Outside, Aldridge Villas is all classic architecture and leafy trees. Inside, pioneering design lends an Italian-inspired edge to this five-storey home thanks to the architects at Quincoces Drago. Its breathtaking proportions are evident from the moment you step inside, where a double-height gallery has been carved into its heritage blueprint. It’s framed on one side with a soaring floor-to-ceiling bookcase – a spectacle of aesthetic functionality – while brass railings wrap around the other. There’s an intimate mezzanine feel to the ground-floor reception room. Curated artwork and bay windows create an atmospheric stage for golden hour tipples after logged hours in the study area.
Cantilevered stairs lead you downstairs, where pale herringbone floors and whitewashed walls set the stage for vibrant furnishings. There is uninterrupted flow between the lounge, dining area and kitchen, flooded with light through Crittall windows. Plus, a projector screen for cosy evenings in front of your favourite film. In warmer months, leave the doors open to the immaculately decked garden – perfect for a gathering of family and friends.
Upstairs, the bedrooms are characterised by diaphanous light and a sense of inviting calm. The master suite – all tactile textures and earthy tones – unfurls across the entire first floor and includes a dedicated dressing room with bespoke joinery. There’s a spa-like serenity to the accompanying en-suite bathroom, with its freestanding marble bath and a double-shower fitted behind sliding glass doors. Three further en-suite bedrooms are located on the second and third floor; thoughtfully-chosen colour palettes and inviting furnishings are at once stylish and cosy. The wood-paneled third floor features a reception room, en-suite bedroom and roof terrace; a studio-style space that’s ideal for guests.
An Italian-designed bookcase shows off the lofty proportions of the space and boasts a wealth of literature for you to get stuck into.
Bespoke joinery, neutral walls and floors set the stage for expertly-considered furnishings and artwork. A home worthy of gallery status.
An open-plan design flooded with light makes for a streamlined living space.
Privacy and proximity all in one. A quiet street just a stone’s throw away from Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road.
Enjoy the seclusion of Aldridge Villas with a wealth of eclectic shops and eateries right on your doorstep. For minimalist Egyptian food with an ethical ethos, Conscience Kitchen is a five-minute walk away, or head to Granger and Co. for an easy-going, Australian-style brunch. The ultimate self-care starts at Face Gym, where facials meet fitness, or head over to Bodyism on Westbourne Grove, a holistic gym experience that fuses exercise, mindfulness and nutrition. Pick up an indulgent pastry at Buns From Home to fuel a walk round Hyde Park, or hop on the tube at Notting Hill Gate to get you where you need to be.