Top five for July
As always at the start of a new month, we like to give you a rundown of our latest and greatest properties. As we enter the second half of the year, the quality of locations coming through our doors has been immense! Throughout June, the influx of brilliant residential properties has been immense, with locations ranging from country houses to vast Neo-Georgian family homes. Read on to check out the full range of our top five new locations for July.
First up is Brook Lodge, a fabulous red-brick country house, set within 1 acre of glorious land. The property benefits from a breathtaking rustic aesthetic that is perfectly complemented by the sum of its parts – aged wooden floorboards, eye-catching wooden beams and subtle touches like the wooden table, dresser or log burner. Some of the other notable features come from the striking antique tiled floor in the kitchen and the distressed plaster wall found downstairs; two touches that give Brook Lodge its overarching country chic feel. We can’t talk about this property without mentioning the eye-catching tennis court, a staple for any country house, giving you endless eccentric shooting opportunities. Thanks to its size and range of areas to shoot within, we believe Brook Lodge to be perfect for filming as well as large scale editorial shoots.
From the countryside to the city. Our second location to feature this month might not be exactly what you’d expect from a city house, but it will certainly make you stand up and take note of it. Welcome to Daytona, an immense Neo-Georgian family home, situated in the heart of North West London. Contemporary-luxe is the underlying aesthetic, with features ranging from a vast marble kitchen island, to parquet flooring found on almost every inch of the house. However, what sets this extraordinary house apart from other large family homes in London, are the one-of-a-kind details you’re not going to find elsewhere. These include the 4m wide marine reef tank that travels between two rooms, museum-quality fossils and a steam room. If this wasn’t enough to win you over, the curated South West facing garden is award winning and overlooks the 10m pool; thanks to its sliding glass doors, it has the ability to turn an indoor pool into a fabulous outdoor version. Similarly to Brook Lodge, Daytona would be perfect for small-scale filming and editorial campaigns.
If country chic and contemporary luxe are the overarching aesthetics found at Brook Lodge and Daytona, colour would certainly be the main talking point at Kombu. This fabulous double-fronted Victorian family home, located in South West London is seeping with stylish and tropical details. However, the standout area comes from the open-plan kitchen/ living room; here you will find parquet flooring, a green palette including eye-catching pine green tiles and tons of beautiful flora. Nevertheless, as stated above, it is the abundance of colour that makes Kombu such an exceptional shoot location. The dining room is finished in a luscious pink tone, the pantry is vibrant orange and each bathroom has a different tropical wallpaper – ranging from lemurs and jaguars to pretty flowers. We would recommend editorial shoots at Kombu thanks to its versatility and striking shooting opportunities.
What would you love more than a townhouse? A Notting Hill townhouse! Meet Pooky, a classic Notting Hill townhouse located in a colourful crescent, not far from Paddington Station. The exterior of the location is finished in a striking aqua blue, that is offset against a whole host of alluring plants and bushes, making for a truly unique townhouse. Inside, the interiors blend modern touches with period features, including cornices, wooden floorboards and a stone fireplace. On the upper ground floor, you will find a drawing room/ study that bears a distinct 70’s feel – with natural hessian walls, modern art and a great deal of mid-century modern furniture. With its range of design styles and assets, we would recommend using Pooky for off-the-wall editorial shoots.
Period properties are certainly dominating our top five this month, continuing with this theme is our next location: an Edwardian family home that has recently undergone a sumptuous renovation and subsequent rear extension. Check out Hyde, the last location in our top five for July. The standout areas within this glorious property come from the open-plan kitchen, the garden and the master suite – despite the rest of the location rounding up a beautiful house. Within the kitchen you will find exposed steel beams, a large central island and an eye-catching gable doorway that looks out onto the 70ft garden with patio and lawn area. Before you go, take a look at the sublime master suite, found on the top floor, with an office space and adjoining ensuite. Thanks to its ample space and premium feel, Hyde would be perfect for large-scale editorial shoots.