A temple or a home? You’ll find the distinction deliquescing in this broodingly beautiful home. Recently refurbished as an urban cottage in the heart of a Grade II Victorian conservation neighbourhood, Cornwall Road II is adorned with Buddhist imagery, ethnographic artefacts from the Orient and internationally acclaimed art. But don’t bow in reverence, this home maintains a country casualness – when you’re done at the French Farmhouse table, with the triple shower wet room and the plasma flat screen TVs, head out to the Old Vic or National Theatre, at either end of the street.
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