"Bare-plaster walls accentuate the dramatic ceiling heights and are punctuated by renewed ceiling roses and cornicing."
This wonderfully elegant apartment can be found on Gloucester Terrace, a handsome tree-lined avenue of white-stucco mansions to the north of Bayswater. The property has been comprehensively renovated to a refined design by Kin Ho Architects, combining excellent lateral planning with spectacular volume and natural light.
The apartment is situated on the first floor and has been reconfigured internally to provide a large living space and bedroom to the right, and a light-filled bathroom and spacious hallway, with concealed kitchen and plenty of storage, to the left.
The two principal rooms are connected by glazed bi-fold doors, and are positioned at the south-facing front of the building. Soaring floor-to-ceiling windows flood both spaces with light, and in turn, lead to a balcony, extending the width of the property. Bare-plaster walls accentuate the dramatic ceiling heights and are punctuated by renewed ceiling roses and cornicing.
Engineered light-oak flooring extends across much of the property, becoming parquet with a period trim in the bathroom. This aesthetic is continued with a roll-top bath and a border of Minton tiles below further bare plaster, beautifully paired with antique-brass fixtures. The recent refurbishment included replacement of all window-frames and the addition of double-glazed acoustic panes to further enhance tranquillity throughout.
Gloucester Terrace is brilliantly located between Little Venice to the north and Bayswater to the south. The immediate area, extending south along Queensway, is part of an exciting and significant regeneration project. Within ten minutes’ walk are the boutiques and restaurants of Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road market. Further bars, restaurants and pubs can be found in nearby Notting Hill, as can The Electric Cinema and popular Notting Hill Arts Club. Kensington Gardens is a ten-minute walk away, with the Serpentine Gallery a little further through the park.
Transport links for the area are excellent with Royal Oak (Hammersmith & City and Circle lines) a three-minute walk away, and Bayswater (District and Circle Line) and Queensway (Central Line) stations both within ten minutes’ walk. Paddington Station is nearby for Bakerloo, Circle and District, Hammersmith & City lines, and rail services to Heathrow and the west of England. The latter also forms part of the Crossrail project, due to complete in 2019.
Lease Length: approx. 125 years (from 26 January 2018)
Service Charge: approx. £750 per annum
Ground Rent: approx. £10 per annum
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.