Only two minutes from the cafes and leafy greenery of Hyde Park, on a broad and handsome street lined with imposing Victorian architecture, discover 10, 46 Queens Gardens: a spacious pocket of peaceful calm in the hustle and bustle of London.
Within this sought-after and iconic enclave of Lancaster Gate, homes rarely leave their family ownership, such is the enduring appeal of both location and accommodation. A well-presented and preserved neighbourhood, with a number of hotels nearby, there is a sense of security when walking home on winter nights.
Recently refurbished to the front and rear in 2022, the imposing building feels completely new. Permit parking is available with spaces readily available.
Make your way to the historic period black front door and through the main entrance, where black and white tiled flooring leads to the elevator ahead. Ascending to the fourth floor, Apt. 10 continues this chic monochromatic motif in the luxury wallpaper in the open and spacious entrance hall, where light flows in from windows in the kitchen, bedroom and open-plan living room-diner.
OWNER QUOTE: €It€s one of the rare Victorian buildings with a lift, which is quite unusual.€
Stash your coat and shoes in the spacious storage closet, before following the flow of the wooden flooring into the large living room-diner, which opens up off the entrance hall to the right.
Glam rock vibes emanate in the artwork and interior designer led furnishings. Open and sociable, entertain at your leisure, with the two open spaces of the dining room and living room set side by side.
Work, rest and play
Couples can work from home with ease, with ample space for both study and socialising. A stylish John Lewis dining table, fringed with Kartell clear chairs, is set beneath a trio of Kartell pendant lights. Storage and shelving to the side offers a minimalist modern update on the Victorian concept of the dresser.
OWNER QUOTE: €It€s easy to work from home if you€re a couple.€
Flow through to the living room, spacious and bright, where a John Lewis sofa folds out into a bed for overnighting guests. Slide open the door to a sunny balcony overlooking a modern design building established in 2020. Below, the green private gardens offer shelter and shade to the exclusive few homes (including this one) to hold a key to their leafy sanctuary.
The combination of classic Victorian architecture and fresh contemporary interior serves as a refreshing blend of old and new; it is a home where traditions are given an upgrade for 21st century living.
Feast your eyes
Nowhere is this showcased more keenly than the kitchen, coolly decorated in whites and with a substantial area of preparation space on the granite worktops. Quality appliances include a gas hob and electric oven, washer-dryer, dishwasher, Bosch microwave, and fridge-freezer. Cupboards and drawers provide plenty of storage, with a handy breakfast bar for your morning coffee and lunch on the go. Light flows in through a window.
OWNER QUOTE: €It feels very spacious, fresh and open. The two balconies bring in so much light.€