Offering an abundance of private outdoor space, located over the ground and lower ground floors of the landmark new apartment building at 1A St John’s Wood Park, a four-bedroom garden duplex apartment offers 2,185 sq. ft. of light-flooded interior living space, matched by three separate outdoor living areas, for sale via agents Aston Chase and Savills.
The stunning interior designed and dressed two-storey home at 1A St John’s Wood Park, by leading developer Almax Group, will appeal not only to lovers of luxury interiors but is perfect for keen gardeners and al fresco living/entertainment fans.
Where house hunters in St John’s Wood may have once had to look to the older, traditional properties, in particular houses or villas, in the affluent enclave for decent private outdoor space, this duplex incorporates a front garden off the living /dining room, a patio off the rear kitchen and a private courtyard garden on the lower ground floor, accessible by all three bedrooms.
The boutique apartment building was designed by Richard Lavington of award-winning architectural practice Maccreanor Lavington, with a modern twist on traditional Edwardian mansion block design, complete with bike storage and off-street parking. The grand garden apartment at 1A St John’s Wood Park provides an abundance of outside space, and is cleverly designed to blur the boundaries between outside and in.
The duplex allows for those all-important contemporary garden activities to be showcased, from outdoor cooking areas, bars and fire pits to lounge areas, bespoke reflective sculpture, vertical and sustainable planting and zen-inspired water features.
The interiors are designed and dressed as a series of flowing spaces that work not only for modern family life, but also incorporate work-from-home and entertaining areas. All the rooms are characterised by exceptionally high ceilings, handcrafted materials and avant-garde lighting schemes.
The home’s front door leads straight into the wide entrance hallway, which flows through to the living/dining room, with double-height coffered ceilings of up to 14 ft. Here, the outside immediately becomes a feature in its own right, with the room’s bay windows overlooking the 629.7 sq.ft. front garden, which has a light well to illuminate the lower ground floor beneath, and shrubbery around its boundary to create privacy.
In the living/dining room the space is decorated in neutral modern tones, with floor length curtains across the bay windows adding a sense of grandeur and elegance. There is a main seating area by the feature fireplace whilst at the other end of the room there is a dining area with table and chairs underneath a statement chandelier.
At the other end of the apartment is the family kitchen and study / bedroom which both open out onto the 226.8 sq ft rear patio garden. Laid with both decking and grass, this outdoor zone features ample seating areas, and a trellis at either end for vertical planting.
The kitchen offers premium Poggenpohl design, with a marble effect caesarstone worktop, splashback and Miele integrated appliances, as well as a marble topped island overhung by pendant lights. A further breakfast/dining table also sits in this space, for informal family meals. The study next to the kitchen is the perfect WFH setup. Also on the ground floor, there is a guest bathroom fitted with book-matched marble effect porcelain tiling and mirrored, integrated cabinetry, as well as a full-size bath.
On the lower ground floor is the large principal bedroom suite, with an ensuite bathroom, and two further guest bedrooms sharing a family bathroom. The bedrooms are decorated in neutral tones which accentuate the sense of space. The three bedrooms all open onto the private front courtyard garden, which sits under a lightwell.
Mark Pollack, co-founding Director of Aston Chase says: “The grand garden duplex apartment at 1A St John’s Wood Park offers not only an abundance of internal luxurious space, but an unprecedented emphasis on private outdoor living. There is a garden off the living/dining room, a patio off the kitchen and a private courtyard garden on the lower ground floor, the home cleverly merging the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.”
“The garden duplex apartment is not only a flawlessly finished home, both inside and out, but presents an excellent opportunity for long-term investment. Demand for newly built homes in this affluent, centrally located London enclave, better known for its more traditional, period homes, is predicted to rise over the next few years, along with their value. The long awaited redevelopment of St John’s Wood Barracks, which is to be known as St John’s Wood Square, (where the developers will be looking to command previously unprecedented price per square foot for the area) along with the public realm improvements of St John’s Wood High Street, will inevitably have a positive impact for property values in the surrounding area.”
St John’s Wood Park is just a 10-minute walk from St John’s Wood and Swiss Cottage Underground stations (both on the Jubilee Line) and 20 minutes from the fabled cricket pitches of Lord’s. Tree lined roads surround an iconic high street that is packed with luxurious boutiques and restaurants, with expanses of lush greenery on the doorstep, including both Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park.
The garden duplex residence is priced at £4,495,000. For further information contact joint sole selling agents Aston Chase Tel: +44(0)20 7724 4724 / www.astonchase.com and Savills Tel: +44 (0)20 3043 3600 / www.savills.co.uk