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TELLING TA L E S Liar star Joanne Froggatt on how her love of stories attracted her to a career on screen
LI G H TS OF FANCY Shine on: darker days call for brighter lights MI D-CENTURY MAGIC Daniel Hopwood’s home is a masterclass in urban living
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CONTENTS 37 H OT L I ST
What to see and where to go this month
43 I NT E RV I E W
Joanne Froggatt on her thrilling new television series and the role that made her
49 LU ST L I ST
This month we’re flirting with feathers
51 ST Y L E & W E L LB E IN G Don’t fancy pounding the pavements? Check out these hot new fitness trends
57 FOO D & DR IN K
Comfort food, native oysters, takeaways and cosy bars: hello autumn
62 T R AV E L
Tell us no lies: Joanne Froggatt’s latest role explores the devastating cost of deceit
Bye bye beach, this season the slopes are calling us, plus foodie retreats and city breaks
69 I NT E R I O R S
An illuminating look at how lighting trends are pushing design boundaries
73 AT HO M E W ITH…
New builds are not for Daniel Hopwood, who prefers to add polish to older properties
80 ACC E SS ALL A R E AS
We explore the unique cultural and social mix on offer in buzzing Bayswater
90 P R O P E RT Y
News, views, tidbits of property gossip, plus the pick of the market’s new homes
Editor Liz Skone James, tel: 020 7292 5636 Art Director Penny Clements Writer Ali Howard Photography Director Emmanuelle Peri Assistant Picture Editor Kathy Anne Lim Proofreaders Naomi Misquita-Rice, Abigail Smith Account Director Katie Hutley Account Director (maternity cover) Sam Playford, tel: 020 7292 5593 Senior Account Manager Becky Pomfret, tel: 020 7292 5678 Production Georgie Sykes, Alex Courtley New Homes Manager Karen de Pommereau, tel: 00331 43 80 65 05 Advertising Sales firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 07811 347299 Advertising Sales Vanessa Beeson, tel: 07913 922 651 REAP Magazines Ltd Debra Sharron, Trevor Abrahmsohn (Glentree Estates), Philip Green (Goldschmidt & Howland), Jonathan Hewlett (Savills), Mark Pollack (Aston Chase)
Hello darkness my old friend… Yes, yes, it’s dark when you get up in the mornings, and darker still when you get home at night, but it doesn’t have to be cause for doom and despair – there’s the excuse it gives us to cosy up on the sofa watching television with a takeaway, for a start. This month we’ll be tuning into ITV’s thriller Liar, which promises to be unmissable, not least because it stars the very lovely Joanne Froggatt. You can see what she has to say about the series in our exclusive interview. On the subject of getting cosy, and in honour of Wool Week later this month, we’ve also rounded up our favourite woollen interiors accessories: you’re welcome. And finally, the darker days have put the spotlight on lighting design. Forget traditional: as we discovered, the trend this season is for the spectacularly cutting edge. Illuminating stuff…
ON THE COVER Photography Felicity McCabe Stylist Kara Kyne Hair Narad Kutowaroo Make up Justine Jenkins Joanne wears Self-Portrait cold-shoulder asymmetric-hem midi dress, £290 (matchesfashion.com)
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PRIMROSE HILL NW1 A MAGNIFICENT GRADE II LISTED HOUSE WHICH HAS BEEN MODERNISED TO AN OUTSTANDING SPECIFICATION THROUGHOUT. THIS ELEGANT VICTORIAN HOUSE, BUILT C.1850, IS SITUATED ON ONE OF THE FINEST GARDEN SQUARES IN LONDON. SET BACK FROM THE SQUARE AND MEASURING APPROX. 3,243 SQ FT / 301.37 SQ M, THE HOUSE OFFERS WELL LAID-OUT ACCOMMODATION WITH A GRAND FIRST FLOOR DRAWING ROOM OVERLOOKING THE GARDEN SQUARE AND A 48 FT / 14.63 M GARDEN TO THE REAR. ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES – GROUND FLOOR: ENTRANCE HALL, KITCHEN / BREAKFAST
FREEHOLD JOINT SOLE AGENTS £6,450,000
ROOM, DINING ROOM, TERRACE, GUEST CLOAKROOM (HALF LANDING) FIRST FLOOR: DRAWING ROOM, SITTING ROOM, BALCONY SECOND FLOOR: MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE BATHROOM THIRD FLOOR: TWO / THREE BEDROOMS, BATHROOM, DRESSING ROOM FOURTH FLOOR: BEDROOM,
020 7722 3322
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A substantial, red-brick Edwardian semi-detached family house on Belsize Lane, Belsize Park, NW3. Offering accommodation of 3388 sq ft and featuring an impressive double volume drawing room with galleried study/bedroom, kitchen/breakfast room/dining room, family room, 5 bedrooms (2 en-suite bathrooms), family bathroom, along with a mature front garden and secluded rear garden. Energy Efficiency Rating - E47
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
A handsome and imposing detached and double-fronted property on Kemplay Road, Hampstead Village, NW3. The house has enormous character and is on the market for the first time in over 40 years and offers 3813 sq ft, with a further 1000 sq ft in a variety of outbuildings in the garden that surrounds the house to 3 sides. Well located between the High Street and The Heath. Energy Efficiency Rating - TBC
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
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PENTHOUSE, THE POLYGON, AVENUE ROAD, NW8
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An outstanding four bedroom penthouse set on the top two floors of this portered building on Avenue Road. The apartment benefits from a wonderful wrap around terrace with incredible south facing views of the London skyline. The property also has a lock up garage. The Polygon is located within 0.3 miles of Swiss Cottage Underground station (Jubilee line). Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Two Further Bedrooms | Shower Room | Double Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Porter | Communal Hot Water & Heating | Passenger Lift | Video Entrance Phone | Roof Terrace | Limited Off Street Parking | Lock Up Garage | EPC - D
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An opportunity to purchase one of only three detached houses quietly situated in this private road. On the market for the first time in almost thirty five years this two story family home features an impressive 41ft reception/dining room with direct access onto a secluded private patio ideal for outdoor entertaining. Further benefits include well maintained communal gardens and private residents parking. Conybeare is located within 0.6 miles of Primrose Hill Park and Swiss Cottage Underground Station (Jubilee line). Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Third Bedroom | Study | Family Bathroom | Guest WC | Reception/ Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Alarm System | CCTV | Communal Gardens | Patio | Residents Parking | EPC - E
ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001
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ELM TREE ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A BEAUTIFUL DETACHED HOUSE SET WITHIN ITS OWN GROUNDS This is a private and spacious unique property with a beautifully mature and well maintained garden and outdoor space perfect for entertaining. Elm Tree Road is a country style residence built by our client 25 years ago to suit their requirements and is a true family home nestled within the quiet and sought-after St. John’s Wood. Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two dressing rooms, 3 further bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, bedroom 5/study, guest bathroom, 2 guest cloakrooms, utility room. Amenities: Large south facing private garden, double garage, basement storage.
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A N E L E G A N T, B E A U T I F U L LY R E F U R B I S H E D AND INTERIOR DESIGNED DETACHED HOME (929 S Q M /10,003 S Q F T ), O R I G I N A L LY B U I LT I N 1903 AND OFFERING SPACIOUS, WELL PL ANNED ACCOMMODATION WITH A LIFT SERVING ALL F L O O R S , A C A R R I A G E D R I V E WAY A N D A R E A R GARDEN WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO MAGNIFICENT, EXTENSIVE COMMUNAL GARDENS.
Elsworthy Road is situated directly opposite Primrose Hill Park and is within walking distance of Primrose Hill Village, with its wide selection of bespoke shops, boutiques, restaurants and street cafÃ©s, whilst within easy reach of transport links to the City and the West End.
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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email: email@example.com
Unique detached architecturally designed family house St John’s Wood, NW8 A very unique, detached, modern family house located in the heart of St John's Wood which has been architecturally designed. The house is over three floors and offers great entertaining space, with a large eat in kitchen, and a lovely mature walled garden. This palatial home is discreetly situated in a private gated road with parking and is close to St John's Wood High Street and the American School. 6 Bedrooms • 6 En Suite Bathrooms • Reception Room • Dining Room • Office/TV Lounge • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Galleried Study • Private Garden Off-Street Parking
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A substantial new build house Hampstead Garden Suburb, N2 A superb, five bedroom, detached family home with off-street parking, an integral garage and a south facing rear garden situated in this prime road on the south side of the suburb off Winnington Road. Built approximately ten years ago, the property offers almost 5,000 sq.ft of well planned and spacious accommodation over four floors comprising an entrance hall, two reception rooms, open plan kitchen/reception/dining room with sliding doors opening to a large patio area, study, cinema room, gym, principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms (two with en suite bathroom/shower room), family bathroom, two guest cloakrooms, utility room and a south facing rear garden. Located 0.3 miles from the Heath Extension. 5 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 6 Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Off Street Parking • Garage • Garden
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The Hocrofts, NW2
A bright and spacious (3,632 sq ft) five bedroom semi-detached family house offered in excellent decorative condition throughout. This superb home has well planned accommodation arranged over three floors and provides a particularly generous and recently extended 30' x 29' open plan kitchen/dining/family space with direct access via a wall of bi-fold glazed doors out to the garden. In addition to this there is a 20' drawing room, study/playroom, utility room and a guest WC. The first floor offers a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, two further double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and a family bathroom. The second floor provides two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and large loft/storage areas. This desirable house is set back from the road behind a deep driveway providing parking for 4/5 cars and accessed via electric metal gate. Further benefits include an electric car charging point and a delightful 114' mainly lawned garden.
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Planning consent has now been granted to substantially remodel, extend and refurbish this exceptionally light and spacious five/six bedroom detached house, which retains numerous appealing interior architectural features. The house will ultimately provide over 4,500 sq ft of internal accommodation arranged over four floors, with generous newly created entertaining space and a staff suite, plus a utility room on the lower ground floor, with extended reception rooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor. The first floor will offer a large master suite comprising bedroom, walk-in dressing room and en suite bathroom and balcony, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom, with the second floor providing two further double bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms. To the rear is a 60' x 60' south west facing rear garden. Off-street parking is available for one car.
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PRESTIGIOUS PORTERED PURPOSE BUILT BLOCK Attractive apartment (1348sqft/125.2sqm) situated in this stylish Art Deco building with parking located on Prince Albert Road opposite Regents Park. Energy Efficiency Rating: D
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£1,850,000 St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH
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A well-presented bright and spacious 1,686 sq ft interior designed extended duplex apartment situated on the top floors of this detached period residence. The property comprises of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a third double bedroom/study. There is also access to a private decked roof terrace. The property has undergone a complete refurbishment programme and has been articulately configured to create a beautiful kitchen fitted with Gaggenau appliances and extending into an exceptional dining area, reception area complete with a working fireplace and a guest cloakroom. Fitzjohns Avenue is a prestigious tree-lined avenue, located conveniently for the boutiques and eateries of Hampstead Village and Hampstead underground station (Northern Line) as well as Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line). Finchley Road underground stations (Jubilee and Metropolitan Line) and all the amenities in the popular O2 centre is also within easy reach Energy Efficiency Rating: E.
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ÂŁ1,550,000 Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: email@example.com
55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG
STORMONT ROAD, KENWOOD N6 A double fronted, seven/eight bedroom, detached house spanning 9,240 sq ft (858.37 sq m) over four storeys with a 122’ west facing garden set behind a carriage driveway and electronically operated gates. Please note that this property is now unfurnished and the photographs displayed are not an accurate likeness of how the house presents today. The house is located within 50m of the rolling green acres of Kenwood. Highgate Underground station is approximately 1,250m away and East Finchley Underground station is within 1,500m. Additionally the house is very convenient for all of the main London Airports. Entrance Hall, Double Drawing Room, Kitchen, Family Room, Dining Room, Study, Leisure Floor with Cinema Room, Bar, Gym, Indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Wine Cellar, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite, 7 to 8 Further Bedrooms, 5 Further En Suites, 5 Further WCs, West Facing Landscaped Garden, Garage, Carriage Driveway behind Electric Gates, EPC Rating C. FREEHOLD
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BROADLANDS ROAD, N6 £6,350,000 Set well back from the road, on a wider than average plot behind a deep, sweeping carriage driveway and electric gates is this magnificent, detached family home offering over 7,240 sq ft of elegant living primarily over three floors. Beautifully presented throughout this fine home has been meticulously finished to an exemplary standard. As you enter the grand entrance hallway the ground floor’s spacious accommodation comprises a drawing room, sitting room, dining area, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room and a large utility room.
