FLAT 4, 176 HOLLAND ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA W14 8AH, UK
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Last Sold: SEP 2004
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Traditional touches piqued with contemporary flair elevate Apartment No. 4,176 Holland Road to new levels of light. Sense the space and energy of this unique home, set overlooking swathes of historic and landscaped urban woodland. Prepare for love at first sight.
Etched in gothic design, the numerals adorning the columns to either side of the period front door at No. 176 Holland Road sit in synchronicity with the trefoils and gabled peaks of the neighbouring church, St. John the Baptist.
Take a step back from the hustle and bustle of Holland Road, to the old school architecture of the late 1800s. Owned and well maintained by the diocese, No. 176 Holland Park Avenue was once home to the former priest who served the church, along with his two daughters and servant, prior to its conversion into apartments.
Period features set the scene upon arrival: The traditional fireplace in the entrance hall, the ceiling rose inset high above and the plaster corbels and intricate mouldings of the door casings.
Follow the curve of the carved solid handrail and ascend to the uppermost level. Nestled at the top of the building, within the former servant’s quarters, there are no concerns regarding noise from neighbours above at Apartment No. 4.
Refurbished in 2004, when it was originally purchased by the current owners, the home has been lovingly maintained ever since, with modernising touches carried out to the kitchen and bathroom. Recently decorated, newly laid carpets soften the rooms underfoot.
Opening the front door to the apartment, sweep up the staircase and instantly sense the grandeur of arrival. Bright and welcoming, natural light flows in throughout with two impressive windows, framing handsome views of the church. Emerging onto the landing the ceiling rises up to almost double height above, imbuing the apartment with a true sense of space.
Owner quote: “As soon as I came up the sweeping staircase, I fell in love.”
Hanging space for coats is to hand at the bottom of the stairs. Upon the landing, make your way along the hallway, where almond white walls combine with buff-toned carpets offering a bright and blank canvas.
A home with great flow and design, each room flows off the main hallway with a sense of logic to the layout: Bedrooms are apportioned to the left and entertaining space on the right.
Owner quote: “The way the light hits the bannister as the sun sets; it bathes you in beautiful shards of light.”
Make your way to the kitchen at the end of the landing hallway.
Traditional in its format, cook up family meals and enjoy a moment of privacy and peace. Light flows in through a large window, aiding your preparations on the worktops. Note the metal bars fitted to the kitchen and living room window, an added touch of security allowing you to leave the windows open throughout the day and night, drawing a breeze through the apartment in summertime. The ample storage in the hallway is one of many motif recurrent throughout the apartment, with plenty space for all your essentials within the cabinetry, custom built to hug perfectly to the unique shapes of the walls.
Next door, the sitting room is suffused in light courtesy of a large sash window. A spacious hub of the home, the Victorian-feel fireplace instills an intimacy for the winter months, whilst the high ceilings retain an airy feel. Newly fitted carpet extends underfoot, and there is space for a large dining table for family meals.
Bringing the 21st century to this Victorian residence is the bright and bountiful bathroom next door.
Above, an enormous skylight draws blue skies and natural light in, whilst spa-style buff tiles coat the walls and floor underfoot. Sink into relaxation in the large bath with overhead shower. A wash basin is inset into a pastel-toned vanity unit, providing plenty of storage for your lotions and perfumes. Further storage is provided within the large, mirrored bathroom cabinet stocked full of shelving. A bidet and WC also feature.
Continue along to the guest cloakroom, fitted with WC and wash basin, and framing views of the church through the window.
Bathed in light, the guest bedroom also overlooks the church on the more peaceful side of the home angled away from Holland Road and overlooking the stunning architecturally designed and historic communal gardens to the rear. Walls slope to the coombe of the roofline for a cosy, loft-like feel. With space for a single bed, this peaceful room with its pretty aspect could make the ideal home office.
Owner quote: “Every room has a window. The air and cross breezes are refreshing in summer.”
Arrive now at the master bedroom, where fitted furniture flows seamlessly with the curve of the roofline. With ample space for a desk in addition to freestanding wardrobes and a double bed, this bedroom is brimming with storage. Wake up to birdsong and listen for the soft hoot of owls at night. Views abound over the remarkable and alluring communal gardens to which you, as resident, have access should you wish.
Nestled only a two-minute walk from the front door, the quiet and simply breathtaking communal gardens serve as your own private heaven of tranquility.
Owner quote: “They are, quite simply, among the most breathtaking gardens I have ever come across.”
Tended by head gardener Ákos Zubor, who trained in Kew Gardens, Addison Gardens is an enclosed garden of trees, flower beds, lawns, gravelled paths and traditional iron fencing.
A Victorian garden square, it is planted with over 20 mature trees providing an urban woodland of planes, beech, ash, horse chestnut and sycamore. Colour-coded beds provide pockets of aesthetic pleasure for the eye, creating seasonal interest year-round.
Children can enjoy flower hunting in the garden and a playground furnished with a swing, baby swing and slide lies at the southeast corner of the gardens.
An annual summer party is held in the gardens, often taking the form of food and drinks gathering with the neighbors on a Sunday lunchtime, occasionally with children’s games and fancy dress.
In autumn, prepare to behold a fireworks display and bonfire rivalling the best seen around.
Out and about
Residents’ parking is readily available outside, however within such close proximity to transport links and in walking distance of so many amenities, shops and eateries, leave the car behind and explore your locale. The parking permit, one of the best boroughs on offer, affords you parking all the way down to Chelsea and Embankment across to Knightsbridge and northwards to Notting Hill.
Families choosing to reside at Apartment No. 4,176 Holland Road are well provisioned by nearby educational establishments including the independent Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Norland Place and Holland Park pre-prep and nursery.
On the doorstep of Westfield Shopping Centre, every clothes store, department store and grocers imaginable are at your fingertips, including Waitrose and M&S. Dine out here too; there are dozens of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and fast food outlets at your behest.
Transport links couldn’t be more accessible, only a two-minute walk from Shepherd’s Bush Station, and ten minutes’ walk from Holland Park station.
The redevelopment of White City has set the scene for a number of culturally influenced bistros, cafes and dining establishments in the Shepherd’s Bush area. Dine out also at Soho House or the five-star Dorset Hotel.
Only ten minutes from the entrance to Holland Park explore the expanse of green space on your doorstep. Kensington High Street is also only ten minutes away.
For a home in a vibrant, eclectic area of London, with so much culture, shopping, green space and transportation at the tip of your fingers, Apartment No. 4,176, Holland Road is a home bursting with warmth and energy, and dressed in the finery of its heritage.
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