Kensington – A Royal Affair – Part 1

Kensington borough is one of many crown jewels in London, and its property market – an affluent and quintessential area that has beautiful abodes in abundance.

Stretching from the River Thames opposite Battersea Park to Kensal Green, luxurious and esteemed residential enclaves hug the streets of Kensington; a Royal Borough with so much to offer that the affluent can’t seem to stay away. According to Warren McCann, area director of the central division at Douglas & Gordon, “The prestige and charm of Kensington attracts buyers from around the world. Some seek a trophy address close to the wide, open spaces of Hyde Park, others are drawn to the history and architecture.” Adding to its rich history, Clodagh Blain, Foxtons Earls Court sales manager says, “Kensington was largely developed between the years of the great exhibition in 1851, up until the early 1900’s. The result of this development was gorgeous townhouses and mansion blocks.

With two distinct locations within the borough to choose from: South Kensington (SW7), and High Street Kensington (W8), families crave the appeal of the more spacious residential settings on offer, making Kensington superior to other areas in the capital. Peter Sheehan, owner and director of The London Resolution adds, “Whereas Marylebone (as beautiful as it is) comprises mostly tall, thinner flats and houses as well as some roads being mixed residential and business use, Kensington boasts many large attractive houses of between 5,000 to 15,000-plus sq. ft.

“Kensington is serviced by a number of underground stations including Gloucester Road and South Kensington in the south, High Street Kensington in the middle, Notting Hill Gate in the north and Holland Park at its most western point. Yet, you have to walk a number of miles between the most southern and northern stations, highlighting Kensington’s expansive, verdant offering”, he continues. To read the full article click here.

50 Iverna Gardens

An exclusive and lavish three-bedroom ground floor apartment has been meticulously furnished within a portered mansion block. Featuring access to a communal garden, exceptional entertainment space comprises two interconnecting receptions. Relish in the peaceful surroundings as you sit by the gas fireplaces or enjoy a scrumptious meal in the bespoke eat-in kitchen by Laurameroni with Italian marble and an abundance of storage. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe with bathroom and shower and there are two additional en-suite double bedrooms, which are beautifully arranged with custom finished joinery. Further benefits include a powder room, solid oak wooden floors, as well as underfloor heating and lighting system that runs throughout the accommodation. Furniture, accessories and artwork for sale by separate negotiation.
£3.8m / €4.3m / $4.8m

23 Upper Phillimore Gardens

This one-of-a-kind detached home, featuring ten bedrooms along with a lift and garage, is graciously spread across 12,260 sq. ft. Located on one of London’s finest residential addresses, this superb property has been extensively remodelled and re-designed to the highest of standards and utilises some of the most luxurious finishes available. Access to the home captivates with a beautiful landscaped front garden that takes you up to a statement entrance hall, which then leads to three of the principal rooms on the raised ground floor. Other amenities include a drawing room with a stunning bay that features French windows leading directly onto the garden and to the formal dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room offers a more relaxed informal style with huge south facing windows flooding the room with natural light.
£29.9m / €33.4m / $37.8m
John D Wood & Co.

Roland Mansions

An exquisitely presented ground floor apartment with excellent use of space and well-planned and proportioned rooms. Situated in a smart, period building, this residence sits on a prestigious address and boasts its own private entrance. The flat has been completely renovated by an award-winning interior designer, to an excellent standard with bespoke finishes throughout. It would make an ideal first time buy or pied-à-terre and could be moved into without further expense.
£1.1m / €1.2m / $1.36m
Douglas & Gordon

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