Behind iron railings and a handsome red brick façade sits a home as commanding in presence as it’s prestigious neighbourhood. Palatial yet private, in the heart of the action yet set back from the thrum – it serves up the space to shut out the world beyond the front door.
The light-filled entrance hall and morning room strike an elegant note that’s a sign of things to come. Original paraquet floors, cornicing and fireplaces nod to the building’s period heritage, which has been sensitively updated.
Breathing room is in plentiful supply – the L-shaped double reception room plays host to numerous seating arrangements, which carve up the cavernous footprint to intimate effect. An understated colour palette of cream, grey and dark brown wood keep distractions to a minimum and create a calming setting for kicking back.
The lower ground floor kitchen and dining room is similarly soothing in feel, designed with entertaining in mind. Think gleaming white marble, a range cooker and statement lighting illuminating a large dining table that can comfortably accommodate a crowd.
A winding wooden staircase takes you up to the first-floor library, complete with heavy wooden bookcases and an antique desk, as well as the master suite. From here, you can survey the streets below from the curved window nook. Panelled walls, a dedicated dressing area and intricately tiled en suite with a mirrored bath surround and walk-in shower amp up the sense of luxury.
A further four bedrooms and bathrooms are arranged across the first, second and third floors – all neutral toned and marble-clad – while downstairs there’s a maid’s bedroom and bathroom that’s perfect for visiting guests who want their own privacy. Plus, three large vaults offer all the storage space you could need for your wine collection.