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The apartment above the Travel Book Shop featured in the 1999 box office hit Notting Hill has recently been listed for sale with real estate agents Russell Simpson...

The triplex apartment, located on Portobello Road, offers 1,414 sq. ft. of internal accommodation, and 358 sq. ft. of outside space, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private terrace. The apartment is on sale for £2.375 million.

The Travel Book Shop where protagonist William Thacker (played by Hugh Grant) worked was a central spot in the Notting Hill movie. Here, Hugh Grant’s character met love interest and Hollywood Actress Anna Scott, played by Julia Roberts. The shop then went on to later set the backdrop for Anna’s legendary love confessional as well as other memorable scenes from the award-winning movie.

The building’s exterior was used as the Travel Book Shop in the film, although the scenes from interior of the shop were filmed in a private studio. The building was formerly the Nicholls Antique Arcade and then went on to be a furniture shop called Gong. It now currently serves as a gift shop but retains the iconic blue façade, which has remained in place since filming took place in 1998.

Notting Hill was a hit from its release in 1999 grossing $363.8 million becoming the highest grossing British film of all time. It has become a cult classic amongst fans and is frequently listed as a ‘must-see’ film amongst movie websites, blogs, and publications.

The apartment for sale, which sits above the ‘book shop’ will afford a discerning purchaser a piece of cinematic history alongside an incredible Notting Hill home. With over 1,400 sq. ft. of living space over three floors, the owner of this stunning apartment on Portobello Road will benefit from an open-plan reception room/ kitchen/ dining toom, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious outdoor terrace.

Upon entering the building from the ground floor, residents will gain access to the triplex apartment via stairs leading to the first-floor entrance which then opens onto the spacious open-plan entertaining space.

The reception room is immaculate with a statement brickwork wall, fireplace, oak flooring, and double sash windows overlooking the iconic Portobello Road. From the reception room, residents access the open kitchen/ dining room which also features the contemporary brick walls well as high ceilings and access to the private outdoor terrace via a floor to ceiling glass door.

The terrace itself is perfect for entertaining with fencing offering privacy whilst still providing views onto the surrounding Notting Hill area.

From the first floor of the triplex, residents go up a restored original staircase to access the second floor of the apartment, which houses two guest bedrooms and a bathroom. Both the guest bedrooms provide views onto Portobello Road with the larger of the two bedrooms also providing a fireplace and feature brick wall. Both the bedrooms share a family bathroom with both bath and shower, all finished with contemporary statement tiling.

The entire third floor of the apartmentis the principal bedroom complete with an en-suite bathroom, which includes a steam room. The principal bedroom has been finished to an exacting standard with white brickwork, a fireplace, cosy carpets, double windows (creating a bright space) and double aspect views. The room benefits from an en-suite bathroom which is contemporary in design featuring dark tiling and oak cabinetry.

Hermione Russell. Sales Negotiator at Russell Simpson commented: “This gorgeous apartment on Portobello Roadis providing a purchaser the chance to own a piece of cinematic history. The beautiful triplex apartment, alongside its iconic location, is truly a one-of-a-kind sales opportunity. Alongside this notable homeis on one of the most famous roads in area, right in the hub of Notting Hill with several shops, bars, restaurants and the market close by.”

Portobello Road is in the heart of Notting Hill, a hub of culture and art. Residents will benefit from some of London’s best culinary experiences, shops as well as the market. The triplex apartment is also close to several excellent transport links.

This gorgeous apartment on Portobello Road is on sales for £2.375 million. For further information or to arrange a private viewing please contact Russell Simpson on 020 7725 0277.


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