From the Putney embankment to the storied streets of Knightsbridge, Fulham Road winds its way elegantly and earnestly past some of West London’s finest landmarks. It’s a rarefied thoroughfare, and a spin along it will take you by Fulham Palace, Art Deco icon Michelin House and even the hallowed home of Chelsea F.C, Stamford Bridge.
But, sitting among these stadiums and stately homes, the latest luxurious addition to the road is more exclusive even still. Just north of Parsons Green, a private, grand three-bedroom house has been recently renovated — and offers all the splendour and swishness of Fulham Road, but behind closed, contemporary-designed doors.
Parsons Green itself has been a hive of Hammersmith and Fulham activity for centuries. But, while this quaint, quintessentially English spot sits mere metres from the modern property, the home also has excellent outdoor spaces of its own. And, at the bottom of this private, hedge-lined space, you’ll find a well-appointed studio; a property-within-a-property split across two floors and fitted with its own kitchen.
But it’s inside the main house where this modern development’s true levels of luxury come to light. On the first floor, there are two opulent bedrooms — complete with Carrera marble finishes in their palatial ensuites (which also feature heated mirrors and television screens). There’s also underfloor heating throughout the whole property, primed for any wintry weather that might sweep down Fulham Road.
The ground floor is raised — removed from the thrum of traffic but not so elevated as to take away from the road’s busy, bustling atmosphere — and features a vast reception room, as well as a private terrace that overlooks the swimming pool sunk into the private garden. (The pool itself is heated, and fitted with a handy electric cover).
On the lower level of the property, the kitchen-dinette offers a paradise for gourmets and gastronomers — fitted with a lengthy island and kitted out with premium ‘Gaggenau’ appliances and full-height glass doors that lead to the garden area.
Downstairs, you’ll find a media room at the front of the property — a space that conceals a separate access to Fulham Road. It’s a hidden gem in the largely bright, white property; doubling as an intimate home cinema, it has a distinct visual style — with blacked-out walls, floor-to-ceiling shelving and a snug atmosphere to even further remove you from the rush of the capital.
Back upstairs, the living room offers a prime example of the property’s recent redevelopment: the house was almost entirely redesigned by an interior specialist, who meticulously imbued every space with a unique, contemporary feel perfect for both lavish entertaining and day-to-day life.
The block, black-and-white design of the house gives the property unrivalled versatility, making it perfectly suited to almost any buyer. It’s a blank canvas — ready to be either filled with furniture and artworks that illustrate your personality, or left in its current pared-back, stripped-down state.
Spotlights illuminate the communal spaces, while the bedrooms benefit from chicly designed strip lamps — lighting similar to the minimalist sconces in the living area. There are also mirrors artfully deployed throughout the house, both maximising space and adding even more light to the already airy property.
Once you do step outside this modern haven, you’ll find a burgeoning, welcoming neighbourhood right outside. With restaurants, pubs and independent shops all sitting pretty on your doorstep, the property is not only with easy reach of the picturesque Parsons Green and Bishops Park, but Parsons Green Underground Station gives you easy access to the District Line — and a direct route into the centre of the capital.
Or, if you’d rather stay above ground, Fulham Road is waiting for you to explore its many milestones and monuments. Because, from the Thames at one end to ritzy Knightsbridge at the other, there’s much to enjoy along your new, sublime street.
Parsons Green Townhouse