Property of the week: a Notting Hill townhouse with a modern minimalist makeover

Located on Chepstow Villas, one of Notting Hill’s premier streets, this light-filled, five-bedroom home has been elegantly rebuilt with interiors by Mirva Yoshinari, whose clients include Sienna Miller and Soho House

The house is currently for sale for £15m

21 October 2020

Stroll down Chepstow Villas in Notting Hill and you will be greeted by many an impressive property, the majority of which are white, stucco-fronted and vast. On such a street, it's hard to compete for the spotlight – but this five-bedroom townhouse certainly succeeds. Currently for sale through boutique property agency Domus Nova, this striking home has been entirely rebuilt to elevate the scale and architectural detail of the original building.

The six-storey property comes with a £15m price tag, and boasts an impressive and beautiful design. Mirva Yoshinari, whose clients include Sienna Miller and Soho House, is behind the serene interior, which feels as cosy as it does cool. White panelled walls, marble detailing and industrial-style glass doors create a minimal space with layers of texture, accented by contemporary furnishings.

From the entrance hall, a staircase leads to a fully panelled double reception space, with a high ceiling, solid wood flooring and twin fireplaces. A pair of Crittall French doors lead out onto a terrace which overlooks the garden.

Downstairs, an inviting kitchen and breakfast room occupies the entire floor. Fitted with state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances, a temperature-controlled wine room and clever concealed lighting behind the cupboards, this expansive space is an ideal family room. A large marble breakfast bar, concrete flooring and a separate larder add further character to the kitchen, which leads directly out onto the landscaped garden.

The concrete flooring continues outside, creating a synergy between the indoor and outdoor space. Large planters line the edge of the garden, which leads to a summer house to the rear, a separate building ideal for a home office, yoga studio or teenage space. The building is topped with a 'bee-friendly' roof garden, while a cascading living wall adds further foliage.

Upstairs in the main property, the master bedroom occupies the entire first floor, and comes complete with two separate dressing rooms and a steam shower. On the upper floor, there are two guest bedrooms and two family bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.

As befits a contemporary rebuild, the property is not short of mod-cons. The basement gives way to a 7.4 Dolby surround cinema, one of the best of its kind on the market. The entire property is air-conditioned, and there is an integrated audio system throughout the house. Behind the building’s electric gates is enough space for two cars.

£15m, domusnova.com