A towering crimson-brick mansion block that embodies the understated panache of St John’s Wood, this four-bedroom apartment on Abbey Road makes the most of its corner position and period footprint.
Beatles fans will appreciate its iconic location – across the instantly recognisable Abbey Road zebra crossing is the namesake recording studio that was the birthplace of Sgt. Pepper. Inside: octagonal Victorian turrets, a wraparound balcony and furnishings that double as artwork. Solid oak parquet floors – arranged in a Versailles pattern in the hall, herringbone in the living spaces – unite a diffused layout.
On one side, three light-filled reception rooms. On the other, four bedrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen. A ribbon of 25 windows lace around the façade, following the arc of the sun. Diaphanous light washes through, picking up the detailing of the ornate cornicing. A further corridor has discreet storage and offers an alternative access route to the social hubs of the property. Two lounges and a dining room mean families can spread out. It’s a great space for entertaining too. Clink glasses over nibbles in the lounge while young adults take over the second reception room, housed in another octagonal turret. In warmer climes, fling open the French doors that lead on to the south-westerly facing balcony.
Neville Court is a home that brims with creative craftsmanship – sculptural chandeliers by the likes of Murano and Fil de Fir, paintings by Mark Quinn and Rich Simmons, bespoke Italian joinery. In the kitchen, Crittall-style doors are matched with with an exposed beam – a pop of burnt-orange – and stainless-steel counters for an effortlessly cool industrial aesthetic. The Bora hob, double oven and two dishwashers make light work of mealtimes. The utility keeps the gears turning.
Four bedrooms are fitted with integrated storage. Relax and unplug here. The master bedroom enjoys an en suite. Three further bedrooms share two family bathrooms. All are furnished by Devon & Devon and dressed in mosaic-marbled tiles. Neville Court takes lateral living to new heights.
Neville Court is a home that brims with creative craftsmanship.