Designed by architect Denis Balent of Urban Future Org Architects, this five-bedroom property is united by natural textures, clean finishes and an abundance of natural light. As you walk down the peaceful residential street, a tone of refined grandeur is set in motion by the home’s exterior. Behind cast-iron fencing, an immaculately presented façade is complete with two separate portico entrances, reached by a set of stone steps.
Ascend either side to enter the property, where sets of doors introduce a spacious double reception room. Its historic architectural framework is brought into the 21st century with contemporary vision; the large footprint has been zoned at its centre by a pale wood partition wall. A modern fireplace and sleek television have been neatly engineered on either side, making for two distinct social spaces. Swathes of sunlight pour through two large bay windows, illuminating the soft interior palette and flawless finishes. At the rear, a glass balustrade frames a double-height void. Natural light is channelled through oversized picture windows that span the voluminous vertical drop. Spot the original Eero Saarinen chairs and coffee tables here.
The natural palette of materials is effortlessly continued to the lower-ground floor kitchen and dining room, delineated into two halves to match the floor above. Form meets function in the Italian-crafted Boffi kitchen, with integrated Miele appliances and a smooth-topped island – complete with handcrafted breakfast stools. On the other side of the row wood-panelled cupboards, there’s a reclaimed wooden dining table from the ports of old Cape Town. State-of-the-art Flos Parentesis lighting casts a soft glow come evening, while an integrated Sonos sound system is tailor-made for entertaining.
The private garden is one of the largest in west London. Its expansive footprint features an array of seating areas and a verdant lawn that’s staggered on two levels. The double-width brick exterior is clad in climbing wisteria – a charming backdrop for al fresco dining, courtesy of the Weber barbecue.
Occupying the entire first floor is the principal bedroom suite, crafted with a calming and minimalist Scandi-esque aesthetic. Whitewashed walls and light wood flooring runs from the sleeping area into the dedicated dressing area – complete with floor-to-ceiling wardrobes. Through clean-line archway, spa-like serenity abounds in the bathroom. A rectangular freestanding tub sits at its centre, surrounded by twin vanities and an inviting rainfall shower. Four further bedrooms unfurl across the second floor, each with vaulted ceilings and understated décor. Three contemporary bathrooms and a suntrap roof terrace complete this storey.