Flowery Terrace Home
Location Details
Address: A37 Portabello Rd.
Coordinates: A,3 - 7 (NW)
Owner: Crocker Family
Type: Residence
Wealth: Well-To-Do ($$$)




Among all of the very plain white terrace houses there is a single home that truly stands out from all of the rest. The facade of the house has been painted a plum purple with bright white on the frames about the 12 pane windows and the wooden door that's painted itself a more slate version of purple. A brass knocker in the door is in the shape of a rose where the spindly stem attaches to the door and the beautiful blossom is take in hand and used as the knocker. Engraved on the mail slot is the family name 'Crocker'. All of the houses on this portion of the street have a garden box on the street level. But only this house fully uses this box. Not a hint of soil can be seen under the blanket of green and purple flowers and shrubbery. On top of this much of the purple walls can't be seen as they as well are covered in foliage. Green vines cling to the walls and drip in purple hydrangea.


The Notting Hill neighborhood is a rather upper working class area and the residence reflects that to every nook and corner. Carpet covered floors and clean lilac painted walls are freshly scrubbed and painted. This home is comprised of several rooms. A mud room just inside the front door is lined with racks and storage space for outside wear and poor weather accessories. The mudroom leads into a living room area that's adjoined to a dining room which is attached to a kitchen. Within the kitchen there are several appliances such as gas stove, sink, and refrigerator. Often there is storage space under any available stairway. More often than not the floors are all hardwood, waxed and polished dark oak. Upstairs there are three bedrooms as well as a master bedroom. In the hallways as well is one indoor restroom that is located above the downstairs bathroom. Remarkably this house has a rather good sized enclosed backyard, and much like the rest of the house the foliage and greenery is remarkable.



Peter Crocker, Margaret Crocker & Lynn Crocker


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