On the upper floors the impressive, bright and airy master bedroom suite features an en suite bathroom, dressing room and terrace overlooking the rear garden, seven further double bedrooms (two en suite), two family bathrooms and a loft storage room. Externally the south facing landscaped garden is 92’ x 82’ with access to a large cellar. There is additionally a detached double length garage abutting the rear garden as well as an integral garage to the right hand side of the property. EPC Rating E.
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HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE NW3 £3,850,000 sOle aGent
enjoying a much favoured location in one of hampstead Village's premier turnings, literally midway between the rolling acres of hampstead heath and the vibrant high street, a well presented house offering excellent family oriented accommodation with the unusual benefit of off street parking. the property features a delightful open aspect to both the front and rear offering huge amounts of light through large picture windows. energy Rating e. 020 7435 9822 nw3@B-R.CO.UK
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A rare opportunity to acquire a stylish modern house ideally located between Belsize Park and Primrose Hill. The property offers exceptionally bright and wellproportioned accommodation including a stunning kitchen/diner and a reception room both opening on to the rear patio/garden. Benefits include two further terraces and the rare advantages of both a garage and off street parking. Energy Rating D.
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WALSINGHAM, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 33 1984 - 2017
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a wonderful and spacious 2 bedroom apartment (originally arranged as a 3 bedroom and easily converted back) with outstanding views towards part of the London skyline and Primrose Hill. The flat is situated on the 6th floor of this highly regarded portered block and benefits from a garage. Walsingham forms part of the exclusive ‘Queensmead’ development which is noted for its excellent porterage, high level of security and residents off street parking facilities. The block is conveniently situated on St John’s Wood Park between Swiss Cottage & St John’s Wood tube stations (Jubilee Line). DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM • FITTED KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM WITH JACK & JILL BATHROOM • BEDROOM 2 • 2ND BATHROOM • EPC=D. LONG LEASE
ABBEY GARDENS, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A well presented, Grade II listed, family house (2,431 sq ft/226 sq m) located in this popular tree lined road. Arranged over 4 floors, the house retains many period features whilst offering flexible accommodation. Features include a 28’ formal reception room, 4/5 bedrooms and a 45’ rear garden. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • LIVING ROOM • KITCHEN/DINING AREA • TV AREA • STUDY • FAMILY ROOM/BEDROOM 5 • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE DRESSING AREA AND BATHROOM • 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM • LAUNDRY ROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • FRONT AND REAR GARDENS • RESIDENTS’ PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF ST JOHN’S WOOD UNDERGROUND STATION AND LOCAL BUS STOPS • EPC=D.
33 1984 - 2017
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MARylEbonE offiCE 6 Paddington Street Marylebone london W1U 5QG T: 020 7224 4994 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVonSHiRE PlACE MARylEbonE, W1
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A tastefully refurbished, two bedroom, third floor flat (with lift) situated within this attractive Georgian house conversion, which is located in the heart of Marylebone Village. The apartment comprises two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, reception room and a separate kitchen. Devonshire Place is well positioned for the amenities of the West End as well as being situated within close proximity of Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park. EPC=C.
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REGEnT’S PARk offiCE 213–215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park london nW1 6bU T: 020 7723 9988 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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£4,675,000 JoinT SolE AGEnT
An extremely rare, split level apartment set within a sought after nash Terrace, situated on the south west side of Regent’s Park. featuring its own private entrance and direct access to the communal garden, the apartment further benefits from secure underground parking, 24 hour porters and a basement storage room. The property comprises a private entrance at ground level, a large reception room with direct access to communal gardens, dining room, kitchen, a master bedroom suite with a bathroom and dressing room and two further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. york Terrace West enjoys a central location, being close to london’s West End and Marylebone High Street. baker Street Underground station is located within 400 metres.
Lyndhurst Terrace, Hampstead NW3 Beautifully presented five bedroom apartment An exquisite architect designed family apartment arranged over the entire raised and garden floors. Meticulously remodelled and refurbished to exacting standards to a high specification with many bespoke features, this stunning maisonette combines to create a sophisticated contemporary home whilst retaining many of the original period features. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, fully fitted kitchen, wine cellar, landscaped garden and a patio. EPC: E. Approximately 331.44 sq m (3,563 sq ft). Share of freehold
Guide price: £5,500,000
KnightFrank.co.uk/hampstead email@example.com 020 8022 3328
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Warrington Crescent, Little Venice W9 Stunning maisonette over communal gardens Upper floor maisonette within a white stucco fronted period building in the heart of Little Venice. The property is situated on the first and second floors and benefits from share of freehold and private terracing to the front and rear which overlooks the stunning communal gardens. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, patio/terrace, balcony. EPC: D. Approximately 129 sq m (1,389 sq ft). Share of freehold
Guide price: £2,500,000
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1 BEAUTIFUL PENTHOUSE APARTMENT FACING HAMPSTEAD HEATH east heath road, hampstead, nw3 Open plan reception room/kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 3 further bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø loft storage ø lift access ø communal gardens ø allocated car parking space ø 197 sq m (2,121 sq ft) ø EPC=C
Guide £3.85 million Share of Freehold
Savills Hampstead Peter Brookes email@example.com
020 7472 5036
1 AN INCREDIBLE SEMI DETACHED HOME WHICH IS STEEPED IN HISTORY langford place, st. john's wood, nw8 2 reception rooms ø orangery ø entertainment room ø kitchen/ breakfast room ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø guest cloakroom and utility room ø gated off street parking ø 450.1 sq m (4,845 sq ft) ø EPC Exempt
Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Stephen Lindsay firstname.lastname@example.org
020 3043 3600 Guide £7.75 million Freehold
West Hampstead NW6
A brand newly refurbished 1st & 2nd floor duplex apartment boasting 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & comprising over 1,200 sq ft of well-planned accommodation. The property further benefits from a private terrace. EPC rating D
ÂŁ1,050,000 share of freehold
020 7794 3311
Little Venice W9
This delightful 5 bedroom maisonette has been refurbished by the current owners with care & precision. Careful thought has been put into the design, most noticeable with the moving of the staircase to allow for much more workable space on both levels. EPC rating D
ÂŁ5,000,000 share of freehold
020 7286 4632
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HEPZ I BAH SWI NFORD: FLOWERBOMB 11-28 OCT REBECCA HOSSACK GALLERY, W1T
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5-8 OCT REGENT’S PARK, NW1 It’s that time of year again… Showcasing 160 of the world’s leading galleries including, of course, north London’s finest, this much-loved art fair has become the go-to for art aficionados everywhere – and
not only those with money to burn. In fact, having started life as a selling exhibition, today Frieze has a reputation for attracting more perusers than purchasers. The absolute crème de la crème of international contemporary art on our doorstep. How lucky are we?
Entrance off Park Square West, Regent’s Park, NW1 (frieze.com)
This London-based artist says it with flowers. Selftaught, Swinford paints intricate floral arrangements in a vibrant assault of colours – each canvas as immediate and eye-catching as the next. Her bounteous bouquets are set against patterned backdrops inspired by her own collection of antique
material swatches, from William Morris to Raoul Dufy to the Bauhaus, and are displayed in pattern-rich vases, which also draw upon her collection of Ming and Meissen porcelain pieces. These are the most beautiful of colour and pattern clashes.
28 Charlotte Street, W1T (020 7255 2828; rebeccahossack.com)
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9 OCT INTRODUCTION BY STELLA PAUL
The colour black is never going out of fashion. It is arguably the most dramatic hue there is. Combine the colour with striking architecture and you have some of the world’s most darkly beautiful buildings. Featuring over 150 diverse structures, from historical landmarks to modernist masterpieces, this is a must-have tome for those with a leaning towards the dark side – design-wise, at least. The book showcases the work of eminent 20th-century architects including Philip Johnson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe alongside their contemporary counterparts such as Peter Marino, Sir David Adjaye and Jean Nouvel.
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NATI ONAL THEATRE POSTERS 6 OCT-31 MARCH WOLFSON GALLERY, SE1
Curated by design critic and writer Rick Poynor, this is a fascinating insight into the evolution of poster design through the arresting artwork for classic NT productions from 1963 to the present day – think Hedda Gabler, A Taste of Honey, Richard III… A graphic designer’s dream, the exhibition will include original posters; interviews with past and present art- and creative directors; and it will chart the changes in process, design and function over the last 50 years. Not to be missed.
design by Charlotte Wilkinson, photography by Phil Fisk
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FROM 7 OCT AS PART OF BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, GENERAL RELEASE 24 NOV VARIOUS CINEMAS If you loved Netflix’s Glow, you’ll love this true story of tennis star Billie Jean King’s legendary 1973 match against former pro – and showboating chauvinist – Bobby Riggs. The match drew a TV audience of more than 50 million Americans and is widely considered a watershed moment for women’s tennis and the public acceptance thereof. But starring the hilarious Steve Carell and Emma Stone, we’d wager there’s plenty of funnies in between the fighting, both on and off court.
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The magic of the Royal Parks Looking for some free and original activities to keep your little ones entertained during half term? Why not take them along to a hair-raising Halloween Discovery Day in Hyde Park? On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October, between 11am and 3pm, The LookOut will host a programme of spooky hands-on fun.
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Okore is deeply disturbed by the effect that humanity is having on our environment – the ways in which we contribute to climate change and aggravate the natural cycle of life. In this, her third solo show at the October Gallery, the artist explores themes of transformation and the ephemerality of the natural world, taking as her starting point an old proverbial Igbo saying, which references the theatrical falling of bread fruit from the mother tree. Expect an intriguing display of richly textured, colourful sculptures that are as thought-provoking as they are incredibly intricate.
