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summer collection 2011

Game

SALE Match

a selection of the finest properties in your area

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aspire offices

Balham

Battersea

Clapham North

020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Clapham South

Fulham Central

Fulham South

020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

020 7381 7381 c.fulham@aspire.co.uk

020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Furzedown

Head Office

Management Department

020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

020 7801 3400 headoffice@aspire.co.uk

020 8772 6300 management@aspire.co.uk

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Introduction Welcome to the Summer 2011 edition of our own property magazine which we hope you find informative and interesting. All our branches have continued to see an extremely buoyant sales market in most sectors and there continues to be a shortage of quality and well located property coming onto the market ensuring that we have been able to achieve some exceptional prices for our clients. Lettings has also shown increasing yields and the ongoing shortage of quality lettings stock will continue to bolster rental values. The resurgence in buy-to-let landlords also continues despite the possibility of interest rate rises. We believe this trend is only going to strengthen, at least for the rest of 2011. April saw the opening of our new flagship Fulham office where the South Fulham Sales and Lettings departments have been relocated. The new, two floored, office houses seven sales and lettings staff together with their property management department and is also the first of our `new style’ offices. With intelligent screened bespoke desking and one window given over entirely to a virtual style display combined with glass/walnut brochure displays this office really has managed to mix the traditional with cutting edge technology. It doesn’t stop there as two further branches are planned for opening towards the later part of 2011. We would welcome the opportunity to offer you a market appraisal on your home and offer advice on how you could make full advantage of its value, whether that be via sales or lettings. Properties which we offer for sale and to let for our clients are given the maximum possible exposure. They are featured on all the major internet portals, numerous local papers and magazines and of course our own publications. In combination with a strategic marketing campaign we will strive to provide accurate advice with regular feedback and we won’t avoid telling you the truth as opposed to what we think you want to hear! Ultimately it is our exceptional and well trained staff combined with a brand that is recognised across SW London that will secure the best possible price for the sale or rental of your home, in a timescale that suits you.

Our Staff are our greatest asset.

[The long term health of the housing market has depended on around 40% of purchasers being first-time buyers, London first-time buyer levels are hitting the desired 40% mark t h a n k s t o g r e at e r w e alt h i n t h e capital. This will greatly assist transaction numbers and lead to a far more active property market in London.] Rightmove [Land Reg April figures have just come out.... The region with the highest annual price change was London with an increase of 5 per cent. London also experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 3 per cent.] Land Registry [Business investment and net trade are expected to drive the economy in the quarters ahead,  “This will eventually feed through to boost households and support the housing market by generating more rapid employment gains and stronger income growth”]  Nationwide

Contents Introduction

May 2011 saw a new office open in Wandworth Bridge Road, Fulham 122 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 T: 020 7736 6110

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Focus on Balham

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Balham Properties

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Focus on Battersea

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Balham Properties

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Focus on North Clapham

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Clapham North Properties

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Focus on South Clapham

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South Clapham Properties

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Focus on Fulham

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Fulham Properties

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Focus on Furzedown

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Furzedown Properties

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Advertising Vicky Sergeant vicky@aspire.co.uk Contributions Dominic Sharland, Hidden Design Studio 020 7751 8347 aspire@hiddendesignstudio.co.uk

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I t is perhaps quite worrying that anyone can start trading as an estate agent, without any qualifications whatsoever. This makes it all the more important that you choose an agency which puts a high value on training.

Better trained staff gain an intimate understanding of what the customer is going through and are able to help you endure the inherently stressful process of moving more readily. Training in buyer psychology is also very useful when it comes to knowing why people buy which property, how they negotiate, and the reasons why they sometimes withdraw from a purchase. Good staff development also provides the added benefit of having happy, fulfilled and loyal staff who take a pride

in their work – which is a real asset to our customers. It also means they are at the cutting edge of estate agency, and we make a point of fostering a spirit of innovation and continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.

We are excited about our contribution to the South West London property scene, and have a real energy and love for the business of creating a moving experience people will be delighted about. After all – we’re on your side!

Whilst being passionate about professionalism, this does not mean that the traditional values we cherish are in any way old fashioned. Indeed, we are proud to be different, and our approach will not suit everyone! For example, we do not have a formulaic approach to the way in which we work and encourage each of our staff to play to their strengths. So in many ways, our business is a reflection of the personalities involved – a far cry from the systemised approach adopted by the corporate estate agency chains!

