Marylebone Apartment Rental Photos and Description
This apartment in a grand Marylebone street is just what the doctor ordered
If any London street has a handle on both the arts and sciences, it's Portland Place. A wide avenue that runs from Oxford Circus to Regents Park, this is a street where houses have both ballrooms and servants' quarters, where discreet doctors practice behind glossy black doors. It's for Georgian grandees, where the famous and fabulous totter off to glittering private parties in Robert Adam mansions. Embassies live here, supermodels love there, and at the northern end of Portland Place is this home- an art-filled two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with access to the crescent-shaped private garden that tops off the road.
What's up, Doc?
Just like the area they have lived in for almost a half century, your hosts have art and medicine flowing through their veins. Now retired, and ensconced for six months of the year in France, this former consultant paints and gardens. These days they're most likely to be found at the theatre, or entertaining their friends at Portland Place, whenever they’re in town.
The Georgian elegance of the living room, with its four sash windows and period furniture is offset by the bright contemporary artwork on the walls. Recline on the slate grey velvet chaise longue and pontificate on your childhood, or sink into the sumptuous cushions of the golden sofa and let your imagination run away with itself. There's a cool blonde of a kitchen, perfect for rustling up a post-theatre supper, crying to be served on the antique table in the dining room. After discussing the evening's dramas, finally slope off up to bed in the master suite with its French artwork, Persian rugs, and ensuite bathroom. Or perhaps you'd prefer the fringe benefits of the second bedroom, with a steely Richard Serra poster and its discreet, offset bathroom. All are filled with our White Company toiletries, crisp linen, and fluffy white towels.
Doctor of the arts
Portland Place is the best of both worlds, with the manicured wilds of Regents Park and its open-air theatre, zoo and Rose Garden just five minutes' walk away, while those souls made of stronger stuff may wander down to Oxford Circus and brave the Saturday shopping crowds. If it all gets too much, venture over to one of the many award winning restaurants on Charlotte Street for a leisurely lunch. And if it's an air of refinement you're after, then Marylebone High Street, with its pubs, bars and designer boutiques is a ten minute stroll away in the opposite direction.
- non smoking only
- children welcome