Order in the court? Yes, indeed. This majestic Victorian home has high ceilings and clean lines. There’s something of an art deco influence, and a smattering of the seventies, too, all bound together by a stunning collection of modern art. The garden is large and well-established, and for more green space, you’re only a few steps from Holland park. Go and explore the bars and restaurants of Kensington High Street, and if you’re feeling the urge to shop, Westfield is temptingly close. So if you’re searching for a bright, bold home in one of London’s loveliest areas, then it really is case closed.
Your hostess is a magistrate. She’s from the US, and has been in London for twenty nine years. You’ll notice her passion for art and design, and the care and attention she’s lavished on her wonderful garden.
There are two sitting rooms in this spacious home. The main living space is up on the ground floor. Dual aspect, and split in to several elegant areas, you’ll find an original fireplace and a balcony overlooking the garden, although we’ll wager your gaze will linger first over the energetic canvases that thrum from the walls. The kitchen’s modern, and six can sit and eat at the retro dining table.
The cosy TV room is down on the lower ground floor, alongside the two double bedrooms. The master bedroom has a superking sized bed, and double doors opening out into the garden – in the summer months this is surely one of the most idyllic breakfast spots in the entire city. The ensuite is cool and contemporary, with double sinks, a deep tub and a stash of our White Company toiletries. There’s another bathroom, and a further double bedroom, clad in the deepest lime green.
Freedom to roam
Picnic in Holland Park, or dine more formally at one of Kensington’s many fashionable restaurants. If boutiques are your thing, you simply must schedule in a trip to Westfield, where you’ll find every store you could possibly image, as well as a cinema and even a champagne bar. You’re just a bus ride away from the grand museums and Hyde Park, or the tube from Shepherd’s Bush to Oxford Circus takes twelve minutes.