Oxford Gardens, W10
This unique lateral garden apartment is located in one of west London’s prime neighbourhoods. Set behind a traditional facade with a private entrance, the chilled-out home intrigues as soon as you step inside. With smooth lines, contemporary surfaces, rich dark wood and dynamic open-plan space, we can’t decide whether it feels more retro Hollywood Hills or Australian wooded hideaway.
Ignoring the need for walls or obstructions, the ground-floor living space is brilliantly free-flowing and truly made for living. Multifunctional, it includes a relaxed lounge space, a modern kitchen and designated dining area. Blurring the boundaries between inside and out, floor-to-ceiling sliding glazed doors allow full access to the extensive landscaped garden. Beautifully manicured, this includes a wide wrap-around decked terrace with large dining table which further leads to a lush lawn and architect-designed, glass-fronted garden house.
Abundant potted plants and palm trees transport you to more tropical, sun-drenched climes. Back inside and to the bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with en-suite shower room. There are two further bedrooms and a smart family bathroom. As a property that has gone out of its way to embrace space, light and the outside, the previous owners have made it a true inspiration to us all.