A bohemian three-bedroom townhouse on a dynamic street, expertly imagined by interior design studio and salvaging virtuosos Retrouvius. Four floors of rustic design, haute style and thoughtful touches.
There’s a sense of old-world grandeur to this Victoria terraced townhouse. Lined with leafy trees and 19th-century architecture – cast-iron railings, sash windows and gated entrances – Kensington Park Road is one of Notting Hill’s most exclusive addresses. Inside, there’s a country-pile feel to this refined three-bed property. Surfaces that have been stripped back. A layout that has been masterfully opened up. And organic materials that strengthen its connection with nature.
On the ground floor, the spacious dual-aspect reception room is all Georgian columns, soft pink plaster walls and high ceilings trimmed with intricate cornicing. Plush furnishings are arranged around the Calacatta marble fireplace. At the end of the entrance hall, a galley-style utility room is practically designed with easy-to-clean counters and a deep basin sink. Downstairs, the open-plan kitchen and second reception room continue the laid-back, bohemian aesthetic. Exposed trusses and blonde wood floors connect the zoned areas, delineated by subtle tiers and steel beams. To one side, a raw concrete fire mantel, flanked by open shelves and chiselled nooks, as well as a seating area beneath the window.
The kitchen is fitted with L-shaped wooden cabinets topped with smooth marble surfaces and a Falcon range cooker that sits in front of an agate stoneeffect backsplash. Past the dining table another, more intimate reception room is illuminated by natural light that floods through the glazed side return and aluminium-framed patio doors. Note the cosy window seat tucked into the cantilevered Corian window. Outside, the brick-paved garden, with a convivial fire pit at its centre is surrounded by thriving greenery and climbing ivy
The upper floors are taken over by bedrooms and bathrooms. The master suite is on the first, where generous arched windows let natural light filter through and wall-to-wall wardrobes are built in. The bright and airy bathroom has a frameless shower and freestanding bath. Also on this storey, a bespoke alcove bedroom, clad in natural timber, with an integrated bed that can be closed off thanks to thoughtfully placed curtains. Upstairs, a further bedroom is served by a shower room
Running parallel to Portobello Road, Kensington Park Road is close to Notting Hill’s best boutiques and independent eateries. From here, you can reach three Michelin-star Core by Clare Smyth in less than five minutes. Electric Cinema in two. Spend weekends browsing stalls at Portobello Market or stock pantry shelves with fresh produce from the Notting Hill Fish + Meat Shop. Come evening, head to Gold.
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