Goldsmith Road, Peckham
A large, luxury, early-Victorian house of 1470 square feet that delivers four floors, huge living spaces, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus extras that include a downstairs w.c. and utility room. The property is located between Peckham Rye and Queen’s Road Peckham’s Zone 2 stations: walk just 10-12 minutes for either. Built in 1845 and once forming part of the original Peckham Settlement buildings, the house has been thoughtfully renovated, extended and constructed to a high standard, with careful attention to detail, including detailed and sympathetic stonework restoration to the terrace’s façade. A respectful and successful blend of old and new, the house takes full advantage of its south-facing orientation, with an impressive, galleried main reception, with double-height, wall-spanned glazed gallery on the rear extension (enhancing the aspect of the kitchen/dining room on the lower ground floor). Chain free.
The entrance leads up smart stone steps to the property’s front door. A lobby area takes care of coats and shoes before you enter the main reception room of 22ft by almost 16ft. Oak floors run underfoot and a stylish design electric fire with LED flame technology is a welcome feature. The room is exceptionally bright owing to the large window to the front and the above-mentioned glazing onto garden views. Down the stairs, you’ll find the large kitchen/diner of 23ft by 15ft, with folding doors opening out onto the garden. The kitchen itself is a generous, modern, style with granite worktops, a large central island and built-in appliances (including a wine fridge). Beyond this, to the front of the building, sits the dedicated and windowed utility room with separate w.c. The low-maintenance garden is in two tiers, with a paved area close to the house and a sunny lawn area beyond.
On the first floor are found two neat double bedrooms (both have built-in wardrobes) and a contemporary bathroom, with both bath and independent shower. The second floor is home to a master suite, with en suite bathroom (complete with Shard view) and an additional en suite room that could be used as an office, hobby room, walk-in wardrobe or even a nursery.
Locally to the house, on Staffordshire Street, is an exciting independent gallery (Assembly Point) with neighbouring, neighbourhood cafe/restaurant (Aside). Goldsmith Road sits just a few minutes from Peckham’s iconic, Stirling Prize winning Library (designed by Will Alsop). Next door to the library, Peckham Pulse has good gym and swim facilities plus classes and you can take the canal path from just outside here down to Burgess Park. There is a weekly Farmers’ Market in Peckham Square every Sunday 9am to 1pm, with Bellenden Road and Rye Lane also close by for independent shops (plus the high street staples and supermarkets) providing plenty of places to spend your pennies and attend events, exhibitions, etc. We particularly like The Bussey Building and Copeland Park, Review bookstore, The Montpelier, Ganapati, Artusi, Anderson’s, and Sally Butcher’s Persepolis (Persia in Peckham!) on Peckham High Street. In the warmer months, rooftop drinks with a sunset are a must at Frank’s or The Bussey rooftop bars.
In the other direction, Queen’s Road has a growing variety of places to eat and drink. Check out The Blackbird Bakery, Mamma Dough, Beer Rebellion and Meet District. With so much going on in one postcode, it’s no surprise The Sunday Times put Peckham top of the list of best places to live in London! Looking ahead, there’s even more to come for Peckham: The Peckham Coal Line, regeneration of and around Peckham Rye station and a re-opened Lido at Peckham Rye Common are just a handful of items on the horizon.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900