Holland Park Italianate Penthouse


Situated within a classic Italianate Holland Park Villa, adjacent to the Ukrainian Embassy, is a spectacular penthouse apartment, which directly overlooks the former Halcyon Hotel. Once the boutique hotel of choice for Britpop icons and legends of the silver screen, this corner of Holland Park remains one of London’s most sought after destinations. Providing views onto the former hotspot the penthouse at Holland Park is available to purchase for £2.35 million through local specialists Wilfords.

Opened during the height of the Britpop scene in the 1990’s, the Halcyon Hotel was the go-to venue of choice for celebrities looking for a discrete location to perform their art, avoid the spotlight or use as a base when visiting the capital. Stars such as Naomi Campbell and Robert De Niro were regulars, whilst Oasis wrote their 1994 song Cigarettes and Alcohol in one of the 44 guest rooms, which went on to appear on the single’s cover.

The hotel acted as the private residence for Spice Girl Geri Halliwell for a period of time, whilst it was the destination of choice for Mick Jagger’s secret trysts, which led to his divorce from then wife Jerry Hall.

Commenting on the instruction, Geoff Wilford, Director at Wilfords, commented: “Holland Park has long been one of London’s most exclusive areas, attracting the great and good from across the world. Home to a number of embassies and within easy reach of prime London’s key locations it’s easy to see why this was also once the go-to spot for celebrities of the era.  

“The penthouse on the market has been finished to a high standard and provides much sought after living space and includes ample storage. Perfect for families or luxury pied-a-terre we expect the home to be popular with those looking for a statement London address.”

Located on the top floor of a mid-19th-century, Grade II-listed townhouse, the two-bedroom apartment provides 1,335 sq. ft. of accommodation. Entered via a private hallway a winding staircase leads to the main living quarters.

Providing double aspect views, including onto the formey Halcyon Hotel building, is an open-plan kitchen/dining room and reception room. Across the hallway is the master bedroom suite, with  his and hers vanity units in the bathroom.

The guest bedroom is adjacent to the guest bathroom, as well as a large storage unit perfect for keeping winter sports accessories or out of season clothing.

The penthouse is close to the green space of Holland Park, famed for its Japanese Gardens and free-roaming Peacocks. Holland Park Underground station (Central line) is a stone’s throw away, whilst Kensignton High Street, Hyde Park, Harrods and the museums and cafes of South Kensington are all within walking distance.

The penthouse at Holland Park is on the market for £2.35 million. Viewings are strictly by appointment only, for further information contact Wilfords on Tel: 020 7361 0400  or email: info@wilfordscaribbean.com

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