Quirky house with studio and huge living space
The owner of this 1860's built property is a famous painter and it was also once home to another great artist, making this a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœblue plaque' English heritage location. With space for 7 guests and a great location in West London, this home is one not to miss.
Enter this unique property and on the ground floor you'll find the master bedroom, with a double bed, two chests of drawers, wooden floors, mirror-fronted cupboards as well as an antique wardrobe and lots of interesting artwork on the walls. There's even a green velvet chair, a hat stand and a print tray on the wall with a collection of ornaments! There's a bathroom on this floor with black and white tiling, a modern glass shower unit, a loo, a sink and a heated towel rail.
Through to the back of the house is the elegant kitchen with cream fitted cupboards and a wooden kitchen table and chairs. This room is very airy with white walls, velux windows and French windows which lead out onto a pretty patio area. It is well-equipped with a hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a washing machine, and there are many more paintings adorning the walls. You also have the lawn at the front of the house for more outdoor space.
Head up the stairs and you will enter the grand living and studio space. One side of this vast and eccentric room is the owner's studio with parquet flooring, a huge chandelier hanging from the double height ceiling, sash windows and lots of amazing paintings on easels. On the other side of this room is the living room with a collection of antique furniture, including a dining table and chairs, a grand piano, a sofa, a couple of chairs and a chaise longue. There is a traditional and grand style to this home.
The second bedroom is off this main room and has a double bed, chests of drawers, bookshelves, a fireplace and a flatscreen TV. The second bathroom is also on this floor with modern cream tiling, a shower attachment over the bath tub, a sink and a loo. An additional single mattress and a double mattress could also be provided on request for extra guests in the living room.
This artistic home is in a great location in Earl's Court and Kensington in West London.
You are only a 3 minute walk from Old Brompton Road, which is home to many good restaurants and bars. One top pick is French eatery Ã¢â‚¬ËœGarnier', reviewed with 5 stars by top critic A.A Gill. Stroll along this road heading East and you can browse the boutique shops and cafes. At the other end of this road is South Kensington with the Victoria & Albert, the Natural History and the Science Museums (a 15 minute walk from the house).
If you want to explore the upmarket area of Chelsea, the famous King's Road is only a 7 or 8 minute taxi ride away and is renowned for its trendy bars and luxury shops. Knightsbridge, just a few minutes away too, is home to famous department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
For transport, you are only a 6 minute walk from Earl's Court tube station which joins the Piccadilly and District lines. From here you're only two stops from South Kensington or you can be at Oxford Circus for a fantastic selection of shops in 18 minutes. It is also an 18 minute trip from Earl's Court tube to the impressive Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush. Head North for a different kind of shopping experience at the Portobello Road market in Notting Hill.
Area Description: "The focus of this exclusive area is Kensington High Street with its array of upmarket boutiques and luxury shops as well as high street shops, cafes and restaurants. The streets of elegant townhouses, often with white pillared fronts, are classically British and familiar to many as an emblem of prosperity. Behind these immaculate doors are spacious homes, with room for all the family.
Kensington borders Hyde Park - one of the largest parks in central London and a great day out as well as Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace where Princess Diana once lived. Holland Park, just West of Kensington High Street, is handy for a walk with the kids, or if you're looking for an urban retreat to unwind, there are many high end spas and salons to visit.
The second hub of activity is in South Kensington, which has a tube station and a decent selection of pubs, wine bars and eateries. This area plays host to many museums and venues, notably the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Many consider this the ideal destination for a family vacation to London because of the safe, quiet streets and numerous activities available close to the city centre."
Additional Features: Washing machine, Iron, Ironing board, TV, Stereo, Oven, Microwave, Stove, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Freezer, Toaster, Water kettle
Property Type: House