Well heeled: shoe designer Patrick Cox’s Maida Vale home is a shoe-in at £2.7 million
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Fall head over heels in love with the shoe designer’s bachelor pad, with a walk-in wardrobe occupying the entire top floor and a disco loo complete with its own speakers
Ever feel like you need another wardrobe just for your shoes? How about a whole house?
Shoe designer Patrick Cox redesigned his Maida Vale home around his shoe collection, and now it’s up for sale.
If you’re looking for a family home, this isn’t the one. Sometimes shoe win, sometimes shoe lose.
The semi-detached Victorian villa belonging to the designer of the iconic 1990s Wannabe loafer shoe covers 1,906 sq ft of living space, all decked out in style by the charismatic bachelor.
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In an interview with the Evening Standard, Cox, 54, said: “I’m a single man and when I was explaining what I wanted the architect said, ‘I love you, you’re so selfish.’”
A sneaker-ound the house and it’s clear that this is a home fit for frivolity.
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In place of family breakfast rooms and play areas, Cox remodelled the house in 2003 to include a principal bedroom with walk in wardrobe on the top floor in which to house his extensive shoe collection.
Perfect for those who’ve already booted out the little ones, this property has just two bedrooms; a shoe in for downsizers or young professionals.
Unusual for a house of this size, Cox took a more (b)rogue approach to the layout, including a larger room on each floor rather than several smaller rooms.
The bathroom brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘party pooper’ with a disco sound system and mirroring.
Cox has been known to pump up the music, reporting a teenage-Facebook era party problem when 80 people turned up to the house on what was supposed to be a close knit dinner party for his 50th birthday.
On lazy summer days, residents can loaf about in the south-west facing patio garden, and if you’re feeling in need of a little sole heeling, the kitchen is in immaculate condition for comfort food preparation since Cox argued he barely used it, instead using the space as a design studio.
A small space, it is wedged in at the back of the large basement dining room. Alternatively, flip flop down on the sofa in the 27 ft reception room.
Lanark Road is just moments from the shoe boutiques of Clifton Road and is well connected by the Maida Vale Underground station on the Bakerloo line.
So if you’re knees are week like jelly shoes at the thought of a party pad with a few stories to tell, buckle up, Lanark Road is Little Venice, W9 is on the market for £2,799,950 with Aston Chase. Well, if the shoe fits…