Located just steps from Park Terrace, Battersea Park is the wide, open heart of Battersea – an expansive 200-acre green space that lines the south bank of the Thames.
Historically used for market gardens, farming and riverside industry, wharves here buzzed with barges taking goods from the local copper and pottery works to the city and the docks.
Battersea Park was formalised by the renowned Victorian architect and planner Sir James Pennethorne, and opened in 1858. In 1864 the park hosted the first ever football match under new rules laid out by the recently formed fa, and in the 20th century was perhaps best known for its Festival Gardens.
Today, following an £11m refurbishment project, Battersea Park stands as one of London's finest historic parks. A combination of rolling parkland, formal gardens, woodland and nature reserves, it also offers residents a range of arts and events spaces, a waterfront café, boating lake and children's zoo. The park's sports facilities include tennis courts, a running track and cricket pitches that are home to the famous King's Road Cricket & Social Club.
Vibrant and cultured, Battersea has been the discerning Londoner's haunt of choice for decades. Just across the river from fashionable Chelsea and a short hop from the City, the area boasts an idyllic combination of riverside walkways, distinguished Victorian streetscapes and thriving arts and dining scenes.
With the unprecedented rebirth of neighbouring Nine Elms, the 2020 arrival of the Northern line and the landmark redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, recent years have seen Battersea emerge as one of the capital's most elegant and dynamic residential areas. It is a hugely appealing choice for families, with an abundance of parkland and excellent schooling options, including the highly acclaimed Newton Prep School and Thomas's School.
Park Terrace lies at the heart of Battersea's dining scene. Stand-out restaurants include The Farmer's Mistress on Battersea Park Road, Gordon Ramsey's London House on Battersea Square and Mediterranean restaurant The Oak on Parkgate Road. This remarkable neighbourhood also offers some exceptional wine and cocktail bars, small-batch distilleries and cosy traditional pubs. Try No. 29 Power Station West, the Power Station's vibrant, design-led bar, or the elegant Queenswood on Battersea Square for sharing plates and cocktails.
Park Terrace is an exclusive collection of just nine four bedroom freehold townhouses in the heart of Battersea. Set on Warriner Gardens, a quiet residential street minutes from the dappled sprawl of Battersea Park and the Thames, the homes are both contemporary and characterful – boasting striking glazed façades and bold, sustainable construction in traditional brick, stone and metalwork.
Generous light-drenched living spaces feature modern lines and finishes in European oak and glass. There is a restful sense of retreating from the pace of the city, but with the best of life in London on the doorstep.
In many ways these exceptional homes, each boasting a private south-facing garden, recessed courtyard and balconies, tell the story of Battersea – a story of Victorian heritage, a timeless sense of craft and care, and a transformation from a bustling industrial centre into one of London's most elegant and desirable residential quarters.
The houses feature the latest in home technology including comfort cooling, underfloor heating, mechanical ventilation, CAT5 cabling, security alarms, wiring to fit for electrically operated blinds and integrated speakers.
The exclusive Park Terrace houses have been designed by Child Graddon Lewis architects, based in Spitalfields, East London.
The company's award-winning housing designs have gained media attention and are regularly exhibited by the Royal Institute of British Architecture (riba), New London Architecture (nla) Centre and the London Festival of Architecture.
Child Graddon Lewis have a reputation for an approach to design that is imaginative and carefully thought through from concept to realisation, with a dedication to using high quality materials in contemporary ways.
Park Terrace has been formulated to respect the scale and character of the neighbouring Victorian housing, but with a modern twist.
The interplay between Park Terrace's architecture and its wealth of private outdoor space is a key feature of these remarkable homes. Playfully connected living spaces lead to a series of surprising outdoor areas, while considered design invites light and space in.
Elegant vertical proportions and the development's signature bay windows create sun-soaked living spaces and offer views out. Subtle details create a reassuring sense of privacy and restrict views in, whilst ground floor living spaces frame views over south facing gardens and patios.
Accessed via staircases from the living room or the garden, the lower ground floor's open plan kitchen/dining area flows onto its private courtyard, and a light-flooded glazed corridor links the kitchen to a media / play room.
Both the master suite and second bedroom feature balconies overlooking the garden and courtyard, while the top floor bedroom boasts a spacious, south-facing roof terrace.