The Stanhope Gardens Apartment by Riet Eeckhout is an extraordinary 3-4 bedroom residence that occupies the top three floors of a magnificent Grade-II listed building on one of South Kensington’s most prestigious garden squares (private access granted). It has a dramatic and imaginative interior designed by the architect Riet Eeckhout.
Stanhope Gardens Apartment by Riet Eeckhout
The apartment is the result of two years of planning and listed-building consent, alongside a complete restoration and modernisation of the interior spaces with an artisanal attention to detail. Eeckhout has restored the original Victorian features while making sculptural insertions that bring the spaces to life.
The property is entered on the third floor (there is no lift), and offers almost 1,800 sq ft of internal space. The lower floor contains a wonderful open-plan reception room and kitchen with a double aspect. The middle floor has two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a study, and there is a further double bedroom and bathroom in the eaves on the top floor.
The centerpiece of the reception room is a storage unit in African Cavazinca, which folds around the space and forms the doors for the kitchen units, providing a visual contrast to the Porfido granite worktops.
The bedrooms have bespoke wardrobes in white oak. The property has been rewired, re-plumbed and sound-proofed, with electric under-floor heating in the bathrooms and Miele appliances in the kitchen.
The double bedroom with skylights and spa tub bathroom are located in the eaves on the top floor.
Situated in the museum district of South Kensington, Stanhope Gardens is bounded by Gloucester Road and Queensgate to the west and east, Cromwell road to the north and Old Brompton Road to the south. Local transport links include the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines from both Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations, and direct buses to the West End and Knightsbridge. The A4/M4 from Heathrow Airport links directly to Cromwell road, off Stanhope Gardens. Both resident-permit and metered parking are available.
This property is being offered through The Modern House for £2,250,000