Machell Road, Nunhead
Four double bed semi-detached extended Victorian house of 1692 square feet, incorporating an incredible ground floor extension which delivers a huge volume of timelessly-stylish reception space and amazing amounts of glazing - ideal for entertaining friends or for family-life. Plus you’ve got four double bedrooms, an independent utility area, and both bath and shower rooms. If it looks familiar, that may be as the property regularly features in shoots and magazines.
Find the sensational yet practical home on a quiet residential street with pretty Victorian street lamps, close to Nunhead Green Conservation Area; which takes in Nunhead’s well-stocked independent high street and village-style green.
Parking is unrestricted, on-street, and you’re just a 4 minute walk from Nunhead Station. Or walk 12 minutes to Queens Road Peckham Station - for added Overground trains (also Fare Zone 2). Freehold.
A neat front garden sets you back from the street. In the front door and a traditional through-reception sits off to your left. This stretches over 21 feet by nearly 12. The front reception space has a lovely old school style radiator, original Victorian fireplace, and bleached solid wood floors (which run through the entire downstairs space). Find wonderful custom-built storage cupboards in the second reception space, for coats and shoes and stuff. As well as alcove shelving.
Drop down here a couple of steps to the property’s dining area - or access it from the end of the hallway (where you’ll also find a neat downstairs w.c.). This is where it all gets really exciting! The current owners have artfully extended from the original footprint of the house - giving you an open-plan kitchen/diner (with brilliant full rooflight over the dining area), then beyond this a courtyard garden as well as generous storage cupboards, then a huge family room onto the west-facing garden.
The inner courtyard brings lots of fresh air and light, and the whole downstairs space really comes to life at night with thoughtfully-considered lighting. The kitchen’s a hand-built, painted affair teamed with poured concrete worktops. The rear reception area has two sets of double doors opening onto the garden. It’s over 15 feet by over 12. The private and entertaining-friendly part-walled garden extends over 33 feet, is low-maintenance in design, gets fantastic afternoon sun, and has big borders to exercise green fingers.
Up the stairs to the half-landing and you first arrive at a utility area. Beyond this is the first double bedroom - of over 13 feet by over 8 feet, with a sash window. Up to the landing and a huge master bedroom takes the width of the house - it’s over 15 feet by over 10, with two sash windows to pretty street views.
Take the stairs again for the main (and very luxury) bathroom, with a huge skylight window plus the sash, a free-standing bath plus independent shower, and gorgeous fittings that include a heated towel rail.
The cleverly-designed master suite awaits, with pocket door, skylight windows onto twin dressing areas (in addition to a sash window to the rear), and a slick en suite shower room (skylight in here too!). You’ve also got accessible eaves storage.
Nunhead station has London Victoria trains and Thameslink trains as well (Farringdon, Blackfriars). It also puts on an impressive skyline view from the platform! Or you can walk 12 minutes to Queens Road Peckham station (also Fare Zone 2) for London Overground services. Canary Wharf is easy via Canada Water, also destinations such as Clapham Junction or Shoreditch High Street.
Nunhead has a relaxed vibe, with central green, playground and community centre (by AOC architects), and excellent established staples which include Ayre’s bakery and Soper’s wet-fish shop. New and popular arrivals include El Vermut, The Beer Shop, Goodcup, Babette, and Four Hundred rabbits (posh pizza).
The Old Nun’s Head is a reliable local and often has live music, guest ales etc. Walk just 10 minutes to Consort Road and the hottest table in town - any one of them you can get a booking on - at Peckham Bazaar.
Central Peckham and cool Rye Lane is a 15 minute walk, for such delights as Peckham Levels, and The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex, plus Market Building and Peckham Plex cinema. Walk another 5 minutes to Bellenden Road with its independent high street and lovely shops, cafes and restaurants like Artusi, Ganapati, Anderson’s, Flock & Herd and Review book store.
It’s a short stroll to Telegraph Hill's gorgeous parks with views and a weekly Farmers’ Market (Saturdays from 10am) and also Peckham Rye Park and Common’s 113 acres. Locally, Nunhead Cemetery is a beautiful Victorian one - one of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ - with organised tours, and beautiful big trees and views!
For more options, Peckham, Camberwell, New Cross, Deptford, Brockley and Greenwich are all but a short journey. Little ones? Really locally, Banana Moon Day Nursery is well-liked, as is Edmund Waller Primary School.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900