This House in Linden Gardens, in the popular Notting Hill London I liked very much, not only for the use of space, but for the restoration and the simple and highly decorative solutions that propose.
It is of the typical townhouse building in the area, well-known by the film of the same name that has some spectacular close-up neighborhood and the inside of the housing, apart from it being romantic comedy par excellence, clear.
We are going on the basis that is not a neighbourhood as Belgravia with large mansions, but that was the neighborhood where immigrants arrived in London to work were set up. A multicultural neighborhood best known for its Notting Hill Carnival Another thing, until they began to rehabilitate houses and the famous film was shot.
Already then Notting Hill, especially for the nearest part to Hyde Park, He began to emerge as trendy district of the capital of the Thames. The interiors in this area tend to be multicolored and many nooks and crannies, hence the restoration I love.
The first thing they have done is take advantage of the high ceilings creating a perfect loft as library or simply to relax. In addition to safeguard Georgian moldings the ceiling of the living room, getting the effect of an 18th-century miniature room.
All the restoration has been carried out with care and no fixed costs. The soil of teak parquet Burmese is rescued from the old Museum Victoria and Albert, the guest bed (which belonged by the physician of the Queen) is French, of Walnut, and dates back to 1776, and mezzanine railings are hand carved by one of the greatest craftsmen of the United Kingdom.
Everywhere we see details, such as the cast iron fireplace Salon, recovered after delving into the wall, covered by paper, paint and a hundred years of history. Another detail is the tiles the kitchen that are hand-painted. A cuisine that takes advantage of the space under the loft and has a perfect bar to prepare cocktails for guests.
There is more hand-painted tiles in the bathroom (has no carpet!) But if it is fully modernized. The apartment has a classic and luxurious master bedroom suite and other double guests, thought to be cozy, with a built-in mirror and genuinely British antiques.
Close to the most famous flea market in the world, in Portobello Road, and a step away from the Kensington Gardens, It is owned by a pair of journalists who travel most of the year, renting their fabulous London abode. So, if you want, you can already feel as Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts living in Notting Hill.