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Classical composer Eugene Goossens former home for sale

by LLP Reporter
19th Jul 19 11:46 am

Leading estate agent Aston Chase has launched to the market a beautiful lateral apartment in St John’s Wood which once provided a home to renowned classical composer Sir Eugene Goossens in the 1960s. Located at 76 Hamilton Terrace, a road with a rich history of many notable musical residents, the Garden Flat has been newly refurbished to a high specification throughout to provide three bedrooms and a private terrace. 76 Hamilton Terrace is available to purchase for £3,250,000.

76 Hamilton Terrace was once home to Sir Eugene Goossens, a renowned conductor and composer. Goossens lived at the property whilst rescoring Handel’s Messiah in 1960, a project commissioned by Sir Thomas Beecham, with copyists handwriting the scores from Goossen’s home at No.76. Once referred to as ‘London’s Music Wizard’, Goossens enjoyed an international career across Europe and in Australia, with No. 76 providing a base during the end of his life. Another musical resident recorded at the property is Theodor Lierhammer, a Polish baritone lieder singer in 1911 whilst he worked as a singing professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

Other notable musicians and artists who lived at Hamilton Terrace include; Philip Jones CBE, a jazz trumpeter (No. 14); Sir George Alexander McFarren, a composer (No. 20); Kathleen Ferrier, a singer (No. 40); Sir Frederick Hymen Cowen, a composer and conductor (No. 91, formerly No. 52); Gerald Moore CBE, a pianist (No. 40); and Dame Maggie Teyte, a soprano singer (No. 42).

Now, the Garden Flat at 76 Hamilton Terrace has been recently refurbished to a high specification throughout, with a focus on clean, contemporary interior design. Elegant design touches include chevron parquet flooring, striking Crittall glass doors with black frames and a luxury mixture of furnishings.

The lateral apartment occupies the garden floor of the property, with access to a private terrace leading to the large, landscaped communal gardens. A spacious reception room opens onto the terrace, adjoining an open-plan kitchen and breakfast room. The kitchen features sleek handle-less cupboards with integrated Miele appliances and a smart marble-effect splashback. There is a separate utility room, and guest cloakroom.

The Principal suite features contemporary bedroom with a large window overlooking the gardens, with a grey-hued marble effect en suite bathroom with a bath tub and shower as well as His and Hers sinks. The suite is completed with a walk-in dressing room with bespoke cabinetry for ample storage. 76 Hamilton Terrace has a further two guest bedrooms, both of which benefit from en suite bathrooms and beautiful bay windows for lots of natural light. The flat is located within a grand period building and is close to local amenities.

Mark Pollack, Co-Founder and Director of Aston Chase said, “St John’s Wood has a rich history of providing homes to musicians and artists, with Hamilton Terrace home to many notable performers for the past two centuries. This apartment has been recently refurbished to a very high standard throughout and now exudes sophisticated charm. Well located for local amenities, 76 Hamilton Terrace is an excellent opportunity to purchase a spacious lateral apartment in sought-after neighbourhood.”

Hamilton Terrace is ideally situated, close to the shops and restaurants of Little Venice and St John’s Wood. For transport, the property is a seven minute walk away from Maida Vale underground station for the Bakerloo line, and an 11 minute walk away from St John’s Wood underground station for the Jubilee line.

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