Hardington House brings the West Coast all the way to west London. Leafy on the outside and languorous within, this home mingles modern elegance with all the harmony of a Palm Springs spa. Feature mirrors hang on immaculate walls, Barcelona chairs top wooden floors, and a bevy of balconies lend their airy warmth to the master bedroom and brightly modern kitchen. Best of all, with Fulham's parks and Chelsea's buzz close at hand, you can swap the convertible for your own two feet.
A successful businessman, your host rests his briefcase in one of two places when not at home a stately home in Exeter, or a sunny one in California. He remade Hardington House from top to bottom, changing it from derelict to designer.
The sitting room is at once roomy and warming, from the corner sofa to the clean lines of the cabinets and coffee table. Prepare something healthful beneath the kitchen's skylights, or meander onto the balcony and let the fresh air revive you.
A round outdoor dining table waits for four, while three bedrooms beckon upstairs. All king size bed, rich carpet and decadent ensuite, the master bedroom is an aesthetic triumph. And we think any aspiring Angeleno will be happy to find the balcony just beyond.