5 bedroom Flat/Apartment in Harrods Village

GBP 6,995,000
(US $7,407,894)
William Hunt Mansions, 4 Somerville Avenue, SW13
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Status: Active
Rare to the market is this absolutely stunning Penthouse apartment in the exclusive Harrods Village in Barnes. This unique property occupies approximately half of the top floor of this iconic Grade II listed building called William Hunt Mansions and is adjacent to the River Thames. It boasts a complete wrap around terrace with unparalleled views across London in all directions. There are several doors that lead to the terrace from multiple rooms within the apartment. This large property of just over 6000 sq ft of internal space comprises a central entrance hallway, which leads to a split level dining room and reception room with floor to ceiling glass and lovely views towards Putney. There is a generous kitchen with southerly views and space for a dining table and chairs. The main bedroom suite occupies a prime corner of the apartment and offers two dressing rooms and an en-suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, three of which have en-suite bathrooms. Additionally there is a utility room, plenty of storage areas and lift access that is private to the fifth floor. The property has four underground parking spaces and a separate store room. Harrods Village is an exclusive, gated development on the south side of the river Thames, close to Hammersmith Bridge. It offers a 24-hour concierge service and comprehensive on-site facilities for the residents including a 25m. swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and business centre. History - William Hunt Mansions, one of three historic buildings making up today's Harrods Village, was originally the Harrods Furniture Depository. This large, imposing building along the Thames at Barnes has long been a landmark for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat race and was designed to mirror the famous Harrods department store in Knightsbridge. This grand building by the banks of the river was completed in 1913 and designed using red brick and terracotta, featuring baroque style themes with strong horizontal lines and the prominent cupolas. An additional long wing was added in 1920, with a similar wing planned for the north side that was never completed. The former warehouse building was particularly noteworthy because of the reinforced cantilevers either side of the lift shaft, which assisted in its gaining Grade II listed status in 1990. The historic Harrods buildings were converted into apartments in 1997-99 with the old soap factory renamed Charles Harrod Building after the former owner of Harrods department store. The former candle factory was renamed Richard Burbidge Buildings in honour of the former managing director of Harrods. The later grand building by the river was officially named William Hunt Mansions in honour of architect W.G. Hunt and officially opened in spring 1999. Location / Transport / Schooling – Barnes is surrounded on three sides by the River Thames, providing lovely walks, and has the world famous London Wetlands centre. For the sports enthusiast, The Riverside Health Club is just across Barnes Bridge, while Rocks Lane offers a wide range of sporting activities and Richmond Park is approximately two miles away. Barnes also offers an eclectic range of shops, award-winning restaurants and the famous duck pond. Convenient transport links are at Barnes and Barnes Bridge stations, which offer frequent service into London Waterloo. Hammersmith Station is the closet Tube (approx. 0.7m Google) currently accessed by foot over Hammersmith Bridge, offering the District, Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines into central London and directly to Heathrow Airport. There are some excellent schools in the area, including the renowned St Paul's Boys & Juniors, The Harrodian and The Swedish School. Local primary schools are Lowther, St Osmund's and Barnes Primary.
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