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Create a ‘magic’ potion using herbs and plants from the garden; explore ‘feely’ boxes in the witches’ den; build a bat box; or make your own broomstick pencil! With activities suitable for the whole family to enjoy, it is an opportunity to rediscover nature together (and reconnect with your inner child!). There’ll even be a carpeted corner for those not yet walking, where nature will be brought inside for them to explore, through the use of animal soft toys and puppets. For more information on these exciting free events, visit royalparks.org.uk/ events
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oanne Froggatt believes that television is in the middle of a renaissance. “It is in such a strong place; all the A-list movie stars are choosing to do it. The production values are so high that a six-episode series is kind of like doing a six-hour movie in terms of quality,” she explains. Which is one of the reasons she didn’t hesitate when she was approached about taking the lead role in Liar, the new thriller by the Williams brothers. That and the fact that the writers’ reputations go before them: “They are at a real high point in their careers, with the success of The Missing, it was just one of those things that I couldn’t say no to.” In fact, Jack and Harry Williams currently have two series going head to head, with Liar showing in the Monday 9pm ITV slot, and Rellik at the same time on BBC One. Though the two six-parters are very different, and worlds apart in terms of tone and structure, the pair will no doubt be thankful that the “renaissance” includes a viewing public who increasingly watch things on demand, so that if they miss one, they won’t miss out. Liar, which the Williams have described as most different from anything they have written before, stars Joanne as Laura, a teacher who is in the middle of a break-up as the series begins. “She is a strong and very complex character, which made it really interesting to play,” she explains. Ioan Gruffudd takes the male lead in the story which explores the devastating cost of deceit, after a seemingly innocent first date unravels into a complex web of lies. “The script was such a page turner, and I really didn’t know what to think by the end of the first episode. I met with the casting director and I begged him to tell me what happened,” Joanne says. “Anything that gets that reaction from me, I presume is going to get a similar response from an audience. I am really looking forward to seeing how people do react. It should be really good, I’m excited.” Joanne can’t reveal much about the story, but explaining more about what attracted her to the role,
says, “James Strong was our set up director and he had a very strong vision of how he wanted it to look, and he had this really cool concept for the lighting, and making the shots seem as though the audience were just peeking in, so that it has a really voyeuristic feel. It just feels really elevated from a normal TV drama.” It is a very different role for Joanne, who made her name as lady’s maid Anna in Downton Abbey. “I tend to be drawn to things that are different from what I have just done. Or something that I feel I have not done before – I like the challenge of that,” she explains. “I had never done a thriller before, so that was something that interested me. And I hadn’t even realised that until I read the script.” Downton was definitely a game changer for Joanne. She tells me that she originally accepted the role of Anna because she was keen to do more period drama. “Little did we know that it would become what it became. I am really pleased that it will always be a calling card for me, and I am very happy to have been a part of it,” she smiles. All the more so because of the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe she was awarded for series 4, which included a rape storyline. She says: “It was such an honour, and a huge, huge deal to have been nominated. I was so thrilled and over the moon, that I felt like I had already won anyway. So then to actually receive the award… It was one of those times you dream of when you first think that you want to be an actor I guess, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”
“You’ve got to have a go at things in life. If you fail, that’s all right, but if you don’t try, you will never know” As far as acting aspirations go, Joanne tells me she knew from an early age that the industry was for her. “It’s all I can remember wanting to do since I was tiny. I used to watch a lot of movies as a kid with my brother, and I just wanted to be a part of all the adventures we were watching on the telly.” She joined a drama group at the age of 11, then went to stage school at 13, and started working at around 16. “I was very lucky that I fell into it at such a young age, and was able to build a career around it and have always been able to support myself financially,” she says. But she also recognises how lucky she was to have a family who supported her ambitions, despite not working in the industry themselves. “My parents have been enormously supportive. They have done everything within their power to let me have the opportunities that I have had.” In fact, Joanne credits her dad with giving her the best piece of advice she has ever been offered. “It’s a bit of a funny expression, it’s very Northern, it’s ‘you’ve got to chuck a brick and run after it’. Which basically means that you’ve got to have a go at things in life. If you fail, that’s all right, but if you don’t try, you will never know.” It has stuck with Joanne through the years, and even inspired her latest project. “I have just started up a production company and called it Run After It,” she grins. It is early days for Run After It, but Joanne is excited about the opportunities the venture presents. “The dream is to be making my own stuff, and this gives me an avenue to be able to create roles, rather than just sitting waiting for the phone to ring,” she explains. “It just felt like a very natural progression, and it means that I always have a project on now. In particular, I have two projects in the very early stages of development with two other production companies in the UK,” she adds. Aside from these very personal projects, Joanne has a supporting role in the film Mary Shelley with Elle 46 |
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Fanning, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month and is tipped for release in the UK next summer. “And then, I don’t know really – it’s a case of wait and see. It’s the first time I’ve said that in about eight years, so it is quite nice actually! There are some possibilities for next year, but nothing definite that I can speak of now.” She quite fancies the idea of more stage work, in particular comedy: “I would love to do some comedy on stage… There is nothing like the buzz of gaining a laugh live when you get your timing right.” A regular run in the West End would mean that she could spend more time with friends and family, and stay at home, for once. “There’s nothing like being in your own bed. And in my line of work that is not always a given.” And then there are the advantages of spending time in London. “I love that it is absolutely a world city. There are all shapes and sizes, and people from all over the world, it is such a melting pot. I find that exciting and comforting. It just reminds me that ultimately we are all the same.” Though some of us, I can’t help reflecting, are more talented than others. Liar continues on ITV, Mondays at 9pm and you can catch up on episodes via the ITV Player
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Don’t fancy your usual run now that the days are drawing in? Try one of these studio based options E-PULSIVE Remember your nan’s Slendertone? E-Pulsive also works on electrical muscle stimulation, but is much more high tech. You’re hooked up to electrodes, which cause all of the major muscle groups to continually contract while you work out. According to the science a conventional workout engages 50% of your muscles, while this system uses 98%. It’s claimed you can burn between 350-450 calories in a twenty-minute session, achieving the sort of results you’d usually only see from an hour of training. With at-home packages, it’s perfect for the time poor. e-pulsive.co.uk X- F L E X We’ve sung the praises of Speedflex’s HIIT-style workouts before. The circuit-based classes incorporate floor exercises (think mountain climbers, burpees and planks) with resistance work, using special machines that automatically respond to the force you apply, creating a very personal workout. The new X-Flex sessions incorporate all of this with TRX style suspension training – working your body against gravity to build muscle and burn fat for the ultimate all-over workout. We’re hooked. speedflex.com F-45 Standing for “functional 45”, this Aussie workout has a cult following (and celeb fans, including Hugh Jackman). Based on HIIT, there are 27 class formats to choose from. Each lasts for 45 minutes and features a series of high-impact cardio and resistance exercises designed to work the entire body, practised in 45-second bursts interspersed with 15-second rest periods. Some sessions are even accompanied by a live DJ. By the end you’ll be sweating buckets but flying on an endorphin high. Do it. We dare you. f45training.co.uk 52 |
Hotfoot it down to Marylebone this month to check out Juju S’amuse. With eight stores, across France and the USA, the Thayer Street pop-up is French designer Judith Lacroix’s first opening in the UK. Expect comfortable, easy-to-wear clothing, accessories and jewellery that is as impeccably stylish as only the French know how. Fancy a look? You’ll have to be quick because the pop-up is only around until the middle of this month. But don’t worry, after whetting local appetites with a taste of Juju’s world, the team will be back in a more permanent home, next door, just in time for Christmas. 34 Thayer Street, W1U (jujusamuse.com)
EYE TO EYE No ordinary opticians, The Eye Place pride themselves on a bespoke service that uses state-of-the-art technology to provide a different level of eye care
Our eye health is something we all too often take for granted, only visiting an optician when our current prescription leaves us struggling to read, or when we fancy an upgrade on those designer specs. Yet our eyes are such a delicate part of the body, and can reveal a lot about our general health – even if they don’t feel any different – so it’s hard to overstate the importance of regular checks. Enter The Eye Place, an independently owned practice that manages to be both charmingly old-school and at the same time, cutting edge. At the helm is Alex Kemp, a third-generation optometrist who’s garnered an enviable reputation over the last ten years for his use of state-of-the-art technology, creating an advanced eye examination that’s entirely unique to the practice. Alex and his team of optometrists believe that early diagnosis is key when treating eye diseases, and their use of top-level digital technology to diligently monitor eye health is at the heart of what they do. To experience
the world’s most advanced eye exam, patients enter The Eye Lab. Here, the Optomap offers thorough screening and diagnosis of a range of potential eye problems, viewing up to 80% of the retina compared to the 20-25% seen using more conventional techniques. The process takes a fraction of a second and produces a detailed image of the back of the eye; Optical Coherence Tomography is a non-invasive imaging scan that uses light waves to take cross-section images of the retina and can detect conditions including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. Then there’s the aptly named Eyegienist, a unique new service created by The Eye Place, which monitors and manages progress of anterior eye conditions, from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) to blepharitis – or in layman’s terms, dry, irritated, allergic, or watery eyes. Once your dazzlers have been given a comprehensive MOT, the team will select
your ultimate lenses. The Eye Place work with many suppliers, and choose lenses depending on the prescription, frame type and what the spectacles will be used for. In particular, Seiko produce some of the best lenses in the world, with the most precise optics available on the market. Prescription in place, it’s onto the fun business of choosing your perfect frames, and at The Eye Place, you’ll be spoilt for choice. At the recently opened branch in fashionable Fitzrovia, you’ll find a full range of desirable specs made by premium brands – from well known names like Tom Ford and Persol, through to lesser known artisanal designers such as ROLF, a small, familyrun business based in the Tyrolean Alps. And it’s not only Fitzrovians who can boast this appealing practice as their local, with branches on Belsize Park’s Haverstock Hill, and Fleet Street, too, The Eye Place couldn’t be better placed. the-eye-place.co.uk FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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MICROBLADING WITH DAXITA VAGHELA Like good Botox, you shouldn’t notice good microblading (the delicate semi-permanent tattooing of the brows). A small blade creates natural strokes, enhancing shape and volume. A good practitioner will follow the lines your bone structure reveals. And what joy that “Lash Queen” Daxita Vaghela has turned her hand in this direction – I wouldn’t trust anyone more, and with results lasting 12-15 months, trust is vital. Daxita’s USP is precision: the “measure twice, cut once” school of thought. Before my treatment I read with horror about the pain, eyebrows that must be kept dry for a week, which would then reward you by scabbing: stuff and nonsense. Maybe Daxita is a miracle worker (it wouldn’t surprise me), but 54 |
the “pain” I experienced was but an irritating scratch – we didn’t even bother with numbing cream (it can swell the skin, resulting in a less perfect look) – apart from in one area where I had some scar tissue. And believe me, hard as nails I am not. I was given an aftercare pack with straightforward instructions, and, upon leaving, the most beautifully shaped pair of brows that were only slightly darker than I wanted them to be. This soon settled down, and, at my follow up appointment six weeks later, was corrected to the absolutely perfect shade. I am bold and groomed of brow and couldn’t be happier with the result. KH £490 for two treatments. Atherton Cox, 18 New Cavendish Street, W1G (020 7487 4048; daxitavaghela.com)
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While our salad days might be over (in more ways than one), we’ve no regrets… We’re embracing those first signs of autumn as an excuse to cosy up with some good oldfashioned comfort food. And this month there’s opportunity to expand our repertoire with a gorgeous new recipe book from The Great British Bake Off 2012 winner John Whaite. Comfort: Food to soothe the soul will be released in hardback on 5 October (Kyle Books, £19.99). John says of the book, “The food across these pages doesn’t need to be shouted from the rooftops – this food is very much already known. It lifts us when we feel blue; it’s the hug we crave from a lost love. This food has always been, and always will be, a part of who we are.” Tempted? We asked him to share a recipe to whet your appetites.
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Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/gas mark 6. For the croûtons, place the torn baguette onto a baking sheet and toss together with the garlic oil and caraway seeds. Bake for 5–10 minutes, or until dry and crispy. For the soup, heat the olive oil and butter in a large saucepan or casserole over a high heat. When the butter melts, add the onions and cook for 10 minutes or so, until they are starting to colour around the edges. Once they are gently browned, reduce the heat to low and cook slowly for anything up to 40 minutes. The onions should caramelise deeply, and smell strong and sweet. When the onions are caramelised, add the flour and stir to coat the
onions. Increase the heat to high, wait a minute for the pan to get hot, then pour in the wine and let it bubble and evaporate almost entirely. Add the stock and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, partially covered. Stir in the chutney, if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Preheat the grill. Divide the soup between serving bowls – make sure they’re heatproof – then scatter over the croûtons. Slice the Epoisses into fairly thin slices (do so quickly before it starts to melt) and lay them on top of the croûtons. Scatter over the Comté and grill until the cheese has melted and burned a little at the edges.
For the croûtons 1 x French baguette, torn into chunks 1 tbsp garlic oil (or olive oil, if you prefer) 1 tbsp caraway seeds 150g Epoisses cheese, chilled 100g Comté cheese, coarsely grated For the soup 1 tbsp olive oil 100g unsalted butter 500g pink onions, finely sliced 2 tbsp plain flour 175ml dry white wine 1 ltr beef stock 1 tbsp onion chutney (optional, but damn good) Fine sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper
It’s getting harder to ignore the shortening days – an inevitability that even the clocks going back can’t do anything to alter. It does mean that we don’t feel so guilty about turning down social invitations, though. You can’t beat snuggling on the sofa. And this year we’ll be mixing up our takeaway routine thanks to news that Sushi Shop, who already have locations in Marylebone, Notting Hill and South Ken, have just opened in Hampstead. (If you haven’t tasted this stuff yet, we urge you to – we rate it among the best we’ve eaten.) This month they’re releasing a limited edition box, designed by French interior designer Sarah Lavoine, which comes wrapped in a beautiful matching scarf. Priced at £39.90 and containing 42 pieces of their finest sushi, the box also presents three exclusive new seasonal tastes, including melt-in-the-mouth beef tartare sushi, with gherkins, capers, red onions, Americanstyle mustard, Worcestershire sauce and chives. Looks great, tastes even better. (mysushishop.co.uk)
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THE WIGMORE Now, with the wind howling and the clouds darkening, feels a good time to try The Langham’s new eatery. The team got their formula right at the hotel’s Artesian, which was named World’s Best Bar a couple of years back, but they’ve gone for something completely different here, dubbing The Wigmore a modern British tavern. And with Michel Roux Jr overseeing the menu, food expectations are high. The Martin Brudnizki designed interior is a welcome sight on a wet afternoon. Inspired by classic country pubs, a deep green colour palette is accented with red and yellow leather. And a vast Deco chandelier takes centre stage above the grand timber bar. We make our way to a smaller snug area at the “The Langham has gone back, where bespoke artworks for something completely and antique furniture lend different to Artesian, a faded, lived-in look. dubbing The Wigmore With social drinking in a modern British tavern. mind, the bar menu features And with Michel Roux Jr wines on tap, cask ales and overseeing the menu, craft beers – including Saison, food expectations are high” brewed exclusively for The Wigmore in partnership with Bermondsey’s Brew By Numbers, together with house hoptails. While the food menu focuses on elevated pub grub. We begin with bar snacks. With not a pork scratching or salted peanut in sight we opt for masala-spiced scotch eggs and buttered crumpets with cock crab. The former – quails’ eggs wrapped in vermicelli crumb – are irresistibly runny, and come served on the most delicately spiced dhal we’ve ever tasted (though the waitress can’t, or won’t share the recipe). The delicious Indian flavours continue with a spiced cauliflower kedgeree, served with puri and tomato relish, but the chicken and leek pie with house mustard is the star of the show, with crisp, golden pastry Paul Hollywood would be proud of. We round the meal off with a plate of English cheeses, prolonging the moment we have to leave the warmth of The Wigmore. LSJ 15 Langham Place, Regent Street, W1B (020 7965 0198; the-wigmore.co.uk)
THE GINSTITUTE I’m new to the gin party, having been a die-hard vodka fan for much of my adult life. Feeling the need to make up for my late start, I pay a visit to The Ginstitute on Portobello Road. Several hours (and gin-based drinks) later I stagger home clutching two bottles of gin, one, their famous Portobello Road Gin, the other made by me. We begin, Tom Collins in hand, with a gin history lesson, swiftly followed by a tasting session in The Still Room (housing the copper pot still affectionately known as King Henry). There we learn about the botanicals that go into making each gin taste so different. Then it’s time to implement our new-found knowledge: by layering different waves of flavour, we each set about creating our very own blends. Mine, containing wormwood, lime, pomelo, cassia and pink pepper, has (according to our ‘gin instructor’) an even and balanced finish. I like it a lot, so I’m thrilled to hear that once it’s finished I can go online (where every Ginstitutee’s recipe is stored) and the team will mix up another bottle for me to buy. I’m not ashamed to say it’s already on order! BP £120 per person for a 3-hour experience. The Distillery, 186 Portobello Road, W11 (020 3034 2234; theginstitute.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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ADAM HANDLING Chef at The Frog When I was a child I wanted to be… an astronaut. I’m afraid of heights though, so I’m not sure how well that would have gone… The first thing I cooked was… a jam and coconut cake.
