St Quintin Avenue, W10
A very cool property occupying the garden level of a handsome Victorian house in North Kensington that has been the recent subject of a first-class refurbishment by Point 3 Design.
The apartment comes with a large, south-facing landscaped garden and a brilliant, newly constructed glass extension that immediately brings the property a new lease of life, while giving the word ‘conservatory’ new meaning.
Alongside architectural work to the building, the garden [which extends to more than 50ft] was treated to a sensational makeover by teaming the existing lawn, hedgerows and avenue of tall sycamore trees with oversized-stone paving and grey-washed pebbles. The owner has furthermore created an alluring space to both entertain and retreat with beautiful furniture that surround an outdoor fireplace and BBQ area. Clever use of colour by a tan leather recliner and oak floors inside the glass extension, and the light wood and orange fabric of the furniture outside encourages the spaces to merge sublimely.
Inside, beyond the glass structure, is a Bontempi kitchen designed around a large concrete-surface island with breakfast bar. The reception room behind this space is expertly designed as the perfect den for relaxing, listening to music or simply watching a film.
The rest of the home includes a master bedroom with a sumptuous Carrera marble-tiled en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom that overlooks the garden and a shower room for guests.
View Point 3 Design on the Domus Nova Architecture Guide