Portobello Road is one of the most renowned street markets, filled with independent traders and eclectic stalls for more than two miles. Overlooking this colourful stretch is a serene two-bedroom apartment, a quiet retreat in the middle of this energetic Notting Hill enclave.
Spread across the first floor, period architecture is approached with a modern eye. A refined selection of contemporary artwork makes a feature of traditional proportions, while a spacious layout is configured with socialising in mind. Pale walls and wood floors make a soothing first impression as you enter the open-plan reception room. Swathes of natural light are filtered through large bay windows with a welcoming sitting area positioned adjacent. The other half of the room is given over to cooking and dining. Runs of pebble-toned cabinetry and smooth marble worktops make for a stylish culinary setting, while a wooden dining table is illuminated by pendant lights.
There’s access to two separate outdoors areas from this room. Beyond the bay windows, a balcony gazes directly towards the jewel of Portobello Road – the Electric Cinema. From the kitchen and dining area, French doors open onto a roof terrace. High timber fencing offers privacy for summertime entertaining, making use of the high-spec barbecue.
Elegant minimalism ensues in the two bedrooms. The principal suite is gently lit through a large bay window, with a wicker armchair poised next to the glass for quieter interludes. Full-height wardrobes are stylishly finished in a soft grey hue with gilded handles. Its en suite bathroom is wrapped with oversized marble tiles, accentuated with brushed metal hardware. A twin guest bedroom enjoys direct access to the private terrace and is served by a contemporary bathroom finished with granite-toned stone tiles and a walk-in shower.