On Blomfield Road, in a sensitively restored period building that forms part of an elegant terrace of white stucco-fronted houses, directly opposite Regent’s Canal, a unique three-bedroom maisonette with its own private entrance comprising 1,469 sq. ft. of living space, two private outdoor spaces with direct access onto landscaped communal gardens , is for sale for £3million via Aston Chase.
Blomfield Road, which forms part of an originally Regency-era square framing lush Bristol Gardens, is one of the area’s most sought-after roads, in one of West London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. In a magical waterside location, where both birdlife and the comings and goings of brightly coloured canal boats provide an ever-changing vista, it also has the local boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Clifton Road and Formosa Street on its doorstep; the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of Notting Hill, Marylebone and Paddington are also within easy striking distance.
This immaculately presented triplex maisonette can be accessed at ground floor level through a communal entrance or alternatively via a discreet private entrance approached from an elegant external stairway, lined with black-wrought iron railings, leading down to the second entrance.
The maisonette which is set over the raised ground, lower ground and garden levels and the once traditional interiors have been given a dramatic reinterpretation, with smaller rooms and corridors replaced by cavernous double-height and open-plan living spaces, providing both visually stunning entertaining areas and more intimate nooks for reading and working. Three boutique hotel-worthy bathrooms have also been incorporated into the specification.
Each level is flooded with wonderful natural light via the huge sash windows and glazed doors, and though each has its own distinct identity, they are all linked by a contemporary wooden-tread and glass-balustraded staircase, with stripped wooden floors and a palette of neutrals, stormy- and sky-blues throughout. An inspired design scheme is showcased at the home, recently implemented by leading London interiors gurus Camerich, who have worked on iconic projects in the capital including Gasholders in King’s Cross, and Battersea Power Station.
The heart of the home is the bespoke 21 ft. 2” by 16 ft. 7” open-plan kitchen/dining area on the lower ground floor, with its wide, mellowed-oak floorboards, bold-blue, white marble-topped cabinetry, brushed brass fittings and large kitchen island. One of the three bedrooms is also on this level – with lichen-green window shutters, window seat and a Chinoiserie-inspired statement wall – as well as access to a roomy patio area, the perfect suntrap to sit with friends amid its Mediterranean-inspired container gardening. But it’s the mezzanine-style, glass-walled dining area that adjoins the kitchen that is the standout spot to host guests, theatrically overlooking the garden floor below.
Down here, the 21 ft. long reception area, with stormy-blue panelled walls, is cleverly zoned, with a bank of L-shaped sofas, in-built storage and display cabinetry leading onto a raised wooden mezzanine. From here, a pair of huge French doors lead onto the maisonettes’ main private outdoor garden, large enough for a bar area, barbecue and scores of guests, and then giving on to the communal grounds beyond.
Up on its third floor, the ultra-luxurious principal bedroom suite has floor-to-ceiling windows and a juliette balcony overlooking the communal gardens, and indulgent touches such as a freestanding cast-iron bathtub and one entirely mirrored wall. There is also a further bedroom, with both having ensuite shower rooms.
Over the past decade, the home has been the much-cherished retreat of its present owners, who are originally from the US, and who have loved putting their own stamp on the home, but who are now moving on as their family expands.
Blomfield Road is an oasis in what is one of prime London’s most secluded and neighbourly enclaves, tucked away between Maida Vale and Paddington. Sited around the junction of the Grand Union Canal and Regent’s Canal, at the entrance to the Paddington Basin, Little Venice – scholars bicker over whether it was poet Robert Browning or Lord Byron who named it – once formed part of the 17th century farming estate owned by the Bishop of London.
Today, the area is synonymous with its rows and squares of graceful white stucco houses – as seen on Blomfield Road – and the artists and celebrities that have chosen to live here over the generations. Alan Turing, Sir Alec Guinness, Paul Weller, Kate Moss, Jennifer Saunders and Noel Gallagher have all called the area home.
With excellent schools, transport links and endless scenic walking, running and cycling routes, the area has a broad appeal, to couples, families, the latest crop of digital and Fintech entrepreneurs, as well as those of older generations looking to spend their retirement years in a serene, yet vibrant, London neighbourhood. Key attractions are the area’s lively café culture and high-class pub scene, plus a huge range of international eateries. On Blomfield Road itself, seafood restaurant The Summerhouse serves its legendary popcorn shrimps to locals in the know.
Mark Pollack, Co-Founder and Director of ASTON CHASE, says: “This is an exceptional authentic maisonette featuring a stunning double volume principal entertaining area with direct access to the private garden and to the communal gardens beyond.
The property represents a rare opportunity to acquire a very special London home with the picturesque canal and communal gardens providing ingredients more commonly associated with a country retreat.
“The maisonette benefits from excellent connectivity with nearby Heathrow Express providing access to London Heathrow in just 49 minutes and the A40 / M40 providing easy access to the west whilst vibrant Notting Hill and Bayswater are just a short walk away.”
Blomfield Road is extremely well serviced by transport facilities including several underground stations such as Warwick Avenue 0.2m (Bakerloo), Royal Oak 0.4m (Circle, Hammersmith & City), Maida Vale 0.7m (Bakerloo), from where it takes just 12 minutes to Oxford Circus, and Paddington 0.8 (Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, plus the Elizabeth Line, which offers a 17-minute ride to Canary Wharf). From Paddington and Marylebone mainline stations, there are direct trains to Birmingham, Oxford, Heathrow, the West Country and Cardiff. The Westway, M1 and M4 are also on the home’s doorstep.
Blomfield Road is available to purchase for £3,000,000. For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact ASTON CHASE on Tel: 020 7724 4724 or visit www.astonchase.com