Kelmscott Road SW11
Between the Commons
This wider-than-average, ‘natural 4 bedroom’ Victorian house of almost 2000 square feet, with partially converted loft space, has been immaculately maintained and offers a superb opportunity to extend into the side return. Positioned in the current catchment for Belleville and Honeywell Primary schools plus Bolingbroke Academy (secondary), the house sits between Wandsworth Common and fashionable Northcote Road, about half a mile from Clapham Junction.
This terraced, bay-fronted 2½-storey Victorian house is light, spacious and neutrally decorated throughout and retains some lovely original features high including ornate ceilings, fireplaces and doors. It is approached through a smart front garden tiled in slate which leads to an entrance hall with a beautiful restored mosaic-tiled floor. The double reception room is noticeably wide measuring 13’ across – wide both for Kelmscott Road and the area generally and has lovely solid wood flooring and period details (including the original dividing doors) in addition to new double glazed windows. It also has a rear door to the garden.
The side extension is crying out to be done; a high, ready-made party wall exists to the adjoining property which makes for a shorter and cheaper building job whilst this property’s first-floor kitchen/breakfast room could be used whilst the work was going on downstairs! (Currently this property has a family room/hobby room at the rear of the ground floor where you would site the new kitchen). There is also a handy storage cellar beneath the hall.
The paved rear garden has a private feel and benefits from excellent afternoon and evening sunshine – the later part being something the houses on the other side of the street miss out on!
Upstairs there are four original double bedrooms (one currently housing the kitchen which is light, airy and fitted with modern white wall and base units and integrated appliances). The partially converted open-plan loft room can be used as a further sitting/playroom (ideal for older children) or as a studio/further sleeping area. Minor works could adapt this into a fifth bedroom or further extension could enable an extra bath/shower room as well. Currently there is one bathroom/WC on the top landing and a WC on the lower landing. One could therefore choose where to site a further bathroom and/or dressing room if a main bedroom en suite is desired.
Kelmscott Road is an attractive tree-lined street runs either side of fashionable Northcote Road’s parade of restaurants and specialist shops, this house being on the section closer to leafy Wandsworth Common. Excellent schools from nursery to secondary school age abound in the area. The recreational facilities all around Clapham and Wandsworth Commons are excellent and there are good buses, train stations and Santander bikes within reach.
Kelmscott Road SW11
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