The classic Gothic revival house is accented by the newly transplanted Canary Island date palm. The palm was just one super-advanced plants freighted down from Sydney to provide instant impact and maturity.
French fibre cement pots are planted with fan aloes (*Aloe plicatilis*) and senecio.
Wisteria twines up a pole behind a contemporary bowl planted with Cardboard palms (*Zamia furfuracea*).
Small-leafed Boston ivy gently fingers its way up the side of the house. French planters from the 1950s complement the Yorkshire stone. The layered planting scheme also extends to the vertical surfaces in the garden. On the courtyard walls English ivy (*Hedera helix*) and Boston ivy (*Parthenocissus tricuspidata*) are planted together, with Asian jasmine (*Trachelospermum asiaticum*) spilling over from the top.
An imposing bronze sculpture by Australian-American artist Clement Meadmore makes a statement in the entry garden, under a canopy of transplanted maples, lush foliage and clipped English box (*Buxus sempervirens)*.
The entry garden displays layered texture, with a transplanted Japanese maple, *Agave attenuate*, assorted succulents and soft underplanting.
In the dining room, the windows are matched by a two-doored Gorka Vitrine by AM.PM, “a quite economical brand,” says Harden, from online retailer La Redoute (which offers free worldwide shipping on orders over $119). The oak Heldu Chairs and Kuskoa Table are both Jean Louis Iraztzoki designs from French furniture brand Alki. The hanging light is the Chouchin 2 from Ilonna Vautrin’s collection of mix-and-match colored glass pendants by Foscarini of Milan and NYC.
The kitchen was a collaboration with friends who founded the furniture workshop Pluck. The units were made at its studio in Brixton, south London
The splashback and worktop in the open-plan kitchen are pink marble