Spread across five spacious floors of an immaculate period townhouse, Artesian Road illustrates a balance between the eccentric and elegant. Curated pieces of global natural history are showcased alongside soothing natural tones and textures; two outside spaces are set for alfresco entertaining; swathes of light cascade through every room, affording an uplifting feel throughout. Plus, there’s an enviable bonus of off-street parking.
Enter the raised-ground floor reception room, where palatial proportions are invigorated with eclectic artefacts and furnishings. To one side, a large wooden desk is set for dedicated home working; to the other, thoughtfully-arranged armchairs make for inviting spots to read the morning newspaper. Open the French doors to the balcony, overlooking the peaceful street below. Movie marathons take place in the snug television area, just a step up from the reception space.
The lower-ground floor is the home’s social heart. Pale walls, blonde floors and stone-coloured furnishings afford the open-plan kitchen and reception room a thoroughly calming feel. Rustic touches – the tree root coffee tables, succulents and ceramic vases – converse with contemporary sculptural lights. Natural tones continue across the smooth kitchen surfaces, which is beautifully lit through expansive skylights. There’s a true sense of indoor-outdoor living, with full-width bi-folding glazing opening to the patio garden. It’s a suntrap imagined for afternoon lunches and evening tipples, crowned by leafy trees.
The first-floor master suite pays homage to the home’s elegant Georgian heritage, with pale sage walls, ivory curtains and a marble fireplace. Mornings are easy here, with light cascading through floor-to-ceiling sash windows. Its ensuite bathroom is a showpiece of materiality; a raised bathtub is skillfully engineered into glossy honey-coloured marble. From the stairwell of this floor, a second terrace is perfect for a breath of fresh air.
A serene guest bedroom, bathroom and dedicated dressing room occupies the entire second floor. A striking leopard-print carpeted staircase ascends to the third floor, where two further bedrooms are minimalist in design and tranquil in feel – served by a bright family bathroom.