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The Househunter 6/5/16

6th May 2016
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Well this is pretty isn’t it? It’s a three bedroom mews house in Camden, which has been refurbished by the designer and fashion stylist Kate Halfpenny, and for those of you who aren’t clear exactly who she is, she is a wedding dress designer who is mates with Kate Moss, which puts this into context perfectly I think.

green velvet chairs via the modern house

It’s on the market with The Modern House for £1,350,000. The downstairs is pretty much as you see it – a large open plan space which leads into the all-white kitchen. I’m quite liking the tongue and groove walls – what do we think of those?

vintage chest and white kitchen via the modern ouse

Also – check the ceiling carefully. There is a spare hook so that if you want to move the table out of the way – if Mossy is coming round for a party for example and you need space for dancing (because the ceiling is not high enough for dancing ON the table) you can simply hang the light from the hook by the window. This idea is increasingly common (the Scandinavians have been doing it for years and I am always suggesting it to clients) as it’s such a good way to have flexibility in your lighting scheme.

via the modernhouse

Also – note how the plants bring so much to the scheme. She has included them in every room and it works really well espeically in this rather elegant bedroom below where the plant by the bed links to the roof terrace. Can’t you just see yourself strolling out there in your dressing gown for a little al fresco breakfast? Or perhaps dinner if Mossy was round the night before and you didn’t go to bed till after breakfast in the first place….

grey bedroom via the modern house

Now where? Don’t forget; if you want to see the rest of the house (or even buy it!) you can see the rest by clicking the link above. So, roof terraces then. This next one might take some beating. Fancy a spot of breakfast, lunch and dinner out there?

roof terrace with a view

It’s for sale with Knight Frank for £5.5m (I know there’s always a hitch isn’t there) but you do get to see some of the most iconic (and I use the word advisedly) views in the world including Buckingham Palace and St James Park. The apartment is in Whitehall Court, which was where the British Secret Intelligence Service was based until the end of WWI.

beamed study via knight frnak

There are two bedrooms, three receptions and two bathrooms. Some of the ceilings are seven meters high and it’s spread over the seventh and eighth floors. I think the key to this one is to find out who buys it and make friends with them.

room with a view via knight frank

I rather like the mix of the industrial look with the exposed beams and bricks and the more traditional furniture. Although I think it could take a lesson from the property above and have a few plants dotted about.

warehouse bedroom via knight frank

Basically though it just comes back to this view. Now, if anyone is thinking of putting in an offer do let me know. I’ll be round for the housewarming  (I may not leave).

london penthouse

So, where will you be spending this week’s lottery money?

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  • Jo 7th May 2016 at 8:58 pm

    If I won the lottery I would DEFINITELY buy it. It’s perfect!

  • Lizzie 6th May 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I’m going with floors 7th and 8th. Camden — mmh. As much as I want to like it, I am distracted by the possibility that this house is sitting on an earthquake fault. All the pictures are crooked.

    PS: You are all cordially invited to the housewarming.

  • Sandra Harris 6th May 2016 at 10:52 am

    I agree with Taste of France – I like the mews house in Camden, but it appears over furnished almost claustrophobic as there is so much furniture and also the ceilings are low too. Sorry I wont be able to put in an offer.

  • Kate 6th May 2016 at 9:25 am

    I’d want something rather nicer than those concrete slabs on the terrace floor for my £5.5m.

  • Vivienne 6th May 2016 at 9:14 am

    Both gorgeous. It’s wonderful to see REAL plants being used more and more. I have loads in my place & as well as the fact that they improve the air quality, I find there is something therapeutic about looking after them too.

  • Marie 6th May 2016 at 9:11 am

    Stunning all of them but that roof top! I would love that and I’ll take that lovely french desk also.. Did you notice the very large books in that library 🙂 I know. I spend way too much time oogling every little detail on anything to do with interiors. I Love your blog. Always a good read. And plenty to oogle.

  • Taste of France 6th May 2016 at 8:47 am

    That first one feels over-furnished to me. So many big, heavy buffets. I suppose they’re to compensate for a lack of closets.

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