Available from August this rare double fronted house on Westfields Avenue in Barnes's Little Chelsea is deceptively spacious with over 3,500 sq ft of lateral space.
The original artist's studio at the rear of the house has now been incorporated into the house to make a stunning kitchen. The studio belonged to a Polish portrait painter who was introduced into London's fashionable society in the 1930's. He was known to be quite the gentleman, always immaculately turned out painting his sitters in one of his Savile Row suits. Between 1935 and 1955 amongst his many sitters were King George V, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery.
A mediterranean style courtyard with fruiting fig trees is at the centre of the house with glass doors on three sides opening onto the kitchen and reception spaces.
Currently the first and second floors are arranged as six bedrooms and three bathrooms but could easily be altered to make seven bedrooms (all doubles) and four bathrooms. The elegant master bedroom has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. The house lends itself to providing working from home space, a gym or any of the extra areas now so sought after.
The original garage for the house has been incorporated into the front reception room which could easily be converted back if garage parking is sought after.
This really is the most exquisite example of a fully extended and larger than average Little Chelsea home, offering well-balanced accommodation over three light and spacious floors. Westfields Avenue is a pretty road of predominantly period properties, perfectly placed to enjoy the relaxed yet vibrant Little Chelsea and White Hart Lane community, with its excellent schools, transport links and restaurants, the latter including Rick Stein's first London venture, overlooking the river from Tideway Yard.
NB A video tour is available on request.
Council Tax Band: G (Richmond-upon-Thames)
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