This stunning and unusually wide Edwardian house is situated on the corner of Wakehurst Road and Alfriston Road. Measuring approximately 2,353 sq. ft, this thoughtfully extended family home retains a wealth of original period features. Finished to a superb standard throughout, the property has two outside spaces including a sunny roof terrace and a very pretty secluded courtyard garden.
As you enter the wide hallway which boasts stunning original tiles, you are immediately struck by the feeling of space the house has to offer which is a common theme throughout. Immediately, to your right, you find the bright and very generous reception room with high ceilings and huge bay window. This classical room offers original period features, including an elegant Edwardian fireplace with marble surround which is bordered by bespoke cabinetry and shelving.
The house then takes you through to the south facing rear of the house which comprises a modern kitchen, dining area and further reception room with a great feeling of interconnectivity. This additional reception room which is perfect for daily family life boasts another original fireplace with marble surround and high ceilings. The stylish kitchen has an extensive range of fitted wall and base units with light grey Corian work surfaces throughout. There are multiple integrated appliances, including a double Neff oven with combi microwave, five-ring gas burning hob, large fridge and freezer and an additional wine fridge. Next you step into the dining room which has plenty of space for a sizeable dining table and features a stunning lantern window above.
This entire ground floor is wrapped cleverly around the pretty and private south facing courtyard garden which can be accessed from the dining room and also the family room via large bi-folding doors. With raised beds, artificial grass, pretty trellising and a large wall-hung mirror, the garden is a perfect place for children to play and to entertain friends. Completing the ground floor is the large boot room with access from the street and this vital extra space also doubles as a guest cloakroom. The cellar has been converted into an all-important utility room.
On the first floor, and to the front, is the principal bedroom which features a large square Edwardian bay window with seating and views along Alfriston Road towards Clapham Common. With floor to ceiling built in wardrobes to one side, to the other you enter the en suite bathroom which is both generous and luxurious with a large bath and an equally large walk-in shower. To the centre of the house, you have another very sizeable double bedroom which has two sash windows overlooking the rear and is currently used as a children’s bedroom. Adjacent is a family bathroom with a vanity unit and a bath with shower overhead. At the rear of this floor, you find a further double bedroom which could also make a useful home office.
On the top floor there is an extremely generous dual aspect double bedroom with Velux skylights to the front and sash windows to the rear. You step through the long bank of fitted wardrobes into a spacious en suite bathroom which benefits from a walk-in shower and large bath. This room also gives access to a useful amount of eaves storage covering the entire width of the property. A real bonus to the top floor, there is the stunning roof terrace which is ideal for evening drinks or quiet moments and overlooks the rooftops of this quiet residential area.
Wakehurst Road offers easy access to the amenities of Northcote Road, Webb’s Road and Battersea Rise with its vast array of restaurants, shops, cafés and bars. The wide-open spaces of Clapham Common is under two minutes’ walk away with all its sports pitches, tennis courts, ponds and playgrounds.
There are excellent transport links including Clapham Junction mainline station and Clapham South underground station which both provide fast access into the West End and the City of London. Locally, there is a huge variety of bus routes going into Central London and beyond.
The immediate area provides an excellent variety of well-established independent and state schools in the area, with both Honeywell School and Belleville School being a short walk from the house. Thomas’s Clapham, Eaton House and Broomwood Hall are also located nearby.