This unique, design-led property on a quiet cobbled mews in Notting Hill could make somebody very merry indeed this Christmas…
The stylish stone lattice façade filters the light and views from the mews, and the address qualifies for membership of Ladbroke Square communal garden, Notting Hill’s largest private communal garden.
Arranged over three floors and offering approx 3,265 sq ft of living space, Simon Close Notting Hill W11 opens onto a large entrance hall and feature staircase with oak battened lattice screen.
Simon Close is a quiet cul-de sac, tucked away off Portobello Road and conveniently located for all the local shopping and transport facilities of Westbourne Grove and Notting Hill Gate. Kensington Gardens, Holland Park are Notting Hill Gate tube station are all nearby.
The ground floor has a stylish open plan kitchen/dining room with bespoke wood panelling and marble worktop, flowing through to an open atrium and living rooms beyond and below. The open atrium creates a double height over the lower ground living area, and floods the space with light.
The exposed whitewashed timber joists of this floor generate an attractive effect making the spaces feel higher and lighter. There’s also a pretty patio through the sliding doors at the rear. This floor also contains an en suite guest bedroom with its own garden.
The lower ground floor offers a living room with high ceilings and the continuation of the exposed brick atrium from the kitchen above. The room incorporates a sitting area under the double height atrium and a library/reading area with an oak and steel shelving unit that can also be used as an open wine cellar. A further bedroom/media room with en suite shower room is located on this floor, along with a utility room and plant room.
Notting Hill property market outperforming PCL
House price growth forecasts for 2019 are conservative, especially for Prime Central London, but Notting Hill is bucking this trend with a strong pool of British buyers.
‘We are holding our forecast for UK growth at 2.5% for 2019 – with the 5 year forecast from 2018 to 2022 standing at 18%,’ says Stephanie McMahon, Head of Research at Strutt & Parker.
‘Total transaction levels for England and Wales in 2018 look to be relatively equivalent to those in 2017, when looking at the country as a whole. We would expect this trend to continue into 2019 with the number of registered buyers and viewing numbers gradually increasing.’
We anticipate another good year for the Notting Hill market in 2019, even against a very complex political climate
‘However, the story in Prime Central London (PCL) is different and transaction levels continue to be low by historic standards. We have revised down our forecast for PCL house price performance which stands at 2% growth for PCL house prices in 2019 as a best case scenario and -5% as a downside risk.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, with Notting Hill remaining a popular choice for property hunters.
‘Our Notting Hill office has had its best year in terms of volume of sales in 2018 since it opened its doors seven years ago; doing more than double the number of transactions in 2018 vs 2017,’ says Charlie Willis, Head of London Residential at Strutt & Parker.
‘Some properties, with price tags of up to £25 million, have sold in sealed bids situations within a matter of days. We anticipate another good year for the Notting Hill market in 2019, even against a very complex political climate, due to its beautiful houses that families want to live in for the long term.
‘UK domestic buyers now account for 80% of our transactions in London at Strutt & Parker and Notting Hill has really reaped the benefits of this revival of the British buyer in the capital.’
Simon Close Notting Hill W11 is one the market for a guide price of £5,295,000 Strutt & Parker Notting Hill. For further information call 020 7221 1111 or see struttandparker.com