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY While we’re now done with bank holidays until Christmas – sniff – the good folk of China get a full three days of paid leave at the beginning of October, to honour the founding of their People’s Republic. Celebrated between 1-7 October, the public holiday is known as Golden Week. And while we can’t share in the joy of paid time off work, we can get in on the festivities, thanks to a special collaboration between executive chef of Hakkasan, Tong Chee Hwee and David Muñoz, the owner and executive chef of StreetXO (who started his London career at Hakkasan). The pair have designed a limited edition menu featuring new dishes that combine Tong’s incomparable style with Muñoz’s inimitable approach to fine dining. The high octane dishes take inspiration from cuisines around the world. We’ve been told to expect the unexpected, with Muñoz working alongside Hakkasan’s award-winning bar team and pastry chefs to bring his reputation as the “enfant terrible of Spanish gastronomy” to bear for a one-off dining experience. Think hot and sour soup with foie gras, and Spanish tortilla dim sum with truffle and quail egg. Too good to miss. The menu, which must be pre-booked, costs £88 per person. Available in Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair until 22 October, with all dishes available a la carte (hakkasan.com)
My fail-safe dinner party menu is… nothing. I don’t tend to host dinner parties. I spend so long in the kitchen that whenever I get some time off I tend to let someone else do the cooking for me, whether that’s going out for a meal or putting my feet up at home with takeaway pizza. My last meal on earth would be… lobster tart, followed by a huge plate of BBQ king crab legs and apple tarte tatin to finish. When I feel down, I cook… my go-to comfort food – cheesy beans on toast, with sausages from a tin. This surprises most people, but sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious! My favourite London restaurant is… a new-comer. Up until recently it hadn’t changed for years, but now I would have to say Core by Clare Smyth. I was completely blown away by her food; the whole meal was outstanding. It is handsdown the best restaurant in London at the moment.
GOING NATIVE The “R” in the month will mean one thing to connoisseurs: it’s native oyster season. And there are few better places to enjoy the delicacy than at Wiltons in St. James’s. The restaurant, which holds no fewer than six Royal Warrants and once served oysters to Queen Victoria herself, celebrates its 275th birthday this year (making it older than the
My kitchen heroes are… many. I’m inspired by lots of chefs but Sat Bains and Massimo Bottura deserve a special mention.
United States of America). To celebrate the big birthday, there will be a series of masterclasses on offer, designed to teach gourmands everything they need to know about oysters – from what makes the different types special to how to shuck and eat them. There’ll be samples aplenty, all washed down with Wiltons’ 275th anniversary special cuvée
Champagne, Chablis and Sancerre. And participants will leave with their own embroidered Wiltons apron. The first Wiltons Oyster Masterclass will be held on 2 October, from 6pm, priced at £65. Bookings can be made via georgie@ wiltonsholdings.com. 55 Jermyn Street, SW1Y (020 7629 9955; wiltons.co.uk)
My ultimate London day consists of… heading straight to Holborn Dining Room. I’d spend a good few hours there eating great food, washed down by a few cocktails at whatever bar takes my fancy. Then, of course, Core for dinner and maybe a few more drinks to round the day off. Done. Adam’s new restaurant opened in Covent Garden last month. 34-38 Southampton Street, WC2E (info@ frogbyadamhandling.com; frogbyadamhandling.com)
NEW BEGINNINGS IN NW9 Providing much-needed homes for north west London’s first-time buyers, young professionals and families alike, Colindale Gardens is an exciting £1 billion development set to breathe new life into the area
The development, which spans an impressive 49 acres, will transform the disused 1960s tower blocks and surrounding land once known as the Peel Centre – the former Metropolitan
Police training college – into a vast and vibrant new community with village-like appeal. Once complete, the mixed-use project will provide a collection of 2,900 properties, ranging from studios up to fourbed family homes, as well as over nine acres of landscaped gardens, a shopping plaza, and a brand new primary school. Colindale has been designated a Housing Growth Zone by the Mayor of London, and this ambitious new development is set to complement the existing £4 billion investment in the regeneration of Brent Cross and Cricklewood. Just launched, the Orchard Quarter is the last collection to boast views over the development’s four-acre central park. On offer is a full range of luxury living spaces comprising studios, one-, two-, and three-bed apartments, plus two-, three-, and four-bed duplexes. High-
spec features include engineered wood flooring, Siemens kitchen appliances, and feature lighting in bathrooms and kitchens. Buyers can put a personal stamp on their new home with a range of interior colour choices available, too. What’s more, all inhabitants will have access to a residents-only gym, and with a comprehensive 24-hour concierge service at hand, peace of mind can be found with round-theclock security. The philosophy set out by developers Redrow is to create a thriving new community designed for freedom and convenience, offering something for every demographic, at every stage of life. Providing the perfect balance of parkland and local amenities, 100,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space is proposed, too, allowing residents and locals to shop, eat, work and relax here. With community as its central focus, Colindale Gardens will offer a variety of tenures that are not only affordable for first-time buyers keen to get on the property ladder, but also for those not yet in a position
to purchase, but who want to live in a flourishing community with easy access into central London. Indeed, the development boasts unrivalled transport links, with direct 24-hour access at weekends to King’s Cross, Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross and Waterloo, via the Northern line from Colindale station – conveniently located adjacent to the development. Redrow is also investing an impressive £11 million into transport around the new homes, which will include enhancements
to the station and local bus routes. Colindale Gardens will also feature cycle paths and walkways linked to the wider area, designed to encourage residents to take full advantage of its picturesque surroundings, and to inspire a healthy, active lifestyle. Prices start from £360,000. For more information see colindalegardens.com
Travel FOOD FIRST It goes without saying that we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out (three of the 50 best restaurants in the world right here in the Capital, and some 77 Michelin stars for our favourite eateries), but sometimes it’s worth travelling further afield for a good feed. This month we’ll be heading to the wilds of Cumbria, following in the footsteps of husband and wife chef duo Jake and Cassie White (former head chef and pastry chef at Marcus Wareing’s two-starred Marcus at The Berkeley). They’re heading up the kitchen at the new Pentonbridge Inn, located in the hamlet of Penton, 17 miles north of Carlisle. The dining room offers two tasting menus, with dishes served personally by the chefs, created using fruit, vegetables and herbs grown by the couple in one and a half acres of Victorian walled garden and greenhouses at nearby Netherby Hall. And after dinner, guests need only stagger up the stairs to bed in one of the pub’s luxury rooms. We think it’s the perfect autumn escape. (01228 792732; pentonbridgeinn.co.uk)
Gourmet gallivanting Think Switzerland is all about the slopes? Think again. Zurich is fast becoming a foodie favourite, with a host of world class restaurants to tempt tourists. From Michelin-starred Mesa to the city’s oldest restaurant, Kronenhalle and exciting newcomer Blaue Ente, there’s something for everybody. And if you’re looking for a base from which to explore the culinary capital, you won’t find better than Baur au Lac. Nestled within its own parkland and enjoying captivating views of the surrounding lake, it has been a favourite of the world’s jet-set for over 170 years. And with Michelin-starred
Pavillon restaurant and the hotel’s muchloved ‘1884’ chocolate, it’s a gourmet haven in its own right. Until the end of this month, guests can enjoy a special Wine and Dine Weekend package, including two nights bed and breakfast, with a very special four-course dinner atop the Baur au Lac roof top on one of the evenings and a Rolls Royce transfer to the vineyard of Eric Meier for an exclusive tour and degustation of rare wines. It’s a taste of the good life. From CHF 4,911 for a deluxe double room. For reservations, call +41 44 220 50 20 (bauraulac.ch)
The best of Barcelona Barcelona is still very much open for business, say Carmen Cardin and Alex Moreno from the concierge team at Hotel Arts Barcelona. Here are their tips for enjoying a city break this autumn Watch the sun set at Mirador del Migdia. Ironically known as “the secret of Barcelona”, this lookout spot on Montjuïc Hill is a gorgeous little hideaway with spectacular views of the evening sky. And the tables and lanterns make it a perfect place to eat and drink long after the sun has set. (lacaseta.org) Take to the sea and enjoy an afternoon sail on a catamaran. It’s a great way to see Barcelona from a different vantage point, and with live jazz and a cocktail in hand, a very relaxing one, too. (barcelona-orsom.com) Jazz it up at La Pedrera. Get yourself along to one of a series of special evenings where patrons can enjoy soulful jazz, live on the Gaudí rooftop. And if that weren’t enough, admission includes entry to the grand Gaudí space, which celebrates the work of the esteemed artist. Enjoy the cultural creativity of Barcelona’s famous heritage with a visit to one or more of Gaudí’s uniquely designed houses that are dotted across the centre of the city, such as Casa Vicens or La Pedrera. Barcelona is all about the fresh seafood, visit La Paradeta de Sant Antoni, where diners are invited to select their seafood before it is prepared, and enjoy it with a local bottle of wine. Get up high for some of the best views of the city and take a trip on Barcelona’s cable car between the marina and Parc Montjuïc. (hotelartsbarcelona.com)
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We already live in the world’s greatest city, so when it comes to enjoying London’s plethora of cultural delights, it’s only right that we should share our good fortune from time to time – and if we’re able to earn extra cash while we jet off to more exotic climes, then all the better. Veeve has been matching the Capital’s visitors with hundreds of real London homes since 2011, and offers hosts an entirely stress-free service that essentially pays for your next holiday. A no-brainer? Absolutely. In fact, renting your London home in the short-term has never been easier. Veeve’s thoroughly inclusive service takes care of practically everything – from expertly marketing your pad to handling insurance; from professional housekeeping
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their professionally managed service leaves no stone unturned. Veeve will handle the payment, check guests in, and will arrange for your property to have a professional clean before and after each stay. They’ll even supply fresh towels and bed linen so you don’t have to lift a finger. What’s more, they’ll be on hand to assist guests with any queries, problems or call-outs, leaving you to enjoy your holiday. The team understand that there really is no place like home, and as a proud homeowner, you can rest assured that they will cherish your property as much as you do. That’s why your home will be protected under Veeve’s insurance policy, which offers the most comprehensive package
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Peak perfection With its spectacular ski slopes and attractive Swiss tax regime, Gstaad has become a magnet for the A-list. We took a whistle-stop tour of the winter wonderland WOR DS P E N N Y C L E ME NTS
Julie Andrews is said to have proclaimed Gstaad “the last paradise in a crazy world.” And I’d have to agree that Alpine villages don’t come more charming than Gstaad: think 18th-century chalets surrounded by rolling farmlands, all nestled in a valley at the heart of the breathtakingly beautiful Bernese Oberland. Of course, when your clientele includes the likes of George Clooney and Madonna, it goes without saying that for all its homespun charm, this particular village has glitz by the bucket load, too. There’s even a grocer selling truffle pasta and Champagne for over £6,000 a bottle, and, unsurprisingly, a host of upscale luxury hotels to boot; more than enough to tempt me to a whistle-stop winter break. While the global elite probably choose to charter a helicopter to jettison them into the heart of the action, I decide to take a train to Gstaad, where I am collected by Antonio. He escorts me to my first port of call, the five star Le Grand Bellevue Hotel, in a gleaming 1962 Bentley S3. Not just any Bentley, Antonio 64 |
tells me: this beauty is a hand-me-down from the late James Bond star Roger Moore, who used to have a home here. It is all part of the service at Le Grand Bellevue. Husband and wife team Daniel and Davia Koetser have successfully combined their British-Swiss flair to create a brilliantly eccentric Soho Housestyled retreat. I discover reassuringly soft sofas, bespoke furniture and an abundance of artistic touches that make me feel completely at home (even the bonkers life-size tweed camel in the lobby). And, come the morning, I am equally enamoured with the fully-equipped ski room, complete with underground garage so that guests can be directly chauffeured to the slopes. But I’m giving skiing a miss today to try out fat biking, a phenomenon that’s been taking the winter sports scene by storm. The fat tyres on these mountain bikes make easier
Prices at Le Grand Bellevue start from CHF 650 per room per night during the winter season. (+41 (0)33 748 00 00; bellevue-gstaad.ch) Prices at Ermitage Wellness & Spa Hotel start from CHF 176 per person per night. (+41 (0)33 748 04 30; ermitage.ch)
For more information about The Peak Walk and activities available at Glacier 3000, see glacier3000.ch To make a reservation at Michel’s Stallbeizli, call +41 (0)33 744 16 83 (stallbeizli.ch)
work of the snow, though it is still very much a test of my fitness levels. But at 1,800m above sea level, as the panoramic views of the valley open up before me, I soon forget the pain of the ascent. Back at the hotel, with aching muscles, I make my weary way to the vast subterranean spa – a labyrinth of interconnecting aromatic saunas, salt rooms and ice caves. The perfect restorative before dinner at the hotel’s Michelin-starred Leonard’s restaurant, which I follow up with drinks in the atmospheric bar (boasting Switzerland’s longest Chesterfield sofa) and a boogie at the nightclub, complete with world renowned live pianist. All of which puts me in mind for a slightly more laid back schedule on day two. The cable car ascent to Glacier 3000 fits the bill, and, at the top, feeling brave (or foolhardy) I sample the views from The Peak Walk. This 351 feetlong walkway is 9,800 feet above sea level, and is the world’s first suspension bridge connecting two mountain peaks. It is quite something. As is the fondue I tuck into that evening at Michel’s Stallbeizli – well worth the scenic hour’s trek in a horse and carriage.
