A new private garden square with 40 Georgian-style townhouses is being unveiled this week in densely packed Fulham. The architecture of the two-acre site, once stables for horses and Hackney Carriages, is inspired by elegant Wellington Square, off King's Road in Chelsea. At its centre are formally designed communal gardens overlooked by imposing houses with large front doors and railings.
It will be a traffic-free retreat when completed next year. Cars will be parked in underground garages with direct access to the houses, while pedestrians will arrive via a listed Edwardian double-arched entrance, flanked by smaller two-storey new houses and apartments.
London Square, the developer, is aiming to capture family movers from higher-priced Kensington and Chelsea at its Farm Lane scheme.
"It's a family-friendly environment, with pluses normally associated with apartment living — gated security, underground parking and on-site concierge," says Rebecca Littler, sales director.
The houses range from 1,400 to 4,000sq ft and rise to five storeys, with light-filled basements opening on to patio gardens. Thoughtfully designed layouts allow for two levels of terracing. At the heart of each house is a feature oak-and-glass staircase, with surrounding openplan living space. Crisp and contemporary interior design complements the more classic exteriors, while the pedestrianised square has sculpted landscaping with pergolas and raised beds. All the houses are on 999-year leases. Prices from £2.6 million. Call 0333 666 2737 for more information.
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