London-based Sex Pistols recording studio John Lennon now owns mansion-sized triplex
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Site: London, United Kingdom
Price: Â£ 7.75 million (US $ 10.4 million)
This unique triplex apartment occupies the first, second and second levels of a listed historic building in the center of London’s Notting Hill.
Built in 1904 by famed Scottish architect William Flockhart, the building first served as an artist’s studio and apartment, according to listing agent Giles Barrett. Then, in 1957, it was transformed into the infamous Lansdowne Recording Studios, graced by rock and roll royalty like the Sex Pistols, Shirley Bassey, Rod Stewart and John Lennon. Today the building is Grade II listed, a designation that gives it historical significance and ensures that renovations and alterations are carried out in accordance with its architectural integrity.
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In 2006, the interiors of the building were redesigned and transformed into thirteen residential apartments. âWhile there is also a penthouse, this can still be the key apartment in the building,â Barrett said. The triplex is characterized by double-height rooms, dramatic arched windows and a sloping skylight, with a wide range of entertainment and living spaces spread over three dynamic levels.
“Ceiling heights of 15 and 17 feet are very rare in the London market, where the standard ceiling height is 2.4 meters. [around 8 feet]”Mr. Barrett said.” This home presents a veritable maze of space and a quiet retreat from the busy streets on your doorstep. “
The 5,338 square foot triplex home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
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In addition to a gym, sauna and steam room, there is also a party room, wine cellar and cinema room that “will make you wish on rainy days,” said Mr. Barrett.
A first-floor living room opens onto a private patio, while the property also has private gated off-street parking, which is a rare feature at properties in central London, Mr Barrett noted.
Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, this apartment is ideally located in the heart of Notting Hill, close to the many shops, bars and restaurants of Holland Park and Portobello Road.
The house is a short walk from the green spaces of Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, while Holland Park and Ladbroke Grove underground stations are also nearby.
Reputable local schools include Kensington Aldridge Academy and Bousfield Primary School.
Agent: Giles Barrett, Sales Manager at Domus Nova
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