Colour me happy It doesn’t take the brush of a Hogarth or Turner to turn London into a work of art. The beauty is there already. It’s definitely in Holland Park, a canvas of cream stucco stippled with the greens and golds of sunshiny trees. That’s the background, but look closer to find the centrepiece. Paintings, of every known school, enhance this home’s allure – yet, for every masterpiece on the wall, you’ll be just as taken by another sight. The wallpapers are vibrant, the furniture both period and peerless, the curtains weighty with sophistication. With a picture-book garden and the tube station mere moments away, the perspective couldn’t be better. Album art Your Aussie hostess heads up a physiotherapy business. A serious art collector, she’s hugely into music too. Her son is currently busy studying at Oxford. In the salon With its tall, stuccoed townhouses and smiling trees, Holland Park Road will have you casting sidelong glances all the way to the front door. Head into the hallway to see artwork gracefully hung over the wainscoting, and choose between two sitting rooms. The smaller is snug and sophisticated, while the larger is so classy you’ll feel like bowing. But save your back and repose on the elegant sofa, before eying up the paintings around you. With its high ceilings, heavy curtains and polished antiques, any aesthete will be spoiled. Take a turn around the tempting garden or enjoy a fortifying glass in the vibrant, eat-in kitchen. Of three bedrooms, start in the dainty yet distinctive double before looking in on the lively twin, its shelves groaning with books and ceiling wallpapered in blue. The master marries old-time pomp with modern art, and the king bed is dressed in the crispest linen. You’ve two bathrooms, one modern, one traditional, both brimming with White Company goodies. Finishing touches Even your location is a masterpiece. Turn one way and you can join the peacocks as they strut through beautiful Holland Park, turn the other and choose from the restaurants and boutiques of snazzy Holland Park Avenue. Serious shoppers will have eyes for Kensington High Street, while anyone would be lured by the leisurely buzz of Notting Hill. Should you decide to take a trip into town, the tube from Holland Park to Oxford Circus takes around ten minutes.
Basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Basin, bath (fitted), shower, toilet
Dishwasher, freezer, hob (gas), microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster, dining t...
Double bed, ensuite, TV
King size bed
Satellite or cable, stereo system, TV, working fireplace
Small double bed
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