A truly stunning penthouse apartment in one of Kensington's most exclusive gated developments. This unique property has been redesigned by the current owners, combining four separate apartments into a single residence, spanning almost 6,000 sq ft and spread over two storeys. In addition to its four underground parking spaces, the property also features a substantial roof terrace.
The apartment itself has been finished to the highest possible standard. Throughout the property, touch-screen controls operate lighting, surround-sound and heating systems - the latter of which includes heating elements within the walls as well as underfloor heating. The property also includes its own home gymnasium, sauna and a spa treatment room.
The centrepiece of the property is its impressive double-height living room, which would make an excellent entertaining space. This expansive room features French limestone flooring and elegant fireplaces, and is currently laid out as two living areas connected by a large dining area.
Also included on this level are a fully fitted kitchen with integrated Gaggenau appliances and a dining area, a separate utility room, a large double bedroom with an en suite bathroom, an office with an attached cloakroom, and the master suite, which features a walk-in wardrobe, spectacular five-piece en suite bathroom, and access to the home gymnasium.
The upper tier is centred around the gallery overlooking the living room and hosts an office room and three double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, all of which feature their own four-piece en suite bathrooms. One of these bedrooms also opens out onto the roof terrace, which looks out over Chelsea Harbour.
Adjacent to the property is a separate studio apartment which would be ideally suited for a housekeeper or nanny.
Academy Gardens is one of London's most desirable addresses. Located between Kensington Gardens, Holland Park, High Street Kensington and Notting Hill, there are few neighbourhoods which can rival either the quantity or quality of the amenities in the immediate vicinity. Residents can access an outstanding range of designer outlets and luxury brands along Kensington High Street and Bayswater Road, alongside a selection of fine-dining restaurants and boutique cafes.
As well as these shopping and dining opportunities, leisure seekers can access beautiful green spaces nearby, including Kensington Gardens and Holland Park. The Royal Albert Hall is also close by, and the area is well-placed to reach West End theatres and other entertainment venues.
Within the development itself, residents benefit from access to a range of exclusive facilities, including a swimming pool, gymnasium and beautifully-landscaped communal grounds. The apartment is also served by a 24-hour concierge and protected by a CCTV system.
The development is also ideally located to take advantage of a phenomenal array of transport links. Notting Hill Gate, High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road Underground stations provide convenient access to the Central, District and Piccadilly Lines, while Paddington is also close by and connects the property to National Rail services in addition to the Bakerloo Line, and will soon also host the new Crossrail service. Motorists are able to reach the Westway and the A4/M4, and numerous bus routes pass close to the property on Kensington High Street and Bayswater Road. The apartment is also within walking distance of several prestigious embassies.
Several highly-regarded schools are also close by, including Holland Park School, Fox Primary School, Hawkesdown House School, Pembridge Hall School, Wetherby School, Southbank International School, Kensington Park School, and St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School.