Setting the scene for this eclectic family home, Oxford Gardens is all bay-fronted red-bricks, tree-lined pavements and a welcoming, residential community. Inside, the ground floor has been designed with family life in mind. Rooms are big, bright and cleverly interconnected. Set back from the street by a front garden, the double reception balances period proportions with playful style. Think Yves Klein-blue bookshelves around an antique fireplace. From here, a skylit side return opens up to the kitchen/ dining room. There’s an inside-out quality to the space, where man-made textures – industrial columns, a wide kitchen range and stainless-steel countertops – are brought down to earth by muted tones and exposed brickwork. A glass-box extension creates a seamless transition to the patio garden. Remote workers take note: The shed makes a great office space. Upstairs, integrated storage, pastel hues and feature fireplaces keep bedrooms laid back and charming. Looking out to the front of the house, the master suite enjoys a private shower room. Two further bedrooms – one with its own cloakroom – share an understated yet stylish family bathroom with twin vanities and an inviting roll-top tub. A glass-roofed stairway rises to the second floor, where a bright, south-facing bedroom and en suite shower are ideal for overnight guests or young adults who want space to call their own. A terrific family home.
Oxford Gardens is a tree-lined, family-oriented street just off the Westway. From here, you’re a heartbeat from Notting Hill’s most vibrant streets: Ladbroke Grove, Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove are within a 20-minute walk. Stride out the other way and you’ll be rubbing shoulders in White City’s Television Centre or picnicking on Wormwood Scrubs. A springboard to city life, and a breather when you need it.<br /><br />