A rare opportunity to acquire a charming lateral five-bedroom apartment situated on the raised ground floor of an iconic mansion block adjacent to Hyde Park.
The apartment has been completed to an impressive standard, while boasting excellent ceiling volumes throughout. Comprising of a large, bright and airy reception room which flows into a grand dining room with bespoke original parquet herringbone flooring, a third reception/TV room, a separate eat-in kitchen with luxury, modern appliances.
Moving into the residence’s private quarters, the principal suite contains generous wardrobe space, three further large bedrooms all with built in storage, a study/ fifth bedroom, a separate family bathroom, a further shower room and a guest cloakroom. The layout of the property is excellent for those that enjoy and endear from entertaining. The public spaces naturally serve one another while the private residences within, allow for life as normal to continue.
The property further benefits from a utility room, three large walk-in storage cupboards and a separate storage room located in the basement of the block.
Palace Court is an elegant red brick period mansion block situated on a quiet residential street in the heart of W2. The bustling high-streets of both Queensway & Notting Hill are 0.3 miles away, both of which offer an array of restaurants, bars, shops and other first-class amenities. In the age of social media, this home is in the middle of the beating heart which is North London. The famous open green spaces and boating lakes of Hyde Park are just 0.2 miles away. Queensway (Central Line) & Notting Hill Gate Tube stations (Central, Circle & District Lines) are 0.3 miles away.
Whether you live to enjoy life, work every day and want more, or simply are looking for an eclectic abode in Central London, this home is the perfect base to create a palatial style of living, all contained within a beautiful period block.
Seller Story telling questions
How long have you owned the propertyô
We’ve lived in the property for the best part of two decades. This is the type of property that allows one to truly exhale and feel at home. The warm reminders of history within the antiquities of small details throughout the home, such as cornicing and original woodwork.
We have added modern touches throughout, to enjoy the luxury of heritage alongside the utility and accessibility of modern technology. We found this to be a fine balance of creating an eclectic London home and furnishing the rooms to feel like a Pied-a-terreô; each room provides a sanctuary for any mood.ô
What are the neighbours likeô
Many of our neighbours are full-time residents of the property and are either professionals, at leisure or busy in some regard! We have always enjoyed the delight of our neighbours and have found some lifelong friends in this building. Purchasing a home, especially such as this, is not simply a key and 4 walls, it’s a lifestyle.ô
What attracted you to this specific house and locationô
The home is beautifully elevated above street level, with the ground feeling near but privacy is never far. We live on a classical boulevard, something that is usually seen in continental Europe and was unfortunately abolished in London, to make way for tighter construction at the turn of the century.
In addition to the home itself, we benefitted from amazing schooling facilities, both public and private, alongside the amenities of Central London, while one can hear a pin-drop on our docile street.
What would you like to tell parents about the benefits of raising children hereô
The area is safe, quiet and secure. There are many open, green spaces within walking distance, and there is a restaurant and cafe for every need, regardless of how fussy toddlers can be. The option to live beautifully is something that always adds a sense of ease to raising one’s children and with the strong presence of schools in the area, there is a luxury of choice for your child.
What made you choose this property over the other the others that were availableô
This property had a unique layout, alongside the exciting opportunity to buy into London’s true heritage, with history under every floorboard and in every ceiling column. The property felt warm, private and snug, while benefiting from a great square-footage, amazing natural light and wide, open rooms for entertainment and family living.
How convenient is it for commuting from hereô
If you’re a die-hard Londoner, the tube will be your best-friend during your tenure in this busy city. With Notting-Hill gate and Queensway stations within walking distance, bus- stops planted throughout the streets and Uber available within 5 minutes at any given time, this is the true meaning of living within the beating heart of a city. Transport has always been something that attracted us to this particular area in Central London. Our children could easily begin their independent lives, safely and with ease. Alongside this, on the unfortunate occasion our car broke down, we always had a plan-B.
ôWho do you think would be the ideal next ownerô
Someone that appreciates serenity after a long-day. A family looking to expand or to settle. A couple that have a passion for homes, that wish to create their story within the walls of this beautiful home. I believe that this property can adapt to the owner, not the other way around. Typically, we have to throw away our lives to move into a new home, but I believe this home is given it’s character by the personal touches of its inhabitant.
I am so dearly excited for this home’s next chapter.
What changes have you made to the house since you've owned itô
We have worked primarily on bathrooms, kitchens and maintenance of the home. We wanted to ensure that history and heritage is preserved in a way that is meaningful. We have tried to keep all of our design work as simplistic and minimal as possible, as to not interfere with the integrity of the original design.
What's your favourite room and whyô
The dining room is the heart of the home. Classically styled, this home allows for large dinner parties, roaring into the wee hours. With beautiful candle-lit settings, alongside a central mast for only the most beautiful chandelier, even a small get-together can end up being the talk of the town.ô
ôWhat do you love about the house the most nowô
It’s ability to stun any newcomer to the apartment. When one first steps foot into the home, it feels almost magical and provides a sense of real history, with adaptations of art, cultural references and unique design choices, spoiling the eye of any guest.ô
What do you love about the local communityô
The sense of neighbourly care. The ability to talk to your neighbours without fearing that you’ll seem intrusive. The casual hello on the way to morning coffee, or the catch-up with a family who are just entering their first years of little feet and nursery trips. I truly think that this environment and area, are the British charm of living in London.ô
Why have you decided to move onô
Now that our children have grown up, we find ourselves looking for something slightly smaller, and perhaps something that fits the lifestyle we find ourselves more commonly living, as our positions have changed since our first days in this beautiful apartment. If we could do it all over again, one can safely say, we’d still pick this home to be the one in which, we celebrated each birthday, each holiday and every milestone moment until this one, where we will find our new beginning.
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