Dream Homes: Utmost Elegance

Dream Home Portland Place Beauchamp

Dream Homes: Utmost Elegance

You may need deep pockets, but this refurbished Georgian townhouse is luxury London living at its finest

Words by Sophie Hampton

Portland Place is famous for many things: both the Chinese and Polish embassies are here, it’s home to the BBC’s Broadcasting House, and the Marylebone thoroughfare secures iconic status having been featured in numerous books and films, from The Portrait of a Lady to The Million Pound Note. It is also known for its rich architectural pickings, this luxurious Georgian townhouse being a case in point. Arranged over four floors, the five-bed, five-bath abode is quintessentially London with its wealth of period features and its truly elegant façade.

The spacious family home has seen a recent refurbishment by renowned interior designer Hubert Zandberg in collaboration with architectural designer Jan Swanepoel. As such, it exudes modern glamour from floor to ceiling, whilst staying sympathetic to the original architectural style (expect to be wowed by the property’s exceptional ceiling height). The house is designed for relaxation and entertaining in equal parts and boasts luxurious living spaces that are rich in texture and calming in colour. Imposing marble fireplaces and dark stained wood floors are met with light-loving cream walls and ornate panelling, while spectacular light fittings range from traditional crystal chandeliers to strikingly modern sculptural centrepieces.

As much as the property is a classic, it also comes equipped with the latest in home tech, including a beautiful Wolf range cooker, a Lutron HomeWorks lighting and shading control system, and integrated control features. There’s also oodles of versatile living space with more than enough for a luxurious media room. On the lower ground floor you’ll find a family room, handily flanked by a bar and wine cellar, as well as a state-of-the-art gym complete with a separate treatment room.

With all of this on tap, you might be tempted to never leave this luxurious dwelling, but given its prime central London location, it would be a crime not to take full advantage of the Capital’s very best shops, galleries, restaurants and green open spaces, right here on your doorstep.

£19.75 million, Beauchamp Estates (020 7722 9793; beauchamp.com)