• Bayswater
  • From £550 per night

A modern sanctuary with a finely-tuned aesthetic, crafted with the innovative eye of SPPARC architects.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Capacity: 6
Patio garden
From the upbeat bustle of Bayswater, this three-bedroom garden apartment is pared-down and pristine. Architecture virtuosos SPPARC were behind Gloucester Terrace’s pioneering renovation; the studio’s hallmark attributes are realised with organic textures, flawless engineering and the clever integration of sunlight into the subterranean plot.    

Natural materials and mood-soothing lighting characterises the kitchen. Smooth marble surfaces contrast with an exposed brick wall, with high-spec appliances poised for all manner of culinary creativity. The intimate dining space has a welcoming warmth, with subtly recessed and linear track lighting. Welcoming banquette seating is paired with a Knoll marble dining table.  

Just beyond, there’s a cosy alpine-esque feel to the living area, courtesy of blonde wood walls, a minimalist fireplace and floor lamps that cast a warm glow when nights draw in. A wall of retractable glazing infuses the space with daylight, opening to the garden outside. Light and shadow plays out in parallel lines across the wooden panelling, clean-line fencing and patio tiles neatly laid with lines of grass. It’s a meditative al fresco spot, with terrazzo marble seating framed by leafy bamboo shoots.  

The master bedroom suite enjoys synergy between the indoors and out, with full-height glazing facing the patio. Wood-panelled wardrobes afford a soft naturality, with an en-suite bathroom revealed behind a bi-folding door. It’s a showpiece of Carrara marble, with a sunken tub for indulgent soaks. One of the guest bedrooms is filled with soft light through bay windows; the other is finished with elegant tongue-and-groove panelling. 

Read the interview with homeowner and architect Trevor Morriss on our journal.
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    Crittall creativity

    An industrial accent on the home’s palette of organic materials. Expansive panels of glass amplify the sense of space, channelling light between each room.

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    Tactile textures

    Natural surfaces are order of the day, from exposed brickwork to clean-line wood panelling.

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    Suite dreams

    The master bedroom is complete with immaculate cabinetry, a bathroom wrapped in lustrous marble and with full-height glazing that opens to the patio outside.

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    Al fresco interlude

    A patio garden is perfect for a breath of fresh air.

About the area

With Bayswater and Paddington station on your doorstep, Gloucester Terrace has enviable proximity into the rest of London and further afield.

Yet, it’s also poised for more meditative city moments: from Paddington Basin, walk along the Little Venice canal and admire the rows of colourful barges and handsome Georgian townhouses. There’s plenty of waterside entertainment here; be sure to catch a performance at the Canal Café Theatre or Puppet Theatre Barge. Hyde Park is a short walk southwards, with the Serpentine Lido set for a spot of wild swimming. It’s a ten-minute walk to Queensway, currently undergoing an exciting development to include Parisian-style pavilions, calming greenery and a wealth of boutiques. Or venture a little further into Notting Hill, for coveted vintage shopping and artisanal brunch spots.  

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