Award-winning residential design and developer Landmass London has recently completed an entirely unique, dimension-defying property on Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, for its Managing Director, Alan Waxman. Bought during a meeting at the exclusive Mayfair club, Annabel’s, 76 Ladbroke Grove was a 622 sq ft end of terrace, WWII bomb site ripe for conversion. Today, the five-bedroom home has increased in size five-fold and is an impressive 3,280 sq ft set across five storeys, and is on the market for £6.95m with Rokstone and Domus Nova.
Featuring a light-filled double basement the height of two double-decker buses – complete with gym and media room – 76 Ladbroke Grove signifies the end of an era; it is one of the last projects of its kind in light of the planning permission regulation restrictions being implemented in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea on basement excavations. Likened to a Tardis, 76 Ladbroke Grove offers a sense of space and light which, from the outside, does not look possible, something which Landmass London specialises in. Landmass London places every importance in maximising a property’s space, using lightwells and roof glazing to ensure that lights flows to every corner; this type of design, known as “Volumetric Design” has been developed by Alan Waxman and is his registered trademark style. As well as maximising the use of space, 76 Ladbroke Grove is the definition of quality space; in no corner of the property is there a feeling of confinement. For example, rather than squeezing in a further bed-room, the first floor is dedicated to the luxurious master suite, including a grand master bedroom, beautifully presented ensuite bathroom the size of a bedroom, and walk-in wardrobe and dressing area.
A sculptural helical staircase not only provides a stunning central feature, it also allows light to flow all the way from the glazed roof, right down into the lowest floor of the house, making it light-filled even eight metres underground.
In addition to the staircase, there are many other fascinating features at 76 Ladbroke Grove including a charging point in the garage offering owners who wish to consider their carbon footprint the chance to purchase a property which can cater for electric cars. Thought has even gone into incorporating Victorian details of the local architecture which typifies Ladbroke Grove, whilst still creating an extremely modern home which stands out from the rest.
A 76 Ladbroke Grove logo has been developed and appears throughout the property, including on the complimentary bath robes; an indication of the thought and attention to detail that has gone into every aspect of the property.
Alan Waxman, home owner and Managing Director at Landmass London, comments: “I am so proud to present 76 Ladbroke Grove; when I first saw the property, I knew it had great potential to become a fabulous family home and, now that it’s complete, I am delighted with what has been achieved. I have been working very closely with my design and architectural team at Landmass London, spending a lot of time, and putting in a great deal of passion, to ensure that it’s best of its breed, considering every detail, and the result is something entirely unique for its location. We have used my trademarked “Volumetric Design” to not only increase the area by more than five times, but retain maximum space and light.”
Alan adds: “Having originally planned to live there myself, I now hope to see it enjoyed by a family who can really make use of the space – which has been conjured up magically out of a small chocolate box ‘housette’.”
“When every detail is beautifully executed, although they look subtle and simple, they have been meticulously thought through, and it’s the small details which create the sense of luxury which is unique to 76 Ladbroke Grove. When you first walk into the property, your line of sight extends all the way through to the double height void and rear glass box which makes for quite the entrance! Furthermore, the double height void overlooks a subterranean patio, giving the feel that you’re on ground floor level, despite being in the basement part of the house.”
“When designing 76 Ladbroke Grove, it was important for me to make the staircase sculptural ensuring an interesting focal point for the house; we kept the colour scheme neutral throughout because we wanted the architectural detail of the property to be the main focus, and also allow the buyer to put their own stamp on the property. We wanted space to be paramount at 76 Ladbroke Grove so, to make it feel as spacious as possible, whilst also complying with building regulations, numerous fire curtains were introduced meaning no doors were necessary in the communal areas, allowing open space at every level making for a spectacular house for entertaining.” In addition to completing 76 Ladbroke Grove, and with an enviable development pipeline, Landmass London has over 40,000 square foot under their design and management across Prime Central London. Landmass London is working on behalf of private clients throughout Belgravia, Chelsea, Notting Hill, and Little Venice, with a combined GDV in excess of £45million. For further information, please visit www.landmass.co.uk or call 020 7439 8095.
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