It seems unlikely that I can better the Bellevue, but after a few nights here I am ready to move on. And a little outside Gstaad, perched high up in the small town of Schonreid, I discover the Ermitage Wellness & Spa Hotel. Perfectly placed for both the Saanenmoser Hornberg and Schonried Horneggli ski resorts, the hotel is a pleasing blend of old and new, and feels typically Swiss. Making the most of its dramatic setting, it boasts not only floor-to-ceiling windows, but also a large panoramic terrace with a heated open-air salt water pool – and a cold water one for those who are braver than me. I think I’m in heaven, not least because my spacious room is kitted out with a whirlpool tub and steam shower. There’s surely no better place to relax after making the most of the host of winter activities on offer in and around Gstaad. Not content with simply skiing, during my short stay, I’ve managed to tick a snowmobile ride, tobogganing, dog sledding, hiking and snowshoeing off my bucket list. And on my last evening, raising a toast in the hotel’s One Million Stars bar (fashioned from one million sparkling Swarovski stones, dahling) I can’t help reflecting that those A-listers are definitely on to something. For inspiration planning your trip, see gstaad.ch and myswitzerland.com
Drinking in Dublin’s history
Discover a city of cobbled streets, architectural elegance, classic pubs and the most easy-going of locals on a weekend break in the Irish capital
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small city, Dublin has a huge heart, and an unbeatable reputation when it comes to culture and hospitality. And though it’s not famed for its climate, it’s said that winter-time in the Irish capital can be charmingly atmospheric. Fancying a weekend of history and hedonism, my companion and I head for a short break in the beating heart of the Emerald Isle. Inhabiting a row of Georgian townhouses across the road from Ireland’s Government Buildings is the 5* Merrion Hotel. Close to St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College, and just a short walk from Grafton Street and Temple Bar, with almost the whole city easily accessible by foot, it seems the perfect base from which to explore. Our taxi driver from the airport agrees, and furnishes us with the information that: “Obama stayed
there.” Once checked in, we enjoy imagining him and Michelle kicking back on the sofa in our Junior Suite. Graciously proportioned (read: vast) and beautifully appointed, the suite is certainly grand enough to host visiting dignitaries. Wanting to throw off the stresses of the working week, we head first to the Romanesque Tethra Spa, where we enjoy a beautifully relaxing swim and a session in the steam room. The hotel is home to Ireland’s only two-Michelin starred eatery, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, but we are after a slightly more informal dinner vibe (read: forgot to book in advance), so head instead to the hotel’s Cellar Restaurant. We are not disappointed; the service is exquisite (as to be expected in a hotel of this quality) and the food is divine. Special mention goes the melt-inthe-mouth lamb pithivier and the biggest rib-eye steak known to man (or certainly my man). We are replete. Next morning we re-discover our appetites just in time to enjoy The Merrion’s full Irish breakfast, then head out for a spot of history. A short bus hop finds us at Glasnevin Cemetery, opened in 1832. Rather a depressing mini-break activity? Au contraire: the sun is shining and we enjoy a 90-minute tour of the Gothic gravestones and memorials, giving us a fascinating insight into Irish history and some of the political characters who left their mark on the city. Of course, no trip to Dublin is complete without some stout, so we round off the trip with a pint of Guinness in John Kavanagh (known as “The Gravediggers pub”), next door to the cemetery. Parts of the pub date from the 18th century, and the landlord regales us with stories of wakes so “emotional” that coffins were accidentally left outside the pub for days! Later, after exploring the city’s famous bar scene – with over 1,000 pubs in Dublin we’re spoilt for choice – and meeting more fabulously friendly locals, we’re feeling quite emotional ourselves. Back at the hotel we fall gratefully into bed, enjoying the luxury of 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linen. Bliss. Rooms from €310 per night, junior suites from €1,015 per night, based on two sharing with a full Irish breakfast (+353 1 603 0600; merrionhotel.com)
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SA I L AWAY With its whimsical landscapes of misty mountains, quaint Chinese houses, and grizzly bears in boats on the lookout for their next adventure, Sian Zeng’s new Mountains wallpaper collection is magical enough. Add to that a storytelling version, backed with magnetic liner that’s ready to host a cast of beautifully illustrated character magnets, and the enchanting backdrop really comes to life. Classic wallpaper, £69 per 10m-roll; magnetic, £253 per 10m-roll (sianzeng.com) S C E N TS O F CO O L Suckers for packaging design, it was the Barbie pink and bold black typography that first attracted us to this new home perfume collection. But meaning “excellent fragrance” in Korean, Soohyang certainly lives up to its name. Candles, room sprays, beeswax tablets and even fancy air fresheners for your car are available in a range of 33 scents, meaning you can mix and match to suit your mood. From £7 for a box of matches, stockists include Fenwick, 63 New Bond Street, W1S (020 7629 9161; fenwick.co.uk) A N D S O TO B E D As if to prove that getting a good night’s kip is an art form in itself, Frette’s new Masterpiece collection arrives just in time for the necessary hibernation that comes with autumn’s shorter days. Influenced by the language of art, expect beautifully embroidered motifs on luxurious jacquard fabrics. Go on, your sleepy head deserves it. 43 South Audley Street, W1K (020 7493 1333; frette.com) TO U G H LUX E The industrial trend has evolved: combining concrete textures with elegant deco design, Atkin & Thyme’s new Toshi collection brings a distinctively AW17 touch of glamour to the otherwise hard-edged aesthetic. The eightpiece furniture set brilliantly juxtaposes geometric brass detailing with cold grey concrete – think urban influences in delicate form. Toshi bar cabinet, £549 (atkinandthyme.co.uk)
Carnaby armchair in oatmeal herringbone £399 (swooneditions.com)
Stairway handmade combed wool cushion £72 (miafleur.com)
Chocs bean bag in light grey £245 (loaf.com)
Hübsch grey wool pouffe £105 (printerandtailor.com)
1 . LU UM Lighting design has long enjoyed a playful relationship with art and where form and function go hand in hand, increasingly, contemporary sculptural pieces are replacing the conventional chandelier. No longer the reserve of the gallery space, we’re now seeing spectacular lighting installations in some of our finest residential homes. London-based studio Luum delivers dynamic lighting with innovative and impactful design, moving away from the customary cut glass to the cutting edge. Discretely suspended and throwing a fascinating display of shadows, Bangle, with its scattered pyramidal forms, creates a lively interaction between light and shade. Truly a work of art in itself. From £4,929 (byluum.com) 2. G ALLOTTI & RAD I C E As its name suggests, contemporary furnishings brand Go Modern are not backward in coming forward. This season they’re championing the best Italian lighting design, with a show-stopping range that includes Gallotti & Radice’s new Eris pendant. Created by Massimo Castagna, whose architectural background is obvious in his designs, this building-like sculptural ceiling light is made from hand-finished burnished brass with a black-bronzed lacquered structure, making it a unique piece that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Marrying soft autumnal hues with glamorous metallics, you can expect it to emit the most luxurious warm glow – just in time for the clocks to go back. £3,980 (gomodern.co.uk) 70 |
3. A R TE R I O R S This US luxury brand has just launched in the UK and brings with it an exquisite lighting range, showcasing some eye-opening original design. The Goulding chandelier was conceived from images of nature – think petals gently opening to the sun to create an up-lighting effect – yet its hefty form pays a debt to the industrial trend. The curved plates of the 12-light chandelier are made from beautifully aged brass and, inside, a contrasting bright gold hue gives the light a glorious dynamic. Having made their Maison & Objet debut in 2014, it’s little wonder the company has since won over some of Europe’s most discerning design lovers. £7,359 (arteriorshome.com) 4 . O CC H I O Created by Axel Meise for Occhio, the brand new Mito series aims to redefine the future of lighting – not only with shrewd design, but by using sophisticated technology. Adjusting what Meise calls the “colour temperature”, this striking ring pendant is able to switch moods through the use of futuristic touchless controls, from warm tones to cooler, energising effects. And thanks to innovative sensors, the fading function allows you to play with up- and down-lighting to your heart’s content, bringing a bespoke element to at-home ambience. But of course, where would we be without aesthetics? Luckily, Mito more than meets our standards on the design front, too. We give it a resounding “I do”. From €495.80, Occhio dealers include All Square Lighting, 104 Talbot Road, W11 (020 7727 0606; allsquarelighting.co.uk; occhio.de)
As the autumn nights draw in, our focus turns to illuminating our indoor spaces in the most creative ways, giving us the ability to play with moods, cast shadows, zone spaces, and produce high-octane drama at the flick of a switch. And because great lighting design has the power to transform a room like nothing else, this month we celebrate lighting luminaries whose boundary-pushing work is nothing short of electric
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HE A L’S FE ST IVA L OF LIGHT Now in its sophomore year, visitors to the ground-floor showroom at the Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store this October can expect to be dazzled with installations and exclusive product launches from the very best lighting talents around. Highlights include… FLOS
For more than 50 years, this Italian brand has been creating cutting-edge lighting for the home, including the physicsdefying IC range. (flos.com) LASVIT
This Copenhagen-based design house specialises in sculptural design, bringing true craftsmanship to the fore, as seen in their collection of beautiful bowl lamps. (newworks.dk)
Now in its tenth year, this Czech company uses fine bohemian glass to create striking installations, including Boris Klimek’s delectable Lollipop. (lasvit.com)
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DA N I E L H O P WO O D In the heart of Marylebone, overlooking the High Street, Daniel’s diminutive apartment is on the top f loor of a mid-century townhouse. The building, rebuilt post-war, sits within a terrace of far grander Georgian properties. With the challenge of turning a “miserable 1950s f lat” into a central London des res, this interior designer has more than proved his credentials. Daniel’s home is a masterclass in compact-yet-wholly-elegant urban living WO RDS ALI H OWAR D PHOTOGR A PHY CHA R LES HOSEA
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Tell us about living in Marylebone. Who doesn’t love Marylebone? I can’t think of a better place to live. Regent’s Park is on my doorstep and it’s a short walk to the West End, not to mention all the shops and restaurants close by. Even pushing a trolley around Waitrose is fun as it’s the perfect place for people watching – and oh, what people! What was the appeal of a mid-century property as opposed to a new-build? I went for location and with my budget I had to compromise. But buying into the ugliest property on the road means I don’t have to look at it! And owning the cheapest flat means that I’m rubbing shoulders with more affluent owners who also believe it’s a location worth buying in. What can go wrong? Of course, in my dreams I’d love a glorious mansion block apartment with double doors leading from one large room to another. Period townhouse? Forget it. Too much running up and down stairs. A new-build is like buying a new car; it’s not for me. I prefer to add some polish to an old one. What are your non-negotiables when buying a property? Aspect. I need a room with a view. Top floor is best – and with the bedroom facing east, for glorious morning sunshine and the living room facing west, for sunsets. I know, I don’t ask for much! Did you do much structurally when you moved in? Gosh, yes, I’m an interior designer. I don’t do things by halves! Every wall, floor and ceiling was removed and I started again. It was relatively easy to do as the building’s concrete, so I had a great opportunity to get the spatial planning right. And with prices here over fifteen thousand pounds per square metre, every square millimetre counts. How can a property’s architecture influence interiors choices? I’m with the Italian school of thought on this one: renovate what’s original, give it respect and don’t mess around with it. But then have fun with furnishing. Go as edgy and modern as you like.