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Focus on BALHAM aspire

balham news

[ testimonials in balham ] “I was happy with the service thank you. You kept me fully informed throughout. I could always get hold of you and you returned calls promptly. You and your colleagues were always professional and also friendly. You found us good purchasers in only a few days, got the full asking price and everything ran smoothly to completion. We have no complaints at all!” Sarah Freeling-Wilkinson, April 2011 “Thanks for all the help, particularly around the closing stages of the sale when you chased up both sides to get things moving / speed things up. As far as the initial stages of the process went, I think the viewings were well managed, you showed me a decent range of houses in the categories I was looking for (unlike some other agents) and you were usually available around the times Soph and I wanted to do viewings. I am very pleased with the service aspire delivered and we would recommend you to friends.” Andy Vaughan, April 2011 “My wife and I were 100% satisfied with the service that we received from aspire and that is primarily down to the commitment and support that we received from your team. Throughout the process of the sale there was a constant source of advice, counsel and patience. I was very impressed with your professionalism and I believe that without the time and attention that you devoted to our sale we would not have been able to close the transaction. For this we are both extremely grateful as we are delighted with our new house and without aspire’s support in driving the sale of our old property we would not be sitting here today.” Derek Melvin, March 2011

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enry Cavendish Primary School, in the heart of the Hyde Farm estate, present their annual Summer Fair - once again, proudly sponsored by Aspire, Balham. The fair is on Saturday 9th July between 2pm and 5pm. This year the school have chosen a Carnival theme, which compliments the curriculum over the summer term. There will be lots of fun and games to be had, including dance shows from local dance schools, face painters and hair braiders, their legendary cake stall, a plant stall as well as a fairground attraction! The grand raffle will be announced at 4.30pm. Entrance is £1 per adult and 50p per child. Refreshments will be available.

Clifford Harvey, Manager

aspire Balham 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

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£925,000

Midmoor Road, SW12

aspire are proud to offer for sale the only detached four bedroom house in the heart of Hyde Farm. Presented in immaculate condition throughout the house boasts a south-west facing mature garden with access from both receptions and a large contemporary family kitchen. aspire Balham 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk

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Hoadly Road, SW16

Offered with no onward chain complications is this substantial five bedroom detached family home with highly versatile living accommodation in excess of 2500 square feet together with a 170 foot delightful rear garden. 20 foot kitchen/breakfast room Roof terrace Large master bedroom with ensuite Two additional bathrooms Highly sought-after prime residential street Superb entertaining space

£1,350,000 aspire Balham 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

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balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


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Balham Park Road SW12 A ground floor two double bedroom maisonette

£495,000

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

Blueprint Apartments, Balham Grove SW12 A two bedroom, two bedroom first floor flat

£550,000

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

Du Cane Court, Balham High Road SW17 A split-level three bedroom flat in excellent decorative condition

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk

£399,950

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk Focus on Balham 8


£775,000

Scholars Road, SW12

This delightful five bedroom Victorian terraced house situated in the popular Hyde Farm Estate benefits from having a south-west facing garden, being only a short walk to Balham Station and having the further advantage of having no onward chain. aspire Balham 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

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balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


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Sarsfeld Road, SW12 A stunning split-level garden flat in the Nightingale Triangle

£825,000

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

Hydethorpe Road, SW12 A well presented four bedroom house in the Hyde Farm area

£595,000

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

Kirkstall Road, SW12 A newly refurbished five bedroom house in Telford Park

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk

£769,950

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk Focus on Balham 10


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£332,500

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

Manville Road SW17 A spacious first floor flat with own private garden

£550,000

£499,950

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

Romberg Road SW17

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Veronica Road, SW17 A well presented split-level top floor flat

A Victorian terraced three bedroom house

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


Rental Properties

SW12

Rossiter Road, SW12 £900 pw

Cathles Road, SW12 £700 pw

6 Bedroom, period features, GCH, dbl glazing. aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Four bedrooms, new kitchen, through lounge. aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Endlesham Road, SW12 £400 pw

Burtwood Road, SW12 £715 pw

Period features, private garden, sash windows.

Refurbished, allocated parking, private garden

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Calbourne Road, SW12 £180 pw

Studio flat, redecorated, private garden.

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Macmillan Way, SW17 £325 pw

Lysias Road, SW12 £400 pw

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ground floor.

