This immaculate semi-detached house is situated on Kingston Road in Wimbledon. The subject of a sympathetic renovation by its current owner, the three-bedroom house is finished to an impeccable standard and has a large rear garden. Marrying contemporary touches with classic Victorian features, the house provides a modern approach to living behind a handsome Victorian façade. The home makes use of a neutral palette, with engineered oak flooring in a light wash and touches of white, cream and grey throughout.
The house has a crisp, rendered façade in white that offers a pleasing contrast against the dark slate roof, side access section and bay window punctuating the ground floor. The street frontage is bounded by a brick parapet wall with black wrought iron railings interspersed with brick piers. Access is through the side hall section, which is set back from the frontage, and through a pale green timber door with brass furniture and inset glazed panels.
The door opens into a smart hallway with white walls, timber coat hooks and shelving. The hall leads straight on to the utility room, where a door opens to the garden; alternatively, a turn left leads to the stairs and ground floor WC, where patterned tiles and a shelf provide colour against the soft cream walls. The living room is situated at the front of the plan and has a large bay window with timber shutters allowing generous levels of natural light in. The room is finished in a soft grey, with open alcove shelving in timber and a black metal fire grate and stone hearth.
A contemporary kitchen lies towards the centre of the ground floor. Sourced through Kitchen Revolutions, sleek, off white cabinets in a matt finish sit above and below worktops and a splashback in light composite Calacatta. There is an oven and induction hob by Siemens. An additional worktop along the rear wall contains a stainless steel sink, with a window above overlooking the rear garden. The dining room is open to the kitchen, where the light wash to the floor and white walls is offset by a wall finished in bare plaster effect paint. Low cabinets in a dark grey run along one wall and natural light abounds, entering through French doors at the rear (which open to the garden) and a large window in the side return.
A set of transverse stairs lead up to the first-floor. The spacious main bedroom lies at the front of the plan and has timber shutters to the sash windows, with a white radiator underneath. Floor-to-ceiling wardrobe doors in a dark oak veneer run the depth of the room and open to reveal copious amounts of wardrobe space and pull-down shelving. There is an en suite wet room with Fired Earth tiles throughout, accessed through a pocket door with obscured glazing.
There are two further double bedrooms on the first floor. Each room has white walls and radiators underneath sash windows, which frame verdant views over the rear garden. There is a family bathroom between these rooms, where silver sanitaryware and a glass shower screen complements the marble wall tiles with a subtle, light grey grain.
The large rear garden has a flagstone patio for alfresco dining, with its central section laid to lawn. Mature apple, pear, plum and olive trees rise above well-planted borders and beds, and a brick wall forms the rear boundary. Beyond the rear wall is a neighbouring garden; as such, the aspect is wholly private.
The house is situated within the John Innes conservation area, which is characterised by its grand Victorian and Edwardian homes with large gardens. The area has plenty of green open spaces, with Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Park, Cannizaro Park, Morden Park and Morden Hall Park all accessible in under 30 minutes walk. The expansive nature reserve of Richmond Park, the largest of London’s Royal Parks, is a 20-minute cycle north. The local area offers a growing selection of independent coffee shops and restaurants. The Grade ii-listed New Wimbledon Theatre, one of London’s largest Edwardian theatres, is a 15-minute walk from Kingston Road.
The house is also well situated for a selection of excellent state schools, including Ursuline High School, Wimbledon College and Rutlish School. Independent schools include King’s College School, Wimbledon High School, Hall School Wimbledon and Donhead Preparatory. There are also two primary schools nearby, Dundonald and Wimbledon Chase, which are both Ofsted-rated “outstanding”.
There are plenty of public transport hubs in the vicinity, with Wimbledon station (South Western railway and Thameslink services) a 15-minute walk. Wimbledon Chase (Overground) is a 10-minute walk, and South Wimbledon (Northern Line) is less than a 15-minute walk. There is easy car access around Wimbledon as it borders the A3, and the Dundonald Road tram provides access into Wimbledon or Beckenham.