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This very stylish loft style home boasts wonderful lateral space, the rarest of features in London housing. On your doorstep are the uber fashionable areas of Portobello and Golbourne Road markets and Westbourne Grove. Breezy transport links can have you in bustling Oxford Street, the soothing Royal Parks, major museums and other landmarks within 1/2 hour. Contemporary in style, accented by key family antiques, modern collector pieces, exquisite soft furnishings, a well stocked library and three extremely well appointed double bedrooms with 2 luxurious hotel like bathrooms, this impeccably furnished home, owned by an Anglo American family, has a 'right on' mix of American comfort and quirky Britishness. A balanced fusion of original modern art and large scale colourful abstract textiles adorn the expansive white walls, mixed in with personal touches and objects trouve’, give this home an undeniable aura of elegance with a twist of spirited bohemian style. After a busy day out in the capital, stretch out in the open plan 45 foot room spanning 2 super spacious reception areas with 2 deep plush sofas and enjoy the unique experience of cooking a meal in the cutting edge German bulthaup b3 kitchen. Or head out to a family dinner at Pizza East or any of the other great restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. Privacy and quiet are another key feature of Sunswept Loft which is tucked away, through a gate and down a ferny landscaped path. As if that was not enough, open blue sky views onto the park in front allow the sun to spill in unobstructed through all six windows, ensuring this home earns its reputable name. Eat You cannot get any more high end than the state of the art ultramodern German bulthaup b3 kitchen (bulthaup.com). A fully integrated Gaggenau fridge/freezer (akin to Subzero), dishwasher and a stainless steel freestanding Viking Professional 4 burner stove will delight the serious foodie. Watch, Listen and Work (if you have to) WIFI is of course standard. There's a Bowers and Wilkins A7 wireless Airplay dock for your tunes and a top of the range 40' Samsung D8000 HD 3D TV, including Netflix streaming movies and full cable with premium channels for those quieter evenings in. Sleeping Quarters A short flight of stairs takes you to three well appointed double bedrooms all with luxurious sprung mattresses and five star sheets. The sumptuous master bedroom has a super king size bed and there are a further 2 double bedrooms each with 2 single/twins sleeping four more people. Large velux pivoting windows let in lots of natural light which can be subdued with awning shades when a dark atmosphere is desired. Pamper Zone To soak away the effects of tramping around London, a steaming hot bath can be had in the oversized old fashioned cast iron tub in the roomy family style bathroom, while the 2nd bathroom has a spacious walk in shower with a large rain effect shower head, a delightful way to start or end your carefree London day. All this nestled within the highly sought after area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Jump on the bus which stops right outside the front door and start your London adventure!
two full sized single (twin) pocket sprung mattresses...moreless
Bedroom 3 (End Bedroom): 2 twin/ single
same sized room as master bedroom, two small singles...moreless
5 star hotel 100% Egyptian Cotton 400 thread count bed linen and 100% Egyptian Cotton 650 gram fluffy white towels to add that little bit extra! All velux windows have sunshades to control amount of light into the room at any given time. Bedrooms are very quiet being set off the street and facing the park....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower
shower via telephone style attachement to bathtub...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower
walk in tiled shower enclosure with rain effect shower head...moreless
The spacious light filled family sized bathroom has large roll top/cast iron bath tub with telephone style shower attachment and very high quality traditional style nickel finished fittings, WC with wooden loo seat and large free standing sink. White painted floorboards throughout. A large velux window over the bath gives you a blue sky view.
The second bathroom is tiled in white and blue mosaics with a large wet room type walk in shower with glass partition, top notch German stainless steel fittings, sink and wall hung WC. ...moreless
The house backs onto Kensington Memorial Park so trees, green lawn and blue sky are your view from all the six downstairs windows as well as out of all three bedroom velux windows upstairs. There is a fantastic, newly refurbished playground, including a state of the art water feature playground for children. The new tennis courts can be reserved through the Royal Parks All this is only about 50 yards from the house.
Please click the link to our personal house website below which offers more photographs and details of the house including useful links to further information about the area and activities available....moreless
Library with broad selection of hardback novels, cookbooks, art books and coffee table books from our personal collection....moreless
Netflix movie streaming service via Samsung Smart apps with loads and loads of free WATCH NOW movie titles.
You can also bring your Apple TV and hook it up to watch your own movies from iTunes....moreless
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Modern white resin round dining table offset with antique chairs seating for 6-8...moreless
Seating for 8 people
AC not necessary for English weather. Fans are provided in the bedrooms for the rare hot days....moreless
There are two distinct sitting areas with 2 sofas back to back. One is a TV viewing area that faces the dining table/kitchen, the other is a sitting area in front of the fireplace facing the park....moreless
Metered parking outside house with plenty of parking spaces. £10 for the day (8:30 am to 6:30 pm) after which time its free evening and nighttime....moreless
Landline calls are chargeable. Free calls to UK landline numbers after 6pm and before 8am and on w/e.
The loft house available to rent during school vacations and other major holidays.
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Portobello Antiques Market, the world’s largest antiques and silver market.
Designer shopping on Westbourne Grove / Ledbury Road.
The West End Theatre District, Oxford and Regent Street, Westfield shopping center.
Ladbroke Grove tube station (5 min fm house) where both bus and tube lines will take you to any attraction or landmark in the capital being no more than ½ hour away by public transport i.e. Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, London Eye.
A 15 minute bus or taxi ride are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace which house Diana’s apartments & The Diana Memorial and Harrod's.
Other Activities: park and playground next door, water feature playground, indoor climbing wall (largest in UK), skateboard park.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: This American owner has been living in London for 20 years having grown up in the sunny climes of Santa Barbara, CA where we spend our family vacations. We have has been hosting guests in our carefully managed home for over 5 years as demonstrated by a consistent five star feedback rating of contented families who have made life long memories of their holidays here.
Why the Owner Chose Kensington & Chelsea: Notting Hill and the life blood that is Portobello Market is inspiring to be a part of each day. It is a real neighbourhood in the old fashioned sense. Daily trips to Portobello Road for your morning capp, procuring of vegetables & fruit from old fashioned greengrocer stalls in the market itself and generally soaking up the wonderful atmosphere, make this area very special. It has retained it's individual feel through wonderful mix of ethnicity adding to the local flavour. Leafy streets, great architecture and the wonderful open green space of Kensington Memorial Park literally next door are wonderful amenities. The tennis courts in the park and the playground area is a real godsend for kids who need to let off steam after a long day of sightseeing!
The Unique Benefits at this House: This unique home has an abounding sense of space and light from having windows on three sides. The sun rises through the kitchen window and sets through the sitting room windows, while during the day it travels around the 3 windows on the side of the house. The lateral home has great flow and can absorb a family comfortably so everyone has their own space, as opposed to the more typical vertical terraced housing where communal areas tend to be in one room on different floors.