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There is a certain type of kitchen that has become a London property ideal – and the one at this four-bedroom family home in Southfields is an apex example.
It is capaciously large and wonderfully bright thanks to the room-length skylight. The design is sleek but full of stylish statements, from the oriel box window and contrast dark blue cabinets to the modish fittings and extra wide double patio doors. And it has all been achieved with an incredible attention to detail. A keen eye will spot that the joinery is entirely bespoke – and nobody could fail to admire the kitchen island, whose Calcutta quartz extends down to the floor in the bang- up-to-date waterfall fashion.
In fact, the house makes a habit of over-delivering. Not only does it offer the rare luxuries of a laundry room, refurbished garden and off-street parking, but take a tour of its three floors and everywhere you will notice embellishments that elevate it above the norm. That brand new herringbone floor, say, that links the kitchen through to the hallway and living room – it has underfloor heating. Or look at the front-facing master bedroom – at the back is a substantial, custom-made, walk-in wardrobe with shelf lighting. Or put your head around the door of any of the three (yes, three) chic, modern bathrooms and you’ll be greeted by movement-activated low-level lights. But for all its mod cons, the house still retains the unmistakable charm of a period home. Whether it’s the huge four-lite bay window in the master bedroom or the working Edwardian fireplace in the living room, the most desirable aspects of the original architect’s vision remain intact.
Beyond the front door lies a neighbourhood which seems to have extracted the most alluring features of country and city living and brought them harmoniously together. The streets are tree-lined and the vast green spaces of Wimbledon and Putney commons, leading onto Richmond Park, are but a 15-minute walk away. The 42 acres of the Hurlingham Club are just ten minutes by car, as is the Thames with its inherent sense of repose. Equally, you have immediate access to the lively shops, restaurants and bars of Southfields, which also offers two schools with Outstanding Ofstead ratings within 500m. But here’s the clincher: in under one minute you can walk to Southfields Tube station, putting you straight onto the district line into town. Talk about over delivering.
Wimbledon Park Road
Wimbledon Park Road, SW18
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1710 sq ft
1 en suite shower room, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 guest loo
1 large kitchen with dining area
1 living area
Three floor house
Newly refurbished garden
Off-street parking for one car
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Home-buyers from around the world trust us because (unlike other agents) we take responsibility for the beautifully refurbished homes that we source, and we back this up with an exclusive Cuvelo one-year warranty.
We only ever take on homes with an exceptional standard of workmanship, fittings and interior design, and we take pride in providing the highest level of after-care.
Southfields was once, as its name suggests, open green space on the outskirts of the city. Today it retains that dual identity – firmly part of the capital but with a satisfyingly rural demeanour – and has made it a considerable virtue. You can commute from Southfields Tube station to Victoria in just over 20 minutes, say, yet nearby Wimbledon Common is the largest expanse of heathland in the whole of London.
As a neighbourhood, it has the spirit of an out-of-town community. Its tree-lined Edwardian and Victorian roads are predominantly residential, with spacious houses and gardens. There are popular residents associations and the same milkman has served the area for almost 30 years. Even during Wimbledon, when thousands flock to the All England Club – itself technically located in Southfields – the environs somehow retain their sense of calm.
Walk down to the high street, however, and you’ll find an array of much loved small businesses. Whether its coffee houses such as DropShot, restaurants such as Olive Garden or ice cream parlours such as Gelatiamo, there are plenty of options for the weekend – including more than a few first-class pubs. The Gardeners has a hidden gem of a beer garden, for instance, and the Earl Spencer was recently awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide.
It will come as no surprise, then, that the area is popular with families – not least because it has excellent schools in surplus. Sheringdale Primary School and St. Michael's C.E. Primary School are both rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, and there’s well-regarded Southfields Academy for secondary and sixth form. There are also top-tier private schools such as King's College School, Wimbledon High School and Putney High School all within about three miles of the Tube station.
Like a village, part of Southfields’ appeal is the ease with which you can get out into nature. There are enticing walking and cycling routes along the River Wandle, which cuts up through Southfields to the Thames, but there is also an abundance of greenery right on the doorstep. Yes, that includes the aforementioned Wimbledon Common – where you’ll also find Royal Wimbledon Golf Club – but also pretty Wimbledon Park plus lesser known attractions such as Cannizaro Park with its beautiful landscaped gardens or the nature trails of King George’s Park. A little further on, of course, and you’re quickly into the wilds of Richmond Park. And then you really may as well be in the countryside.