A Victorian Townhouse With Rustic-Inspired Interiors Is Available to Rent in London

Conveniently set on Kensington Park Road in London’s vibrant Notting Hill neighborhood, this reimagined Victorian feels worlds away from the city thanks to its serene interiors that channel the English countryside.

Each level of the 2,029-square-foot home in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood incorporates organic materials such as coarsened stone, weathered wood, chalky limewash, and aged copper. 

“The house was designed to create a quiet sanctuary away from the thrum of central London,” says the current owner of the 19th-century townhome, which is now available as a short-term rental. “I chose mostly natural, rustic materials because they’re tactile and age beautifully. I wanted the house to feel like it had always looked like this.”

“I decided to use textiles instead of framed paintings on the walls,” says the owner of the reimagined residence, which is available to rent for £4,750 per week. “The curtains have been sewn together from antique fabrics and raw silk.”

The terrace home’s large, open layout spans four levels. On the ground floor, a multifunctional reception room is lined with historic Georgian columns and soft-pink plaster walls. The spacious area includes high ceilings trimmed with intricate cornicing and is anchored by a Calacatta marble fireplace.

In the basement, exposed trusses and blonde wood floors connect the open kitchen and reception room.  

An original fireplace with unfinished concrete edges sits between open shelves in the basement-level living room. Built-in nooks hold collected books and memorabilia. 

Downstairs, the basement houses an open kitchen with elongated marble worktops and a Falcon range. Exposed beams stretch across the ceiling to an adjacent lounge area, where a raw concrete mantel is flanked by open shelves and built-in nooks that hold books and other memorabilia. Blonde wood floors further enhance the rustic aesthetic.

Wood cabinets and marble countertops complement the agate stone-effect backsplash in the kitchen.

A wide basin sink sits at the other end of the L-shaped cabinetry.

Beyond the kitchen, an extended skylight illuminates another gathering area, which presents a cozy window nook near aluminum-framed doors that provide access to the brick-paved backyard garden with a fire pit. “The garden has been planted with bees in mind and is full of rambling jasmine and honeysuckle,” notes the owner. “Even the roof of the extension has been turned into a tiny, wild meadow.”

A plush reading nook tucked into a cantilevered Corian window overlooks the rear garden.

In total, the home offers three bedrooms, all of which are located on the upper levels. The primary bedroom features built-in, wall-to-wall wardrobes, arched windows, and an en suite bath with a frameless shower and freestanding tub. Raw textures and timber accents continue throughout each of the stripped-back rooms in the home.

Bohemian decor in the primary bedroom matches the home’s neutral palette.

The en suite bathroom includes a frameless shower, freestanding tub, and antique vanity.

A bespoke alcove bedroom clad in timber sits down the hall from the primary suite.

Bespoke cabinetry in the galley-style utility room contrasts with pale-pink and gold finishes.

https://www.dwell.com/article/victorian-townhouse-notting-hill-london-rental-4ddb6385

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