A three-bedroom maisonette on popular Walton Street in Knightsbridge, London is on the market at £2.15 million.
Apartments with their own ground floor private entrances, plenty of light and good views do not come up all that often, making this a rare purchase, says the selling agents Knight Frank in Sloane Avenue (020 7591 8600; www.knightfrank.co.uk).
The maisonette, which straddles three levels of a Grade-II listed building, has two large double bedrooms and one small double bedroom, along with a roomy reception room with floor to ceiling windows and a friendly kitchen/dining room.
‘One of the best things about the property is how well-presented it is,’ says James Holroyd from Knight Frank. ‘The current owners have a good eye when it comes to style and finish.’
The home has been refurbished with reclaimed oak flooring with a lime finish, under-floor heating, a Poggenpohl kitchen and a Bang and Olufsen sound system, while still managing to retain period features like the original cornicing.
‘Although this is technically a flat, it feels much more like a small house,’ adds Mr Holroyd.
Other pluses include the south-easterly facing first floor reception room and pleasing rear aspect. ‘You are not overlooked or blocked by a wall. There is enough distance away from other buildings to admit a good deal of light into the drawing room.’
The property also comes with a long lease of 102 years, which does not expire until 2111, and ground rent costs only £250 per year. Walton Street is close to all the shops, cafes and restaurants of the nearby Brompton Road and Sloane Street.