Set back from the road on a quiet residential street close to the open, green space of Ravenscourt Park, is this incredibly bright and versatile two-bedroom house with off-street parking. Occupying the site of a former garage on Greenside Road, the property was converted and extended to a design by Hiscox Parlade Architects celebrating light and volume across approximately 2,900 sq ft of internal space.
Entry is via a gated, paved parking area, through a discreet, blue-painted façade. The front door opens beneath a roof light, with stairs to the first bedroom on the left. A long entrance corridor burrows between the footprints of the neighbouring properties, passing a shower room on the left, through to a kitchen and dining space, also lit by a series of roof lights. Underfloor heating extends from the entrance to this point.
Sliding doors open to reveal an expansive reception with double-height vaulted ceilings and several roof lights which, along with the lovely timber-framed side windows, have been replaced within the last five years. From the painted-wood floor, soaring brick walls extend to the slatted ceiling. At the rear of the room is a seamless line of storage cupboards, and steps leading up to a mezzanine level bedroom with bathroom. In one corner is a French wood and coal-burning stove and next to it are double doors through to the enormous studio.
The space has had incarnations as both a photography studio and, in its current guise, a painting studio, and represents a versatile opportunity for creative usage, or subject to the relevant planning permissions, conversion. An iroko staircase ascends to the raised terrace, playfully laid in artificial grass, and with huge glazing overlooking the impressive void.
The property can be found just north of the Goldhawk Road in an area that has come to be known as ‘Askew Village’. Thanks in no small part to Leith’s School of Food and Wine, the area is becoming synonymous with a growing ‘foodie’ culture, with a number of good pubs and a Ginger Pig butchers. The Eagle with its popular bohemian garden and excellent menu is opposite and The Oak, now a pizza restaurant is seconds away on Goldhawk Road. The area also has several ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’ rated schools for all ages.
Shepherd’s Bush, home to one of London’s Westfield centres is within walking distance as is White City, a little further north. 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 City 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.
Well positioned for transport, the nearest stations are Ravenscourt Park (District Line), Goldhawk Road (Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines) or Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line and London Overground). Holland Park, Notting Hill and Central London are easily accessible by bus or tube. Easy access to the Westway provides a fast route out of London to the West, towards Heathrow Airport and the M4.
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.