Elm Grove, Peckham Rye
Delightful Victorian semi-detached house with west-facing city garden (and rear access onto Bellenden Road) set directly next to a small park, on a peaceful no-through street within Holly Grove conservation area. It’s just a four minute walk to Peckham Rye Station for regular and London Overground Zone 2 trains. The stylish 1051 square feet home has three bedrooms (one single, two doubles), a beautiful bathroom, a generous double-reception, and a slick kitchen onto a modern dining space; providing a double-aspect dining room that leads onto the private and walled garden. Freehold.
The house was renovated over 2014 and 2015 to exacting standards, and included (there’s more, but in brief) a full rewire, the redoing of all plasterwork, a garden remodel, and a kitchen/dining room remodel, too; the latter having the benefit of under floor heating. The property’s outlook is one to savour and one we should mention: there aren’t many nicer views to look out on in London! The houses across the street are gorgeous and the street itself is wide and uncongested due to its no-through road status and permit-parking setup.
A paved and walled, low-maintenance garden fronts the street, and you have two gates to access it. Open the original front door into the hall and the through-reception room sits off to your right. Each reception space enjoys a working period fireplace with Victorian mosaic tiles, and timber plantation shutters to their respective sash windows. Other welcome features include the original old school style radiators (found throughout the house, swoon) and the engineered oak flooring. Built-in book shelving is also fitted in the alcoves in the second reception.
On through to the kitchen, that’s a timeless white gloss number with plenty of wall and base units, paired with contrasting solid timber counters. Beyond is the double-aspect dining space. A huge skylight and folding doors plus an additional window make for a beautifully-bright room, and it works just as well for casual day to day dining as for a posh supper with friends. Fold nearly a whole wall’s worth of glazed doors to the garden that’s tiled and west-facing; you’ll get plenty of afternoon sun when it’s with us.
Upstairs, a grand master bedroom steals the show at over 15 feet by over 11. Two sash windows offer up street views, and a pale carpet, decorative fireplace and white plantation shutters are further nod-inducing additions. Adjacent is the second double bedroom of over 10 feet by over 9. Stripped and painted boards in here this time, and lovely white plantation shutters again. To the rear of the building, find the bathroom with traditionally-styled suite, over bath shower (the bath is Albion of England) and two skylight windows. Beyond this (noting two further Velux skylights on the landing area) is a small carpeted single bedroom with sash to the rear, complete with plantation shutters, and a decorative original fireplace.
Before we go onto the area blurb… the mural: Thierry Noir painted the exposed wall as part of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery. He’s a huge street artist and the first person to paint the Berlin Wall! He ended up painting over 10km of the wall and his work is now global (his works are in MOMA in the US and he’s recently painted some of the roads around the TATE modern).
What a spot to lay your hat. Bellenden Road and Rye Lane are close for all manner of places to eat and drink. Our favourites include Ganapati, Anderson’s, Artusi, Taco Queen, Petitou, The Montpelier, The Victoria Inn and The Begging Bowl. Little ones? Young children are catered for well in this locale with The Villa Nursery a short walk away, and The Belham and Bellenden Primary Schools close as well. Parks? Warwick Gardens, Peckham Rye Park and Common, Lettsom Gardens (with allotments), and Ruskin and Burgess Parks are all local.
SE15’s oh so popular in the press at the moment and it’s no surprise with so much afoot in an already-established neighbourhood. The Peckham Coal Line is one to watch, as is the regeneration of and around Peckham Rye Station.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900