Our property pick of the month is this charming mews house in Kensington, which is a worthwhile investment for a property in this coveted neighborhood – with a negotiable asking price of £2.35m. It is extremely well-located in a very quiet yet central location, that is only a minute from Kensington Gardens and a two-minute walk to the Notting Hill Gate tube station. It comprises 1300 square feet over two floors and has approved planning permission for a basement. There are three bedrooms, including two with ensuite bathrooms and the third is a spacious first-floor living room and lounge area.
The handsome residence is bright and light-filled with four windows spread across the second floor, which is quite unusual for a mews property of this size. It also has a large garage, which is an added convenience. In the neighborhood, there are many fabulous restaurants and pubs nearby, not forgetting the gourmet supermarkets and fashionable shops on Westbourne Grove and Ledbury Road – which are just a short stroll away.
The house is unusually wide for a small home and it is incredibly light and airy inside with a commodious layout. Accommodation at present includes two bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. The rear windows peer onto Ossington Street gardens and the front overlooks the historic cobbled mews street.
There is also a separate powder room, kitchen and reception room. We like the overall set up throughout, and the contemporary bathrooms, even if the house could use a little upgrading and refreshing. There’s lots of potential for further improvements.
A huge bonus is that no planning needs to be obtained for any internal changes, as planning permission is already in place. If the buyer wanted to renovate they could go ahead and engage vendors. The new owners could redesign this delightful mews home to suit their own tastes.
All the rooms are west facing, meaning there is lots of light. In addition, when considering renovations to the property, planning permission has also been agreed for the creation of a basement – which would add another 600+ square feet to this fantastic space.
The current price has some room for negotiation and if a 10% discount could be agreed, then £1,600 per square foot is excellent value for such a unique and elegant home in this coveted London location. Kensington is a sought-after area and one that attracts many high-end buyers. A sophisticated part of London, there’s a reason people adore living here, and that’s why this unique property should be given special consideration.
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Suzanne Millar has more than 20 years’ experience in the property market as both a relocation agent, helping corporate tenants with long-term rentals, and as a property buyer. Before working in the property market she was a consultant in several different human resources areas such as executive recruitment, employee benefits and actuarial consulting. Her former employers include KPMG, Towers Watson, Armstrong International and Karen Deane Relocations. She has a BA in Economics and Art History from Duke University and an MBA from Wharton. Suzanne is American, she has lived in London since 1987 and is married with two children currently at university in the UK.