Courtnell Street, W2
Encompassing three floors and a spacious roof garden, this spectacular three-bedroom triplex demonstrates an elegant take on industrial styling. Bridging the gap between boutique-filled Artesian Road and Talbot Road, Courtnell Street is classic to Notting Hill – showcasing a parade of stunning townhouses, black railings and large sash windows. Amongst them sits this absolute rarity. With black exterior walls and arguably the best roof garden on the road, Courtnell is a modern interpretation on a classic.
Located on the first floor of this exquisite home is the open-plan kitchen-cum-living room which features polished concrete floors and brass finishes which are punctuated with bespoke detailing. In a whole new take on industrial-chic, the kitchen interiors team wood with metallic detailing to create an overall clean finish in their unique setting. Making the most of every space, the previous owners have cleverly styled each room to create little pockets of living, using cosy arrangements of mid-century modern desks and chairs to break up the expansive reception area. Delivered in sporadic bursts, moments of bright orange give the somewhat neutral palette an injection of colour, bringing warmth to the cool tones of the beautiful, polished concrete floor: a showpiece in itself. Not forgetting the importance of comfort, a soft grey sofa helps to break up the clean lines of the surrounding materials. An open-plan approach to this fastidious space takes advantage of the internal and external volumes, providing a seamless flow from the reception floor through to the top floor master bedroom suite.
For shoe hoarders and wardrobe warriors alike, the master bedroom suite is the ultimate dream. Featuring a walk-in dressing room with ample storage and floor-length, built-in mirror, all available space has been engineered to the max. A classic marble bathroom has been injected with an element of fun and colour, using blue and white skeleton-motif mosaic tiling from Bisazza to line the walls of the shower. For an added sense of luxury, the marble his-and-hers sinks complete the look – who on earth wants to share a sink anyway!? If that wasn’t enough, the east wall of the bedroom is fronted by large glass sliding doors which completely open out onto the balcony. On a hot summer’s day these doors can be left open and the breeze can be felt throughout all three floors. Want the house to be even more airy? Then simply push the electric button at the bottom of the final set of stairs to open up the glass door which leads out to the 400 square foot roof terrace. Despite being on a residential street, the terrace is incredibly private and peaceful and provides a 360° view over the neighbourhood. Evoking semi-coastal vibes with wooden decking and whitewashed walls, it is the ultimate escape from busy London life.