Taking liberties Though firmly Georgian on the outside, inside this home blends past, present and future in exuberant harmony. Mughul emperors preside over tapestries from Gujarat and Rajasthan, while wood is carved and polished, painted and lacquered. In one of the most desired locations in London, this home is perfectly placed, between elegant Kensington and the glamour of Notting Hill. And whether you clink glasses at The Windsor Castle, dine at the renowned Churchill Arms, or browse the free-flowing wares at Harrods, when you return home you’ll be just as spoiled for choice in these diverse rooms. Speak out Your hostess is a lawyer and a passionate advocate of human rights. When she’s not writing and travelling, she’s with her family, or reading in the courtyard beneath the olive trees. Declaration of independence There’s a real thrill to this home’s architecture, with its walls of glass and staircase seemingly floating mid-air. Your hostess’ roots are in India, her sister lives in Japan, and flavours of both permeate the beautiful decor. The sitting room is hung with Maharajas, the carpets are hand-woven, while a painted screen displays a picnic beneath drifting cherry blossom. And the master suite is more like a spa than a bedroom, with a dressing area, an ensuite with a double shower, and a terrace heady with the scents of jasmine and lavender.
Basin, bath (fitted), shower, toilet
Basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Double bed, ensuite
Ensuite, king size bed
Basin, shower, toilet
Basin, bath (roll top), shower, toilet
Ensuite, single bed, Hanging rail, balcony
Ensuite, king size bed, terrace
Dining table, dining chair
Coffee machine, dishwasher, freezer, fridge-freezer, hob (gas), oven, toaster
CD player, DVD player, satellite or cable, TV
Meet & Greet
The fireplace in this home is ornamental.
The TV pictured in the master bedroom is currently not in use.
The hosts' gardener will visit once a month from 9 am-1 pm.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
This home is spread over three floors with no internal elevator.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot, the microwave has been removed from the home.