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St John’s Wood’s most beautiful home for sale on discreet Melina Place

by LLP Staff Reporter
17th Dec 20 2:29 pm

Leading prime London estate agents Aston Chase have launched Melina Place to the market for the first time in over 50 years. Melina Place is a discreet and exclusive cul-de-sac located in St John’s Wood containing just 12 desirable houses. Former residents of the road include supermodel Kate Moss who lived there from 2007 to 2011 and artist E.H. Shepherd, known for illustrating Winnie-the-Pooh, as well as a number of artists, authors and historians.

The double-fronted Georgian home, largely unseen from street, was built in C. 1820 and is one of St John’s Woods most picturesque homes with a striking villa-style white facade and wooden shutters. Comprising a 3,382 sq. ft. main house and a separate 1,153 sq. ft. cottage house, Melina Place provides a total of seven/ eight bedrooms and four bathrooms. Melina Place is on sale with Aston Chase for £8,950,000.

The exclusive homes on Melina Place were built between 1819 and 1832 and by the turn of the 20th Century were occupied by the artistic and creative world including theatrical managers and artists including historian Arnold Toynbee who lived at 3 Melina Place and novelist Anthony Powell who lived at 1 Melina Place. Through the 20th Century and into the 21st Century, the impressive homes on Melina Place were inhabited by lawyers, physicians, diplomats, doctors, academics and celebrities.

Melina Place has recently been discreetly marketed for the first time in over 50 years and is already attracting strong interest from discerning individuals attracted by the low-profile footprint of the address.

The ground floor of the period property provides an open plan double reception room with separate dining room accessible via the impressive reception hall and features a sensational kitchen/ dining/ family room together with staff accommodation which is a more recent extension to the period property. Each room has spacious proportions with period features including sash windows and French doors.

The first and second floors of Melina Place provide the three to four principal bedrooms including the principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom as well as a separate dressing room with two further guest bedrooms and a family bathroom are situated on the second floor.

Separate to the main house, Melina Place provides a 1,153 sq. ft. cottage house with its own independent entrance. The cottage is designed over two floors and provides a reception room, kitchen, a double bedroom, two guest bedrooms and a bathroom. The house its own charming courtyard garden which connects to the main houses’ magnificent South West facing lawn garden.

Mark Pollack, Director and Co-Founder at Aston Chase said, “We are privileged to be handling this rare St John’s Wood gem which is being offered for sale for the first time in over 50 years.  Melina Place is recognised by St John’s Wood purists as a very special and discreet location. Set behind a walled garden, the charm of the property is immediately apparent and in this pandemic world, the separate cottage provides a versatility to be able to work from home, isolate or workout without disturbing the rest of the family.”

Melina Place is located close to the amenities of St John’s Wood High Street as well as transport links from St John’s Wood Station and numerous bus routes. The area has a number of renowned schools including The American School in London and is only a short walk from Regent’s Park and Marylebone Station.

Melina Place is on sale for £8,950,000. For further information on Melina Place or to arrange a viewing, please contact Aston Chase on 020 7724 4724 or visit www.astonchase.com

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