With a charcoal-black facade that faces an old-world cobbled mews, Powis Mews is a house that impresses instantly. Inside, finishes are as stand-out as its exterior; marble, limestone and onyx handpicked from Italy. As you enter, there’s a fantastic sense of space thanks to its open-plan layout and the triple-height void that connects the living areas.
Limestone tiles connect the ground floor, where a walnut kitchen is centred by an island-cum-breakfast bar. Chef-grade appliances and full-length wine storage are seamlessly integrated into expertly crafted joinery and bronze oxidised surfaces. In the dining area, the focal point jumps between the low-hanging lighting and vivid artwork. From here, there’s an ensuite bedroom which offers a tranquil retreat from the social spaces.
Downstairs to the mezzanine level, there’s a study area for peaceful home working. A further bedroom suite vaunts a living wall and a chic dressing area. The bathroom, fitted with a dual vanity, freestanding bath and rainfall shower, is all illuminated marble surfaces and matte black finishes. A double reception room is set on the lower-ground floor, spread out across smooth parquet floors. The furnishings are sleek, and artwork is compelling, but the fireplace is the standout feature – its grand dimensions and opulent finish create a stately feel.
The principal bedroom suite is nestled on the top floor, framed by generous skylights and doors that open onto Juliet balconies – each overlooking the quiet mews. Glass walls diffuse light across its spacious proportions, from the dedicated sitting area to the elevated bed, complete with de Gournay wallpaper. In the centre of the room, look down through the flawless glass void to the rest of the home. The bathroom is centred around a glowing pink onyx vanity. To one side is an integrated step-down bath; to the other, a timber-clad TyloHelo sauna.
The crowning pièce de résistance is the decked roof terrace, directly accessible from the principal bedroom. Enclosed in greenery, it’s a secluded suntrap in the heart of vibrant Notting Hill.