Dating from around 1850, this exquisite house of incredible proportion, character and style has a west-facing garden, off street parking and two entrances. The lavish accommodation is laid over four (full) floors and measures in at approximately 2,134 square feet. The living space occupies two floors, providing three independent reception spaces, a large kitchen, a bathroom, additional w.c. And utility. On the upper floors, this home has three bathrooms and three bedrooms plus a dressing room. Find it minutes from Queen’s Road Peckham Station (Zone 2) for main line and London Overground services. Freehold.
The property’s formal entrance is on the upper ground floor. You'll admire the mature wisteria on the house's facade. Open into the grand hall with sympathetic blue hue to the walls. The floors have been stripped and varnished beautifully. Formal reception rooms with their original fireplaces sit off to your left with the original dividing doors offering flexibility. French windows look onto leafy street views. From the rear reception you have a deep and tall bay window onto garden views. At the rear of this floor is a sleek bathroom with tropical vista (via sash window) onto a well-established palm.
On the lower ground floor you have plenty of under stairs storage plus utility room (access the garden here) and downstairs w.c. A large porch area also sits by the second front door (that’s great for bringing in groceries, wine deliveries or muddy boots). A large family room of 15ft by 11ft lies open-plan to the large kitchen of 15ft by 10ft. The fitted kitchen is nothing short of beautiful, with white gloss units and brass detail. The current owners have also put in a noteworthy, huge glass splash back that’s a digitised painting from Greenwich’s Maritime Museum. Appliances are all built-in and included in the sale. French doors open out onto the paved area of the garden (outside tap plus external electricity points feature here). Beyond this is a healthy lawned area. The garden's been professionally landscaped with mature borders, shrubs, flowers and our favourites – a pair of happy palm trees.
Moving upstairs, admiring the garden views on the ascent, two large bedrooms grace the first floor. The front bedroom is 14ft by 11ft with a built-in wardrobe, two sash windows and an en suite bathroom with white suite. The second is 15ft by 10ft and has built-in (original) alcove cupboards plus bespoke shelving across the chimney breast; making the room an equally perfect library. On the second floor you’ll find the master suite taking the entire floor. To the rear of the house is a huge bathroom with both bath and (power) shower. To the front is a huge bedroom of 14ft by 11ft that is open to a dressing room/nursery of 11ft by 7ft.
The whole of SE15 is enjoying regeneration via public and private investment. Locally, Queen’s Road Peckham Station has had a recent, pleasing makeover. London Overground trains have been improving the already-good connectivity to the City since 2012 (Canary Wharf is a doddle, via Canada Water). The Blackbird Bakery, in one of the arches, is a popular spot for coffee, cake and pizza nights. Mamma Dough and Beer Rebellion are also popular (a couple of minutes away on foot) and a new already-popular addition is Kudu, with a Bib Gourmand already! Other local restaurants are Peckham Bazaar on Consort Road, plus Banh Banh and Mr Bao on Peckham Rye. Local nursery and primary provision includes The Villa, Nell Gwynn and Edmund Waller.
You’re but a 15-20 minute walk from Peckham Rye Station and Bellenden Road (where gastronomic delights include The Begging Bowl, Artusi and Ganapati), and also close to New Cross, for Goldsmiths University and Telegraph Hill’s pretty Victorian parks. The Peckham Coal Line is a thrilling, crowdfunded project that’ll link Peckham’s two stations with a linear park. Further down the line, the Bakerloo line should be sliding open its doors - from Old Kent Road - in 2028. Nunhead, Dulwich, Camberwell, Greenwich and Brixton are also close for more options.