Trossachs Road, East Dulwich
Fine four double bedroom bay-fronted Victorian house, with smart side-return extension, of 1729 square feet (inclusive of the cellar, exclusive of the large loft that’s ripe for conversion). Find this entertaining-friendly or family dream home on a quiet and leafy residential street with unrestricted on-street parking, close to the new Charter School on nearby Jarvis Road, plus independent secondaries Alleyn’s and JAGS, and to the local independent and state primary schools in Dulwich Village and East Dulwich.
You are also but a 7 minute walk from East Dulwich Station (zone 2), and a shorter one from Lordship Lane with its pleasing offering of shops, bars and restaurants. Freehold.
A smart walled front garden sets the house back from the street. In through the front door and you land in a wider than average hall where you can fully admire your leaded lights and original cornicing. Gazing complete, take a left into the front formal reception room of over 17 feet by over 12. A smart central (and working) fireplace impresses, plus original picture rail, cornice and ceiling rose detailing. Alcove storage is another welcome feature, and a pale carpet sits underfoot. Painted folding doors reveal the large and solid oak floored second reception area, that’s been thoughtfully and artfully extended into the former side return, to provide a lovely dining area with glazing overhead and folding doors to the garden, plus door to the guest w.c. The 21 by 17 feet second reception space (that’s complete with beautiful bespoke alcove storage) is open-plan to the Shaker-style kitchen with a practical and smart tiled floor. Stone counters, Butler sink and brick-style tiling also feature. An additional part-glazed back door leads from the kitchen to the garden. Next to which is a handsome sash window to garden views. The well-established garden has paved and green areas, and extends almost 30 feet.
Up the stairs and the windowed bathroom sits off to your right, with simple white suite and over bath shower. Beyond this is the first double bedroom with built-in alcove cupboard and sash window onto the garden, and an original curved wall. Up to the landing proper and you have a second double bedroom of over 15 feet by over 11. Large casement windows feature here, and pale carpet and walls. Our favourite room is up next and takes the width of the house. It’s a lavish master bedroom 18 feet wide by 15, with another of those strokable curved walls, built-in wardrobes to the alcoves, a beautiful and original decorative fireplace, and two windows onto street views. It’s up the stairs again for the fourth bedroom, this time over 14 feet by nearly 10.
Lordship Lane has so many independent places to recommend including Chener (books), Mons (cheese), Moxons (fish), William Rose (meat), SMBS (whole and fresh foods), The EDT and Franklin’s restaurant. We also like the well-stocked charity shops! North Cross Road has a top Saturday market too and lovely little open-all-week boutique shops. East Dulwich Picturehouse is a popular recent addition (those bookable sofa seats are a winner) to The Lane, as is M&S Food Hall. A large Sainsbury’s store is also local to you, on Dog Kennel Hill.
Dulwich Village is also a short and pleasant walk for Dulwich Picture Gallery, designed by Regency architect Sir John Soane and the oldest public art gallery in England (opened to the public in 1817), plus The Crown & Greyhound pub, Gail’s, Pizza Express and Rocco Di Papa. For more options, Herne Hill, Peckham and Camberwell are easily reached.
Green spaces to enjoy locally include Dulwich Park, Goose Green, Peckham Rye Park & Common, and Camberwell's Ruskin Park.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900