What’s Better - A Charming Period Property With Modern Features Or A Luxury Modern Property With Period Charm? The architect of this superb 2015 semi deserves top marks for combining the best of old and new on the site of Ealing College Upper School.
Based on this impressive Victorian styled family home, a state of the art modern property with architect-designed period charm seems very hard to beat.
The property is named after the headmaster who was in charge of the renowned independent school when it closed in 2012. And if you’re looking for a spacious and sophisticated family home, this prestigious property will be top of the class.
The exterior design of this imposing four storey residence is sympathetic to the neighbouring Victorian mansions on this leafy St. Stephens conservation area avenue.
It’s only when you step inside that it becomes clear - this is no ordinary Victorian semi.
The front of the property has a bay-fronted drawing room with gorgeous high ceilings - so far, so traditional.
But the layout at the rear has been purposefully designed to help you get the most out of modern family life.
Both the spacious lounge on the ground floor and the impressive kitchen / diner on the floor below have access to the wonderful landscaped gardens.
The thoughtful, seamless layout will be perfect for enjoying the outside space as a family and will really come into its own when entertaining.
There’s also a small study on the ground floor - tucked away by the stairs. It will be just perfect if you’re working from home. It’s far enough from the hullabaloo at the rear but close enough to the kitchen when you fancy a cuppa.
All thoughts of a traditional kitchen that blends old and new have been abandoned. Instead, the stunning kitchen / diner embraces an ultra modern and sleek style.
If you’re into hosting formal dinner parties, a blast from the past that’s been given a thoroughly 21st century update is the “dumb waiter” which you can use to send food up from the kitchen to the dining room above.
If the weather’s not so good and you can’t read the papers on the patio with a coffee then you could head inside to the lower ground floor media / games room. It’s a luxuriously indulgent red velvet retreat.
The first floor has two spacious double bedrooms - both with exquisite en-suites.
You’ll have a choice to make. Do you take the room at the back with a balcony overlooking the garden? Or the larger bay fronted bedroom (with a much bigger en-suite) overlooking the street?
The top floor has a further three double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The front bedroom also has an en-suite, making it ideal if you have a live-in nanny or an older teen looking for a little independence.
The multi-layered west facing outside space at the back is beautifully landscaped and has been designed to be enjoyed rather than maintained.
The property is practical too, with a utility room and w/c on all floors.
There’s off street parking for several cars on the drive. You don’t have to wrestle with parallel parking or fight for a space and it does give you the chance to install an EV charging point.
Having said that, you’re so well served by public transport you may not need a car.
You’re less than 10 minutes walk from West Ealing station. After grabbing a latte at Café Leemoo you can hop onto a new Elizabeth Line train which will get you to Paddington in under 20 minutes.
You’re only a short walk from the big name retailers and restaurants on The Broadway.
If you prefer your shops and cafes to be smaller and locally owned, Pitshanger Lane is a similar distance away.
Keep walking for another couple of minutes and you’ll reach Pitshanger Park - perfect for a park run, a picnic or just walking the dog.
If you have children, the fantastic local schools are another great reason to move here.
Drayton Green Primary School (rated “Good” by Ofsted) is just 10 minutes walk away.
For older kids, Drayton Manor High School (also ‘Outstanding’) is just a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bike ride away.
If you prefer independent schools, there’s a great selection of both single sex and co-ed schools nearby, catering for all ages. These include Notting Hill & Ealing High School, St Benedicts, Durston House & Montpelier.
This spectacular family home has so much to offer - make sure you don’t miss out by calling 020 3488 6445 to book a private viewing.