This three-bedroom Kensington home is imagined with the expert eye of an interior design tastemaker.
There’s a sense of historical elegance to Gordon Place. A bottle-green Victorian lamppost heads a pathway, lined with verdant greenery and cast-iron railings, which leads you to the front garden of this three-bedroom home. This was once the home of a leading light in the world of interiors; expect imaginative, sophisticated and expertly-considered design that feels utterly appropriate for its Kensington postcode.
Step inside a reception room, where a refined framework gives attention to characterful furnishings. Wrapped in an effortlessly smart taupe paint and sweeping wood floors, reams of light enter through sash windows. A reclaimed 18th-century fireplace is a compelling focal point. From here, head through to the kitchen. Its sleek cabinets, smooth marble surfaces and Gaggenau appliances are erudite and streamlined. A step leads you down to a second reception room, imagined here as a formal dining area. Open the door to a side garden; in warmer climes, welcome a gentle breeze into the space.
The master suite occupies the entire second floor – there’s a calming atmosphere from morning to night. The bedroom takes advantage of its south-west facing position; diaphanous light illuminates the space through double sash windows. An original fireplace and sleek cornicing are testament to the property’s heritage footprint, whilst its neutral palette has a timeless feel. Its accompanying en-suite bathroom is all smooth marble, with an inviting fitted bath for long soaks. Note the amber-toned glass door handles – a subtle touch of characterful opulence. Downstairs to the first floor, the teal blue walls offer an uplifting backdrop for artwork, antique mirrors and cast-iron radiators. Two further bedrooms are pared-back havens with plenty of storage, courtesy of bespoke fitted wardrobes. A family-sized bathroom serves these rooms.
Downstairs to the first floor, the teal blue walls offer an uplifting backdrop for artwork, antique mirrors and cast-iron radiators.