Gina Baksa goes through the keyhole and takes a look at an exquisite St John’s Wood property which brings LA-inspired glamour to the Capital, priced at a cool £22.5 million.
One of the most exclusive mansions in St John’s Wood, is now for sale, offering 11,420ft of luxurious living space. This exquisite seven-bedroom double-fronted residence at 100 Hamilton Terrace (NW8) has benefitted from a Los Angeles-style refresh from interiors maestro Bill Bennette, bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to north London.
Constructed in 1890, this mansion originally served as the London home of banker Henry Barnett, who founded Lloyds Bank. Frequent guests at this unique luxury residence included the Marquess and Countess of Clanricarde, George Canning and Lord Randolph Churchill (father of Winston). The Barnett family also entertained at their country estate, Glympton Park near Woodstock, now owned by the Saudi Royal family.
Fast forward to today, and 100 Hamilton Terrace has undergone a substantial refurbishment and has recently been rented to many high-profile individuals before being released for sale. South African born interior designer Bill Bennette of Bill Bennette Design has created this stunning transformation, inspired by the opulent Los Angeles mansions of Delfern Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
Positioned behind a pillared entrance, the mansion has a gated driveway with parking for two cars and a manicured front garden with planting and hedging. The mansion is built in the finest London-stock brick with stone detailing featuring bays rising up both sides of the double-fronted façade.
The house offers luxurious accommodation over six levels arranged over basement, lower ground, raised ground and three upper floors.
Wide steps lead up to the entrance portico and raised ground floor, and inside is a large reception hall with statement oak flooring and sweeping staircase. A large double reception room reveals LA-inspired interiors and dressing, including white sofas, blue and white Art Deco feature chairs, glass coffee tables and lush palm trees. Limited edition framed prints of A-listers including Elton John, Robert Redford and Paul Newman adorn the walls.
Across the entrance hall is a 12-seat dining room with a Deco-mirrored dining table, and a photograph of Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson above the fireplace. There is also a ‘His’ study and guest powder room on this floor. Furthermore, the lower ground floor provides the large open-plan family kitchen with a breakfast/informal dining area, a separate family room, a ‘Hers’ study, a children’s playroom and staff studio/bedroom.
The voluminous kitchen features bespoke units and exceptional informal entertaining and dining space with two large skylights allowing natural light to cascade into the space. Three separate sets of French doors open onto the outside patio with wide stone steps leading to the stunning large landscaped garden beyond.
The entire first floor is occupied by the master bedroom suite which has two bay windows overlooking Hamilton Terrace and is arranged to provide a main sleeping area and lounge/day area. The central part of the bedroom boasts a spectacular vaulted ceiling with bespoke Art Deco style chandelier. The suite is complete with his- and-hers bathrooms and dressing rooms.
On the upper floors, there are six further bedrooms and four bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have ensuites with the other four bedrooms arranged so that pairs share an ensuite. Accessed via an Art Deco staircase, the basement level extends under the house and rear garden and is arranged as a luxurious leisure complex with a mirrored lobby and a pool room with an Olympic-sized swimming pool bordered by lounge decks, cabanas and poolside cocktail bar and cinema screen.
There is also a gymnasium, steam room and luxurious massage/treatment room. Film fans will love the cinema room with its own cocktail bar and games room.
The impressive landscaped rear garden has a sweeping lawn bordered by hedges and two avenues of boxwood trees. At the far end is a timber-decked entertaining area with loungers and al fresco dining space. Beyond the lawn lies a two-storey guest house with sitting room, kitchen and dining room and three bedrooms above. The guest house has its own private entrance and is accessed from either the garden or Northwick Mews.
100 Hamilton Terrace – Where And How?
100 Hamilton Terrace in St John’s Wood in London, is on the market for £22,500,000. For further information, contact joint sole agents Aston Chase on 020 3883 6488 or visit www.astonchase.com, or speak to Beauchamp Estates on 020 7722 9793 or visit www.beauchamp.com.
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