Ground floor, private garden, modern design.

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

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Rental Properties

SW12

Wavertree Court, SW2 £225 pw

Pentney Road, SW12 £575 pw

Newly refurbished, fitted kitchen, bills Included

Private garden, spacious lounge, 3 bedrooms.

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Parkthorne Road, SW12 £525 pw

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Blueprint Apartments, SW12 £325 pw

Immaculately presented, fully furnished, underground parking

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Ramsden Road SW12 £420 pw

Childebert Road, SW17 £325 pw

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

Period features, newly refurbished, 2 beds

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1st floor, ample storage, allocated parking.

Radbourne Road, SW12 £350 pw

2 bedrooms, fully furnished, large lounge.

aspire Balham: 020 8673 6111

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


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Dare to Design She’s captured our hearts, and wardrobes, with her stellar brick prints and feminine designs. Still only 29-years-old, Olivia Rubin is a fashion force to be reckoned with and has built up a profitable business to boot. But what makes her tick? Words: Nicole Rapaport

Why fashion, in particular women’s wear? With women’s clothes, I’m designing for myself, which is half the fun. At secondary school I started to develop a keen eye for prints and patterns. I went on to complete a BA in Fashion Print at Central St. Martin’s, and completed various work placements along the way, so the path I wanted to take became pretty clear to me in my early 20’s. What has been the high point of your career? There have been many high points it’s hard to pinpoint just one. The few that instantly spring to mind are my first London fashion Week show at the Science Museum, moving into my South Molton Street studio, and getting accepted into a top Paris tradeshow. I was also voted by RED magazine as one of the UK’s most influential women in fashion which was rather nice. What can we look forward to from you for the rest of this year? I’m expanding my collections for AW11 with the launch of a new knitwear range and I have a few exciting collaborations in the pipeline. This year we’ve seen you designing an exclusive collection for Dune shoes. How did you find the footwear designing process, and how does it compare to clothes? I enjoy working with new brands especially in areas that are new to me. I learned a lot about the accessories market and got to experiment with the Dune range, whilst still putting my signature Olivia Rubin stamp on the shoes, However women’s wear is what comes naturally to me and is my predominant passion. Any other interesting collaborations coming up? I am currently looking into jewellery and nail polishes - but I won’t give away too much at this early stage. You sell your clothes online and in boutiques. Where would be your ideal place to sell? I’ve built up a really strong list of independent boutique stockists over the years, some that have stocked my label since my first season. It is satisfying to know that I have a strong and loyal customer base. The next stage for me is to get into a department store, and I have to say Selfridges is at the top of my list. And on the international scene? I’ve already started to expand internationally. I am already stocked in a chain of boutiques in Japan and have recently been accepted into Paris trade show which will hopefully grow the brand profile within the European market. You create beautiful garments; from dresses to casual tees. What would you say your personal style is? Feminine and chic with an individual edge. I like to mix up styles from day to day while still trying to look polished. I think I’ve cracked it!

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What has surprised you most about this industry? Not much! Having a lot of internships under my belt I knew what I was getting myself into-the stress, the competition, the long hours, and the catty behaviour. It’s all there; I just keep myself grounded and concentrate on the primary goal of building my brand. Do you enjoy the retail business side of your job? I’ve grown to enjoy it. When you start a business even in fashion design you quickly come to learn that it is primarily a business, and therefore a lot of the time is concentrated on selling and making money. I definitely have a hunger inside that drives me. What advice would you give an up and coming designer? If you want to start a fashion label try and have a unique selling point. I knew that my background in print and textiles was just that, so I have built on that strength and made it the core of the label. Who has given you the best advice in life so far; business or otherwise? A business mentor said to me “Turnover is vanity, Profit is sanity”-that has stuck with me. Another one that is a bit of a cliché but nevertheless I still believe in is ‘Never give up’ You have a lot of celebrity fans. Would you say that this endorsement is a must if you want to succeed? I wouldn’t say it is a must but it would be ignorant to underestimate the power of celebrity today. When the right celebrity wears one of my pieces (say Cheryl Cole, Fearne Cotton or Jaime Winstone) it has a snowball effect on press and then sales. It’s a win-win situation. The recession has taken its toll on the retail world. Have you experienced hard times this past year, and how you intend to maintain a profitable business, looking forward? Of course in this climate I have to be constantly looking at new ways of selling, remaining competitive and introducing new appealing products. I’m always trying to come up with new ideas and projects-having that sort of weight on my shoulders definitely makes me more ambitious. Where is your favourite fashion destination and why? I love New York as I think it always had something new to offer. Every time I go I end up finding a different fashion boutique or restaurant. There’s just so much to explore. When not furiously jotting down design ideas, what can we catch you doing? I’ve recently got into training and running in Hyde Park. It’s the perfect escape at the end of a busy day at work. What are the three most important things to you in life and why? Family, friends and boyfriend and my label. They are the only things that have real importance in my life. What’s your guilty pleasure? TV-you name it, I probably watch it; the more cringe-worthy the better! Where do you see yourself in five years? Still growing the label, stocked in top UK department stores and around the world and starting to launch my own chain of shops in London.

