Modern Style in Notting Hill
From the street, this home is an entirely modern marvel, set along a fashionable sidewalked Notting Hill avenue with a striking facade, where a plethora of expansive windows are the focal point. Terraces appear to float mid-air and challenge the imagination from the upper levels, thanks to the presence of glass enclosures.
As you step in from the street you’ll immediately notice the modernity of this home, where an angular, starkly white staircase seems to float to the next level of this home. The white and glass of the staircase are a unique contrast to the earthy color palette of the flooring and paneled feature wall, also found in the foyer. It’s this type of contrast that creates visual interest throughout this entire home, which totals 3,177 square feet.
Rustic Materials with Contemporary Sensibilities
Walking into the home’s main living room, you’re greeted with a primary feature wall with built-in shelving and entertainment areas, as well stacked stone detailing and gallery-style recessed lighting, perfect for illuminating a piece of original art.
Wide plank floors create a sense of rustic divergence with the chic, minimalist, bright white walls and ceiling found in the living room. A modern fireplace generates cozy warmth for cold London evenings, and expansive windows offer street views of thrilling Notting Hill, located just below.
Opposite the stone wall are more built-in shelving units and the space opens magnificently to the dining area, set against the backdrop of an entire wall of windows, providing birds-eye views of the neighborhood and the hustle and bustle of one of London’s finest and most desired areas.
Industrial-style pendant lights hang over head, while natural light also pours in, highlighting the details and characteristic variation of the plank floors. It’s the continual yin and yang of modern and rustic, naturally-inspired design details that contribute not only to the remarkable style of this home, but also the immediate sense of warmth that emanates.
The kitchen continues the unlikely uniting of modern and rustic, managing to achieve harmonious balance in the design. The sleek, panel-less European gray cabinetry, carefully concealed storage and modern appliances seamlessly blend with the continuation of stacked stone wall detailing and a substaintial polished butcher block island.
This thick cut wood block island top roots the kitchen in natural elements and draws the eye effortlessly toward the center of the room, grounding the design, yet an overall contemporary aesthetic remains.
An Decadent Master Suite
The second floor of this home includes the grand master suite, which feels elegant and full of English charm infused with more sleek, modern elements. This suite isn’t just a bedroom, but also features a dressing area and masterfully designed contemporary bathroom. The dressing area offers neighborhood views and windows appointed with custom wood coverings in rich color tones, which are also part of the exterior design of the home.
A glass-enclosed custom built-in bureau makes for the ideal place to keep clothing and other personal items so that everything is smartly displayed and organized, while this dressing area also offers a vast footprint with room for an office area. This is the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day, or prepare to venture out into the nightlife of London.
In the bedroom itself there are textured walls and floors that add depth and lushness, while the bathroom is an incredible display of modern style and again, the sense of contrast that defines this home.
The bathroom surrounds you in dark, natural stone on the walls and ceiling, creating a seductive sanctuary with a sexy ambiance, yet there’s still a feeling of brightness through the inclusion of a skylight and lightly colored plank flooring. Luxury finishes and fixtures, as well as a deep soaking tub, can also be found in the master bathroom.
Each of the four bedrooms in this home is distinct, and each also continues the gallery-style lighting concept seen on the street-level floor of the home, making this refined space perfect for displaying a collection of fine art.
Urban Outdoor Space
One of the many desirable features to love about this home are the outdoor spaces, geared toward entertaining. Private outdoor spaces are a rarity in Notting Hill, and all of London, making this a truly remarkable gem in the heart of urban London.
As you enter the upper level of the home, you’ll encounter a spacious reception area with space for seating and built-in display enclaves, as well as a contemporary bar space, with artfully-inspired cobalt blue pendant lights providing illumination. Light-colored planks run across the curving ceiling and lead gracefully to the outdoor rooftop terrace.
As you exit through the glass doors, you find yourself in a scenic open-air terrace, providing you with neighborhood views, a garden-like feeling and yet another spot that’s perfect for entertaining in this modern home.
Built-in seating wraps around the entirety of the wooden decking of the terrace while vines creep along the privacy wall. Lush greenery and trees further contribute to the feeling of privacy you enjoy in this metropolitan refuge. A central built-in fire feature adds warmth and ambiance to evenings spent revealing in this city sanctuary.
Surprises in the Lower Level
For a very different type of retreat, travel down to the lowest level of the home, where you’ll discover even more of the hidden gems this level holds. Uniquely arched ceilings add a distinguishing architectural detail and are highlighted with the addition of thin plank paneling, juxtaposed with fresh, contemporary white tile flooring.
This lower level also includes two of the home’s bedrooms, each of which is en-suite with balconies, as well as a truly stunning wine cellar that would be the envy of any collector. The cellar features built-in shelving and storage ideally suited to a broad collection and there’s space to add seating, turning it from a wine cellar into a full-fledged wine tasting room that will transport you to the vineyards of France or Napa Valley.
Stylish and Enviable Life in Notting Hill
Notting Hill is arguably one of London’s most desirable neighborhoods, and those who live there consider it a privilege to be part of this affluent and cosmopolitan district. It’s a neighborhood immortalized in movies and pop culture, including the namesake 1999 film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, but actually living in Notting Hill offers more than just bragging rights.
As a resident, you’re within walking distance from four tube stations as well as iconic London venues such as High Street Kensington, one of the most popular and affluent shopping districts in the city, as well as the hub of the British music industry.
The charming Notting Hills Farmer’s Market operates each Saturday morning, offering organic produce and baked goods, or you could visit the revered Portobello Road Market, a stylish, bohemian shopper’s paradise featuring vintage items and antiques.
Some of the neighborhood’s many eateries include Bumpkin Notting Hill, the Ledbury, and Chakra. The Notting Hills Arts Club is an entertainment venue with live music and performances held every night of the week. Whether you enjoy nightlife or a myriad of eclectic cafés, it’s all right outside your door when you call Notting Hill home.
Living Amongst London’s Elite
This artistically designed piece of luxurious London real estate is marketed by Raphael Fitoussi at United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty, a high-end real estate company providing global clients with access to some of the city’s finest properties.
GBP 7,500,000 I United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty
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