In Studio Borago, you might imagine yourself in that mythical Oxford ‘ivory tower’. You are high up in the tree tops with views both upstream and downstream. Indeed, sitting in the armchair in Studio Borago, you look out on both sides of Folly Bridge Island, up river and down river at the same time. This is a small studio for those who want to retreat from the bustle of Oxford life.
Paul du Toit’s Plummet hangs above the bed. A pierced porcelain bowl by Switzerland’s leading potter, Cornelia Troesch stands on the dining table. Originally from Cape Town, the bedside tables in stinkwood and yellow wood are crafted by the owner’s father.
The studio is furnished with a double bed, two bedside tables, a round dining table with chairs and a comfortable armchair. The wardrobe has a mirror glass door, a hanging rail, and three drawers. It is W50xD60xH236.
The kitchen has a full-sized undercounter fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave and induction hob.
There is superfast fibre optic broadband, a flatscreen TV/DVD and hairdryer. The latest in ventilation systems removes cooking smells, steam and Oxford’s notorious damp climate from the apartment replacing them with fresh, warmed air from above the trees at a rate of 180 cubic metres per hour.
Clothes washing and drying/ironing facilities are provided on the lower ground floor. Parking, secured by CCTV camera, in front of the house, is available at extra charge.