With its wide entertaining spaces and culinary mod cons, this oh-so-sweet home is made for guests. Your Italian hosts' passion for hospitality oozes from this beautifully-finished apartment, and as certified sommeliers, they know a thing or two about good taste. Each room boasts the best in bespoke, Italian design, and here and there, a paired-down palette is punctuated with a Mediterranean blush. Soak up the suburban sounds, glass in hand, on the boutique garden terrace. Or venture out in to surrounding Fulham, where the youthful demographic spills onto the streets, from the trendy cafes to the buzzing night spots.
Your hosts are an entrepreneurial Italian couple with a taste for the good life. Shorrolds Road exudes their innate hospitality and keen aesthetic sensibilities, from the al fresco dining area and wine cellar, to the cutting edge Italian interior design.
From the light flooded sitting room to the spacious terrace, Shorrolds Road is a home to be enjoyed. Original mantelpieces and stucco work have been thoughtfully accommodated in the ultra-modern, top-to-toe redesign, which boasts clean lines, muted colour palates and luxury fixtures and fittings. While the high ceilings, white walls and wide doorframes lend a welcome airy serenity.
Sip a glass of buon vino over a slow-stir risotto in the kitchen, the jewel of the crown, where brushed chrome offsets the sleek, porcelain colour scheme, and the top-of-range cooking facilities glint in the spotlights. On warm evenings, throw open the double doors and wander out to the slate tiled garden terrace, complete with dining table and barbeque. While for cosier nights in, the bookshelf-lined sitting room, with Mediterranean accents, is the perfect place to enjoy a post-supper grappa. Downstairs in the master bedroom, a large window and mirror-wall maximise light, and a cream, leather bed and dark wood furniture lend the space a distinctly Italian elegance. The immaculately finished ensuite continues the monochrome theme, with white porcelain and black cabinets, as do the second bathroom and generously sized second bedroom along the corridor.
Fulham offers a generous blend of verdant tranquillity and metropolitan bustle, with parks a-plenty and a vibrant town centre. London's affluent suburbia is a hop, skip and jump down the road, with Chelsea, Hyde Park and Knightsbridge all within walking distance. Central London is just 25 minutes away via the nearby Fulham Broadway underground.