Contacts: Buy the collection online at http://shop.oliviarubinlondon.com/ or at Katie & Jo on the King’s Road. www.oliviarubinlondon.com www.dune.co.uk

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aspire new homes

Clapham Manor Mews The Manor Building is a new development of 19 modern, luxury apartments in an exclusive private building. Situated just off a beautiful Victorian residential street and overlooking a landscaped courtyard, the building is just a one minute walk from the lively shopping and entertainment hub on Clapham High Street. The Manor Building sits next to a brand new state of the art leisure and fitness centre.Centrally located between Clapham North and Clapham Common Underground stations, The Manor Building is perfectly located for a daily 15 minute London Underground commute into Central London and a five minute walk to the beautiful open green spaces of Clapham Common.The building comprises a selection of one and two bedroom apartments with a high spec’ contemporary finish, many featuring outstanding views across London. Every apartment features a private terrace or balcony and there is a large communal roof terrace located on the 5th floor, which offers amazing views across London. For further development details......... Please call our clapham north office on 020 7840 3700 or aspire New Homes on 07949 863063 or ashley@aspire.co.uk

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Focus on BAttersea feature PropertY Brynmaer Road SW11, £2,150,000

[ testimonials in battersea ] “I would like to put on the record how grateful we are to you and to all your staff at aspire for having carried through sush a professional and helpful job in acquiring for us the property in Ursula Street” Hallam Murray January 2011

A beautifully refurbished and skilfully extended five bedroom period house offering over 2500 sq ft of accommodation over four floors. Located on one of Battersea’s premier roads, moments from the open spaces of Battersea Park

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Battersea property market remains strong going in to summer; three main types of homes predominate: mansion flats; recently built riverside flats and Victorian terrace houses. Spacious mansion flats are located around Prince of Wales Drive overlooking Battersea Park, where prices range from £350,000 for a one-bedroom flat with no park view, to over £1 million for a flat with three or four bedrooms with views over the park . The best roads for family houses are Anhalt Road, Kersley Street, Brynmaer Road, Soudan Road and Foxmore Street where houses sell for in excess of £2 million. The most expensive riverside apartments with wide balconies are in the sought-after developments built by two of Britain’s star architects — Richard Rogers’s Montevetro, on Battersea Church Road, and Norman Foster’s Albion Riverside on Hester Road, close to Battersea Bridge.

Jason Godfray, Director

“The aspire team made sure our sale and purchase went through within a short timescale. They worked so hard and were polite and efficient at all times, I will definitely be using aspire for my next move.“ Seb and Helen March 2011 “We found Aspire to be extremely professional in all aspects of the sale of our house. The staff were always efficient and friendly. Communication was of the highest standard, making the process as stress free as possible.” Rachel Phillips May 2011 “I wanted to say how pleased I was with the service I received from aspire, there was always regular feedback and excellent advice when problems needed solving. Thank you for making moving house as stress free as possible.“ Mr B Singh April 2011 “I would like to take this opportunity to just place on record our thanks for all the hard work that you and your staff have put in to bring about a most successful sale of the above property. At every stage of the proceedings, you and your staff have always been most courteous, knowledgeable and helpful at this difficult time… and we were particularly impressed with your proactive approach, which secured many viewings and, importantly, an acceptable offer.” Keith Webb June 2011

aspire Battersea 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

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£850,000

Battersea Bridge Road, SW11

An impressive three storey double fronted end of terrace Victorian house in need of refurbishment. This five double bedroom house offers bright and spacious accommodation over three floors and is being marketed for the first time on the open market for over 60 years. aspire Battersea 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

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Bullen Street, SW11

£320,000

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

An impressive two bedroom, two bathroom, ground floor flat with pretty private patio garden.

