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PRINCEDALE ROAD

W11

A dynamic, architect-designed home near Clarendon Cross. From the street: a handsome terraced townhouse, framed by multi-panelled sash windows and cast-iron railings. A seamless fit among its handsome neighbours. Yet, inside, this property is anything but typical. This four-bedroom home is a study in sculpted light, sharp angles and tactility.

The original blueprint has been taken back to the drawing board by a masterful architect. Its scale has been dramatically increased by knocking through the rear walls to unite it with the mews house beyond.

Enter on the ground floor. Thanks to its west-facing position and floor-to-ceiling window, a spacious reception room is perfect for sundowners with friends. A rustic, exposed-brick chimney breast is cleverly multifunctional. Yes, it’s a focal point but note how it hides the logs that feed the woodburner. A thoughtful touch.

There’s a seamless transition between what was formerly two properties. A formal dining area separates the reception from the kitchen. A wide, steel-framed skylight casts natural light across the solid wood floors. Rifle through the morning paper or sip a glass of bubbly under the stars.

There’s plenty of room to test your culinary skills in the kitchen. The original stable doors – a nod to the property’s coach house heritage – and the tea-green cabinetry give it a country-pile quality. The island is designed for gathering around but it's functional, too. Subtle storage as well as a breakfast perch.

The home’s modified blueprint means the first floor is divided. At the back, a bedroom and slick en suite, accessed from its own separate staircase. Young adults and overnight guests will appreciate the privacy. It would make an equally cosy book nook, snug or home office too.

The brushed metal staircase in the reception room leads to another brightly lit bedroom that overlooks the quiet street. The brass-effect radiators and the traditional shutters draw on this property’s period character. It’s served by a modern en-suite bathroom, with a frameless walk-in shower, a Burlington-style console sink and a wide-lipped, rolltop bath. Storage is subtly concealed behind a run of mirrors. A further bedroom spreads across the second floor, served by a clean-lined and stylish bathroom.

The real pièce de resistance of this property is the view of the wide-open skies from the rooftop garden. A lovely place to sit and press pause. A rare treat.