Our home of the week today is one to be supped on by those with a thirst for history. Wisteria House was built in 1740, and is perched between the Thames and Fuller’s Brewery in a secluded spot in Chiswick where the air is fruity with the scent of hops.
And if there was ever the perfect architectural accompaniment to a local brew, this deeply atmospheric home must be it. The two sitting rooms on the first floor are painted a moody grey, complimenting a grandiose marble fireplace and the imposing, gilt-framed portrait that it holds aloft. Jewel-bright fabrics invite you to take a seat and peruse the ample bookshelves with their colourful spines. And if the evening is balmy, open the French windows to reveal the paved garden.
Through in the large, country-style kitchen you can cook up a hearty pub lunch – the enormous Aga will ensure there’s always enough to go round. And if you thought you were already completely intoxicated by the charms of this home, there’s more to come upstairs. The master bedroom with its king-sized sleigh bed lets you sleep in calm splendour, while the ensuite holds a freestanding bath and walk-in shower. There are four further bedrooms, one of which is a peaceful eyrie among the rafters for those with more solitary inclinations.