Exceptional laterally converted double house situated in the heart of the De Vere Conservation Area.
Located on one of the best roads in Kensington, this imposing double house extends to more than 54ft / 16m in width, offering lateral living so often requested but so hard to find in central London.There has been a house on the site of 12-14 Cottesmore Gardens since at least 1869. The current house has been altered, extended and most notably joined over the subsequent century and a half. With the local planning department strongly opposed to furtheramalgamation of homes, opportunities to acquire a house of this width will be rarer still in the future. The house has over 12,300 sq ft of internal space complimented by gardens to the front and rear as well as two south‑facing terraces. Unusually for such a large house, the space does not include any subterranean rooms – the entire house is above ground and benefits from excellent natural light. The house is arranged over just five floors and is served by a large passenger lift to all levels. There are several double-height spaces within the house including a spectacular kitchen family room with floor to ceiling doors leading onto the large and private south-facing garden. Arguably the best room in the house is the double aspect full width drawing room which extends to more than 54ft inwidth across the first floor with six windows overlooking the street and additional views over the private garden to the rear.The principal bedroom extends to more than 2,000 sq ft and is complimented by two bathrooms and three dressing rooms.In addition to the principal suite there are five further bedrooms on the upper floors and two supplementary/staff bedrooms on the garden level giving a total of eight bedrooms served by seve b bathrooms.Cottesmore Gardens has significant amenity spaces including a double height cinema/games room and a swimmingpool with direct access into the garden. The house is presented in good order throughout, however, a pre‑planning consultation has been carried out with RBKC by leading architects Studio Indigo, which would completely reconfigure thehouse adding an additional basement floor and taking the internal space to more than 15,000 sq ft. The resulting house would havea 40 x 41ft south‑facing rear garden.
Cottesmore Gardens is quietly positioned on this pretty street just moments from Hyde Park and all the amenities that High Street Kensington has to offer. Transport links, shops and restaurants are all at your fingertips along with some of the most highly regarded schools on your doorstep. There is also a private security car that patrols the neighbourhood.