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llchester Place, Holland Park, London, W14.
The key details...
This seven bedroom family house in Kensington's exclusive Holland Park Conservation Area combines the benefits of a central London location with the sort of space and seclusion usually only afforded by the countryside.
The combination doesn’t come cheap however: it is priced at £35 million (Dh165 million) but those buyers who can afford it won’t be disappointed.
Included within the accommodation are three floors of entertaining, leisure and living space. The formal reception area provides a wealth of natural light from three-metre floor-to-ceiling windows and opens directly onto the landscaped garden and terrace.
The informal entertaining and living space is at lower ground floor level and features a central courtyard and handcrafted kitchen/living area.
In addition, there is a 15-metre indoor swimming pool with full spa facilities. All of the bedrooms have access to ensuite facilities and have been individually designed.
The property dates back to the early 20th century and has been completely redesigned by 1508, the London architectural firm behind the Dubai Luxury Hotel and No.1 Grosvenor Square, to name but two of its opulent back catalogue.
If one award-winning architect isn’t enough, then the garden is designed by Randle Siddeley, the architect behind the Chelsea Waterfront. And, for good measure, listed and historic homes refurbishment specialists Stanhope Gate Architecture were also involved.
What the brokers say…
What are the first impressions?
An overriding sense of space and luxury.
What is the standout feature of the property?
There are too many to name just one but we love the kitchen/ground floor which features a double height ceiling. It’s the perfect space for entertaining and includes a games room and a controlled temperature walk-in wine cabinet.
How does it compare to other properties in the area?
The property boasts the only central courtyard in Ilchester Place which, along with the lowered floors, adds to the sense of space. The level of finish is really good for the Kensington market too; this is more Chelsea-Mayfair standard.
What sort of buyers would it attract?
It’s a turnkey property so ideally suited to international buyers. Unlike many Victorian properties, its wide and lateral design extends up through every level. Buyers who might usually opt for an apartment may well be interested for this reason.
How long has it been on the market?
Since early May. Due to travel restrictions there haven’t been as many viewings as there would normally have been during this period but it has still been our most-viewed property.
Available through Knight Frank and Savills