St Mary’s Road, Nunhead
Viewings commence Saturday, 2nd April 2022.
Fully (and beautifully!) architecturally-renovated four bedroom, three bathroom Victorian Freehold house, delivering impressive proportions and scale, and lovely timber sash windows plus architectural glass (by Maxlight), pivot door, and a large and triple-glazed picture window seat in the sublime rear extension.
Accompanying the house, you have a generous east-facing front garden (with cycle store and stands), plus a delightful west-facing pro-landscaped rear garden extending 65 feet; which is complete with a contemporary charred timber-clad garden studio.
Dwellings like this are totally rare to market - with the professional care, attention and high-end treatment you’d expect to see given to a ‘Forever Home’. We’re going to find it hard parting with the keys to this one!
Find your new home on a wide and tree-lined residential Nunhead street, placing you just a six minute walk from Nunhead Station, and an eight minute one from Queens Road Peckham Station - Overground services as well as regular ones from here.
You’re also close to Nunhead Green Conservation Area - which takes in Nunhead’s well-stocked independent high street and village-style green.
Welcome features are at every glance! Examples are the Italian terrazzo in the bathrooms, the sisal-stairs, the polished concrete floor in the rear extension, the Douglas fir joists, and exposed original brick, steel work and structure. Built-in storage (and eaves storage) has been well-planned and executed too, and you will enjoy a delighting decorative scheme, and notable multiple options for home office space - at ground floor level - from seclusion in the garden, to well-lit space in the heart of the home.
Beyond what’s obvious to the eye, pleasingly you have a new roof, underfloor heating (and a new high flow pressurised central heating system), plus all new electrics throughout the house.
In the original front door and you open into a wide hall where the high ceilings open the scene brilliantly, and your focus is drawn to twelve o’clock: the long view down to the wonderful window seat at the foot of the kitchen/dining room.
Before we go there though, things are great already! Turn right into the twin-sashed front reception room which is over 14 feet by nearly 12, with ceiling rose and coving detail. Large painted timber doors connect you to or divide you from the second reception area - a natural dining/entertaining or office space with generous storage. Extensive (and no doubt, expensive) glazing graces the rear extension where you have large kitchen and dining areas. The fitted kitchen is a classy custom-made Birch one.
The garden’s a dream: west-facing with a big twist of south - you’ll enjoy buckets of sunshine out here. It’s pro-landscaped by garden designers Anna Rose Hughes and plantswoman Rosie Bines (Head Gardener at Petersham Nurseries, and Presenter on 'Inside Out Homes') - here you’ll find naturalised planting with year-round interest. Fiery colours in autumn give way to structural seed heads in winter. Summer and spring burst with flowers and new growth.
At the foot of the garden is an awesome self-contained studio. The sellers actually lived here while the house renovation took place! It’s a real little restful retreat with views to mature trees, and makes ideal guest accommodation.
A ground floor loo off the hall completes the ground-floor-tour.
The first floor is home to two generous double bedrooms - both a good size at over 14 feet by nearly 11 apiece. The front bedroom has an en suite shower room while the rear bedroom has an en suite bathroom. Both bathrooms are windowed, have contemporary sanitary ware and fittings, and are ‘Jack & Jill’ - with entrances from the hall too.
The second floor is a seamless loft conversion of an impeccable finish. You have two double bedrooms of over 13 feet by over 10, and over 10 feet by over 8. Folding doors mean these two rooms can become one if you prefer. Fitted flush wardrobes impress. Accessible eaves storage is accessed from the landing area, as is a third and final bathroom (again, windowed, and kitted out with contemporary F&F).
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 stroll north 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 a friendly community, with a central green, playground and community centre (by AOC architects), and excellent established staples which include Ayre’s bakery and Soper’s wet-fish shop.
Other treats include El Vermut and Mother Superior bottle shops, Goodcup, Kudu Grill, and Four Hundred rabbits (posh pizza). And there's a handy Co-Op with cash machine! The Old Nun’s Head is a reliable local, and Peckham Bazaar is a big favourite of ours (pan-Balkan menu) on nearby Consort Road.
Kudu (South-African) restaurant on Queens Road - and Smokey Kudu for cocktails after - is a top-notch evening out. You’ll also find Beer Rebellion, Mamma Dough and Blackbird Bakery on this little stretch by QRP Station.
SE15’s already firmly on the des-res map, but there’s even more to come - for example The Peckham Coal Line linear park.
Central Peckham - home to cool Rye Lane - is an under-15 minute walk, for such delights as Peckham Levels and The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex, plus Market Building and various markets.
Walk another five minutes to Bellenden Road with its independent high street and lovely shops, cafes and restaurants - examples Artusi, Ganapati, 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 are Edmund Waller, Hollydale and Ivydale primaries.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: E
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900