Surrounded by mature plants and trees, this townhouse makes a lush first impression. Part of an award-winning private garden square designed by celebrated architects Sir Terry Farrell and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1976, enjoy access to the lovingly maintained communal lawns, as well as your own secluded private garden. There’s a welcoming community spirit here.
Between the branches, the home’s distinctive pillar box red window and door frames emerge. Access is via the front garden, complete with a swing seat and firepit to soak up the setting – and the solitude. Inside, a galley office offers a dedicated space for remote working, leading to an open-plan kitchen and reception room. Through a bespoke oak door, inky blue walls create an atmospheric feel. The keenest cooks are catered for – pick bay leaves, rosemary and horseradish from the communal vegetable and herb plot to finish your dishes. Wooden work surfaces offer ample preparation space, elevated with reclaimed materials, including a vintage mirror splashback.
Look out over the sitting and dining area as you cook. Diagonal floorboards extend towards a wall of glazing that opens onto the garden. Screened by trellis and greenery, it’s a quiet urban oasis. Nature is echoed in the interiors; note the ginkgo tree trunk side tables and the vintage tree trunk lamp. Mealtimes play out around the butcher’s block-like dining table. Afterwards, kick back in the Paul Smith linen sofas – mood lighting comes courtesy of clusters of filament light pendants. There’s a wood burning stove for cooler evenings.
Sisal carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor and the principal bedroom, which looks out over the gardens below. Its vivid purple walls pop against a white pitched ceiling, emphasising the sense of space. Fitted wardrobes offer convenient storage. A second double bedroom also features integrated wardrobes and newly fitted plantation shutters. Both bedrooms are served by a family bathroom finished with Fired Earth clay tiles and ambient under lighting.
Up on the second floor, a third bedroom is tucked away in the eaves, with two single beds that can be separated by a curtain. A large walnut desk makes this an ideal study space. The property also comes with free allocated off-street parking – a rarity in London.