Located In The Middle Of The Square
Sound Proofing Throughout
1,336 Sq Ft
EPC RATING C
Story of the Home
”We had been looking to buy an apartment on Montagu Square for many years, ideally we wanted something to refurbish and make our own. We viewed close to 20 properties and just couldn’t find the right place that offered the grand living space we wanted. When this apartment came on to the market, we jumped at the chance to buy it.
It was the position on the garden square that initially stood out for us, right in the middle of the western side – it has lovely views. But what really excited us was that most of the original features were still intact which is so rare to find these days.
The property was completely unmodernised when we bought it, a real blank canvass. We worked with some fantastic architects, structural engineers and designers. The refurbishment took three years and was a real labour of love. We finally got the outcome we were hoping for, it was definitely worth all the effort!
We spent a lot of time sourcing and importing the materials, our quartzite work top was delivered direct from the centre of a mountain and is so strong it wore through several cutting machines. Our bathroom taps are custom made by Barber Wilson, they are considered among the best – the Queen is also a fan and gave her seal of approval with a Royal warrant. On top of all the luxury fittings we ensured the renovation work was in keeping with the original features, we also futured proofed the apartment with all the latest mod cons so the cinema/guest bedroom could be changed into a bathroom/dressing room or any other variation. We also installed top of the range sound proofing throughout.
My favourite room is the living room, it is so quiet and the natural light changes through the day, it is easy to forget that you are only 5 minutes’ walk from Selfridges when looking out of the window on to green garden square. The building is east and west facing, so we get the morning sun on the front and evening sun at the rear, bringing a calm ambiance in the kitchen when we sit down for dinner.
Being so central we have the pick of the West End when it comes to restaurants and shopping, but one of our favourite spots is Boxcar café, just around the corner on Crawford Street. Great for coffee and a croissant. The Portman Estate have helped create an exciting district around New Quebec Street and Seymour Street with independent restaurants, bars and boutiques now competing with Marylebone High Street as a favourite for locals. If you are into your fitness, there is a great gym called RETRA by Paddington basin, it’s a new concept centred around a tough 30 minute workout, I definitely recommend it.
One of the delights about living in Marylebone, is that both Hyde Park and Regents park are so close. Commuting is easy and almost every Underground Line is within walking distance, nearby Stations include, Bond Street, Baker Street, Marylebone, Marble Arch and Edgware Road. I can be at my desk in the city in about 20 minutes.
Montagu Square has been home to some famous residents in the past including Ringo Starr, Jimmi Hendrix, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Its going to be a shame to leave Marylebone but our lives are now overseas.”
''The refurbishment took three years and was a real labour of love. We finally got the outcome we were hoping for, it was definitely worth all the effort!''