A converted church in Kensal Green has gone on sale for £6.5 million – and the interiors have to be seen to be believed.
The four-bedroom home has over 6000ft of living space, and boasts a breathtaking central hall that opens onto an enclosed courtyard garden.
Grandeur is the word to describe the overall look, with the building’s ecclesiastical past being celebrated in the retention of original features like internal arches and stained glass windows.
At the northern end of the property, a conical-roofed turret serves as the entrance hall and, within it, a bespoke bronze staircase spirals up to a galleried study space overlooking the living expanse below.
The show-stopping reception space is the star of the show, comprising kitchen, dining, and formal and informal living areas. With the exception of the hall and pantry, blackened oak-parquet flooring extends across the ground level with underfloor heating throughout.
The kitchen is custom-made by Rupert Bevan, with polished-concrete worktops and refined-industrial cabinets clad in copper-coloured zinc.
A statement fireplace with a beautiful herringbone-brick back and honed-marble surround sits at the southern end of the reception space.
Behind it are doors to two rooms, both set within the last of the parallel archways; to the left is a wonderful guest bedroom, with built-in wardrobes, an en-suite shower room and access to the garden. To the right is a versatile room, currently a gym with concealed utilities.
Steps ascend to a raised platform between the rooms, where a stunning bronze staircase rises beneath stained-glass windows, leading to the first-floor bedrooms.
The two are equal in size, with integrated storage, and en-suite bathrooms, both with free-standing baths and separate showers.
The master bedroom is found on the second floor. It is entered through a dressing area and set beneath an incredible vaulted ceiling with several skylights that flood the space with natural light.
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Two more dressing rooms, one currently used as a nursery, flank the bedroom at the northern end, and there is a wonderful, spacious bathroom finished in tadelakt with a shower and free-standing bath.
The converted church is located close to the Grade I-listed, 72-acre open space of Kensal Green Cemetery, and a short walk from the northern end of Ladbroke Grove (and the Grand Union Canal towpath).
It’s also conveniently close to the regenerated White City, where you’ll find trendy eateries and bars, like the Soho House members’ club White City House.
The incredible home is for sale via The Modern House for £6,500,000.