This unique double-fronted dwelling may boast a newly built façade but the rest of the five-bed family home dates back to the Victorian period, when the building was used as a shoe factory. And while the current owners have worked wonders on the interior design, there are still echoes of the property’s industrial past, namely exposed brick walls, high vaulted ceilings, and imposing arches. But what makes this low-sitting detached house really special is its sprawling footprint. The property brags an enviable near 4,000 sq ft of luxury living space set across just three floors, while almost 2,500 sq ft of that is dedicated entertaining space, making it one party-ready London pad.
The house offers oodles of versatile and interchangeable accommodation, too, with options for luxurious sleep spaces on all three floors, including a guest suite. (There’s handy dual access at the front, which allows for a near-separate nanny annexe). The property comes with the added luxuries of a gym, a playroom, a spectacular en suite in the first floor principal bedroom, and perhaps the ultimate for London foodies – generous pantry space. And talking of kitchens, this one’s the handiwork of bespoke kitchen design studio, Tom Howley and features Sub Zero appliances, chic ceramic tiling, Silestone quartz countertops, and a highly functional and family-focused island.
Outside space comes in the form of a sizable walled courtyard, which connects the kitchen to the commodious rear entertaining area. As with the rest of the property, the courtyard has been designed to the nines and boasts Mediterranean-inspired floor tiles, which encourage a blurring of boundaries between inside and outside space – especially in the warmer months when the vast sliding glass doors can be pushed open. This is a property full of surprising elements and interesting details, with a shrewd blend of styles. From its industrial bones to its sleek and contemporary additions, and its sympathetic period features, you would never guess what lies behind its iron gates. Suffice to say, viewings are a must.