Bayswater, W2
Guide Price:£1,850,000
Sole Agent
  • Reception : 1
  • Bedrooms : 3
  • Bathrooms : 2
Three beds, two floors, outside space this is more than pied a terres-ville, this is a home..
This delightful duplex has been carved from the back of a huge Victorian villa. Set back from the street, and with parking for two cars (that saves a fight or two), it has the ambience of a much larger house, with its flight of steps to the front door and scattering of plane trees. One could throw out a marquee and give a party in the front alone.

Inside, the hall leads into a charming, beautifully proportioned drawing room, with an oak floor, and huge sash windows that still have their original working shutters so good for security. The kitchen at the back is an ideal size and designed in effortlessly chic stainless steel. Downstairs the bedrooms could do with some surface perking up, but they are a great size and there is further outside space.

Craven Hill Gardens runs from east to west just to the north of the Bayswater Road, and the green open spaces of Kensington Gardens. Always a salubrious area, it has become increasingly fashionable (there is a difference), and there is a whole lot going on in the luxury development department, not least the promised £1billion facelift of Queensway. Communications are excellent, with Paddington station (mainline to the West Country, Heathrow Express, and Tube lines) and Lancaster Gate all within a short walk.