Denman Road, Peckham Rye
The search is over! Impeccably-renovated Victorian four double bedroom townhouse of 2037 square feet, over four full floors, with two entrances.
An incredible pro-landscaped walled garden with outdoor kitchen and home gym/garden studio (one of many welcome features out here) completes the package. It faces west, with a good twist of south.
The location? It's a quiet and tree-lined residential street - once a ‘show street’ - displaying varying styles of homes to order. The Villa, Warwick Gardens and Bellenden Road are a few minutes away on foot.
Peckham Rye Station is an eight minute walk - for both Overground and regular Fare Zone 2 rail services. Permit parking is available on the street for residents.
Entering at lower ground level, you open into a little lobby with a striking back-lit store/wine cellar to your right. A relaxed carpeted reception/dining room, with wood-burner and original shutters, is through the door to your left.
The high-quality fitted kitchen sits beyond (part-open-plan, with Shaker-style units, island, stone and wooden counters, and a ceramic Butler sink among its assets), with French doors out to the garden, and a door to the windowed utility room with second back door, and with a Cole & Son designer-papered downstairs w.c. beyond that.
The pro-designed garden - which extends circa 70 feet - has recently undergone an extensive and exquisite makeover incorporating bespoke seating and sun-bathing decks, an outdoor kitchen, irrigation system and custom-made storage. At the foot of the garden is a luxury home gym/garden studio (which has power, hidden storage, and is fully-insulated) featuring corten steel, bespoke birch carpentry and epoxy-resin concrete floor finishes. The clever lighting-scheme adds a further dynamic to the garden once the sun sets.
In the main front door on the upper ground floor, from the high-ceilinged hall, you have a generous and bright formal double-reception to your left, in an Abigail Ahern navy hue. The front room is over 13 feet by over 12 feet, and the rear room is 10 feet by nearly 13 feet. Both have period fireplaces, stripped original floor boards, old school style cast iron designer radiators, coving, ceiling roses, and high skirting boards. Stripped doors between the rooms, plus original shutters and box work to the windows, further impress.
At the back of the house to this floor (to garden views - admire these night and day thanks to the gorgeous garden lighting, that can be controlled remotely), you’ve got a bright architect-designed, sleek, modern, double-aspect home office, with bespoke birch carpentry, chic lighting, cloak cupboard, and generous built-in storage and shelving.
On the way up to the first floor you’ve got French doors to a sunny decked terrace with back-lit built-in bench seating with storage.
On the first floor proper, you’ll find your master bedroom at the front of the house. It’s over 16 feet by over 12 feet, with beautiful solid wood herringbone flooring, a big bank of built-in closets, and a pocket door to your contemporary en suite shower room with designer Samuel Heath brassware.
Next door is the second double bedroom - again in Farrow & Ball, with a feature fireplace, handy sink and storage, stripped floor boards, and garden vistas from the sash window.
On the second floor are two further big double bedrooms over the first floor ones - both with feature fireplaces and stripped floors, and you’ve got the property’s main bathroom. This is a vision in Farrow & Ball pink, with modern white suite and marble tile detail, under-basin storage, an oversized Samuel Heath shower head (and separate attachment).
Little ones? Schools are excellent in this area: local families use The Villa Nursery from 2 years, which also has a Pre-Prep. School to age 7, and Lyndhurst, The Belham and Bellenden Primary Schools, plus the Dulwich independent schools - which are just a short drive away.
Green space? Warwick Gardens is your closest, followed by Lettsom Gardens, and Peckham Rye Park and Common. Ruskin Park is not too far either.
Bellenden Road is a short walk for cafes and independent shops and restaurants (not a chain in sight!). We love Review for books, Ganapati (the best Keralan food you’ll find outside of Kerala), Artusi, The Begging Bowl and The General Store. Choumert Road is also close for Petitou cafe and The Montpelier pub.
Beyond Bellenden, Rye Lane is also local for fruit and veg stalls, The Bussey Building, Peckham Levels (and their respective rooftop bars) and handy high street offerings - supermarkets, banks, Boots and the like.
Peckham’s already a hot spot, but there’s even more to come: Peckham Rye Station, for example, is undergoing substantial refurbishment and improvement, as is the area immediately surrounding it. The Peckham Coal Line linear park is also coming soon.
For more options, central Camberwell and East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane are a short cycle or pleasant stroll away.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900