Pore over this: pour yourself a drink in the power couple property with a secret pièce de résistance
PUBLISHED: 13:30 21 April 2017
This NW8 property has a garden, roof terrace and a secret bar decked out for throwing one of Gatsby’s greatest bashes
“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”
If you dream of sizzling summer barbeques reclining on the patio with a cool beer or a chilled glass of rose, or daydream about a sun soaked roof terrace perfect for sipping on an Aperol spritz or a pina colada, then this property could be for you. This home in the quiet cul-de-sac of Blenheim Terrace has its own contemporary bar complete with bar stools, drinks cabinet and silver décor, ideal for summer soirees that would impress the likes of Mr Gatsby.
Decorated in monochrome with metallic silver finishes, the bar area provides an elegant place to pour a sweet liqueur or, if in the party mood, to shake up a cocktail. Metallic hues dominate throughout the property, with silver, gold and brass tones carried as a motif throughout the home, adding warmth and vitality.
If the weather permits and unruly British storm clouds don’t darken the day, the 78 ft southerly facing garden is the perfect place to entertain only the most exclusive of guests. Designed and maintained by Mark Enright landscapes, the patio area is well looked after and provides a sublime trap for a little sun soaking with a glass of fizz to gossip over. Should rain stop play, take the party inside to one of the four reception rooms.
The home isn’t just for party hosts extraordinaire. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms spread over four floors of the Grade II listed house, the period property doubles as a family home. One of the large, modern bathrooms features his’n’hers sinks that straddle a set of stairs leading to a sunken tub from which bathers can watch the world go by out of the large window as they prepare for the night ahead. Only power couples need apply.
The terraced property is located just off popular Abbey Road with the amenities, cafes and shops of St John’s Wood High Street close by. There are many good schools in the area such as the American School in London and Arnold House. Cars are catered for with residents parking.