22 Kensington Gardens Square

BAYSWATER | W2

 

A Grade II Listed conversion providing a truly unique collection of six 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Combining the artisan history of its architectural design and period features, with the finest contemporary interior specification, 22 Kensington Gardens Square has been affectionately restored to create an unsurpassed level of sophisticated living. Beautiful stucco fronted London properties are revered the world over, with London’s garden squares having a timeless appeal.

Relatively few properties of this type undergo such a comprehensive and fastidious programme of refurbishment, offering a piece of true exclusivity, in a tranquil yet highly convenient location, within easy reach of Notting Hill, Hyde Park and the West End. Each of the properties at 22 Kensington Gardens Square is available as a Share of Freehold.

Heritage

Originally built as a private residence in 1858 by Henry de Bruno Austin, the Grade II listed 22 Kensington Gardens Square is built over six floors and enjoys a prime position near the centre of the western side of the private residents’ square, overlooking mature trees, a manicured lawn and delicate planting that comes to life in spring.

Original Features

Expertly renovated with the consultation of a heritage specialist, a number of old partitioning walls have been removed to restore the original grand proportions while striking arched windows, staircase balustrades, intricate cornicing, ceiling roses and original fireplaces have been meticulously restored or replicated where necessary to the highest level of craftsmanship.

Interiors & Finishes

The interiors of the properties carefully combine the best in period features with a contemporary specification. Bespoke, open-plan kitchens by Roundhouse with Miele appliances, luxurious bathrooms with Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, programmable mood lighting and integrated speakers bring a touch of modern day opulence. Herringbone parquet flooring, bespoke wardrobe and joinery units, wrought iron standalone radiators and intricate parquet tiling in the bathrooms bring a sense of Georgian grandeur.

 

With a plethora of exquisite restaurants and boutiques on your doorstep, including fashionable Westbourne Grove, as well as nearby Hyde Park, you would be forgiven for never wandering far from 22 Kensington Gardens Square.

Residents of 22 Kensington Gardens Square will have the opportunity to become privileged key holders for the leafy garden square, while also being just a short walk from the expansive spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. The development is perfectly placed to enjoy all that Bayswater and Notting Hill have to offer, whether fine dining, shopping or entertainment.

With a plethora of exquisite restaurants and boutiques on your doorstep, including fashionable Westbourne Grove, you would be forgiven for never wandering far from 22 Kensington Gardens Square, but with three underground stations less than half a mile from your front door, and The West End just a few minutes by car, all of London is readily accessible.

Eating & Drinking

The art of food and drink is very close to the heart of Notting Hill and Bayswater; the Ledbury’s two Michelin stars, Hereford Road’s robust yet simple British cuisine; Granger & Co’s queue-formingly popular brunches and 202’s prime people-watching alfresco dining, provide a truly eclectic array of gastronomic delights to enjoy. London’s gastronomic credentials need little introduction, but it is also the world’s cocktail capital, with nine bars featured in the 2015 World’s 50 Best Bars awards. Just off Regent Street, the best of the best, Artesian, couldn’t be easier to reach. In fact, 22 Kensington Gardens Square’s prime location allows you to enjoy a wealth of revered venues at your leisure, before retiring to more local and relaxed surroundings.

Arts & Entertainment

With the bohemian ambience that flows through the area, part-fuelled by the wealth of greenery that Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens offer, it’s no surprise the Arts are well catered for. The Tabernacle and The Gate are two of London’s most intimate performance spaces, while the Electric Cinema, part of the Electric House members’ club, gives the silver screen a platinum makeover. Contemporary or classical. Modern or medieval. London’s cultural offering has something for all tastes. Iconic venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and Royal Opera House play host to eclectic programmes that take in all of the above. The galleries and theatres are equally diverse, combining award-winning exhibitions and productions, with cutting edge shows that challenge both preconceptions and the future of modern arts.

Shopping

Whether you’re drawn to the eclectic gems of Portobello market, Westbourne Grove’s array of interior design stores and retail therapy abounds the local area. The planned revitalisation of the iconic, Grade II listed Whiteleys Shopping Centre will cement the area’s appeal as a lifestyle hub in west London and rival the West End for the latest in amenities. Since the 60s London and fashion have been intertwined. The relationship today is stronger than ever, from the designer boutiques of Bond Street, department stores like Selfridges and Liberty, to Burberry’s iconic Regent Street home and the tailors of Savile Row, the West End will ensure London never loses its flair. More importantly the city’s fashion hub is just minutes away.

