• Notting Hill
  • From £1,250 per night

Masterminded by renowned studio Retrouvius, this four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in Notting Hill is a treasure trove of eclectic design.

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Capacity: 2
A coffee-coloured frontage with arched windows framed by white masonry makes for an aptly old-world welcome to this historical home. Ionic columns flank the impressive entrance. Inside, a gallery of curious artwork and reclaimed materials spans four floors of living space crafted by design studio Retrouvius.

On the ground floor, the concept of a farmhouse kitchen has been expanded and elevated. Arranged around an island, this generous space combines Jonathan Yeo wallpaper, reclaimed cabinetry and drawer fronts from the old V&A Museum. Overhead, exposed wood beams set a rustic mood. Prepare a meal on the Lacanche range oven then dine at the distinctive natural stone table. 

Mustard-orange walls wear golden tones as a lantern skylight crowns the dining space, pouring in natural light. Stone flooring flows to bi-fold doors. These draw back to grant access to a leafy split-level garden. Family life plays out across its lush lawns and shaded corners.

A distinguished reception room takes the first floor. Grounded by a period fireplace, the space is optimised for conversation and replete with myriad talking points. Eye-catching artwork fills the walls while linen cushions from Laz Emporium wear intriguing silkscreen prints. Conversate over coffee with friends or sit down with a good book and while away the afternoon in a design-led space. European oak herringbone flooring sweeps over to two large windows which flood the room with light. An additional reception serves as a children’s living room.

The refined palette of materials continues across the home’s bedrooms. Set on the top floor, the principal suite was influenced by a Parisian apartment. A geometric motif stretches over the walls and ceiling, which features brass-accented orb lights. Two large glass doors lead to dual Juliette balconies. With church and garden views, it is a tranquil space with the feel of a country escape. Its en suite bathrooms enjoys a freestanding rolltop bathtub, a washstand basin and marble tiles.

Three further bedrooms combine considered design details and repurposed materials to create layers of texture. A playful family bathroom pairs a London Underground theme with a distinctive red floor. 

Nannying and cleaning services can be provided by the onside housekeeper, who resides in a self-contained garden studio.
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    A private gallery

    A smorgasbord of curios, the home’s art collection deftly draws together a number of styles and mediums.

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    Sunlit dining

    Tuck into a homemade meal at the hardwood table, bathed in natural light from above.

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    Victorian distinction

    Built around 1850, the period bones of this elegant townhouse have been brought to life with considered interventions.

About the area

A handsome street of period facades, Westbourne Park Villas is a destination in itself.

Amble down the road to see the blue plaque where Thomas Hardy used to live. Slightly further afield are Notting Hill’s independent boutiques, artisan cafes and high-end restaurants. Start the day with a morning run around the Grand Union Canal. Refuel with brunch at Sunday in Brooklyn or Daylesford Organic. On weekends, head to Portobello Road to browse vintage stalls. End the evening at one of west London’s most legendary pubs, The Cow. Be back home within a minute.

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