These are the Goldsmith Buldings in Acton, West London. They may look like a stately home but they were intended as alms houses for the poor. Redesigned to contemporary specifications, they now fetch a pretty price.
Philippe Honoré, professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music, has bought one and invited the media in. (Why do people do this?)
Sit back and admire.
photos: Rachael Smith, Daily Telegraph