It may sit between the British Museum and the mighty skyscrapers of the City, but it's the littler landmarks that set Lambs Conduit Street apart. From the knitted blinds in the bedroom to the sitting room's blue-panelled feature wall, this airy home wants a closer look. There's a Japanese touch to the suede and wood wardrobe, while the leather armchairs are vintage suave. And so cosy is the balcony's table and twin chairs, you'll forget how close you sit to Oxford Street and the buzzy West End.
Semi-retired, work is just one tiny detail in your host's life. He spends four months a year in the office, the rest in the English countryside, or with family and friends.
Spread across the top two floors, this home tugs your attention this way and that. Slouchy sofas lounge beneath the sitting room's angled windows, or you might prefer to pull up a leather armchair and reach for a coffee table read.
Turn to the sleek wooden kitchen for a light lunch, or to the balcony for tea sipped beside the plant pots. A sliding wardrobe and knitted beige blinds lend the master bedroom an eastern air, while the bright double is hung with abstract artwork.