THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
Steeped in history, this grand example of Georgian revival architecture is brimming with characterful design touches. Behind the wrought iron railings and redbrick façade is a home that surprises and delights in equal measure. A commanding presence in a leafy location, this imposing property is cloaked behind a curtain of privacy.
Inside, a central carved mahogany staircase makes for a grand entrance, unfurling over three upper floors. An elaborate silk paper adorns the walls. Circling this space is a series of reception rooms. To one side, a rich, wood-panelled dining room crowned with intricate cornicing – the scene of suppers drawn out late into the night in front of the open fire. To the other side, a classical drawing room to decamp to after dinner, with its large, carved stucco fireplace, ornate mouldings and decorative pillar detail. Next door, a study and a vast kitchen-diner with shaker-style kitchen and warming AGA – the heart of the home. Sets of sash windows keep the room bright, funnelling light onto the polished parquet floors that run throughout. A generous space for all the family to congregate, with a snug just next door that opens out onto the central courtyard and a garage, home to a classic roadster.
Upstairs, the first floor hosts four bedrooms – two with family-sized en-suite bathrooms – and a large study opening out onto a terrace. The master, flooded with light, is decorated with a striking hand-painted mural, a rolled-armed chaise ensconced in the bay. A wonderfully indulgent space to wake up in. On the second floor, a media room with its own sleek kitchen, family-sized bathroom and separate bedroom – perfect for visiting guests, working creatives or members of the family needing their own privacy.