Dream Homes: Sunnyside Up

Dream Homes Sunny Side Knight Frank

Dream Homes: Sunnyside Up

For period property lovers, this St. John’s Wood home is not just the stuff of dreams, but unfettered fantasy

Words by Sophie Hampton

Dream Homes Sunny Side Knight Frank Once the residence of renowned British sculptor John Adams-Acton, this gorgeous St. John’s Wood home is now on the market

There are some London properties that make you swoon with their grandeur and riches, then there are those that simply make you melt with their quintessentially English loveliness. Delightfully named Sunny Side, this beloved family home was once the residence of renowned British sculptor John Adams-Acton, and you only need step inside to realise it has been lovingly restored to create a stylish modern abode with not a finger laid on its precious period features. A unique example of a late Georgian property with early Victorian additions, it boasts exceptional proportions with meticulous consideration given to its layout and flow.

On the raised ground floor, you’ll find the perfect entertaining spot by way of a grand dining room that leads into a spacious reception room, which in turn overlooks the mature and secluded garden, complete with an enchanting tree house. Summers here must be magical. Also on this floor is a bespoke kitchen, drawing room, and an orangery with stunning stained-glass windows, arguably the property’s pièce de résistance.

The house boasts a total of eight bedrooms, but here, you’ll find versatile living space aplenty to suit your family’s needs. The first floor features the principal suite, compete with en suite bathroom/dressing room, and it is from here that you can fully appreciate the property’s leafy surrounds. Two further double bedrooms, a shared family bathroom and a refined study/library are also on the first floor, while the second floor offers two additional rooms. With its own independent entrance, the lower ground floor boasts a more contemporary feel and could easily be used as an office space, staff quarters, or even a spacious artist’s studio, should you wish to continue the legacy of this unique property’s previous owner.