Kimberley Avenue, Nunhead
Fabulous four bedroom extended Victorian terrace of 1462 square feet, over three floors, with two bathrooms and a sunny south-facing garden of circa 40 feet. The house is double-glazed throughout.
The location is a leafy residential Nunhead street off the main high street area, with fancy period-style street lamps and unrestricted parking.
Nunhead Station is a seven minute walk. And for Overground trains, stroll 10 minutes to Queens Road Peckham Station.
A neat front garden sets the house back from the pavement. Open your glossy black front door to your hall, and you’ll find your first reception room to your left. Stripped boards, a wood-burning stove, bespoke alcove storage, and custom-made window shutters all impress. Your second reception is beyond (access from the hall or from reception one) and this has a period fireplace and vertical radiator.
A cute w.c. is in under stairs position. At the foot of the hall you’ve got a lovely big rear room stretching over 21 feet (and incorporating the former side return space), which hosts the kitchen and further reception space. You can also get here from the second reception - it all flows really nicely.
The rear room - as suited to entertaining the masses as to everyday life - has wide oak board flooring and two pairs of timber-framed doors to the south-facing garden, plus apex glazing above, and a huge roof light runs over the kitchen area. It's so lovely and bright! The fitted kitchen itself is in contrasting tones with a large central island, and with slick stone worktops, plus brick-style tiling and open shelf detail.
The garden is low-maintenance by design - in two main zones, with established planting in fixed white planters, and with a handy shed (with power).
Up to the first floor, from the half-landing is the property’s main bathroom with half-frosted south-facing window. Contemporary fittings in here include a free-standing bath and high-end taps and such, and you also have a walk-in shower plus built-in utility cupboard. Herringbone wall tiling, large profile floor tiling, and under floor heating are further smile-bringers.
From the main landing you’ve next got a double bedroom to your right. It’s 11 feet by nearly 10 feet, with a cute original feature fireplace, a pale blue hue to the walls, and a pale carpet.
The twin-sashed master bedroom takes the width of the house, to the front. It’s over 15 feet by 11 feet. There’s another feature fireplace here, and to each alcove you’ve got custom-made closets. Stripped and treated floor boards are underfoot.
It’s up to the second floor for bedrooms three and four; of over 12 feet by nearly 8 feet, and over 13 feet by over 11 feet. The larger of the two bedrooms has skylight windows plus lots of accessible eaves storage, and a modern and windowed en suite shower room. The recent loft work has a 10 year guarantee, and there’s a brand new roof on the main part of the house.
Nunhead has a pleasing London-village feel with central green, playground and community centre, and excellent established staples, including Ayre’s bakery and Soper’s wet-fish shop. You’ve also got a new Co-Op at the end of the road. Other popular outlets include El Vermut and Mother Superior bottle shops, Goodcup coffee shop, The Nunhead Gardener (near the station). For good food, check out Four Hundred Rabbits, 28 Well Hung and Kudu Grill. And your local pubs include The Old Nun’s Head, The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby and Skehans.
It’s a short stroll to the Telegraph Hill area’s gorgeous parks with views, tennis courts and a weekly Farmers’ Market, and also to Peckham Rye Park and Common’s 113 acres. Nunhead Cemetery is also local - a beautiful Victorian one (one of ‘The Magnificent Seven’).
For more options, Peckham, Camberwell, New Cross, Deptford, Brockley and Greenwich are all but a short journey.
Little ones? There are lots of good nurseries nearby and local kids on the street attend local primaries which include Hatcham Temple Grove Free School, Edmund Waller, Hollydale and Ivydale.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900