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Frithville Gardens, Shepherds Bush, W12
Tenure: FreeholdWithin easy walking distance to Westfield shopping centre and Shepherd's Bush underground stations (Central and Hammersmith & City lines) is a Modernist architectural wonder hidden behind a classic Victorian façade.
The house has been meticulously redesigned by the owner-architect, fusing the internal and external spaces to achieve an integrated indoor-outdoor feel.
The open plan ground floor has a reception room at the front of the house. The kitchen's long stainless steel worktop flows directly to the dining area, where the architect has used a minimalist fair-faced concrete structure to support the cantilevered upper floors of the new extension.
Full height oak-framed glazed doors connect with the garden and can be folded back to create one continuous space. A double height glazed atrium connects the dining area with the staircase and studio-office above and maximises light to the entrance hall and stairs on all levels. At the bottom of the atrium an indoor / outdoor fish pond runs under the glazing allowing fish to swim freely between the garden and the atrium. Outside the walled garden has mature planting and provides privacy and good security.
A laser-cut steel staircase hovers over the atrium and leads to the studio-office on the first floor from where there are views to the garden and atrium. At the front of the house is a large master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
On the second floor there are three more bedrooms including a large modern double bedroom overlooking the garden. This room has a horizontal corner window with views of the surrounding gardens and urban landscape and a rooflight over the bed. The large family bathroom on this floor has a walk-in shower and linen cupboard with washing machine. On the 3rd floor a penthouse suite can be used as a self contained nanny-flat or as a further bedroom with its own bathroom, living and kitchen areas . The open-plan living/kitchen area is glazed to the full width of the house with spectacular far reaching views of west London. Sliding doors lead to a grassed roof garden from where a ladder leads to the upper green roof, planted in sedum and other succulents. From here a complete urban panorama includes views of Wembley Stadium, Trellick Tower, Notting Hill and Kensington - a stunning sunset vantage point.
Frithville Gardens is a beautiful tree-lined cul-de-sac, well located for good access to Brook Green and Holland Park. The open space of Hammersmith Park is at the end of the street, next to the BBC. The Bush Theatre is located nearby. There are excellent local schools including the nearby St Stephen's Primary School.
RIBA Awards finalist 05/2008
Grand Designs Awards finalist 05/2008
London Open House 2007 - over 600 visitors during the open weekend made this the most popular local destination of the architecture event. londonopenhouse.org
Newlondonarchitecture.org "Cantilever House" selected 18/11/2009 for the“Don't Move, Improve!” Exhibition.
Elle Decoration Jan 2010 architecture feature.