Live like a king: Regency splendour in North London’s most sophisticated properties
PUBLISHED: 15:54 09 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:28 09 April 2015
Many dream of living like a nineteenth century gentleman in the sophisticated crescents and cream-fronted terraces surrounding Regent’s Park. Take a sneak peek behind the facades of some of London’s most elegant prime properties….
Nestled in leafy crescents with unrivalled views over four-hundred acres of manicured park land, Regent’s Park in Marylebone is one of London’s most sought-after addresses.High-end buyers looking for a slice of regency living can expect to find unique detached homes on the fringes of the park alongside exquisitely finished Grade I & II-listed regency apartments brimming with period features, marble fireplaces, libraries and smoking rooms.
This palatial and sensitively restored six-bedroom property in Chester Terrace (above) is just a stone’s throw from the park and is available for a monthly rent of £34,666 with Knight Frank.
This Grade-II listed apartment in stucco-fronted Kent Terrace is laid out over six floors and benefits from a library with shelving for an ample book collection as well as six bedroom and two kitchens.
The majority of the iconic terraces around Regent’s Park were designed in the early 1800’s by architect John Nash at the express request of the Prince Regent, later George VI.
Nash, famed for the fantastical domes of the Brighton Pavilion, was commissioned to develop a series colonnades epitomizing the elegance of the period and leaving Marylebone with a lasting legacy of neo-classically inspired architecture.Many apartments currently on the market have retained the period character of the regency era.
For those looking for a spacious and secluded mansion with views over the park’s rose gardens and famed boating lakes, this newly built detached home in Albany Street was designed to emulate Nash’s unique style.
It boasts four reception rooms, four bedrooms as well as some features- like the cinema room and automated garage doors- that might have puzzled your average regency gentleman.
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