Occupying a wonderful position on Moreton Street in Pimlico is this exquisite Victorian townhouse configured across five storeys, with a roof terrace, balcony and private garage. The house combines the finest elements of Regency design with beautiful contemporary additions; clever configuration of the upper floors has created a wonderful pair of bedroom suites, as well as a large roof terrace. The proportions, so typical of the Regency era, feature high ceilings and full-height sash windows with slim running balconies looking down onto the street below. Moreton Street is formed of stucco-fronted Regency and Victorian-era houses, and runs laterally beneath Belgravia and just north of the River Thames.
The house presents a beautiful façade to Moreton Street. The front elevation is characterised by a glazed, ground-floor shopfront, while the first storey’s pair of full-height sash windows, trimmed in white stucco and surrounded by wrought iron railings, beautifully punctuate the brickwork. The main entrance is to one side of the shopfront. There is a guest WC and a storage cupboard on the ground floor, and a staircase that leads up to the first-floor living area.
The impressive open-plan living space has solid oak floorboards and two full-height, south-facing sash windows that allow plenty of natural light in and are linked by a running balcony. The living room is configured in front of these windows and enjoys charming views over Moreton Street below. A dining area is positioned between the living room and kitchen, with high ceilings and built-in storage space along one wall. The kitchen itself is simple and modern, combining sleek, white units and integrated appliances with a further sash window facing to the rear of Moreton Street. There is a guest bedroom on this floor with a pair of skylights overhead, as well as an east-facing window.
An open-tread staircase leads up to the second and third floor sleeping quarters. The second floor has been flexibly designed and contains a main bedroom suite, with significant amounts of built-in wardrobe space, a dressing room and a large en suite bathroom. The dressing room has significant amounts of storage and can be opened up or closed off from the hallway. The third floor is occupied by another large bedroom with sliding glazed doors that open out onto a private roof terrace. This enjoys south-facing views over Westminster and to the City beyond. There is also an en suite shower room, separated by a frosted glass wall.
The lower ground floor can be accessed via the ground floor entrance hall, and currently comprises a large subterranean garage. This provides secure parking space for two cars, right in the heart of central London. There is also a utility area on this floor, which the current owners use a laundry area, as well as a large lightwell that draws natural light in. Two vaults, located beneath the street, can also be accessed from here.
The shop, which characterises the street level façade of the house, is accessed separately and is available for purchase via separate negotiation, allowing for potential ownership of the entire freehold. It is designated as commercial space and the current owner uses it as a home office. It contains a peaceful, bright room with a large skylight at the rear, as well as a balcony and WC.
Moreton Street is one of Pimlico’s finest residential streets, characterised by a charming stretch of cafes, restaurants and independent shops, as well as some of central London’s most beautiful townhouses. There is a wonderful village-like feel to Moreton Street, partly thanks to the fact that it culminates in a no-through road on Moreton Terrace. Particularly popular among the selection of cafes on the street is bakery Little Bread Pedlar. Beyond Moreton Street there is a vast array of pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes, stretching up towards Belgravia, Victoria and Sloane Square.
Green space can be found a few minutes walk south, in the beautiful St George’s Square, which leads directly onto the Pimlico Garden, and the Shrubbery, a peaceful park directly overlooking the River Thames. Slightly further west is Ranelagh Gardens, an extensive 18th-century set of gardens and lawns, home to the Chelsea Flower Show. The house is within easy reach of Battersea Park, as well as the shops and restaurants of Victoria, Chelsea and Belgravia.
There are outstanding transport links within close proximity: The Underground is available at Pimlico (Victoria Line) and Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines), while Victoria station offers mainline rail services including direct trains to Gatwick Airport.