Behind the unaltered elegance of an impressive double-fronted Victorian façade lies a five-bedroom home of dramatic volume, light and versatility. It has been extended and updated to a liberating design and now measures over 4,700 sq ft, with private front and back gardens, a gym, and a lower-ground two-bedroom apartment with independent access. Set within Camberwell’s Minet Conservation Area, it is located seconds from the picturesque Myatt Fields Park and all that Camberwell has to offer.
Entry is at raised-ground level through a front garden planted with ferns and with secure space for bike storage. An entrance hall leads on from the sheltered porch, flanked by receptions on either side. To the right is a billiards room with an original marble and cast-iron fireplace, intricate cornicing and high-reaching sash windows to the front. This room and its features are echoed to the left, where a double reception reaches toward the rear, offering a view from the front all the way through to the garden.
Warm oak flooring extends through the reception spaces, becoming micro-cement with underfloor heating in the contemporary rear extension. This space has been cleverly stepped to provide soaring volume and masses of light from enormous sliding glazed doors and rooflights overhead. To the left of the open-plan space is a dining room which protrudes into the garden through sliding glazed doors and is bordered by frameless glass balustrades to the internal void of the level below.
The kitchen is from Halcyon Kitchens of Wigmore Street and designed by German brand, Alno. It’s arranged around a long kitchen island, with twin ovens by Miele, a Teppanyaki grill, Gaggenau extractor, and a boiling-water tap and two dishwashers.
The south-west facing garden is expansive and has been brilliantly landscaped with several intimate zones, tropical planting and bespoke panelling beneath pleached birch trees along the rear wall.
Between the glass balustrades, a staircase descends to the lower-ground level where there is a cinema room with plenty of storage, a gym, and a sliding glazed door to a utility room and patio shared with the self-contained apartment.
Two bedrooms occupy the first floor, both en suite, and a third room has been converted into a walk-in dressing room. The master bedroom is situated at the rear and is arranged over two levels, with steps down to the bathroom and access to a large terrace overlooking the garden.
The second floor is arranged with one bedroom, a study and an enormous reception with shower room. This level is incredibly versatile and could easily be used independently as a guest suite or flat. There is also plenty of loft space for storage.
The apartment on the lower-ground floor is excellent and equally flexible in use, connected internally as it is to the main house or with independent side access. It has two good-sized bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room, and a patio with the rear garden.
The house is located moments from much-loved Myatt’s Field Park, which has a bandstand, summerhouse, and café, as well as tennis courts, children’s playground and a community greenhouse.
Camberwell Church Street and its exciting foodie scene is close by. The Camberwell Arms is of particular note, as well as Theo’s Pizzeria, and local favourite, Silk Road.
Several stations are close at hand; Oval and Stockwell for Northern and Victoria Line, Loughborough Junction, for Thameslink services into Elephant & Castle, Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras International, and Denmark Hill Overground services to Clapham Junction or Dalston Junction via Canada Water (Jubilee Line). Camberwell is also uncommonly well served by at least ten bus routes.
There are also several excellent state and public schools in the area, for all ages.