Fashionable, handsome and perfectly placed West End properties are always rarities, and greatly prized by wise purchasers and investors who seek a stylish address in the heart of London. So in answer to a constant need for elegant, upmarket apartments in central London, Hurlington, in association with Galliard Homes, are creating The Marylebone Apartments, a development of 15 exclusive studios, plus one, two and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 354 sqft up to 749 sqft in size fronting onto Crawford Street and Durweston Street, W1, just a few minutes’ walk from Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street. Crawford Street was originally built in the 1820s under the auspices of Edward Portman, 1st Viscount Portman (1799-1888) – and The Marylebone Apartments at 21 Crawford Street reflect the architecture of the period, with traditional London brick, sash windows and other details, which have been skilfully restored to reflect the 18th century origins of the building.
The apartments (which include private parking) are accessed from Durweston Street, with a rear courtyard behind the building providing access to the lower-ground parking facility. The apartments are arranged over four floors, with lift and staircase access to all levels. In each of the apartments, an entrance hall leads into the reception room, which has engineered oak veneer flooring, integrated music/entertainment sound system speakers and mood lighting system. All the homes (including studios) have a separate fully fitted designer kitchen with high-gloss white lacquered units, natural stone worktops, glass splashbacks and Miele integrated appliances. Selected apartments have master bedroom suites with en suite shower rooms, and bedroom suites can include deep fitted wardrobes with sliding glass doors, mood/dimmer lighting and warm, luxurious woven fitted carpets. The bathrooms and en suites have large-format stone floor and wall tiling, glass-walled showers, bespoke cabinetry, heated towel rails and mixer/thermostatic controls to the water jets. Other apartment building features include CCTV security, luxuriously finished entrance lobby and secure lower ground parking complex.
The Marylebone Apartments is the latest of a series of developments undertaken by Hurlington and Galliard Homes. Westwood House, for example, is a joint Hurlington-Galliard scheme of ten luxury apartments, located just off Chelsea’s King’s Road, which all sold off-plan. Hurlington work with a number of prestigious brand partners, including Fiona Barratt Interiors, the interior design studio led by Fiona Barratt-Campbell, the granddaughter of house-building legend Sir Lawrie Barratt and wife of footballer Sol Campbell. Fiona studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Parsons School of Design in New York, and in 2006 launched her own highly successful interiors company – and, working for both private and commercial clients, Fiona Barrett Interiors focuses on prime central London, with a highly impressive track-record of past projects, especially in Chelsea and Kensington. Should Westwood House property purchasers choose, Fiona Barratt Interiors can provide them with interior design, lighting schemes, bespoke furniture, and joinery design for their new home (costed separately from the apartment price).
Jamie Feldman, Chief Executive at Hurlington comments: “Hurlington is a high-end residential developer which focuses on bespoke projects in Central London, the City and Docklands. We’ve undertaken ten schemes over the last 18 months or so, with other West End and City projects in the pipeline.” Adam Ratzker, Director at Galliard comments: “This is one of several important central London premium residential developments that Galliard is undertaking with Hurlington, and in due course we will reveal details of forthcoming jointly branded projects in Pimlico and Kensington. Hurlington are luxury residential specialists and focus on boutique schemes of bespoke homes, complimenting our London-wide Galliard Platinum collection brand perfectly.” Hurlington are current working with Princeton Plc, at 5 Berners Street in Fitzrovia, directly adjacent to the new Berners Hotel. Behind an elegant retained Portland stone façade the developers have created a scheme of eight magnificent two and three-bedroom apartments, complete with a three-bedroom penthouse with private roof terrace.