An alfresco triptych

Owning a private outdoor space in prime central London is an invaluable asset – having three is a distinct rarity. Set on successive floors of this remarkable property, each charming outside area connects to one of the main daytime living spaces and is designed with a distinct purpose in mind.

The large roof terrace makes for an impressive entertaining zone, linking to a bar area inside. To complete the picture of a Mediterranean idyll, mature potted olive trees were craned into position onto special concrete plinths that allow for drainage. On the next floor down is a large balcony leading into the kitchen. Facing south-west, this is a delightful place to enjoy drinks before dinner. Finally, at lower-ground level, there is a courtyard, linked to the main family room – a secluded area for peaceful, private moments.