London Apartment in 19th-Century Building Boasts a ‘Wow’ Reception Room

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Location: Bayswater, London

Price: £ 3.75 million (US $ 5.12 million)

The grand living area of ​​this spacious apartment in London’s Lancaster Gate enclave is “the wow room,” according to listing agent Gareth Kelly.

The spectacular space boasts soaring ceilings and well-maintained, original period features, such as ornate cornicing and an open fireplace, as well as three impressive floor-to-ceiling sash windows.

The freehold residence is positioned on the building’s second floor, which is “always the most sought after in period buildings, given the volume,” Mr. Kelly added. The predominantly lateral apartment also features a mezzanine level, where the kitchen and primary bedroom are positioned, adding some dynamism to the flow of the space.

Located on an stunning, white stucco-fronted Victorian terrace, the property is presented in excellent condition, and is perfect for a buyer who wants to put their own stamp on it, Mr. Kelly said.

The balcony space is perfect for enjoying morning coffee or sunset cocktails.

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The 1,721-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms.


Unusual for a period building, the apartment has direct lift access, as well as resident parking. There is a spacious balcony off the grand reception room with a lounge area, with views toward Hyde Park across a verdant garden square.

The reception room features a period fireplace, while the kitchen is equipped with all Miele appliances.

Neighborhood Notes

Lancaster Gate is a 19th-century central London development consisting of two long Victorian terraces, and is considered a “prime Bayswater address,” according to Mr. Kelly. The area enjoys a prestigious reputation and a location convenient to both Hyde Park and main transport links. The Lancaster Gate Tube station is just around the corner from the property, where the Central Line brings straphangers into the city center within 20 minutes, while the Heathrow Express at Paddington is also nearby.

The area is filled with charming Victorian buildings — and all of those in Lancaster Gate are very well maintained, with quintessential stucco fronts in an eclectic classical style, featuring English Baroque details and French touches.

The development takes its name from Lancaster Gate, a nearby entrance to Kensington Gardens, itself named in honor of Queen Victoria as Duke of Lancaster. More recently, Lancaster Gate was home to the English Football Association, which had its headquarters there for over 70 years, until they were turned into luxury apartments, according to Mr. Kelly.

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Agent: Gareth Kelly, Marsh & Parsons

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