A MAXIMISED SPACE
Bassett Road, W10
Although this flat was only available as a short let, it has left an indelible memory. The sleek, contemporary kitchen with its brushed steel accessories and state-of-the-art wine fridge had us wanting to indulge or inner Jamies and Nigellas. We particularly liked the dining area with its playful lights. It was the standard paper globe seen in thousands of student houses but this time adorned with butterflies and hung at different heights at random over the dining table.
Situated on what is arguably North Kensington’s most desirable street, this beautiful family apartment had the open plan layout and ample space that everyone wants. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it provided plenty of room for a couple or even a family, especially since it also boasted a large reception, fully decked kitchen and a huge garden.
Inside, a pared down and minimalistic lounge was warmed by the wide plank oak floors. Mies van der Rohe chairs flank the fireplace while a contemporary sofa looks as stylish as it is comfortable. Etchings, photography and knick-knacks tucked into the bookcases reveal a little of the owner’s personality while the bedrooms upstairs are subtly feminine with a hint of the ethereal.
Outside, the owners resisted the temptation of simply laying down a lawn to the edges and instead, put as much thought and consideration into the garden design as they did into the design of the flat. The tiered beds at the back contained a multitude of trees, flowers and other bedding plants to provide a splash of colour. At the opposite end was a tranquil display of box hedges carefully squared off in their lead planters. Hardwood decking emphasised the width of this spacious London garden and provided the perfect surface for al fresco dining on the 10-seater outdoor dining table.
We hope to see its likes again.