Elsey Road, SW11

£282,000

A one bedroom period conversion flat located in the highly sought after Shaftesbury Estate.

£649,950

Balfern Street, SW11

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aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

A lovely three bedroom terraced Victorian family house with a pretty patio garden

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


Henning Street, SW11

A characterful halls adjoining semi-detached Victorian house which has full planning permission granted for a basement, side return and loft extensions. Located in the ever popular ‘Sisters’ conservation area of Battersea within 400 metres of the Battersea Park. Halls adjoining Victorian semi ‘Sisters’ conservation area Three bedrooms Existing planning permission Interconnecting reception rooms

£899,950 aspire Battersea 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk

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Battersea Bridge Road, SW11

A fantastic interior designed two double bedroom conversion flat boasting a stunning 43ft dual level private garden. The property has been subject to a comprehensive renovation program and now offers a bespoke contemporary finish. Interior designed conversion flat Moments from Battersea Park Private entrance Stunning kitchen and bathroom Two double bedrooms 43ft dual level private garden

£499,950 aspire Battersea 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

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balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


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Clove Hitch Quay, SW11

£615,000

A fantastic two double bedroom two bathroom river front apartment.

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

Latchmere Road, SW11

£415,000

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

A bright and spacious two bedroom flat arranged over two floors in this Victorian house.

Battersea Mews, SW11 A contemporary detached new two bedroom house with parking in gated mews.

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk

£585,000

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Colestown Street, SW11

£849,000

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

An impressive six bedroom Victorian town house offering accommodation over four floors.

Cambridge Mansions, SW11

£499,950

A fantastic third floor apartment in this attractive period mansion block.

£649,950

Albert Bridge Road, SW11

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aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk

A characterful two bedroom split level period conversion flat boasting a private westerly aspect rear garden.

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


Rental Properties

SW11

Albert Bridge Road, SW11 £450 pw

Prices Court, SW11 £495 pw

Two bedroom flat oozing with character

Gated 2 bed riverside development with concierge

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

Falcon Wharf, SW11 £850 pw

Old Chesterton Building, SW11 £600 pw

Stunning two bed with panoramic views

A stunning 2 bed old school conversion apartment

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

Bridge Theatre Apartments, SW11 £500 pw

Cambridge Mansions, SW11 £400 pw

exceptionally spacious two bed apartment

A spacious two bed ground floor mansion flat

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

Oyster Wharf, SW11 £435 pw Two bedroom apartment offering river views

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk

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Rental Properties

SW11

Abercrombie Street, SW11 £350pw

Rosenau Crescent, SW11 £825 pw

A stunning refurbished two bedroom flat

An elegant four bedroom house

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

Battersea: 020 7801 3400

Prince of Wales Drive, SW11 £495 pw

Bridges Wharf, SW11 £495pw

Two bed mansion flat overlooking Battersea Park

Two bed in an award winning riverside development

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

Albany Mansions, SW11 £350pw One bedroom apartment with private balcony

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

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aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

Latchmere Road, SW11 £350 pw

Kersley Street, SW11 £400 pw

A two bedroom garden flat

Two bedroom period conversion garden flat

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

aspire Battersea: 020 7801 3400

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Brynmaer Road, SW11

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Brynmaer Road, SW11

A beautifully refurbished and skilfully extended five bedroom period house offering over 2500 sq ft of accommodation over four floors. Located on one of Battersea’s premier roads, moments from the open spaces of Battersea Park Five bedroom period house Three bathrooms Premier location Stunning kitchen/family room Landscaped rear garden Moments from Battersea Park

Brynmaer Road, near Battersea Park, SW11 Guide Price: £2,150,000

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“Time for you”

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el l i n g y our prope r t y i s e a s y. J u s t a d verti se it on line a n d wa i t fo r th e buyers t o f loc k t o y ou r d o o r! ! S adl y, t oo m a ny e st a te a g e n ts re l y on thi s a pproa c h, w h i c h i n e vi ta b l y res ul ts in disa ppointm e n t. I n d e e d , in s ome re spe c t s f ind i n g th e b u y e r is the e a s y b i t . Bu t , w h e n y o u t h i n k a b out i t , t he re is f a r m o re to m o vi n g t han sim p l y f i n d i n g a b u y e r. At aspire , w e b e l i e v e i n h e l p i n g y o u move, and this means going far b e y o n d t h e s erv ic e off e re d b y m o s t e s ta te a g en ts . It a ll st a r t s wi th th e a m o u n t of ti me , c om m it m e nt a n d p e rs o n a l account a b i l i t y w h i c h w e i n v e s t i n our valu e d c l i e n t s .

