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The allure of this three-bedroom family home makes itself felt well before you step inside. It’s housed within a remarkable building that was once part of the Warwick Farm Dairy.
Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, W9
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1470 sq ft
1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 guest loo
1 Living area
Separated dining area
In its 19th Century heyday, the site supplied milk to Queen Victoria – and the structure exudes historical charm. The exterior is just as it appeared in adverts of the time: it still has the same large windows, as is immediately apparent upon opening the front door of this welcoming apartment. You enter into a strikingly light-filled room that has been exceptionally refurbished to incorporate traditional features into a stylish decorator scheme – light colours and contrasts are used throughout to conjure a modish edge. Yet you never lose the sense of place. Take the capacious master bedroom: sunlight cascades in through an attractive bow window that’s set into the building’s corner turret.
Indeed, light and space are the defining motifs of this flat. It has windows on three sides which, coupled with wide streets to the south and west, produce a wonderfully bright environment. And the floorplan isn’t limited to the bare essentials – there’s also a sizable laundry room, a rare luxury in central London, and an outside terrace.
Walk around the apartment and you’ll find splashes of modernity, but these are focussed where they most earn their place: the kitchen, bathroom and showeroom. The refurbishment of these areas was carefully informed by current interiors trends. They embrace clean lines and minimalist fittings, but stand out, like the rest of the property, for their sophisticated use of colour. The dark blue and mustard of the shower room, the pink walls of the bathroom and the chic black of the kitchen fittings are set off beautifully by the neutrality of the other spaces. The design work is full of clever detailing, such as the way the handles of the kitchen units blend away against the cupboard doors, or how the statement beading around the bathroom tiles quotes the black lines of the taps.
From the windows, you can gaze down onto the attractive environs of Maida Vale. Little Venice is but a 10 minute stroll away; you can get to the green expanse of Paddington Recreation Ground, a Conservation Area of 27 acres, in around five. The flat is also approximately eight minutes from Maida Vale tube station and around 15 from Westbourne Park. But with its expansive 1,470 sq ft of floor space, you won’t need to worry about feeling cooped up.
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An oasis of charm in the sprawling metropolis, Maida Vale feels like it belongs to a different era – perhaps, even, a different city. The peaceful lagoon and canals of Little Venice are a defining feature and, with their attractive tree-lined banks and colourful houseboats, setthe tone for the neighbourhood.
It’s primarily a residential area yet well-served by characterful local businesses. You’ll find unique eateries such as Cafe Laville, a brunch hotspot straddling Regent’s Canal; you’ll find distinctive pubs such as the Prince Alfred, with its gin palace interior and converted cellars; you’ll find hidden gems such as Clifton Nurseries, London’s oldest and arguably most beautiful garden centre. And then there are the endearing one-offs that cause so many families to fall in love with the place, like the Puppet Theatre Barge which has hosted endearing marionette shows since 1982 – though if you’re looking for more grown up entertainment, there’s always the nearby Canal Café Theatre (or, indeed, the Everyman Cinema with its plush sofa seating).
The stateliness of Maida Vale’s wide avenues and historic mansion blocks are a reminder that you’re in the capital and, sure enough, the heady buzz of London is a stone’s throw away. You could keep things local and head to the hip environs of north Notting Hill or just walk straight into the centre of town – Hyde Park is only about half an hour away by foot. But plenty of those who call the area home find little to keep tempting them away: after all it has a major green space of its own in the form of Paddington Recreation Ground, which at 27 acres is the largest park entirely within the City of Westminster. The neighbourhood also has a multiplicity of thriving social scenes, including that centred around the convivial bar of the Paddington Sports Club. Nestled away behind the houses, its tennis courts and bowling green are a well kept secret bang in the centre of town. A little like Maida Vale itself.