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Quick sale in Talbot Road

Who wants two bedrooms when you can have one? The owner of an urbane apartment in Talbot Road, W2, went for best-factor rather than guest-factor when he converted the existing two bedroom flat into an extremely stylish and spacious one bedroom pied a terre. And then set about decorating it in the most sophisticated style.

Generous room sizes, high ceilings, wide open views from front and back, and a light-filled 26’ living space with access to a balcony overlooking the local bustle were all strong selling points, and following a nice piece of editorial in The Times, we quickly tied up a sale in excess of the £1m guide price after the property attracted a great deal of early interest.

London purchasers generally work on the basis of £ per square foot rather than number of rooms. Reducing the number of bedrooms may seem like a rash move; but this is a good example of how less really can be more.

Nick Crayson