A Recently Renovated Garden Apartment in London
The ground-level residence offers a contemporary interior and access to an expansive garden
BY MATEO TATE | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 22, 2019 | MANSION GLOBAL
The 1,988-square-foot ground-floor apartment is located in a converted home in the London neighborhood of St. John’s Place.
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Location: St. John’s Wood, London
Price: £3.25 million (US$3.9 million)
Located on the ground floor of a house in the scenic neighborhood of St. John’s Wood in central London, this contemporary apartment offers a completely remodeled interior with a picturesque garden view.
"You are going to get the feel [and character] of a house, rather than the more standard, conventional flat," said listing agent Simon Rosenblatt of Aston Chase.
Although the residence is located on the ground floor of a converted home, it maintains privacy with its own entrance. A sizeable patio located in the back adds to the more secluded feel.
While the building maintains its charming classic exterior, Mr. Rosenblatt said the garden-level residence "has been completely remodeled by the current owners."
The interior is contemporary with a palette of neutral whites and greys throughout that are brightened by nuanced herringbone wood-plank flooring and modern recessed lighting throughout.
The kitchen, in particular, was overhauled by the current owners. While it was once "tiny," Mr. Rosenblatt said the renovation transformed it into a "beautiful" open space, with a white marble backsplash, and Miele and Siemens appliances.
The layout was also configured by the current homeowners to allow for either an expanded living space or a third bedroom at the front of the apartment. In the back of the home, meanwhile, Mr. Rosenblatt noted that the "huge" communal garden offers homeowners a serene space and provides that "wow factor."
"Ideally," Mr. Rosenblatt concluded, the garden-level home "is targeted for downsizers who want a lateral apartment with versatile accommodation."
The 1,988-square-foot ground-floor apartment includes three bedrooms, three full-size bathrooms and one half-bathroom. Mr. Rosenblatt noted one of the bedrooms is flexible and can be used as expanded living space.
The residence was once owned by noted English conductor and composer Eugene Goossens, who occupied the home as he rescored Handel’s Messiah in 1960. During his global career, Goossens conducted orchestras in locations as varied as London, New York, Cincinnati and Sydney. In 1921, he conducted the first concert performance in London of Igor Stravinsky’s "Rite of Spring." Goossens was knighted in 1955.
The residence is located in the central London neighborhood of St. John’s Wood. Located near a wide range of shopping and dining options, the home is only a short walk from the canal-strewn neighborhood of Little Venice and the St. John’s Wood high street.
Mr. Rosenblatt noted the residence is a 10-minute walk from St. Johns Place Tube station.
Agent: Simon Rosenblatt, Aston Chase
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