 

A number of original Grade II listed features have been meticulously restored or replicated where necessary to the highest level of craftsmanship, coupled with the finest contemporary design and high specification features.

Kitchens

  • Contemporary award-winning bespoke kitchens by Roundhouse¬†Design
  • Silestone worktops and mirrored glass splashbacks
  • Integrated Miele appliances including induction hob with onset controls
  • Integrated multi function Miele ovens and dishwashers
  • Integrated Siemens fridge freezers
  • Flush integrated Westin kitchen extractors
  • Franke undermounted basins
  • Quooker hot water taps providing boiling water on demand
  • Feature LED lighting
  • Washer/dryer (in separate utility area)

Bathrooms

  • Luxurious individually designed bathrooms
  • Villeroy and Boch Venticello sanitaryware with a sophisticated finish
  • Villeroy and Boch feature furniture in stone grey with chrome handles
  • Hansgrohe brassware featuring wall mounted taps and thermostatic shower valves
  • Fully tiled bathrooms with feature herringbone panels
  • Walk-in showers with frameless glass enclosures
  • Bespoke mirrored bathroom cabinets with LED lighting details
  • Freestanding feature baths to all master ensuites
  • Heated towel rails

Heating and Electrical

  • Feature period floor mounted radiators throughout
  • Feature period fire surrounds and mantels with bio-fuel fires in reception rooms and master bedrooms
  • Feature pendant lights to reception rooms, some kitchens and bedrooms
  • Feature ankle lights to entrance halls & recessed downlights to bathrooms
  • Comfort cooling to selected apartments
  • External lighting to terraces to Apartment 1 & 23 Kensington Gardens Square
  • Telephone points to key spaces
  • TV/Satellite points to all living rooms and master bedrooms
  • Mains operated smoke alarm with battery back-up

Technologies

  • Programmable Rako mood lighting to key spaces
  • Dimmers to other bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Ceiling or wall mounted Kef speakers to key spaces
  • Pre-wire for multi-room audio entertainment system, e.g. Sonos or equivalent
  • Colour video door entry system
  • Terrestrial and Sky satellite feeds

Finishing Touches

  • A rarely available Grade II listed building with retained and restored architectural features throughout
  • Original cornice work throughout, with the equivalent new cornice installed where appropriate
  • Many original ceiling roses have also been retained and meticulously restored to their former glory
  • Bespoke oak herringbone parquet flooring installed in reception/dining areas, hallways and kitchens
  • High quality twist carpet to all bedrooms
  • Many original staircases retained and restored including the communal staircase

Finishing Touches (cont.)

  • Retained hardwood handrail and intricate metalwork balustrading on staircases
  • New windows throughout to replicate the original
  • Bespoke paneled timber doors with stainless steel ironmongery
  • Period ‘beehive’ style door knobs
  • Bespoke timber wardrobes to master bedrooms
  • Bespoke lacquered wardrobes to second bedrooms
  • Bespoke dressing room in Apartment 2
  • Nickel black light switches and power sockets
  • Two private terrace spaces to Apartments 1 & 23 Kensington Gardens Square with external lighting

External Spaces

  • All private lower ground external spaces to have York Stone
  • Original wrought iron handrail, railing and staircases to the front lightwells
  • Feature portico lighting to the entrance doors
  • Located in the prestigious Kensington Gardens Square
  • Residents will be able to access the private gardens upon application after completion of purchase

Guarantees

  • Two year Fruition Properties post completion warranty
  • The peace of mind of the CRL 10 Year Structural Defect Policy upon legal completion
No Type Beds Bath Floor Price Area sq m / sq ft Status
1 Apartment (Duplex) 2 2 Ground/Lower Ground £2,850,000 134 sq m / 1442 sq ft Available View
2 Apartment 2 2 First £3,350,000 135 sq m / 1453 sq ft Available View
3 Apartment 2 2 Second £2,750,000 121 sq m / 1289 sq ft Available View
4 Apartment (Duplex) 3 2 Third/Fourth 133 sq m / 1431 sq ft Reserved View
5 Apartment (Duplex) 3 2 Third/Fourth £2,500,000 133 sq m / 1216 sq ft Available View
23 KGS Apartment (Duplex) 3 3 Ground/Lower Ground £3,200,000 152 sq m / 1636 sq ft Available View

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