Below: the sleek kitchen with sliding doors that open up Daniel’s living space
Tell us about designing for smaller spaces. My flat is a classic example of small-scale living. I followed a few Japanese principles, such as making rooms multipurpose. I have a dressing room that also works as a reading room. And I used large sliding doors that can open up or close down spaces as required. I like to open up the kitchen when I’m cooking as it’s more sociable, but there are times when we want to be cosy at home, watching a box set, so that’s when the sliding doors are closed. I value everything in the flat as being both useful and a joy to behold, even the vacuum cleaner. Where do you source your furniture? I’ve spent more than thirty years researching, from visiting antique fairs to the shows in Paris, Milan and London. I know what’s out there, which means I can make fast decisions when I have to. I go for a complete mix – the high street can be great, especially when mixed with some posh pieces; and a trawl through eBay works wonders! I like the idea that a successful home reflects personality and lifestyle whilst looking effortless. I hope I’ve achieved that. What’s your favourite piece of furniture in the apartment? She’s called Sophia Loren – a rather voluptuous 19th-century Venetian commode that sits centre stage in the bedroom. She’s a delight to look at and I’ll never leave her. How do you work with clients to realise their dream home? We all sit around a big table in my studio library. On the table is a large plan of the client’s future home and we all have a pencil and paper. We then start talking and exchanging ideas, and we sketch like crazy. The design process is as much fun as seeing the completed project. What’s next for you at Studio Hopwood? It’s varied! From a four-floor penthouse in Canary Wharf to a grand house with mews in Regent’s Park to a new restaurant in Cambridge... There are the smaller projects, too. I’m furnishing an apartment, which my client will be living in for just eighteen months, but it still needs to feel like home despite a tight budget – and that’s the challenge. (danielhopwood.com)
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SHINING LIGHT O N G R E AT D E S I G N Showcasing the very best in hand-picked objets and design classics, this north London gallery finds its muse in the shape of the moon this October Brainchild of Racheline Michaels, an interior designer with over 35 years experience, Hexagon
Classic Design is a one stop shop for some of the world’s most intriguing works – from sculpture to ceramics, fine art to photography. The north London showroom, which flanks vintage motor specialists, Hexagon Classics, boasts an ever evolving display of globally sourced pieces, including some mid-century furniture and design classics from the likes of Knoll, Magis and Carl Hansen. Racheline represents a comprehensive list of international artists and ceramicists, whose work has been hand-picked for its originality and craftsmanship. The gallery works alongside collectors, interior designers and architects alike to incorporate these works at a project’s design stage, ensuring they’re given pride of place in some of the Capital’s finest homes. And, with frequent pop-up installations
and exhibitions, there’s always new and inspiring pieces to covet. This October sees the launch of Dark Side of the Moon, a unique exhibition of ceramics, furniture and sculpture, which takes the mysteries of the waxing and waning moon as its inspiration. Ceramic artists Abigail Ozora Simpson, Albert Montserrat and James Oughtibridge express their passions in clay: Simpson’s sculpture comes to life as dark and
mysterious vessels; Montserrat’s large moon jars are voluptuously curved and intricately glazed, giving textural beauty to the series; while James Oughtibridge creates large-scale ceramic sculptures with fluid curves and deep recesses. Alongside these ceramic pieces – and continuing the elemental theme – will be works by renowned sculptors Andrea Geile and Dominic Welch. Geile’s work is both from and within nature as she uses corten steel for her sculptural pieces. Welch, meanwhile, uses stone, and presents large sensuous works, curved and tactile, reflecting the contours of the moon. To give the showroom a truly celestial ambience, illuminations will come courtesy of Italian lighting designers Catellani and Smith, whose cutting edge designs will cast moon-like light and shade over the exhibition. Visitors can also expect a Scandinavian furniture pop-up
sale featuring a selection of chairs by Carl Hansen & Son. The classic Danish brand are giving visitors the chance to win one of their iconic Wishbone chairs for the best Instagram photo posted from the exhibition. And keep an eye out for the most beautiful shelving systems from String, plus furniture from Sweden’s Källemo, too. With a keen eye, and an absolute belief in the power and beauty of great design, Racheline and the team at Hexagon Classic Design pride themselves on capturing the zeitgeist, representing truly original works of today that will become the classics of tomorrow. Dark Side of the Moon opens on 13 October and runs until 30 January 2018. Make sure you pop in for home inspiration that’s truly out of this world. 82-92 Great North Road, N2 (020 8348 5151; hexagonclassicdesign.com)
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BAYSWATER Though once the ugly duckling of central west London, and infamous for its cheap hotels and tatty tourist shops, times are changing for Bayswater. The area has been smartened up by developers and investors, who fell for its obvious charms – think garden squares, Italianate terraces, and a to-die-for location that is a short stroll from central London, with Hyde Park on the doorstep – and prices now compete with neighbouring Notting Hill. Luxury conversion flats dominate the market but there are pretty mews houses to be found and large family houses around Connaught Square. Meanwhile flats on the post-war Hallfield Estate, designed by Berthold Lubetkin, are in demand from lovers of the mid-century aesthetic. Perfectly placed for life in London, lucky residents also find themselves a short hop from Paddington and its link to Heathrow – making the world their oyster PHOTO G R A P H Y KAT HY ANNE LIM
Putting on a front In the 1860s, when the world’s first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, was built, the route between Paddington and Bayswater necessitated the demolition of two houses on one of Bayswater’s grandest residential terraces. The decision was made to build a facade to match the houses on either side. Since then, 23 and 24 Leinster Gardens have been the target of
practical jokers ordering takeaway and booking taxis, but probably the most famous prank of all occurred in the 1930s, when a small fortune was made selling 10 guinea tickets for a charity ball. Guests only realised they had been ripped off when they knocked on the fake front doors and it became apparent that they were all dressed up with nowhere to go
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LOCAL HEROES BAYSWATER ARTISAN DU CHOCOLAT, W2 Salted caramels, rosé and strawberry truffles, and emerald pistachio pearls are just some of the delectable treats on offer at this boutique Bayswater chocolate shop, which is the brainchild of proud artisan and master chocolatier Gerard Coleman. Keith Rigby from Bective Leslie Marsh says, “It’s a fantastic place to go for birthday and Christmas presents,” and he’s not wrong. You’ll find beautifully boxed confectionery for every occasion here. Look out for special tutored tasting events, as well as the monthly delivery service, cheekily named Cocoa Rehab. 81 Westbourne Grove, W2 (0845 270 6696; artisanduchocolat.com) LA MEENA CAFE, W2 Tim Perks from Knight Frank recommends this deli-style eatery as his local hero, “due in part to its friendly staff, who provide excellent service at any time of day.” He continues, “The cafe offers a range of hot and cold drinks, freshly made snacks, breakfasts, sandwiches and hot meals. Aram and his team are so helpful they’ve even offered to bring our sandwiches to the office on the odd occasion, to save us the wait on a busy day. It’s also the perfect venue for a catch-up with a client over a cup of coffee.” 9 Craven Terrace, W2 (020 7706 4422) DISTINCTIVE SHOE REPAIRS, W2 Aidan Coates from Hamptons International covers a lot of ground attending viewings in and around the streets of Bayswater, so it’s little wonder he’s come to rely on this local cobbler to save his soles. He tells us, “It’s very traditional. There’s just one chap, Grant Haggerty, who runs it and he’s very helpful and accommodating. I like the fact that, in an age of disposable goods, you can prolong the life of existing footwear. (But he can also sell you a new pair of shoes if yours are really past it!)” 3 Norfolk Place, W2 (020 7460 6610)
Above: irresistible confectionery at Artisan du Chocolat Left: the freshly-made fare at La Meena Cafe ensures that it is a local favourite
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Home to an eclectic and cosmopolitan mix of shops and restaurants, you’ll also find Whiteley’s – London’s oldest department store – here, complete with personal training studios, All Star Lanes bowling and an Odeon cinema
The heart of the “Connaught Village”: a treasure trove of designer boutiques, artisan food shops and fine dining establishments. This truly is the jewel in Bayswater’s crown
Home to some of the area’s most soughtafter conversions, the pretty garden square here is so exclusive that keys are changed every few years, and residents with tenancies of less than a year are not allowed access
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LITTLE BLACK BOOK Mathew and Charmaine Tabatabai, owners of coffee shop TAB x TAB love Bayswater’s international flavour
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“Albion Mews is a highlight for me, providing an oasis of green in the heart of London. Another favourite are the Hyde Park Gardens apartments, which have the most amazing views.” Oliver Lurot, Savills
“Culturally diverse and bustling with activity, Bayswater has remained one of London’s most popular investment hotspots for the past decade. And with Crossrail and the Whiteleys development, it is expected to enjoy steady growth over the next five years.” Vishal Sachar, Anscombe & Ringland 84 |
“Our day starts at TAB x TAB with coffee and a chat with the team. We’ve not been open long, but already feel very much part of the community. There’s a real mix of long-time residents as well as a great international flavour, which makes the area very unique. After enjoying a coffee or two, we love exploring the range of cuisines on offer locally. A favourite is Alounak, on Westbourne Grove. The Persian chicken kebabs and koobideh skewer’s are perfectly grilled. For great dim sum, we’d head to Royal China. We lived in Hong Kong for many
years and Charmaine speaks Cantonese, which comes in handy when we ask for a table. There’s something very familiar about being there, and Poppy, our four-year old loves the ha gao. On family days we take Poppy to the Diana Memorial Play Ground, where she gets to play around and suffers the odd knock and tumble. We’re so lucky that there’s so much green space around – we’re spoilt for choice with Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park just around the corner. 14-16 Westbourne Grove (020 7792 3445; tabxtab.com)
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Getting the most out of parents’ evening
Claudia has 5 more tips for a textbook parents’ evening: 1. Do your homework. Look through your child’s work and note any questions you have about their grades or the teachers’ comments. Ask your child how they think they’re doing, too, and add their questions or concerns to your list. 2. Turn up early. There may be some work on display for you to look at – plus one or two late
THE SHORTLIST parents could knock everyone else off schedule. 3. Make notes while you’re there. Otherwise you may forget some of the things you’ve discussed. You may also want to write down any follow-up activity or appointments you’ve agreed with the teacher. 4. Don’t be defensive. You might be told that there are areas for improvement. As hard as it might seem, try to take this feedback positively. The teacher just wants to help your child improve and ultimately get the most from their education. 5. Tell your child how it went (assuming they’re not old enough to go with you). Make sure you pass on any positive comments. And let them know that you discussed the tricky areas you’d identified together beforehand. They’ll learn that if they express something, you’ll listen and act.
