In the heart of Chelsea, the former home and art studio of the late acclaimed portraitist, Augustus John, this recently newly restored, redesigned, extended and reconfigured house, with an exquisite one of a kind studio reception room, has just been refurbished throughout to the highest of standards.
The exterior of this listed building belies the spacious accommodation within, and both the interior and exterior have been meticulously transformed and brought back to their original glory, with particular care to the building’s history and with great attention to detail. The house now incorporates modern features, such as Lutron controlled lighting system, integrated AV and Cat 6 wiring, wireless NEST energy control system, full Banham alarm and CCTV system, and top quality materials, such as carefully selected Italian marble and stone, Hermes wallpaper, Gaggennau appliances and high quality bespoke joinery, have been used throughout. When entering the property your eye is immediately drawn all the way through the striking marble-tiled hall to the glazed screen doors onto the mezzanine library and study area, and on through to the vast 5.6 metre high studio reception room, with skylights over and huge panel windows to the rear. This affords views of the ample living and entertaining space upon entering the building, as well as views towards the terrace and ‘living wall’ from the enormous studio, giving it a fresh and open view.
The house is ideal and unique for any art collector and has spacious entertaining space linked by an elegant, custom built stairway from the ground to the lower ground floor. There is a brand new hand made kitchen with a dining area, which can be separated from an equally well equipped back kitchen and pantry, perfect for a private chef/dinner parties but serving equally well the needs of a family cooking/dining area. To the rear of the studio is an area with a personal more enclosed feel, which would make an ideal snug or formal dining area.
This property makes for the perfect family home. The master quarters comprise a whole floor with a bedroom, his and hers bespoke dressing rooms and a stylish art deco inspired master bathroom, with his and hers marble vanity stands, large walk in shower & bath. There are two children’s rooms on the top floor, with a playful nautical bathroom and study / storage area. The property provides further flexible bedroom accommodation. On the lower ground floor, there are two bedrooms, or one bedroom and a playroom, along with bathroom and guest WC featuring Hermes wallpaper. The remainder of sleeping accommodation is all of an equal standard of elegance, with a separate double bedroom suite/guest room or office with its own shower room on the ground floor.
A new basement now houses the controlled temperature wine cellar, again with Hermes wallpaper, large fully equipped utility room, storage and plant room. There is a back staircase and separate access from the side of the property to allow privacy and security.
This special property is offered exclusively to the lettings market on an unfurnished basis. It comprises approximately 5100sq ft. and it is located just off the Kings Road.
Pictures as previously furnished. Available furnished by separate negotiation.
- Elevated Ground Floor: Double entrance lobby, mezzanine gallery, study, marble staircase, bedroom, bathroom, cloakroom, service stairs.
- First Floor: master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two walk-in closets.
- Lower Ground level: Temperature controlled wine cellar, utility room, plant room, storage area.
- Studio Level: Superb studio reception room leading to garden, multi-media room, kitchen, pantry, dining area, guest toilet, separate entrance with cloakroom, two further bedrooms, bathroom, storage and staff kitchen.
- Second Floor: Two further bedrooms, bathroom and study/storage area.
- Energy Efficiency Rating - E