The Home Of Great Ideas For More Than 100 Years
Thank you for signing up to . You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
A stunning London house with links to Princess Diana and Beatrix Potter has gone on sale for £2.95 million.
Set in the exclusive royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea, it boasts a high-brow address befitting the two famous names that lived in neighbouring properties.
One of the largest properties in the area, the five-storey four-bedroom, four-bathroom period building certainly has some impressive ex-neighbours, including Princess Diana, who once lived in a flat close by in the neighbourhood for three years before moving to Clarence House after her wedding to Prince Charles. The flat was said to be a gift from her mother for her 18th birthday and, during the 1990s she still visited the area regularly to work out at a local gym.
The Princess of Wales is not the only famous ex-neighbour. Beatrix Potter, the English writer best known for her children’s books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, also grew up on the street next door. Her blue plaque can be found nearby on Bousfield School, after her home was bombed in the Second World War.
The Victorian townhouse has benefitted from a recent modern refurbishment, bringing a modern touch, whilst still maintaining the period features. With original fireplaces and parquet flooring throughout the property, the charming historic features remain a true part of the home.
The modern open-plan kitchen and dining area is a sociable and stylish space perfect for busy families. Oak flooring and dark cabinets create an on-trend look with a dash of traditional country kitchen charm.
The large reception area is flooded with natural light, and also boasts an open-plan design so you can see all the way through to the pretty patio.
Built-in shelving offer an upscale library feel, while pops of jewel-toned soft furnishings breathe life into the space.
The first floor comprises of the master suite complete with en-suite bathroom, with bath, shower and twin sinks. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the second floor and finally the fourth double bedroom on the top floor with its own en-suite. Interiors are earthy and neutral with stylish sisal carpets and fresh white walls.
The pretty paved garden boasts a built-in seating area for a stylish spot to enjoy your morning cuppa or an evening glass of wine or two.
The jewel in the house's crown is the sunny decked terrace. Offering panoramic views, it's the ideal place to enjoy drinks with friends and family. Or a relaxing read on your own.
The home is on sale via Martin & Co (opens in new tab) for £2,950,000.
Simon Stilwell from Martin & Co, said: 'This is a very exclusive property as there are only a handful of homes of this size within the area, and the property benefiting from two outside spaces makes it even more desirable. Having come onto the market for the first time in 20 years, this family home is a rare find, especially within such a popular area of London.’
Perhaps another female icon will snap it up?
Garden decking ideas to add interest to your outdoor space
Find inspiration for your garden product with these great ways to work wooden or composite decking designs
By Tamara Kelly
DIYer leaves drab kitchen unrecognisable with stylish pink and green scheme
Despite having to start all over again when painting the cabinets, she only spent £260
By Millie Hurst
DIY kitchen ideas – 16 savvy ways to refresh your look for under £50
Looking to update your kitchen space on a budget? These clever ideas and tips are worth checking out
By Tamara Kelly