This is a home that combines the old and the new to startlingly lovely effect. Housed in a stately London villa, you’ll discover high ceilings, a marble fireplace and original sash windows. But this home’s modern, too – in fact, it was lavishly refurbished just six months ago. The wallpaper is Colefax and Fowler, every window is clad in white shutters, and curated art hangs in each room . You’re minutes away from Portobello Road and Kensington Gardens, and Westbourne Grove and Ledbury Road are packed with chic shops and neighbourhood bistros. So take a second look, for this is a home that rewards the truly discerning.
Your hosts are a record producer and an art dealer. She’s constantly on the lookout for new talent, and their interiors reflect a taste finely honed. This pair are full of energy, which they poured into the recent redesign of their newly purchased home.
Every line, every shade and every texture has been carefully pondered, from the snowy floorboards to the purposely mismatched chairs. The artwork upon the walls, as you’d expect, is beautiful and bold (her favourite pieces from some of the modern artists she represents, as well as some big international names). The country kitchen is open-plan, and the two bathrooms are papered with designs at once fashionable and classic. And those who enjoy a gadget or two will appreciate the new TV, the DeLonghi double oven, the top-of-the-range Bosch fridge…
There are two bedrooms, a single, which can double as a study, and the master suite. There’s a feminine feel to the French-style bed and side tables, while the portrait of Marilyn gives a burst of colour to the otherwise softly muted palette.
For your consideration
Spend a morning café hopping in Westbourne Grove, and dip in and out of the independent shops of Ledbury Road. We strongly advise a cupcake in the Hummingbird Bakery, and of course, you’ll want to visit Notting Hill’s Portobello Road Market. The tube from Westbourne Grove to Oxford Circus takes less than twenty five minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), communications/internet, ipod dock, entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2765790...Read more
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