Charlie Willis is delighted to offer this sophisticated second floor (with lift) apartment in a sought after portered mansion building. This hugely impressive and exquisitely presented lateral apartment oozes style and elegance, being efurbished to an extremely high standard, the home offers a delightful blend of tasteful interiors and period proportions.
With a large entrance hall, two reception rooms and a nearly new kitchen with modern appliances, the flat further benefits from three bedrooms; with the principal bedroom having a walk-through dressing room and an en suite bathroom and doors onto the private West facing balcony.
Hailed as one of the best maintained mansion buildings in the Boltons Conservation Area, the period property is well located for the neighbouring excellent schools, shops and transport links that are all within close proximity.
53 Drayton Gardens was constructed, together with 49 and 51 Drayton Gardens, in 1897-8 by J. Norton, as confirmed in the Boltons
Conservation Area Appraisal 2015.
The mansion block is constructed in red brick masonry to a 5-bay system with
double projecting bay windows to its principal elevation. All windows to the main
body of the building are set with stone bases and decorative iron work balustraded
balconies which run across the face of the property.
In considering the historic interest of 53 Drayton Gardens, the Boltons Conservation Area Appraisal
2015 notes that at the end of the 19th century there was an interest in emulating the
design of high density mansion blocks to be found on the continent. The mansion blocks in
Drayton Gardens comprise part of that movement, which contributes to its
historic and architectural interest, albeit as a non-designated heritage asset. The location of
this and similar properties built in the late nineteenth century are shown on Fig 3.3 of the
Boltons Conservation Area Appraisal.
The significance of the Boltons Conservation Area is derived from the historical development of the area during the 19th century. This remains fully legible in its existing plan form, built fabric
and relationship between buildings and planned open spaces. The conservation area has
historical and communal value in illustrating the expansion and increased prosperity of Victorian
Kensington and London. It also illustrates the development in new trends in residential planning and the changing tastes in domestic architectural styles and materials in this period. 53 Drayton Gardens, and the neighbouring mansion blocks are identified in the Conservation Area
Appraisal as buildings that make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of
the conservation area. Nonetheless No 53 remains a non-listed heritage asset.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||0.4%||£6,175,000||4||1.5|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£330,000 (3)||£1,076,818 (11)||£2,704,244 (20)||£4,154,500 (20)||£4,883,333 (6)|
|Flats||£756,961 (79)||£1,134,338 (201)||£1,959,171 (70)||£3,942,647 (17)||£12,970,000 (4)|
|All||£741,341 (82)||£1,131,353 (212)||£2,124,743 (90)||£4,057,162 (37)||£8,118,000 (10)|