Open season Nature smiles on Elfort Road. Tucked by the Emirates Stadium’s emerald turf, this home has a green-fingered touch all its own. The sofas are soft, the skylights azure-bright, and a grassy breeze wafts through the kitchen’s sliding glass doors. In fact, with the scattered antiques and flourishes of colour, one might even be tempted to stay inside. But when the hour arrives for tea, you might wish take it in the gorgeous, lengthy garden. Before you stroll to Gillespie Park, Highbury Fields, or the organic grocers of Highbury Barn. Park life A young family with two children, your hosts have lived at Elfort Road for one year. This summer, they are holidaying where the outdoors is greatest – Cornwall. Landscape garden The garden catches the morning sun – so too can you on its wooden dining table or well-tended turf. Meander into the kitchen for a leisurely lunch, or simply for a refreshing glance at the pistachio splashback and bright white walls. Antiques and a bevy of toys await in the chic sitting room, all framed by corniced ceilings and eye-catching lighting. Make yourself cosiest in the vintage mint-green armchair, or breeze up to the bedrooms. Whether yours is the airy master, the lofty double, or the light-hearted single, the low rustling of the trees is sure to lull everyone to slumber.
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