Pembridge Hall School Independent day school for girls aged 4 to 11 years (020 7229 0121; pembridgehall.co.uk) Connaught House School Independent co-ed prep school for pupils aged 4 to 11 years (020 7262 8830; connaughthouseschool.co.uk) Hallfield Primary School State co-ed nursery and day school for pupils aged 2 to 11 (020 7087 4960; hallfieldschool.org.uk) Maria Montessori School Bayswater Independent co-ed nursery and day school for pupils aged 2.5 to 12 years (020 7435 3646; mariamontessori.org) St. James & St. John Church of England Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 (020 7504 0535; stjamesandstjohnschool.co.uk)
VICTORIA HAMPTON CONNAUGHT HOUSE SCHOOL How would you sum up the school in a sentence? It’s a nurturing school that offers a personalised education in a warm, family-like environment. How long have you been head? I’ve just taken on the role of principal, having worked in the school for ten years, first as head of early years and then
in the role of assistant principal. Connaught House was actually founded by my husband’s grandmother, then run by my motherin-law for 30 years. I feel honoured to have been trusted with the school upon her retirement. What makes the school different? Our size, primarily (we have 70 pupils), which
cultivates relationships and friendships. My two eldest children are at the school, and I wouldn’t be comfortable sending them here if I didn’t believe we could provide the very best grounding for them. How do you balance extracurricular activities with education? We juggle the timetable very
carefully! Alongside the academic, we offer music, drama, poetry, dance, mindfulness and clubs such as garage band, Lego, philosophy, chemistry and football. School finishes later on Mondays and Wednesdays and there are clubs every day. Connaught House School, Connaught Square, W2 (020 7262 8830; www. connaughthouse school.co.uk) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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High expectations, a blur of back-to-back meetings and a creeping sense of not having got what you came for: parents’ evenings can be a lot like speed dating. And as with dating, you’ll have more success if you adopt the right attitude and approach. “Parents’ evenings are a rare chance to meet your child’s teacher and get as much detail as you can on how your child is progressing, both academically and socially,” says Claudia Dudman, editor of Independent School Parent magazine. “But with only a ten-minute slot with each teacher, you don’t want to waste time on small talk. Nor do you want to bring up wider issues about how the school is running. Have an agenda or list of questions and stick to it.”
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Hot property LANCASTER PA R K S I D E W2 The stuff of dreams, this fivebed, five-bath apartment overlooking Hyde Park is set within one of the grandest Grade II listed, stucco-fronted Victorian buildings and offers an impressive 475sq m of practically palatial living and entertaining space. All viewings should come with the disclaimer that you will fall in love. Guide price £15.3 million, Beauchamp Estates (020 7499 7722; beauchamp.com) and Knight Frank (020 7871 5060; knightfrank.co.uk)
CLANRICARDE GARDENS W2 Unequivocally the best thing about this smart refurbished one-bed is its floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows, which flood the space with natural light and lead out onto the first-floor balcony. Set within a grand period building, you’ll find original features aplenty, including high ceilings, ornate cornicing and perfectly polished wood floors. £1.1 million, Chestertons (020 3040 8585; chestertons.com)
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LANCASTER MEWS W2 This totally lovely mews house manages to maintain its original charm whilst offering respectfully refurbished, chic, contemporary accommodation throughout. Its generous footprint – which includes three double bedrooms and three bathrooms – defies its cute facade, giving prospective buyers with a divided love of period and new-build homes the best of both worlds. £3.475 million, Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7100 4343; g-h.co.uk)
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If, like many of us, you’ve spent years paying off a hefty mortgage on your London abode, isn’t it about time your property gave a little back? Airbnb was undoubtedly a game-changer in short-term hospitality when it launched in 2008, and since then we’ve seen the luxury market getting in on the act, too, opening the doors of some of the city’s finest dwellings to guests looking for that real-home – but high-end – experience. Veeve, founded in 2011, is one such site that offers beautiful real homes to rent across our favourite Fabric areas, including Hampstead, Notting Hill, Kensington and Mayfair. And with homeowners-turned-hosts earning an average of £1,000 per week, it’s little wonder more and more Londoners are discovering this easy way to unlock some extra income while they’re out of town. There’s definitely more than meets the eye here. (veeve.com)
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Q: What are the pros and cons of buying a doer-upper? Helen, Primrose Hill
“We are currently showcasing some of the best new schemes in north London and whilst the wider market may be lacklustre, we are seeing robust demand for highly-specified, premium new build product.” Neir Gigi, Goldschmidt & Howland
I shared with my brother, in Finchley. Good times! If I wasn’t an estate agent, I’d be… Well, I was a magician and entertainer for a time, but now I think I’d be a hotelier with a nice boutique place overlooking the sea somewhere.
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Favourite London street? I have a soft spot for Little Venice, around the canal, but also Camden High Street. I just love the craziness of the place. It’s certainly not the prettiest, but it’s a huge part of me and my childhood. I had a market stall there a long, long time ago.
Years in the business? 24, but it feels like 100!
Favourite place? Chilling at home on my sofa!
I love London because we have everything here. Although I just got back from Costa Rica and I quite fancy moving there, too!
Favourite place to grab a coffee? Anywhere that makes a proper strong cappuccino.
First London home? A bachelor flat
Where do you go for head space in the city? I love walking
the dog with my family on the Heath extension or at Kenwood. Come rain or shine, you can’t beat a bit of fresh air and a good walk. What’s your hidden talent? Loads! Magic, juggling, riding a unicycle… But mostly working with people and negotiating. That’s the true art to my business: not property, but people. Period property or new-build? I love them equally – old and characterful with period features, but also glass boxes and uber modern architecture. Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? Dinner at Buckingham Palace with Michael Jackson and the Queen would be interesting! Aliens attack – which London landmark would you save? The Southbank, it’s so London.
“It can be a fantastic opportunity to create a home to your own requirements – you can customise it and include the exact features you want. The right renovations can certainly add value and the cost of redevelopment can be much cheaper than buying a similar property in perfect shape. But many buyers underestimate the costs and the time necessary for renovations to be completed. Undertaking work may involve applying for planning permission or getting landlord’s approval. This can be a timely and costly exercise involving negotiation and communication with several parties. It’s advisable to employ a project manager who can oversee the work, suppliers and contractors.”
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HOLDING COURT HIGHGATE COURT, N6 Inspired by the contemporary luxury of a boutique hotel, this sassy new development from Bellway Homes will appeal to those with an eye for chic interior design. Modern styling combines with classic materials and rich textures to create the most elegant of interior spaces in luxurious neutral tones. Sitting pretty just moments from Highgate tube station, the first phase of the collection is available off-plan and offers a range of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, many of which come with a balcony or terrace, offering views over Highgate Wood. Ideal for downsizers looking for simple yet stylish living. Guide prices for a two-bed apartment from £699,995 (0333 202 5141; bellway.co.uk)
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The house is predominantly arranged over two floors, with the added benefit of off street parking. Presented in excellent condition throughout, it provides lots of natural light and space for grand entertaining and family living. Located nearby to the vibrant mix of thriving cafés, restaurants and boutiques of St John’s Wood High Street, it is also close to St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) and bus routes to the West End. ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing room and sun room, four further bedrooms, study/bedroom five, two family bathrooms, fitted kitchen, breakfast room, large drawing room, dining room, family room, south facing walled garden, sun terrace, off street parking, fully air conditioned, underfloor heating to ground floor, Leax lighting system, video entryphone system, electric sun blind.
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Discreetly situated behind a south facing private walled garden is this exceptional and unique low built family house (293 sq m/3,159 sq ft).
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· Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom
· 2nd Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
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A substantial four bedroom family house exuding charm in Notting Hill, W11. The property boasts a wealth of reception space, ideal for entertaining and well-proportioned bedrooms with an abundance of storage. Further benefitting from many period features including high ceilings, original cornicing and beautiful feature fireplaces. 4 B E D R O O M S , 3 B AT H R O O M S ( 2 E N S U I T E ) , C LOA K R O O M , 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S , D I N I N G R O O M , KITCHEN , UTILITY ROOM , 2 TERR ACES, GARDEN .
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An exceptional six bedroom double fronted Victorian villa, that has recently undergone an extensive restoration and redesign. Architects Powell Tuck Associates have once again created a luxurious and thoughtful home that offers a beautiful balance of exquisite original features, cutting edge design and fabulous entertaining space. 6 B E D R O O M S , 6 B AT H R O O M S (4 E N S U I T E ) , C LOA K R O O M , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , K I TC H E N / R E C E P T I O N RO O M , D I N I N G RO O M , UTI LIT Y RO O M , GYM , PL ANT RO O M , GAR D E N .
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TELEGRAPH HILL, NW3 This unique four storey luxury five bedroom detached house is beautifully positioned and largely hidden from view by a landscaped tree lined embankment, having essential privacy and gated security. The property is within close proximity to the open slopes of Hampstead Heath, shops and local amenities, and of course Hampstead’s wonderful selection of highly regarded schools. Hampstead Village is within a brisk walk. Double Volume Entrance Hall with Bespoke Feature Staircase • Spacious Family & Reception Room with French doors leading onto Large Garden Terrace • Dada fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Dining Room • Five Bedrooms • Principal Bedroom Suite with ‘His’ & ‘Hers’ En-suite Bathroom & Dressing Room/Private Roof Terrace Four additional Double Bedrooms with En-suite facilities inc. Staff accommodation (Double Bedroom with En-suite and Kitchenette) • Laundry & Utility Room • Dedicated and Sound Insulated Cinema Room • Comfort Cooling • Lutron Lighting & Speakercraft Sound System • Underfloor Heating to Ground Floor & all Bathrooms Single Garage & Off Street Parking for two cars within curtilage of property • Secluded & Private Terraced Garden to the rear inc. Fully serviced Summer House • EPC E
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NORTH GROVE, N6 A stunning interior designed modern 4 bedroom Town House in this favoured Highgate Village location. With spacious accommodation arranged over three floors, the contemporary interior, has a striking minimalist simplicity. Situated in this sought after cul-de-sac off Hampstead Lane, the area’s shops and restaurants are but a short amble away. Waterlow Park, and Hampstead Heath are also within close walking distance as are Highgate (Northern Line) Underground Station, plentiful buses and the area’s highly regarded schools. Master Bedroom • Bathroom En-suite • 3 Further Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Double Reception Room Superb Fitted Kitchen/Dining/Family Room • Guest Cloakroom • Off Street Parking • RPZ • Landscaped Garden • EPC D
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A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional spacious, split level apartment (185sq m/ 1,988sq ft), situated on the seventh floor of this well regarded purpose built block. The apartment, which has been refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout, includes air conditioning, an integrated audio visual system, and further benefits from sensational views over Regent’s Park, south facing principal rooms, underground parking for one car and resident porterage.
ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with dressing room, en-suite bathroom & separate cloakroom, bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room & dressing area, bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom, reception room incorporating dining area, fully fitted kitchen, utility room, south facing terrace, underground parking for 1 car, resident porterage, CCTV security, further parking space available located directly outside the main entrance (by separate negotiation). EPC=C.
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An opportunity to purchase a wellproportioned two bedroom apartment (93sq m/998sq ft) situated on the first floor of this highly sought after block on Prince Albert Road, with views towards Regent’s Park. Having recently been the subject of considerable expenditure, the apartment is presented in excellent decorative order throughout and features a large terrace/ balcony. It also has the added benefit of air conditioning to all principal rooms and an underground parking space for one car.
ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, 1 further double bedroom, 1 further shower room, reception/dining room, fitted kitchen, uniformed porterage, lift, partial air conditioning, large terrace/balcony, underground parking for 1 car. EPC=C.
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Gondar Gardens, West Hampstead NW6 £800,000 West Hampstead 020 7328 2238 email@example.com
An exceptional three bedroom, two bathroom mansion flat ideally located on this sought after residential road close to the excellent amenities and transport links of West End Lane. This stunning property has been finished to a high specification throughout, benefitting from direct access to communal gardens, high ceilings, ample storage and a family bathroom complete with underfloor heating.
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HYDE PARK GARDENS MEWS, LONDON, W2 Â£3,250,000 An incredibly pretty three double bedroom three storey freehold mews house on arguably the finest mews street on the Hyde Park Estate. This wonderful house consists of a large double bedroom, full bathroom, utility and integral garage on the ground floor. The first floor is given over to a fantastic, bright, south facing reception room that runs the full width of the property and a separate fitted kitchen at the rear. Up on the third floor there are two further bedrooms; one being a large master with en-suite bathroom the other a large double with use of a separate family bathroom. There is also stair access to a large flat roof. EPC Rating: E
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WINNINGTON ROAD, N2 ÂŁ4,950,000 Set behind a deep carriage driveway is this detached six bedroom, six bathroom family home located in this prime residential turning in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Offering over 4,545 sq ft (422 sq m) over three floors, the accommodation is well laid out and flexible. The ground floor features a large entrance hallway, drawing room, family room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and a study. The upper floors have two master bedroom suites with dressing rooms, and four further bedrooms all with en suites. To the rear there is a beautifully maintained west facing garden and a garage to the front of the property.
