Shoe designer Patrick Cox has sold his sprawling west
London home for
£2.75million.  

The two-bedroom Victorian villa, in the affluent Little Venice
area, boasts marble floors, a ‘disco loo’ and a large garden
with plenty of space for dining al fresco. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly man who has made his fortune in
footwear, the property also boasts an enormous walk-in ‘shoe
den’ with enough room to store 400 pairs. 

Despite the impact of stamp duty hikes and uncertainty
surrounding Brexit, which has seen demand – and prices –
falling at the upper end of London’s housing market, the
property achieved close to Patrick’s asking price of
£2.8million.

Modern living: Shoe designer Patrick Cox has sold his home in Little Venice, west London, pictured, for £2.75million

Modern living: Shoe designer Patrick Cox has sold his home in
Little Venice, west London, pictured, for £2.75million

Spacious: On moving into the Victorian villa, Patrick reduced the home from a four-bedroom to a two-bed property

Spacious: On moving into the Victorian villa, Patrick reduced
the home from a four-bedroom to a two-bed property

Fashion first: The property also boasts an enormous walk-in 'shoe den' with enough room to store 400 pairs, pictured

Fashion first: The property also boasts an enormous walk-in
‘shoe den’ with enough room to store 400 pairs, pictured

Next step: The British-Canadian designer is moving to Ibiza with his two beloved British bulldogs, Caesar and Brutus, pictured

Next step: The British-Canadian designer is moving to
Ibiza with his two beloved British bulldogs, Caesar and
Brutus, pictured

The sale of the property will allow Patrick to move to Ibiza
with his two beloved British bulldogs, Caesar and Brutus. 

It will bring to an end a 34-year stint in London – including
15 in his plush Little Venice pad – for the designer, whose
high-profile friends include Elton John and David Furnish, and
Elizabeth Hurley.  

Having spent 18 months turning the Victorian villa into a
dazzling contemporary home after moving in, Patrick has said he
plans to take on a new, Grand Designs-style project on the
White Isle.

WHO IS PATRICK COX? 

He was born in Canada, but London has been Patrick Cox’s
home for the past 34 years, since he took up a place at the
then Cordwainer’s Technical College in 1983 to study
fashion design. 

His big break came when his friend Vivienne Westwood, asked
him to create the shoes for her ‘Clint Eastwood’ collection
in 1984. 

He set up his own company in 1985 and went on to
collaborate with the likes of John Galliano, before opening
his first shop in Sloane Square in 1991.

In September 2010, Cox branched out from shoes to launch a
saucy cupcake shop in Soho, which was in business for two
years. 

Speaking on the sale, Patrick said: ‘For 15 years the villa in
Little Venice has been home for myself and the dogs. 

‘It’s close to Regent’s Park, which is ideal for walking the
dogs and the house has totally bespoke interiors and
represented a very special purchase for the discerning
buyer. 

‘I will really miss the house and Little Venice, but I am
looking forward to taking on another “Grand Designs” style
project in Ibiza.’

After buying the villa in 2002, Patrick spent 18 months
renovating before moving in the following year.  

At that time, it was a four-bedroom, property, but the
54-year-old decided to scale it down to a two-bed and give each
room more space. 

On the lower ground floor he installed a designer kitchen,
dining area and a media room/entertaining space.

The only remaining feature is the period staircase, which forms
a focal point of the home.   

The property, which is within a short walk of Maida Vale
Underground station, was sold through estate agent Aston
Chase.

'Disco loo': The British-Canadian designer also installed an enormous bathroom complete with several mirrors, pictured

‘Disco loo’: The British-Canadian designer also installed an
enormous bathroom complete with several mirrors, pictured

Elegant home: The property, pictured, offers Roman-themed interiors and this large outdoor space

Elegant home: The property, pictured, offers Roman-themed
interiors and this large outdoor space

Personal taste: Patrick took 18 months to make sure the property was just as he wanted before he moved in

Personal taste: Patrick took 18 months to make sure the
property was just as he wanted before he moved in

Renovation: The staircase just about the only remaining feature from when Patrick moved in 15 years ago

Renovation: The staircase just about the only remaining
feature from when Patrick moved in 15 years ago

One of the hallways in the four-storey property, with various framed pieces of art hanging on the walls

One of the hallways in the four-storey property, with various
framed pieces of art hanging on the walls

AT A GLANCE: A SHOE DESIGNER’S STYLISH PALACE 

  • A 1,908sq ft Victorian villa on Lanark Road in
    Little Venice, within a stone’s throw of the Lords cricket
    ground and the famous Abbey Road recording studios 
  • A master suite spanning the entire first floor
    of the house, complete with a walk-in shoe ‘den’ with space
    for 400 pairs
  • Contemporary interiors including a sleek
    stainless steel designer kitchen and a black Nero marble
    bathroom
  • A ‘disco’ bathroom for guests provides a focal
    point with an array of mirrors
  • Ample outdoor space for entertaining,
    including a patio terrace to the front and a manicured
    garden at the rear
  • Originally a four bedroom villa, Cox
    transformed into a party pad with two expansive
    bedrooms  
Open plan: This large dining room boasts marble floors while dark walls add a modern touch to the space 

Open plan: This large dining room boasts marble floors while
dark walls add a modern touch to the space 

Character: The shoe designer decided to keep the original staircase, pictured, but renovated much of the property

Character: The shoe designer decided to keep the original
staircase, pictured, but renovated much of the property

Modern touches: On the lower ground floor he installed a designer kitchen, dining area and a media room/entertaining space

Modern touches: On the lower ground floor he installed a
designer kitchen, dining area and a media room/entertaining
space

Dining al fresco: The west London property also boasts a large paved outdoor space that is perfect for entertaining

Dining al fresco: The west London property also boasts a
large paved outdoor space that is perfect for entertaining