Popular with well-to-do denizens of the movie, fashion, and music industries (past and present residents include Jude Law, Kate Moss, Liam Gallagher, Ewan McGregor, and Rhys Ifans), Primrose Hill is one of London’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Famous for being a quaint and leafy urban village, it’s just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Central London, making it a perfect spot for those who want the best of town and country.
With a coveted and rare-for-London double-gated horseshoe drive behind electric gates and off-street parking for four or five cars, a spacious and luxurious detached house in the heart of Primrose Hill also boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, plus a couple more powder rooms, within its 6,000 square feet. Big as that might seem to anyone short on square footage, no proper London mansion is fully up to snuff nowadays without a finished cellar jam-packed with lavish creature comforts. Though this property does not already have such a feat of architectural engineering, it does transfer with planning permission to create almost 2,300 square feet of additional living space down in the cellar, plenty of room for a swimming pool and spa, a gym, a bar area, and a media lounge.
As it stands, the interior has been beautifully refurbished to combine period features with modern touches, including very sleek art deco-style fittings and fixtures in the bathrooms and dressing rooms. In addition to ample informal family accommodation, there is a ton of entertaining space on the ground floor, including a 45-loot combination living and dining room. The sleek eat-in kitchen is lighted by a large lantern skylight, the formal dining room comfortably seats a dozen and a skylight-topped conservatory serves as a light-filled family room. Also on the ground floor is an en-suite staff bedroom.
The primary bedroom, which takes up almost the whole of the second floor, is a sprawling showstopper with a private balcony, roomy seating area and sumptuous dual bathrooms and dressing rooms. A guest room and bath complete the second floor and above that are four more bedrooms, each with a private bath.
A peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, the house further benefits from a south-facing rear garden with a patio area that is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee, afternoon tea and/or evening cocktail.
Of course, living in such plum London nabe, surrounded by rich and famous folk, with the option to expand underground, doesn’t come cheap; the property is available for about $23.5 million via Zach Madison at Savills.