With Amtico flooring, Lutron lighting and Sonos sound system running throughout, the ground floor is predominantly open-plan which allows for an abundance of light and a sense of a modern family living space. To the front is an elegant dining room boasting a range of built-in cabinetry, housing two Gaggenau wine fridges and providing plenty of storage. This spacious room boasts a bay window, a working gas fireplace with stone surround and enough space to hold large dinner parties.
The generous Poliform kitchen has a large array of modern wall and base units and features multiple integrated Gaggenau appliances such as an American-style fridge freezer, induction hob and oven boasting additional steam oven and warming drawer. There is counter-top seating at the end of the kitchen with pendant lighting above which is perfect for daily life. The wide reception room to the rear of the house benefits from elegant floor to ceiling bespoke carpentry with book shelving, drawers and features inbuilt technology for a home entertainment system. This bright room leads onto the garden through huge glass sliding doors which span the width of the house.
The garden is zoned perfectly and is divided into patio and lawned areas. The patio is laid with limestone tiles and features raised flower beds, Sonos speakers and an outdoor gas fireplace for evening enjoyment. The rear of the garden is laid with artificial lawn and has a children’s play area and storage shed. Given the aspect of the house, this garden attracts the sun for much of the day, in particular the evening time. There is also a covered and secure side access to the front and rear of the house, which is useful general storage including bicycles and scooters.
The lower ground floor of the house comprises of a large family/games room to the front with built in bookshelves and speakers integrated into the ceiling. Adjacent is the good-sized utility room with further storage, countertop with sink and is fully plumbed for appliances. There is a guest cloakroom before you step into a room which was designed for a home cinema. Through one further door you enter the wine room which was built to accommodate extensive number of bottles. There is water based underfloor heating throughout the basement and ground floor, with electric underfloor heating in all upstairs bathrooms.
The first floor and to the front of the house you find the principal bedroom suite. The bedroom has excellent ceiling height and boasts a large bay window and a significant range of built-in wardrobes. Through the tailormade dressing room area, you find the luxurious en suite bathroom boasting a large bath, separate shower with glass surround and double sinks sunken into a floating vanity unit with a mirrored cabinet above. To the rear of the first floor you find a family bathroom and two further double bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a home office, and both with views over the garden. Completing this floor is an all essential airing cupboard on the first floor landing.
The second floor comprises a very large double bedroom on the rear mezzanine floor which has a pleasant westerly aspect over the surrounding gardens. Up a short flight of stairs you find a second very generous family bathroom with a bath, separate shower and double sinks. To the front is another substantial and pretty double bedroom with built in desk and book shelves. Running along the side of this bedroom are eaves that can be accessed from either end and was used as a play den by the owners children. There is also access to loft storage which is boarded and accessed via a drop down ladder.
Laitwood Road is situated just to the south of Balham High Road and runs between Ormeley Road and Cavendish Road. Within a few minutes walk is Bedford Hill which has multiple restaurants, cafes and boutique shops. Additionally, Hildreth Street market is moments away, as is Waitrose and the new Soho House’s Little House Balham which is opening in 2022.
Tooting Common is closely with all its amenities, including tennis courts, sports pitches, ponds and Tooting Lido. Balham station is the nearest for both underground and overground transport, with services into the City and West End. There are an excellent selection of schools locally including Henry Cavendish Primary School.
Declaration: in line with the Estate Agency Act 1979 there is a family connection between the owner of the property and Chelwood Partners.