel chrome kitchen. In front of the gas fire, feel the cow hide rug underfoot before lounging on the L-shaped sofa.
Along the hall, choose from two good-sized bedrooms, each with a double sleigh bed in monochrome leather. The master has doors leading on to a sweet outdoor courtyard, the second, a desk and some striking modern art. Later, voyage into the impressively sleek bathroom and discover the vast shower fitted with dark flooring and sand marble wall tiles.
Follow the open sky to the Thames and Chelsea Embankment, and from there, take a charming walk along the river, or saunter in nearby Battersea Park. The legendary King’s Road, with its throng of boutiques, bars and restaurants, is also within easy strolling distance. Should you want to stride further afield, the museums of South Kensington are a five-minute tube journey from Sloane Square, and the shops of central London can be reached in around fifteen minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, communications/internet, entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2764413...Read more
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