A Gothic Villa in Central London
gothic architecture and an expansive back garden in the center of London.
BY MATEO TATE | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JULY 10, 2019 | MANSION GLOBAL
1 of 12 The home’s white exterior is enlivened by a pitched roof with black shingles and rows of picturesque windows that give the residence a provincial feel.
Listing of the Day
Location: St. John’s Wood, London
Price: £15 million (US$19.11 million)
Through a black gate and past a hedge of vibrant foliage stands this cozy Gothic Villa in the central London neighborhood of St. John’s Wood.
“The most striking part of this home is its Gothic-style detailing and white stucco façade, which boasts fantastic ‘curb appeal’,” said listing agent Mark Pollack of Aston Chase.
Built in 1843, Mr. Pollack noted that the home’s classic design and scenic landscaping mean it “wouldn’t look out of place in the countryside, despite its central London location.” Featuring a motif of pointed spires, the home’s white exterior is enlivened by a pitched roof with black shingles and rows of picturesque windows that give the residence a provincial feel.
The home’s interior maintains this classic sensibility with wooden plank flooring, detailed moulding and a neutral palette brightened by pops of pastels and patterned wallpaper.
A convergence of windows, skylights, and both recessed and modern lighting fixtures ensure the interior is flooded with light.
Mr. Pollack said the Gothic residence “provides extensive family accommodation and beautiful entertaining areas allowing for a very relaxed and sophisticated lifestyle, with the formal dining room perfect for hosting dinner parties.”
Yet the home’s highlight is undoubtedly its expansive back garden, which features scenic landscaping, a stone terrace, and a verdant lawn ideal for entertaining.
“The home has extensive front and rear landscaped gardens with a large rear terrace ideal for al fresco dining,” Mr. Pollack described. “My personal favorite part is the vine-covered stone pergola which creates a romantic setting adjacent to the magnificent lawn.”
Spanning two floors, the 5,579-square-foot residence includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Proposed planning will add 2,531 square feet of additional space on the lower level.
In addition to the expansive back garden, the residence includes a study, a games room, and a bathroom with a rainfall shower.
Mr. Pollack noted, the new plan will add “a leisure complex complete with a swimming pool, gym, spa, steam room, sauna and changing facilities” alongside “a cinema room, wine cellar and a sixth [or] staff bedroom with en-suite shower room.”
The residence is located in the central London neighborhood of St. John’s Wood, known for its tranquil residential area, boutique-filled high streets, and international schools.
Mr. Pollack noted, “The ideal homeowner would be for a family wanting to capitalize on the nearby schooling, amenities of St. John’s Wood and the connectivity provided by the St. John’s Wood underground station to the City and Canary Wharf via the Jubilee line.”
Agent: Mark Pollack, Co-Founder and Directory of Aston Chase