Brilliantly located on a coveted residential avenue in the St Quintin Conservation Area is this substantial and light-filled four-bedroom house with private garden. The property has been refurbished to a design by Staffan Tollgard and extended to provide internal accommodation of approximately 2,000 sq ft over three levels.
Entry is via a gated courtyard garden and Victorian-tiled path to an entrance hallway. The ground floor is arranged in an open plan with engineered oak flooring in the hall and double reception. A bay window with shutters pours light into the front living room and area beyond. In the corridor there is access to under-stair utility cupboards and, behind a sliding pocket door, a guest WC.
Bi-fold doors provide an option of separation from the hall and independent routes to the wonderfully expansive open-plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is bespoke by Modus with Miele appliances and Corian worktops, and is positioned beneath a roof light spanning the entire length of the room. A dramatic micro-cement wall adds depth and texture to one side, with wall units and storage by Lago positioned at the far end. Enormous floor-to-ceiling glazed sliding doors flood the space with light and porcelain tiles continue seamlessly from the kitchen floor out onto the garden patio, turning to lawn at the rear. The garden was designed by Cameron Gardens and Harper and Tom of Ladbroke Grove.
The upper levels have painted wood flooring throughout. On the first level are three bedrooms and a family bathroom with Moroccan tiled-floor. Sliding pocket doors divide sleeping and dressing areas in the master bedroom, leading in turn to an en-suite bathroom with bath by Phillipe Starck and a walk-in shower.
Ascending with glass balustrades beneath a roof light are stairs to the second floor. On a split level is a sliding pocket door to a compact bathroom, and rising another few steps is a double bedroom with built in wardrobes and eaves storage.
There is underfloor heating throughout the house with individual thermostats across eight zones. All windows are double glazed and the roof has been replaced with new insulation. The house is wired to have Sonos in every room and in the garden.
Highlever Road is a beautiful tree-lined avenue of Edwardian properties in North Kensington, located within easy reach of the boutiques, restaurants and bars of Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Grove, Portobello Road and Notting Hill. A short walk to south is Wood Lane and the revitalised White City. The recently renovated Television Centre is at the centre of an exciting regeneration of the area, with independent restaurants such as Kricket, a cinema and the new Soho House members’ club, White House. Also nearby is White City Place, a creative campus with restaurants, shops and museums, and new home to RCA’s Schools of Communication, Humanities, and Architecture.
The house is situated between the green spaces of Kensington Memorial Park, Wormwood Scrubs, and Little Wormwood Scrubs, a Site of Nature Conservation Importance with grassland, scattered trees and woodland. The area has an unusually high proportion of state and private schools for all ages rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Ladbroke Grove underground station (Hammersmith & City Line) is a short walk away as is Latimer Road (Circle Line). The area also benefits from Kensington & Chelsea residents’ parking.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.