Winnington Road is an internationally acclaimed turning and is close to Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, East Finchley Underground station and the rolling green acres of Hampstead Heath. Entrance Hallway: Drawing Room: Kitchen/Breakfast Room: Dining Room: Family Room: Study: 2 Master En Suite Bedrooms with Dressing Room: 4 Further Bedrooms with En Suites: Guest WC: West Facing Garden: Garage: Carriage Driveway: EPC Rating E
HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB, NW11 Occupying a substantial plot of 0.47 acres, a double fronted eight bedroom detached family home of understated elegance, in a discreet Hampstead Garden Suburb location, directly overlooking and adjoining the rolling green acres of the Hampstead Heath Extension. This breathtaking home extends to approximately 6,850 sq ft (636.4 sq m) over three storeys, and boasts a plethora of original features behind a sweeping carriage driveway accessed from two separate closes. On entering, the principal panelled living rooms are centred around a grand reception room opening onto magnificent south facing landscaped gardens. In addition there is a large family kitchen, library/study, indoor swimming pool, passenger lift and integral double garage. On the first floor the master suite offers a generous dressing room and en suite bathroom, three additional bedrooms and bathroom, whilst to the second floor there are four further bedrooms, a family bathroom and kitchenette. The local shops of Temple Fortune and Golders Green Underground station are also both within close proximity. EPC Rating E. ÂŁ7,250,000 JOINT SOLE AGENTS Hampstead
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A rare opportunity to purchase an unmodernised house which has been in the same ownership for nearly 60 years. The house is situated on a double width plot of circa 1 acre (4,050 sq m), one of the largest plots in the street, and provides an opportunity for a buyer to create an impressive new home, subject to the necessary consents. EPC rating F. Courtenay Avenue is a prestigious private cul-de-sac, immediately opposite Kenwood House, protected by guard operated security gates monitoring access to the road 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is located a short distance from the shops and restaurants of both Highgate and Hampstead Village and only approximately 5 miles from central London.
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FREEHOLD HOUSE WITH ABUNDANT POTENTIAL Set back from the road behind a large and beautifully manicured front garden is this detached, double fronted residence, situated in this prestigious and ever popular location within Kenwood. Requiring full modernisation the property offers immense possibility, subject to the relevant permissions, to refurbish and extend the existing structure or to demolish the house and build a new home to onesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; own specification Currently the accommodation is arranged over three floors and spans 3,337 sq ft (310 sq m). To the rear is a delightful and well screened 100 foot garden which has been lovingly maintained over many years. 6 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms (1 ensuite) | drawing room | dining room | family room | breakfast room | kitchen | guest cloakroom | utility room | ample room for extension | magnificent garden | double garage | off street parking. SOLE AGENT
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MAIDA VALE, LONDON W9
A beautifully presented period terraced house retaining many attractive features and providing spacious accommodation (approx. 273 sq m) arranged over five floors with a pretty private garden. The house is well situated within easy reach of local shops, cafés and excellent public transport connections. 4 Double Bedrooms. 2 Shower Rooms (1 En-Suite). Bathroom. Cloakroom/Utility Room. Kitchen/Breakfast Room. 3 Reception Rooms. Private Garden. EPC Rating D.
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Hampstead, NW3 £1,675,000 Share of Freehold A stylish three/four bedroom garden apartment, incorporating three bath/shower rooms (two en suite) and stunning open-plan reception and kitchen areas. Hamptons Hampstead 020 7205 5440 email@example.com. EPC: C
St Johns Wood, NW8 £1,070,000 Leasehold A one bedroom luxury ﬁrst ﬂoor apartment located in the new development in St Johns Wood, close to Regents Park and Primrose Hill. Hamptons St Johns Wood 020 7205 5448 firstname.lastname@example.org. EPC: B
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HOM E I N T H E C OU N T RY For centuries Londoners have been escaping to greener pastures. AA Milne did so in the 1920s, introducing his son, Christopher Robin, to the countryside for the very first time. The world they discovered there, inspired a tale for all time. If you’re thinking about joining them, join us at our Country Roadshow on Saturday 14th October, 11am - 3pm for a real insight into where to move outside the capital. Regional experts | A wealth of locations and properties to see Entertainment for the children | Refreshments Balham | Fulham | Kingston-upon-Thames | Putney
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An enchanting gated entrance gives access to one of the areas true hidden treasures, set amidst leafy surroundings alongside Hampstead Heath, proudly overlooking its beautiful south-west facing gardens. This fine Grade II listed Georgian residence offers a selection of grand and beautiful rooms of immense charm and character, each with differing aspects of the mature grounds and distant views. Hamptons Hampstead 020 3151 5470 email@example.com. TH
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HAMPDEN GURNEY STREET, W1 A beautifully presented 2nd ﬂoor three double bedroom purpose built apartment just moments from Oxford Street. The accommodation comprises of a large reception with open plan kitchen, three double bedrooms, shower room, two bathrooms (en-suite) and balcony. Added beneﬁts include lift and secure underground parking. Hampden Gurney Street is wonderfully located just a short walk from Marble Arch tube station, Edgware Road, Marylebone, Oxford Street and the open spaces of Hyde Park. VIEWINGS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. EPC Rating C. LEASEHOLD
CASTLEACRE, HYDE PARK CRESCENT, W2 An interior designed to a very high standard apartment extending to 1,030 sq ft, with new tilt and turn double glazed windows, underﬂoor heating, Crestron lighting throughout, situated on the third ﬂoor with lift of one of the Hyde Park Estates most prestigious twenty four hour portered Mansion blocks. Castleacre is conveniently located within walking distance from an excellent selection of Boutiques, local shops and Restaurants of Connaught Village. The accommodation comprises reception room, bespoke kitchen, two double bedrooms with bespoke wardrobes, dressing room, ensuite bathroom with bespoke vanities and sink, shower room, lift, twenty four hour concierge/security. EPC Rating C. LEASEHOLD
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GLOUCESTER TERRACE, W2 A wonderful opportunity to purchase this second ﬂoor one bedroom conversion ﬂat presented in good decorative order throughout. The accommodation comprises of reception room, open plan kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Gloucester Terrace is brilliantly located just a short walk from Lancaster Gate tube station, Paddington train station, Bayswater, Queensway and the open spaces of Hyde Park. EPC Rating D.
WESTCHESTER HOUSE, SEYMOUR STREET, W2 A wonderful opportunity to purchase this well presented ﬁve bedroom lateral apartment located on the 3rd ﬂoor of this extremely popular purpose built block. The accommodation comprises of large reception with double aspect windows, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms two with en-suite shower rooms and guest WC. Added beneﬁts include lift and porter. Westchester House is brilliantly located just a short walk from Marble Arch tube station, Oxford Street, Edgware Road and the open spaces of Hyde Park. EPC Rating D LEASEHOLD
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BRYANSTON MEWS WEST, W1 This impressive double fronted freehold mews house offers well planned accommodation over just three floors. Bryanston Mews West is a hugely sought after address with a great community atmosphere. It is superbly located within walking distance of Marylebone High Street and has access to the beautiful communal gardens at Bryanston Square. THREE BEDROOMS, ENTRANCE HALL, RECEPTION ROOM, KITCHEN, STUDY, THREE BATHROOMS, GUEST CLOAKROOM, GARAGE (CURRENTLY USED AS TV ROOM), COMMUNAL GARDENS
SHOULDHAM STREET, W1 An opportunity to acquire this super Georgian house. Ideally located on this lovely residential street, the house offers flexible accommodation and has been extended to provide superb living space and a great decked terrace. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this fine home. MASTER SUITE WITH BATHROOM AND DRESSING AREA, 2-3 FURTHER BEDROOMS, LARGE DRAWING ROOM, CONSERVATORY, KITCHEN, OPEN PLAN DINING AREA, FAMILY BATHROOM, GUEST WC, PATIO, TERRACE
YORK STREET, W1 This delightful 3rd floor flat located in a beautiful period building at the eastern end of York Street, is just minutes from Marylebone High Street. The apartment is in excellent condition and is generously proportioned, with great natural light and attractive features. Subject to permission it is possible to create a 2 bedroom apartment. ONE DOUBLE BEDROOM, LARGE RECEPTION/DINING ROOM, FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, ONE BATHROOM
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HARLEY STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This two bedroom apartment is located in a sort after building in the heart of the Marylebone Village. The apartment is located on the second floor served by two passenger lifts. The building is located on the East side of Harley Street at the junction with Queen Anne Street. Accommodation The apartment comprises of two bedrooms, with the master bedroom benefiting from an en suite bathroom. The second bathroom is located opposite the second bedroom. There is a separate kitchen with a spacious reception room offering ample storage space. Please see website for full details
LEASEHOLD: 122 YEARS UNEXPIRED £1,450,000
UPPER WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 An impressive newly renovated building located on the west side of Upper Wimpole Street close to the junction with Weymouth Street. The shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park are within close proximity. Availability Two double bedroom apartment with two en-suite shower rooms, open plan kitchen/ reception room and stunning patio. Two double bedroom apartment with two en-suite shower rooms, reception room and separate kitchen. Three double bedroom apartment with three bathrooms, double aspect reception room and several patios. The flats are renovated to an extremely high specification offering a dark wood flooring throughout and the advantage of air conditioning and a lift. Please see website for full details
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CANNON LANE HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE NW3 A SPECTACULAR NEW 6 BEDROOM HOME OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Designed by Claudio Silvestrin, this stunning modern family home is a breathtaking piece of architecture. With a swimming pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium this house has everything you desire and more. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cinema room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, four further bedrooms, three further bathrooms (two ensuite), staďŹ&#x20AC; bedroom with self contained access. Amenities: Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and treatment area, lift, 5 balconies, 3 terraces, garden, two car garage with car-lift, three plant rooms, sub basement storeroom.
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A Grade ll Listed white Stucco fronted home (4,890sq ft/454sq m) with extremely well planned five bedroom accommodation situated in Warwick Place. The property has a 95' garden with direct access to the communal gardens, which includes the use of a tennis court and children’s play area, and further benefits from a separate lock-up garage. Warwick Avenue is located moments from the amenities of Clifton Road, the picturesque Regent’s Canal, and Warwick Avenue Underground Station (Bakerloo line).
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Set within the popular Miltons part of Highgate is this stunning terraced period house to rent. Split over four floors, the large family home benefits from stunning period features. The house offers five double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property also benefits from two reception rooms, a large patio garden and utility room. Within minutes of Highgate Village and Highgate tube (Northern line), plus ease of access to Crouch End Broadway.
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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A bright, spacious and newly refurbished top (6th) floor flat (approx. 1,350 sq.ft. / 125.4 sq.m.) in a purpose built block situated in a very desirable location opposite Regent’s Park and close to St John’s Wood High Street and Underground Station (Jubilee Line). Double Reception Room ■ Modern Kitchen ■ 3 Double Bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) ■ Guest WC ■ Patio ■ Porter ■ Lift Communal Heating and Hot Water ■ Parking available by separate negotiation ■ EPC E £1,095 per week
SWISS COTTAGE, NW3 A superb and extremely spacious garden apartment (approx. 1,694 sq.ft. / 157 sq.m.) located behind security gates in this stunning period building, St John’s Lodge, on the corner of Harley Road and King Henry’s Road, close to both Swiss Cottage and Primrose Hill. The shopping and transport facilities of St John’s Wood are also close at hand. 32’ Reception Room ■ Kitchen ■ 3 Double Bedrooms ■ 3 En Suite Bathrooms ■ Wood Flooring throughout ■ Private Patio and Garden ■ Off-Street Parking ■ EPC E £1,100 per week
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Wendover Court, Chiltern Street, Marylebone Village Open plan living/dining, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, 2 double bedrooms, shower room Current asking rent ÂŁ1,200 per week
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NUTLEY TERR ACE HAMPSTEAD NW3
A rare opportunity to redevelop this unique Victorian property
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In the ownership of the same family for over 60 years, this charming four/five bedroom Victorian house now comes to the market for the first time in two generations. Whereas it is in need of modernisation, the house offers a rare opportunity to redevelop this unique property, in line with the planning consent granted to extend and remodel the existing 2,377 sq ft, to create a substantial three storey detached family home of some 7,779 sq ft, which blends period charm with contemporary flair. The house is offered with a particularly beautiful, mature and well stocked 138' south facing lawn garden which has been lovingly maintained by the owners, as well as secure, gated off street parking for two/three cars.
Joint Sole Agents
Guide Price £5,000,000
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