8 Bedroom House Sold
An exquisite, double-fronted, Victorian house teaming with original features. Six double bedrooms, a two-bedroom basement flat and a heavenly rear garden. Moments from Peckham Rye Park, minutes to Lordship Lane.
Measuring over 3,000 square feet, this enchanting home provides space and flexibility galore. Use the basement flat for your granny, nanny or noisy teen; there are still six more (double) bedrooms to fill. Rooms have brazenly high ceilings and are dripping with features including some of the most skilled, intricate coving youre likely to encounter. Sash windows might be dressed with working shutters, original fireplaces are common and subsequent additions have been tastefully chosen.
The shaker-style kitchen has olive-green wood cabinets, zinc worktops, exposed floorboards and a huge freestanding stove. A door opens to a wrought-iron balcony with a staircase sweeping down to the garden. Expertly designed, the garden is brimming with trees (Staghorn, fig, plane, eucalyptus, acer), box hedging, jasmine, Boston ivy, ferns and bamboo. The iron balcony shelters the patio beneath while natural arbours are plentiful beneath tree canopies.
The symmetry of the layout insists that rooms are amply balanced; all bedrooms are doubles and not one rooms feels slight. Use it as you will: the kitchen is so big, an extra reception or perhaps the loft rooms, could easily be dropped and repurposed. This is a jaw-droppingly lovely, utterly classic home.
Walk to beautiful Peckham Rye Park in two minutes, Lordship Lane in nine and either Peckham Rye or East Dulwich stations in twenty. A bus will get you Peckham Rye in a handful of stops in wet weather. Both stations are in Zone 2 and give you fast links into central London, with Peckham also offering Overground services into Canada Water, the East End and Clapham.
Local schools include two Ofsted outstanding Harris academies, while Alleyns, Dulwich College, JAGS and St Dunstans are within a 15-minute drive.