This home is hopping with bohemian chic and a visionary colour scheme think purple velvet and floor-length turquoise. Pair this with white-painted wood floors and reclaimed wine crate storage in the sitting room and see idiosyncratic glass decanters refract the firelight onto wood-panelled walls. Here you can pace the streets that heard The Beatles record their first album or catch an experimental play at The Bush Theatre. In your open-plan kitchen and dining room gather round for counter-culture and kooky crockery at the stripped-wood table. Or drowse on the corner sofa beneath the wide skylight, just a wall of windows between you and your sprawling garden.
Your host is an interior designer and Percy Road VI is a labour of love by someone doing what they do best. It's shared with two bright young things in the bunk room, whose old leather travelling trunk and vintage cartoon posters keep pace with the international retro rhythm that permeates throughout.
Only an interior designer could pull off a green velvet wing-back next to a red beanbag chair. Indeed, this is the home of true non-conformity, each room with its mind-bending geometric rug and complementary clashing colours that ring out just right.
Take the classic roll-top bath above which a riotous flower mural climbs the walls, bringing poetical elegance and the hippest hedonism into one aesthetic. Or the master bedroom, where you can stretch out in existential ease on an expanse of bed that would make John and Yoko jealous. This home, like its location, is ringing with the unorthodox inspiration of the Beatnik Generation.