White Lodge is believed to be one of the first three houses to be built overlooking Wandsworth Common. The original house dates to 1866 but has been completely rebuilt behind the original façade in 2011. This impressive house has incredible entertaining space, a wonderful principal suite with walk in wardrobe and terrace leading off it, as well as four further double bedrooms. The property also benefits from a cinema room, sauna/ steam room, two further terraces and off-street parking.
As you enter into wide entrance hall you immediately feel the size of this house, with it’s two large bay windows overlooking the common. It is from here you enter through recessed sliding doors into the grand reception room with it’s parquet flooring, elegantly panelled walls and a huge chandelier. Through the three floor-to-ceiling French windows you step out onto the wraparound terrace outside. Also accessed from the hallway is the guest cloakroom and a large study area with plenty of built-in storage. Beyond this is a large double bedroom overlooking the terrace with its own en-suite bathroom.
The lower ground floor is truly enormous with impressively high ceilings – the kitchen/dining/reception room in itself measures nearly 2,000 sq.ft. and is the ultimate space perfect for both entertaining and family life. The kitchen has been fitted by hand with all joinery being bespoke. A real feature is the floor to ceiling cupboards can be used for climate-controlled wine storage. This magnificent kitchen boasts a Wolf oven and large Gaggenau fridge freezer. The room has been designed to surround the large courtyard garden with its multiple bi-folding doors which once opened up makes the garden feel part of this beautiful room. Walking from the kitchen you enter a games room which would make an ideal playroom or gymnasium. Next door is a further shower room which doubles as a sauna and stream room. Also accessed from the corridor is a large home cinema room which has been wired for projector and screen.
The principal bedroom suite on the first floor is equally impressive. Featuring a huge marbled en suite bathroom with large bath overlooking the Common, double sinks, separate loo and an enormous walk-in shower. The bedroom itself is perfectly proportioned and leads into the fully fitted dressing room and out onto the second significant private terrace. Also, on this floor is the main guest double bedroom, which also overlooks the Common and benefits from a good-sized en-suite shower room.
On the second floor you have two large double bedrooms. The first bedroom overlooks the Common and has fitted wardrobes. The second bedroom, overlooking the rear, was designed with the ability to split into two therefore creating a sixth bedroom. Both bedrooms are currently configured as children’s rooms with their beds built into the eaves of the house. Adjacent to both bedrooms is a spacious family bathroom with double sinks and a bath.
White Lodge offers easy access to the amenities of Bellevue Road with its array of restaurants, shops, cafés and bars. The wide-open spaces of Wandsworth Common are located literally opposite the house. The well-renowned Northcote Road is also a short walk across the Common. There is a good variety of well-established independent and state schools in the area, including but not limited to Finton House, Thomas’s Clapham, and Broomwood Hall.
The excellent transport links of Wandsworth Common Station are a short walk away offering quick access to Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge stations.
NB: The photographs of the lower ground floor were taken prior to water damage occurring and this is not represented in the images.