Listing of the Day
Location: Little Venice, London
Price: £12.95 million (US$17.1 million)
A former London coach house and industrial workshop has been completely reimagined as a stylish two-bedroom house that combines New York industrial chic with a California modern look.
The standalone house, which is surrounded by a walled garden for privacy, was once the antiques restoration workshop of Partridge Fine Art of Bond Street, with the 19th-century coach house in front serving as the antiques dealer’s offices.
“The owner kept the existing antiques warehouse and made it into a home,” said listing agent Stephen Lindsay, of Savills. “It’s what you might find in Tribeca in New York. It’s like a piece of art.”
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“It’s great for entertaining—it’s a party house,” he said. “The owner has had some amazing parties here.”
Designed by Wells Mackereth, the modernist home on Warwick Place in West London is full of charming architectural features that pay homage to its industrial past, including very high ceilings, brick walls and lots of raw concrete.
Further, a winch with gears can be wound to raise and lower the chandelier over the dining table and a large hydraulically operated door pivots open from the vaulted living room into the garden and provides a canopy to enjoy the outdoors sheltered from the rain.
The furnishings, many of which were designed custom for the home, are included in the deal, Mr. Lindsay said.
From the front door, you come into an entrance hall, which offers immediate views out to the walled garden and the courtyard.
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The double-height living room features a large skylight that floods the space with natural light. A sunken area was designed to resemble Frank Sinatra’s Mid-Century Modern house in Palm Springs, California, according to the listing.
“It’s completely detached, so you can make as much noise as you like,” Mr. Lindsay said.
“It’s not for a family,” he added. “It’s only for a couple or maybe a single person.”
A mezzanine level above the living room holds a study and a guest bedroom, along with a discreet staircase that leads up to the roof terrace.
The former coach house holds the new primary bedroom suite, which features a fireplace as well as wood paneling and parquet floors from the old antiques workshop. The canopy over the bed is actually the floor of a glass-sided gallery, which holds the upstairs primary bathroom.
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A TV in the primary bedroom can be winched up from the main level to the mezzanine level so that it can be enjoyed from the comfort of the freestanding bathtub.
The basement holds a “big party room,” Mr. Lindsay said. “We call it the Hugh Hefner room,” after the founder of Playboy magazine.
“The location of the house is fantastic,” he added. “It’s a very, very quiet street.”
The 3,606-square-foot house has two bedrooms and three full bathrooms.
Amenities include a Japanese-style Zen garden, a roof terrace, a cinema room, a garage and additional parking for two more cars.
“It’s very rare to get three parking spaces in Little Venice,” Mr. Lindsay said.
All the shops and cafes of Little Venice are nearby, along with Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Mr. Lindsay said.
“Little Venice has lots of artists and musicians and pop stars,” he said. “It’s a very cool area.”
The Warwick Avenue underground station, which is on the Bakerloo line and offers easy access to the Paddington main line station and Heathrow Express, is also nearby, according to the listing.
Agent: Stephen Lindsay, Savills
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