Mr Clarke thinks :
Nash House is one of the finest positions in Regents Park - this is the perfect city pad.
A timeless elegance imbues this three bedroom home nestled within the Crown Estate. Being so close to Regents Park, and with an incredible south-facing terrace, you feel far from the hustle and bustle of London yet right on the doorstep of everything the Capital has to offer. From the outside, this post-war building - built in 1962 and designed by architect John Burkett - is a striking sight. There is a lovely communal garden, and a handy garage. On the inside you’ll find eight separate apartments. This home boasts contemporary design and large rooms, which ooze style and interest.
Mrs Clarke loves :
That the interior is flooded with gorgeous natural light. This home just makes me feel calm.
The generous entrance hallway welcomes you with its mid-century decor and calming ambiance. Here you can put your bags away, pop your slippers on and head through to the main rooms. The stylish kitchen is sleek as well as practical. Everything is integrated and you have lots of space to prep supper for friends. The sliding doors open onto the balcony - which stretches the entire length of the apartment - but even with the doors closed you feel like you’re soaking up the London energy outside. The open plan living / dining room is the crowning glory of the apartment. With south facing views over lush communal gardens, the incredible floor to ceiling glazing and magnificent parquet flooring make this room worthy of the pages of an interior design magazine.
You’ll find classic mid-century styling throughout the home, which creates an elegant yet simple space. The three bedrooms are peaceful and have great views. The main bedroom is vast with space for even the most clothes conscious owner. There is also the most wonderful marble embellished en-suite.
The shower room off of the entrance hall completes the apartment, so whenever you have guests staying they get their own luxurious space to get ready for the adventures around Regents Park and London.
- Building type : Grade II listed apartment.
- Three words : Elegant. Lateral. Views.
Our favourite part
The balcony is perfect for the day's first cup of tea.
Stylish & Practical
In the summer there is a happy vibe around Regents Park, with Londoners flocking to the grass with hamper and a frisbee at the ready. In the winter you feel like you are in the Cotswolds when you are tucked up in one of the pubs in nearby Primrose Hill Village with friends and family.
Regents Park is on the doorstep of Mornington Crescent, Camden Town and Marylebone where you get a slightly different vibe in each. The location also ticks all the practical boxes for London living - you are within a short cycle to The West End, a slightly longer ride to The City, a stroll down the Regents Canal to Kings Cross and Islington and a quick tube or taxi to Marylebone where you can catch the train to the countryside.
It requires a certain level of fitness to get to the top of Primrose Hill (luckily we have been "doing" Joe Wicks a lot recently!), but the view always rewards the effort. Standing at the summit on a clear day, the London skyline seems to rise from the foot of the grassy slope, an arresting sequence that takes in the dome of St Paul’s and the spike of the Shard. The light plays on the distant buildings and although many of them had yet to be constructed when William Blake made his way here, it’s easy to see why the poet felt he had met the ‘spiritual sun’ on Primrose Hill. Fast forward a couple of hundred years and Primrose Hill is one of the most loved spots in the capital.
The view is great but, for us, it is the quiet places in the village that we love spending time in. A coffee sat on the bench outside Melrose & Morgan, a cup cake from Primrose Bakery, a pint at The Princess of Wales and a hot yoga session at Fierce Grace (don't do a pint before hot yoga... ever!)
More than a zoo
- Closest village/town: Primrose Hill!
- Pubs: The Princess of Wales - It’s the definition of a gastropub: dark wood, spacious modern decor, slightly quirky rococo chairs with faux velvet upholstery, and a bin full of new world wines – it’s a thoroughly pleasant place to stay and sink a few jars.
- Walks: Head down the Regent canal passing through Camden, Kings Cross, Islington and out East. Then get the bus home!
- Parking: Private garage.
- Local Authority: Camden.
- Council Tax Band: G.
- Tenure: Leasehold.