The swing seat can face the garden (and soak the sun) during good weather or turn towards the original cast iron fireplace during colder days. Hundreds of books line the walls, as well as prints and artworks accumulated over the years.

And as I always had a soft spot for benches and dining booths – there is not a single dining chair in sight. Garden view opens from the padded bench, a perfect spot for morning coffee: it would be a sin not to take every advantage of that big, green, south facing space outside.