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Friday
Jul062012

Stalking in the UK

Jo isn't the only one who enjoys stalking real estate sites. Savills is a great resource for spectacular properties in the UK and abroad (Savills is HUGE. They have more than 200 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East). I came across two properties that caught my eye (so far, as I could spend hours on this site). This first one is seriously knocking my socks off. It's a 2,885 sq ft 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment located in Fulham, London. I adore the layout of the living/dining/kitchen - how they all blend seamlessly and then OMG those windows and soaring beamed ceilings. I think it's a genius idea to have the kitchen cabinets continue into the living room. It would be awesome as a library if you didn't want open shelving and preferred a minimalist look, and then your books won't get dusty! (P.S. Note the to-die-for Douglas fir flooring). The designer furnishings in neutral colours are just the icing on the cake. I also must give a nod to the lowered ceilings in the media room (actually a mezzanine) - perfectly cosy. (Link here)

This next one is a 7th floor apartment with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Battersea, London. The views are what got me (although both are waterfront). Hard to miss it with one entire side of the apartment being a wall of glass. I think it's sort of unusual how the owners opted to have the dining table in the center of the large living space. It acts as a divider and creates 2 distinct living rooms (or reception rooms to Brits). I REALLY need to find that large black and white striped rug - LOVE!!! (Link here)

Reader Comments (4)

I've walked past that building many times when visiting my friends in Battersea. I always wondered what the flats looked like inside. Just as stunning inside as outside.

6 Jul 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

The bathroom sink/vanity combo in the Battersea bathroom is unlike any I've seen recently (which is quite a few, as I'm planning renovations). I want to say it looks smart and sleek -- perhaps it's the shock of the unique that makes me hesitate.

Love the wide floor timbers and the sheltered balcony, though!

8 Jul 2012 | Unregistered Commenterflipsockgrrl

Love the white kitchen. Kinda where I think I am going next.

8 Jul 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Ah! Drooling over the first "room's" ceiling height

18 Jul 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthecitygourmand

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