A thoroughly modern reinterpretation of a five-storey townhouse in Kings Cross. Bright light, clean lines and crisp white walls.
Stone steps, wrought ironmongery and a stucco frontage – behind this thoroughly traditional facade is a Victorian townhouse beautifully reimagined for 21st century living. Close the door to the world and unfurl from a day of fast-paced city living. Enter on the ground floor to a double reception room stretching from front-to-back of the house. Sash windows at either end funnel light onto the bright, whitewashed walls – a perfect foil for the dark stained wood floors and rich velvet upholstery. With ample room to spread out over a sofa or two, late night dinner guests will likely want to linger for a nightcap in front of the sleek log fire. Downstairs, a lightwell makes the lower ground floor as bright as its upstairs neighbour. Here you'll find the private, cosy kitchen impeccably finished with white gloss, latch-free cabinetry. A double oven and wine cooler makes elaborate family meals or impromptu guest suppers a pleasure, while the generous island lends a sense of conviviality to any occasion. For more formal moments, the dining area is next door and just beyond this, a skylit snug – somewhere for the family to hunker down for movie nights or lazy weekend afternoons. On warmer days, throw open the bi-fold doors to the landscaped walled garden and invite the outside in.
Upstairs, the master suite occupies the entire first floor, with double floor-to-ceiling shuttered sash windows – a great vantage point to watch the world wake up in the street below. Soaring ceilings, intricate period cornicing and a large feature fireplace with marble surround make winding down a decadent affair. The en-suite is substantial, with freestanding bathtub and a large walk-in shower concealed behind the dual vanity unit. On the second floor, two further bedrooms: one with a grand marble fireplace and the other large enough to accommodate a desk for those days spent working from home, or for children with study schedules. On this floor, you’ll also find the family bathroom. A stair flight up, another bedroom with its own en-suite – ideal quarters for those guests who don’t want to leave just yet. This charming pitched roof space has been beautifully configured, with its own snug tucked away in the eaves – a perfect room for teenagers needing their own space.