A tale of two stories: old-world architecture. 21st-century additions. And a standout forest-green facade. From this four-bedroom apartment, the view of the Carnival is better than most. Its Ladbroke Grove address puts it along with one of Notting Hill’s most well-known roads and among some of its most handsome Victorian and Georgian townhouses.
Cast-iron railings, stately columns and a curved architrave set the tone. Inside, period grandeur is elevated by modern design. A spacious reception-cum-dining-room makes the most of traditional proportions. Focal points are varied here; west-facing bay windows, high ceilings, a marble fireplace. Dual aspect glazing lets the natural light pick up the details of the ornate cornicing and ceiling rose. Rustic wood, vintage leather and classic art make it a homely background for good conversations at golden hour after polishing plates in the formal dining area.
A sleek extension is all brilliant whites, glossy surfaces and variegated metal. It’s a form-meets-function kitchen – integrated appliances, streamlined cabinetry and plenty of quality light. Plus, a bench for that close-to-nature feel while sipping your morning brew. Or take it outside and for a breath of fresh air, where the thriving greenery will make you forget you’re in central London.
Three bedrooms spread across the lower ground floor. The main bedroom enjoys a contemporary fireplace, a colourful en-suite bathroom and a sliding door that opens onto a rear patio. The second bedroom capitalises on natural light with generous sash windows and is served by a family bathroom. House overnight guests or young adults in the third. Integrated storage, access to the patio and a modern en suite will keep them happy.
Also on this floor, a study that can double as a bedroom and a utility to keep the house running like clockwork.