Ivydale Road, Nunhead
Optimised and modernised late-Victorian red-brick terraced house of 2710 square feet, delivering five bedrooms, three bathrooms, multiple reception spaces, and a massive kitchen plus independent utility room. A sunny east-facing garden (with a twist of south) completes the package.
There is a lot to love here! Period features include big bay windows, high ceilings, front sash windows, and beautiful fireplaces with marble surrounds (a pair to the front formal receptions plus another in the middle bedroom). And the plot which the house and garden occupies is a good deal larger than those of other local homes.
It’s a top spot as well: a popular residential street, with Ivydale Primary School very close. Walk 12 minutes to Nunhead Station, and 10 to Brockley Station (via your back gate). Both are Fare Zone 2. You’re also blissfully-close to Peckham Rye Park and Common (walk eight minutes) and to Nunhead Cemetery - one of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (walk a few minutes).
From the handsome hall, turn left for the double-reception, with pale carpets underfoot. Your front room is over 14 feet by over 13 feet, with custom shutters to the lower panes in the bay. The second reception is over 11 feet each way, and a door opens here to the main back room. Or access this from the foot of the hall.
What a room! Reception, dining, play/office and kitchen areas are all bright and light - thanks to five folding glazed doors onto the garden, and large roof lights. The zoned kitchen space has an attractive tiled floor; engineered wood graces the rest of the room.
The fitted kitchen is a high-end timeless Shaker-style, with loads of wall and base units, a large central island, overhead extractor, and stone worktops. You’ve got a plumbed independent utility area (matching the smart kitchen) off the kitchen, and beyond that, a store - which is accessible from the front garden too (brilliant for buggies and bikes and the like).
Up to the half-landing and you’ll find a double-aspect bedroom to garden vistas. It’s over 16 feet by over 10 feet, with built-in wardrobes to the near wall. Next door is a modern windowed bathroom with good storage.
From the main landing, another double bedroom impresses (of 12 feet by over 11 feet, with beautiful fireplace and stripped floor boards), and a fantastic master suite. The big bedroom, with bay window, is over 17 feet by over 14 feet. Resting off the bedroom is a welcome walk-in wardrobe, and a full bathroom with free-standing bath and an independent shower.
Up the stairs again and to the back of the house is your fourth double (of over 16 feet by nearly 10 feet), followed impressively by a lovely large converted loft room with en suite shower room (both bedroom and shower room have access to eaves storage).
The area? Nunhead’s high street has a pleasing offering of independent shops and places to eat and drink. We rate Kudu Grill, El Vermut, Mother Superior and Goodcup. Established local favourite grocery spots are FC Soper wet fish shop and Ayres bakery. The Nunhead Gardener is a top tip too, close to the station. You also have a village-style green with playground area.
For more options, Peckham, New Cross, Brockley, Deptford and Dulwich are a short distance. In East Dulwich we recommend Dulwich Picturehouse (on Lordship Lane) and North Cross Road Saturday market.
Local school provision is strong - with Ivydale Primary and Nursery most local to you, and Edmund Waller Primary School and Haberdashers’ (3-18) close as well. The Dulwich independent schools are a short drive or cycle.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900