Holford House is a beautifully proportioned house just a couple of minutes walk from Richmond Park in West London. At first glance, you’d be excused for thinking it was built 100+ years ago; it was in fact only built within the last year by Richstone Properties.
If you had to pick a word to describe Holford House, it’s very likely to be ‘pretty’. The white stucco exterior and classic proportions perfectly align with most people’s visions of the ideal house to live and let’s be honest, it’s not the type of house you’d expect to find so close to the city.
Give someone young or old a piece of paper and a pen and ask them to draw a house and it’s very likely they’ll come up with something resembling the exterior of Holford house. Unlike many properties built today, it looks symmetrical. The front door sits in the middle of its facade underneath an elegant portico which is a bonus for those who like me are little OCD, and an extra bonus is the paint scheme which is pleasing on the eye.
Holford House is a substantial property offering 5,450 sq ft of space. When you look at its gorgeous exterior, it’s difficult to think of anything to make it better. However, there is, and this is the property’s exquisite interior.
When entering the property, you are greeted by an expansive entrance hall with limestone flooring. The hall features two huge nineteenth-century English mirrors with original mercury glass, which have been painstakingly rescaled and hand-painted by an artist.
To each side are the two formal reception rooms; both elegant and spacious with timber panelling, deep timber skirting and cornicing, as well as huge double aspect windows looking out of the front of the home.
An antique room divider has been repurposed as feature artwork in the drawing-room, while bespoke shelving surrounds the limestone fireplace with slate hearth. The vast space also features French doors, with direct access to the beautifully landscaped garden.
Across the hall, the dining room is beautifully set for eight with crystal glasses, Wedgewood tableware and floral arrangements adorning the table, an antique chandelier overhead providing the focal point.
Through hand-painted bronzed Crittall doors leading from the hall to the kitchen, the wonderful daylight filled living area is a captivating feature of Holford House. The super-sized bespoke kitchen features a collection of high specification appliances, which integrate seamlessly into an elegant and spacious open plan living space.
Custom made Tulipwood joinery in Farrow & Ball shades have been handcrafted by Richstones’ inhouse team, with the large island topped with a stunning single sheet marble worktop.
Next to this is a laundry room with matching joinery and a stylish cloakroom and integral garage complete the ground floor interiors. Given all that has happened this year and property buyers need for both internal and outdoor space.
You’ll be pleased to know that Holford House has a beautiful south facing garden ideal for escaping the stresses London brings. The garden also has a couple of terraced areas which are an excellent addition to the sizeable plot.
Well known for their impressive staircases, Richstone’s Holford House does not disappoint – the handcrafted solid oak creation spectacularly winds up to the second floor, with a Georgian-style skylight flooding the walkway with light.
The generous sized bedrooms are bathed in natural light, and bathrooms are beautifully finished in Italian marble. The handcrafted dressing rooms combine elegance with practicality, all with Tulipwood joinery in soothing Farrow & Ball shades. Cushions and bed throws are handmade using sumptuous silk and linen fabrics throughout.
Holford House’s master suite is the piece de resistance – a private oasis finished to Richstone’s usual stylish standards, the delicate hand-embroidered soft furnishings inspired by the vast greenery of nearby Royal Richmond Park. Vein matched marble encompasses the bathroom suite, finished to the highest standards with bespoke sanitaryware.
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