A top floor (5th) two bedroom apartment in Battersea with
living and large
, close to the
This is the very definition of a project: A space where picture editor Louis could apply his love of Japanese
influences to a place he could call home.
After buying this apartment he reflected for a full year, before deciding what to do. He then embarked on a four month
; the end result is this
example of uncluttered, orderly living.
The styling is a reflection of Louis' passion for interiors but it goes deeper than that. The
teak flooring from
company Lassco was laid by a specialist carpenter who also installed the cabin bed in the second bedroom, another feature
Louis' travels around Ibiza, living on a
sailing boat. Incidentally, this same carpenter looks after the largest private collection of Gerhard Richter's work, so he's clearly someone special.
As it's up on the top floor, the apartment is lit both back and front. To exploit this, Louis removed a small section of wall, so that on entering the living area for the
, one is immediately struck by the wall of windows at the front which takes in the treetops of the central gardens. This is also the doorway to the wide, private
which, understandably, is very well used.
The principal bedroom is at the rear, with its own
looking onto a
skyline that includes Battersea Power Station. This room is really well
, where copious shelves of books complement the wall-hung artwork.
The second bedroom, with its front window and ceiling porthole, is a good sized room with that
cabin bed as its central element. Designed to be both
and practical, the space beneath the bed features large drawers, capable of storing a remarkable amount.
Lastly the bathroom; a room that's been a firm favourite with the occasional Air BnB guest over the years. It's a deep room, fully tiled with a
suite. As with the rest of the space, more cleverly designed storage houses the washing machine and concealed cupboards.
Finally, the technically minded among you might like to know that this home is set up for high level connectivity. As a confirmed audiophile, Louis hated the idea of wires everywhere, so he hired one of the country's leading professional AV specialists to install a discreet hi-fi setup for him along with his ceiling mounted projector and screen, a deliberate addition to avoid having a large TV dominating the room and detracting from the window and its
. This eventually developed into a completely hidden cabling system which includes ethernet for high speed
, a real bonus for anyone
working from home
As the developing skyline confirms, this area has been a hot spot for quite some time, so boasts its fair share of
coffee shops, restaurants and independent bars and pubs, all within
walks are just minutes away via Battersea Square, or head east to enjoy the full expanse of Battersea Park.
Council Tax Band: £1318.67 pcm
Tenure: Leasehold (91 years)
Ground Rent: £0 per year
Service Charge: £1,318.67 per year
Nearby Points of Interest
These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.
- School: L'Ecole de Battersea 0.1 miles
- School: Saint John Bosco College 0.2 miles
- Ferry: Chelsea
Pier 0.5 miles
- Rail Station: Imperial Wharf 0.5 miles
- 05 Feb 2003 - £180,000 - Last sale
- 20 Mar 2021 - £525,000 - First listed on Zoopla
- 26 Apr 2021 - £510,000