We wo n ’t s i mpl y rus h i n, meas ure u p , s t i c k pictures of your property in o u r w i n d ow and hope for the best. We w i l l t ake the time and trouble to u n d e rs ta n d al l rel ev ant as pec ts of y o u r s i t u ation and then we will work wi th yo u to ac hi ev e what y ou want. T h i s m a y wel l be the hi ghes t pri c e p o s s i b l e , the fastest sale, the most d i s c re e t s al e, the “ri ght” pers on for y o u r t re asured home, or you may s i mp l y want to di p y our toe i n the w a t e r a n d test the market.

Additionally, as we are independent of any c orporate i nfl uen ce, w e are not here to heavy sell you products s uc h as mortgages , c o nveyancing, utility products or overseas property portfolios, and are prepared to invest as muc h ti me as y ou require f rom us. Why not call your local branch arrange an i nformal c hat. You’l l find w e t ake the time to listen.

Wh a te v e r y our moti v ati on to market y o u r p ro perty, we understand, we’re h i g h l y fl e x i bl e, and we’re on y our side.

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Focus on clapham north feature PropertY Clapham Manor Mews SW4, From £429,950

[ testimonials in clapham north] “I would like to say that we have found all of the team members at Aspire to be particularly helpful and friendly.  Lauren has outdone herself in assisting us from the start to arranging viewings to the completing of our lease and us moving in.”  KR, March 2011

The Manor Building is a new development of 19 luxury apartments located at the end of a mews and behind a brand new state of the art leisure and fitness centre with stunning swimming pool. The development is superbly located between Clapham North and Clapham Common Underground stations and every apartment features a private terrace or balcony.

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“I can highly recommend Aspire to anyone wishing to sell their property in Clapham. I felt that Christine, who handled the sale of my flat, kept me updated regularly throughout the selling process but more importantly, understood my needs as a seller. She was patient and understanding throughout and in addition, responded to my requests and queries promptly. A thoroughly good estate agent!” TB, March 2011 “I also wanted to thank you for your help and your honesty. I’ve pretty much been in contact with every estate agent in Clapham over the last month and without a doubt the only one I would recommend would be you!” CH, March 2011

the Clapham North sales market has remained remarkably strong in the first half

of 2011, buoyed by the imminent arrival of the new Leisure Centre and Gym along with the Library Building which will be completed in 2011. The latter, Guggenheim inspired development, will surely join the list of London’s most iconic buildings and will ensure that Clapham High Street and the surroundings remain the most sought after spot for First Time Buyers and renters in South West London.

Matthew Carter, Manager

“I would like to say a big thank you for the professional and efficient sale of my flat which I was surprised at how quickly it sold.   I found everyone in your office so friendly and approachable, and I don’t think a better handling of the sale was possible, as you so effectively handled any issue which arose, and given the opportunity I would choose you all over again, as I could not fault your service.  Thank you again.” RC, March 2011

aspire Clapham North 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Combermere Road, SW9

This unique freehold house is available on this attractive street in Clapham North, just a short walk to the local underground station as well as Brixton and Stockwell stations. The property has been fully refurbished to an exacting standard and has a large reception and modern kitchen/dining room to the rear. Converted studio in the basement Freehold Two Bedrooms Two Bathrooms Landscaped Garden Immaculately Refurbished

£499,950 aspire Clapham North 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Sandmere Road, SW4

An extremely well located four bedroom Victorian terraced house presented in superb condition throughout. The house is crammed full of character and original features and boasts four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan double reception/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and private rear south facing garden. Four Good Size Bedrooms Freehold Fantastic Restaurants and Bars just moments away Crammed with original Features Two Bathrooms South Facing Garden

£675,000 aspire Clapham North 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Kay Road, SW9

£695,000

A fully refurbished family home with extended kitchen and loft extension.

£415,000

aspire Clapham North: 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

aspire Clapham North: 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Gauden Road, SW4 A two bedroom ground floor flat with manicured communal gardens and heated pool.

