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propertydecSteeped in history, Harrods Estates reveals an apartment set within an iconic Art Deco 1930’s building in Kensington

Leading luxury estate agent Harrods Estates is proud to offer a stunning 4,750 square foot lateral apartment at Princes Gate, an iconic Art Deco building set on Exhibition Road in Kensington.

Spread across one level, this five-bedroom apartment features a generous lateral living and entertaining space with two balconies, including a formal and informal reception room, dining room, separate kitchen and cinema/media room.

The property has been expertly laid out with two ‘wings’ at either end, providing large bedroom suites, which can be partitioned off from the entertaining area. The south-facing wing provides three double bedrooms, one with a large en-suite bathroom and a separate family bathroom, along with generous storage space.  The north-facing wing provides a spacious master bedroom suite, complete with fitted wardrobes and a vast bathroom suite, offering a shower, freestanding bath and his and hers vanity units. In addition, there is a fifth bedroom with an en-suite bathroom that is ideal for a housekeeper or nanny.

Dating back to 1937, 59-63 Princes Gate is a unique Art Deco apartment building, which was designed by renowned architects Adie Button and Partners, who are also responsible for the Grade II* Listed Stockwell Bus Garage. The striking building was constructed from reinforced concrete and faced in reconstituted Portland stone, with ‘warp around’ corner windows; resembling the contemporary Athenaeum Court in Piccadilly.

Rising to 10 storeys, the L shaped block includes two basement levels of an upper basement car park and a lower basement, a storage area for residents.

Princes Gate is steeped in history. Past residents in the building include the Czechoslovakian Prime Minister and President Eduard Benes, who played a key role in implementing a range of missions during World War II.

The Art Deco development is situated on the Freake Estate, which was originally designed and built by Charles James Freake in 1856. Freake was also responsible for the white stucco fronted houses in Eaton and Onslow Squares, regarded as some of the most prestigious addresses in London.

Princes Gate is ideally located in the heart of Kensington’s cultural district. The V&A, The Science Museum and Natural History Museum are all moments away from the apartment. Kensington Palace Gardens and the Royal Albert Hall are a few minutes walk away, along with Kensington High Street, which offers an array of high quality restaurants and shops. Furthermore, the delights of Knightsbridge are a short journey away, providing a variety of shopping including the famous Harrods department store.


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