Traditional with a twist. A three-bedroom duplex apartment that reworks soaring period proportions with bold contemporary design.
Handsome classical design characterises the home’s exterior; a stucco frontage and ionic columns indicative of its esteemed heritage. Inside this three-bedroom Notting Hill apartment – spread across the ground and basement levels of a striking townhouse – a historic framework has been reimagined with a finely-tuned modern aesthetic.
A west-facing reception room bears the hallmarks of its period heritage, with decorative ceiling cornicing, arched sash windows and a marble fireplace. The soaring ceiling height is accentuated by a contemporary bronze chandelier, whilst a spacious footprint plays host to numerous seating arrangements. Solid blonde floors run between this space and the kitchen and dining room, where a traditional blueprint has been given a contemporary spin. A range oven laid with black brickwork has been neatly carved into the chimney breast’s façade. At either side, pale green mosaic tiles stretch up to the ceiling. Along another wall, an integrated sink is backdropped by a lacquered splashback, playfully-finished with blue, orange and green panelling. Sunlight is channelled through a sash window and full-height glazing that open onto a suntrap terrace.
Downstairs, the principal bedroom suite is all muted tones and swathes of natural light that pours through a trio of sash windows. A stone partition wall separates the sleeping area from the en suite bathroom, featuring patterned mosaic tiling set against a double rainfall shower. Two guest bedrooms – each with full-height storage – have direct access to the garden through floor-to-ceiling French doors. Outside, wooden decking is framed by verdant planters, with stone steps that lead up to the communal gardens beyond. A family-sized bathroom, complete with printed yellow tiling, serves these rooms.
A west-facing reception room bears the hallmarks of its period heritage, with decorative ceiling cornicing, arched sash windows and a marble fireplace.