A pub in Notting Hill has been transformed into a five-bedroom, £17.5 million home with leisure facilities.
Formerly the site of the Earl of Lonsdale’s favoured public house, 48 Lonsdale Road provides 6,225 sq ft of interior designed and dressed living space.
Developed by Mayfair-based Fenton Whelan it offers bespoke finishes and leisure amenities normally associated with residences in Knightsbridge or Mayfair.
Behind the pub lookalike façade is a boutique-mansion with an integral garage providing direct access into the house and 1,249 sq ft of outside space in the form of a large south facing garden and two private terraces.
Features include generous 2.8 to 3 metre high ceilings on every floor, an abundance of indoor and outdoor living/entertaining space, five bedroom suites, a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna/steam room, media/cinema room, gymnasium and a separate staff/guest entrance.
All floors are served by a passenger lift.
The entrance hall has a four-storey high curved feature staircase with a 15 metre high atrium stairwell with bespoke balustrades.
The entrance hall opens into a spacious family kitchen/breakfast room and family reception room with floor to ceiling glass folding doors opening onto the rear garden.
The first floor features a triple volume reception room, with floor to ceiling glass folding doors opening onto a large terrace overlooking the rear garden.
The master bedroom suite occupies its own private floor on the second level, with a private terrace and glass wall dividing the sleeping area from the dressing space, which is lined with bespoke built-in wardrobes.
There is also a VIP master bathroom with walk-in double shower, bath for relaxation and double wash basins. The top floor has two further bedroom suites, both with luxurious en-suites.
On the lower ground floor is a media room and two bedroom suites, one opening onto a sunken terrace/garden.
The basement floor is arranged as a private spa, with a 15 metre long swimming pool fronting onto a large leisure deck, complete with separate steam room and sauna. There is also a gymnasium and toilet/changing facilities.
James Van Den Heule, co-founding director at Fenton Whelan, said the house introduces a Mayfair quality property into the Notting Hill marketplace.
“It is perfect for a successful family looking for a turn-key luxury home they can move into immediately and use as their London base,” Van Den Heule added.
Previously the site was occupied by a 4,100 sqft Victorian era public house known as The Lonsdale, once a favoured haunt of Hugh Cecil Lowther, the 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944), who became a vast landowner due to investments in Cumberland coalmines and the City of London.
The site of the public house and the adjacent property, the old Notting Hill Post office, have both been transformed into private houses, which has returned Lonsdale Road to its original residential origins.
Arthur Lintell, partner at Knight Frank (Notting Hill), said: “There is significant appetite for turn-key properties in Notting Hill at the moment and buyers are motivated and moving quickly when they find what they are looking for. This is a very exciting prospect because of the quality of finish and the originality of the property itself, not to mention the very impressive list of facilities.”
The property is priced at £17,500,000.
DealMakerz thinks the new mansion is another sign that Notting Hill is becoming a favourite spot for wealthy families, with several new ultra-prime luxury residences coming onto the market.
It follows the development of Havona House at 57 Pembridge Villas, a new 8,700 sq ft mansion that recently went on sale for an eye-watering £25 million.
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