Advent Calendar Day 8: 21-Year Old Whisky and Cuban Cigars
Competitions — 7 days
Competitions — 7 days
Competitions — 6 days
Competitions — 4 days
Competitions — 5 days
Competitions — 16 hours
Competitions — 2 days
Competitions — 3 days
Gear — 7 days
Gear — 3 days
How to — 3 days
The Diary — 6 days
Travel — 3 days
John Nash was one of the most celebrated architects in British history. Not only that, he was unrivalled in how prolific his designs were across Regency London. During the reign of George IV, he remapped London – creating much of the Mall and even Buckingham Palace. Now, you can own a building designed by the man who put a roof over the heads of the monarchy.
Cumberland Terrace, situated on the Eastern side of Regent’s Park, is a Grade I listed terrace house which encapsulates panoramic views over the prestigious Royal Park. Steeped in history, and located in one of the most sophisticated and debonair areas of the capital, the property is pioneering in the use of Picturesque architecture – and is on the market through Carter Jonas and Savills now.
Now, you can own a building designed by the man who put a roof over the heads of the monarchy
Completed in 1826, and recently restored to capture the ideals that Nash originally envisioned, Cumberland Terrace is extremely well-laid out, at once respecting and reimagining the original features with newer developments. The property comes well-equipped with a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, as well as a further three spacious bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms.
A lavish reception leads to the kitchen and a further dining area spreads over one floor; with an impressive larder, cloakroom and staff accommodation. But the real talking point is the refurbishment, and the new life it has breathed into this already-vibrant property. Sublimely renovated to the highest possible standard, the triple aspect terrace now comprises five reception rooms that boast grandeur whilst providing a warm family feel.
But the real talking point is the refurbishment, and the new life it has breathed into this already-vibrant property
The aforementioned master suite has been beautifully restored to its original glory, adorned with an original fire place, sensational large window with views over the Royal Park incorporating a stylish dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Of particular note, high ceilings and original period features have been exemplified with the renewed decoration, all have which have been ideally crafted to adhere to Nash’s Picturesque design.
Among the most interesting facets of the renovation is the contemporary touches that have been introduced to traditional features. Future-proofed for all entertainment needs, storage has been inserted into the space, and a superb wine cellar has been incorporated into the property. Overall, positioned near excellent transport links and amenities – not to mention the large garage and off-street parking – this piece of London’s past is ready to begin the next chapter in its vibrant and culturally-rich history.