"An elegant apartment, configured across the top three floors of a Victorian townhouse, minutes from Hyde Park and central London."
Configured across the third and fourth floor of an elegant Victorian townhouse, is this cleverly conceived three-bedroom apartment, wonderfully located, minutes from Hyde Park’s Italian Gardens, the Serpentine Galleries and Connaught Village.
Internal accommodation extends to approximately 1,460 sq ft and each room has been skilfully designed to exploit the wonderful levels of natural light throughout. The eye is drawn to unexpectedly high ceilings, beautifully preserved original features and large reconditioned sash windows. The lasting effect is of elevated tranquillity, with views north-west across leafy Gloucester Square.
Entry is gained on the second floor; to one side of the front door an original stone staircase leads to a small boot room/utility room. On the opposite side, stairs lead up to the third floor. The open-plan communal spaces on this floor are arguably the most impressive. Insulated, sound-proofed oak floorboards run throughout, chiming wonderfully with the minimalist pallet of materials chosen by the current owners, including polished concrete worktops, slim profile oak bannisters, a Victorian marble fireplace and small areas of exposed stone. There is also a small home office adjoining the living room with a built-in desk and bookcases and a shower room on this floor.
Upstairs, beyond a swooping white staircase, the fourth floor is a bright expansive space, with natural light drawn across the landing through a recently added skylight. Two bedrooms are positioned at the front of the house, each with built-in shelves and desks. The walls are very gently angled, to allow for the increased height of the mansard roof, and bespoke shelves have been added in the larger of these bedrooms, capitalising on the space created.
A master bedroom at the rear of the house has built-in wardrobes and wonderful levels of natural light, care of the south-east aspect of its windows. A large family bathroom has a sunken bath, encaustic tiles and underfloor heating.
Strathearn Place excellently located, within a five minute of walk of Hyde Park, central London’s largest green space and home to the Serpentine lido and galleries. The Italian gardens are also a short walk from the apartment and have an array of carved historic pools, fountains, sculptures and walking routes.
The shops, restaurants, bars and boutiques of central London are all within fifteen minutes’ walk. Soho is a slightly longer walk and has a vast number of restaurants, cafes and bars to cater for every possible taste. Central London’s largest galleries can all be accessed with ease in minutes via tube, including the Royal Academy, The National Gallery and Tate Modern.
Lancaster Gate is the closest tube station, running Central line services across the city. Nearby, London Paddington connects to National Rail services running nationwide.
Tenure: Leasehold with Share of Freehold
Lease length: 996 years
Ground Rent: peppercorn
Service Charge: approximately £2,050 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.