Rhyeline's Flat




  • #3 Lambeth


Main Description:

A door with stained glass window panels reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's water lilies distinguishes this red-brick flat from the others on either side.

The mudroom opens onto a foyer with stairs leading to a second floor. A long hallway runs alongside the stairs through to the back door. The foyer opens to the right onto the parlor with an adjoining dining room. From the dining room, the kitchen hides tucked into the back of the house. Upstairs, a master bedroom and a guest bedroom allow for guests or even a flat mate. Outside behind the flat, surrounded by tall brick walls, sits a small garden.

The scent of an ever crackling fireplace intermingles with that of brewing coffee and the pure white roses in the bay window facing the street. Gentle lighting lends the flat a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Individual Room Descriptions:

A mosaic of porcelain floor tiles allows for visitors to remove their harsh weather gear before venturing onto the polished oak floors of the rest of the house. Along the wall to the right, a selection of muggle coats and wizarding cloaks hang from decorative cast-iron owls. A floral, blue and white china vase holds two umbrellas. A matching china bowl for holding keys rests upon a narrow table, topped with Victorian marble, across from the coats.

Across from the entrance to the parlor stands a magnificent fireplace. Porcelain tiles, identical to those in the mudroom, surround the hearth. These allow for the visitor by floo to regain balance before stepping onto the oriental carpet covering the parlor’s polished oak floor. A Victorian-style settee and a pair of armchairs gather around a low coffee table. Rows of books line the walls. In the bay window facing the street, a china vase holds an ever fresh bouquet of white roses.

Dining Room
Beyond the parlor, a small Victorian table sits beneath a hanging, stained-glass Tiffany lamp. A smaller bouquet of roses than the one in the parlor’s bay window stands in a crystal vase upon a circular lace doily. The smooth oak floor gleams underfoot in the warm, gentle light.

Between the wood counters and cupboards, porcelain tiles with intricate, colorful designs add line the walls of the cozy little kitchen. Several small pots of herbs rest on the windowsill that overlooks the rear garden. A cast-iron kettle ever remains upon the small gas stove. An icebox stands tucked into the corner near the entrance. A faded, turquoise rug lies on the ground over the dark stone tiles.

A path leads to a cast iron gate in the stone fence. A small seating area tucked into a corner of the garden awaits fair weather. The grass is a pure, well-tended green. All around grow bushes of the white roses which adorn the interior of the flat.

Guest Bedroom
The first bedroom at the top of the stairs awaits the visit of a guest. A magnificent queen-sized bed with ivory silk sheets and a thick down comforter dominates most of the room. The headboard is carved with intricate floral designs. On either side, long silk rugs of soft pinks and creams protect bare feet from the cold oak floor. An ornate Victorian-style dresser stands against the wall, across from the bed. Under the tall, curtained window sits a small writing desk.

Master Bedroom
At the end of the hallway at the top of the stairs awaits a spacious room containing a tall canopy bed. Ribbons gather curtains the color of Champaign around the four, elegant bed posts. A massive wardrobe stands across from the bed. With the intricate carvings upon its wood paneled door, it seems as if it is only waiting for the lion and the witch. Beneath the tall window with the dark, golden curtains sits a writing desk. Next to the desk, a small bookshelf holds a number of books. Several books rest on the little table by the burnt orange armchair before the fire. A silk, oriental carpet spreads throughout the room.




While the Lambeth neighborhood isn't necessarily beyond the means of an Ambassador's assistant, the improvements to the flat and its furnishings most certainly are. Though the flat is entirely in her name, it was in fact secured for her by Ambassador Magnus Troy and he arranged for the improvements and luxurious furnishings.

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