Hillgate Street, W8
Nestled in the charming and colourful Hillgate Village lies this contemporary and voluminous home – complete with a stunning refurbishment, making it a true standout in a traditional stucco-terraced street within Kensington. A beautiful marriage between classic exteriors and modern interiors, this four-bedroom house successfully integrated both in its design to exude a sense of open living. Spanning three impressive floors, including a ground-floor glass extension, this is modern city living at its best.
The juxtaposition between a traditional three-storey brick house and contemporary interiors with eclectic furnishings is accomplished with the highest finesse. The open-plan kitchen and dining spaces are undoubtedly the showstopper of this home – equipped with polished concrete floors, a host-friendly island bar and a glass-enclosed structure adding infinite dimensions to this inviting pocket. By uniting the exterior and interior of the home, there is a constant stream of natural light entering and illuminating the entire ground floor of this spectacular house. The glass wall separating the garden from the kitchen produces a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor, which as we know is far easier said than done.
The cool and unique kitchen only adds to the remarkable extension – our favourite being the contemporary and sleek white bench, creating an elongated and boundless feeling within this zone. Playing with illusions, dimensions and perspectives, the stylish interior effortlessly extends onto a spacious garden – ideal to play host and entertain on those warm summer evenings.
Cleverly tucked away on the first and second floors, the bedrooms are purposefully separated away from the social spaces to provide the ultimate privacy. Polished and poised, classic elements such as a matte black fireplace beautifully complement the modern additions in furnishings and styling. Large sash windows only extend the feeling of a bright and inviting environment, which was achieved so exquisitely on the ground floor.
Refined traditional detailing meats eclectic contemporary elegance to create an inviting, cosy and knock-out home. A real hidden gem in the heart of Kensington, there’s little this property doesn’t offer. Truly exceptional.