Elmhurst Mansions, SW4 A beautifully refurbished one bedroom garden flat with share of freehold.

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£339,950

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£499,950

aspire Clapham North: 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Ferndale Road, SW9 A really stylish two bedroom house arranged over two storeys.

Tasman Road, SW9

£585,000

A fantastic opportunity to purchase this stylish mid-terrace Victorian house.

aspire Clapham North: 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

£599,950

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Linom Road, SW4 An amazing double fronted house is available on this attractive street in Clapham North

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Mandrell Road, SW2 A lovely Victorian terraced cottage with original features throughout

£325,000

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Ballater Road, SW2 A stunning newly refurbished two bedroom Victorian conversion flat.

£499,950

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Slievemore Close, SW4 A beautifully maintained two bedroom flat

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£350,000

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£450,000

Wandsworth Road, SW8

At the heart of Clapham Old Town and within striking distance of Clapham Common tube and Wandsworth Road train station, this spacious and well presented brand new maisonette has two double bedrooms two bathrooms and huge open plan kitchen reception leading to a private terrace.

aspire Clapham North 020 7840 3700 n.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Rental Properties

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Atherfold Road SW9 £350 pw

Atherfold Road SW9 £335 pw Stunning one bedroom garden flat

Fully refurbished one bedroom garden flat

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Stane Grove SW9 £300 pw

Landor Road SW9 £285pw

A one bedroom apartment in a new development

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Recently refurbished one bedroom apartment

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Ballater Road SW2 £450pw

Gauden Road SW4 £350 pw

Three bedroom garden flat

Two bedroom apartment with gardens & pool

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Corrance Road SW2 £700 pw Wonderful four bedroom family house

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

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Rental Properties

SW9/11

Landor Road SW9 £375 pw

Edgeley Road SW4 £425 pw

Recently refurbished two bedroom garden flat

A stunning two bedroom apartment

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Stansfield Road SW9 £360 per week

Edithna Street SW9 £415pw

A split-level two bedroom apartment.

Amazing two bedroom house with stunning garden

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Landor Road SW9 £250 per week A one bedroom apartment close to the high street

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

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Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Landor Road SW9 £385 pw

Tregothnan Road SW9 £325 pw

Really stylish newly refurbished two bedroom flat

A one bedroom first floor apartment

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

Clapham North: 020 7840 3700

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Focus on clapham south feature PropertY Hambalt Road SW4, £1,100,000

[ testimonials in clapham south] “I appreciate a frank discussion and regular updates. I received both! Thank you to Marc & David who both provided an excellent service in the sale of our property. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other people.“ Mark, Hambalt Road, May 2011

This superb home is available in the heart of Abbeville Village. Beautifully refurbished throughout with a large kitchen/diner leading out to a private landscaped garden, this Victorian Semi Detached home must be viewed!

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“I just wanted to mention to you, how much I appreciate the service and effort that Andrew has put into the sale. Despite me being literally on his back to move things along 24 hours a day he has been quite fantastic in the way that he has dealt with me and all the difficulties and issues that have arisen” Ian, Elms Road, May 2011 “After a prompt and thorough valuation with Marc we marketed our property through the Abbeville Road office, feedback was given after viewings and once we agreed a sale(at a great price) the process was explained well and was smooth. We were pleased we made the right decision to sell with the best local agent in the area! Thanks“ Sean, Franconia Road, May 2011 “We would like to thank everyone in the Clapham South office of aspire for all their help over the latest purchase and sale we have made – in particular we would like to thank David for going the extra mile. We were particularly impressed by the marketing of our property and all the help and enthusiasm shown by the whole team, the way you kept us updated as to how the process was progressing and for the advice we received along the way. Thank you” Janie and Jo, Hambalt Road, May 2011

We are delighted to be taking part and helping the Abbeville Village fete. The

annual event is on Saturday the 25th June and is always an excellent and popular affair. All profits are split between well deserving local charities. There will be jugglers, stilt walkers, barbeques,all types of market stalls, auctions and lots of fun for children and adults!

Marc Roberts, Manager

aspire Clapham South 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Elms Crescent, SW4 Handsome garden flat in heart of Abbeville Village

£499,950

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Welmar Mews, SW4 Impressive reception space in pretty and private mews house.

£550,000

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Clapham Common Southside, SW4 Superb open plan living with garden opposite the common!

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£625,000

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£1,175,000

Rodenhurst Road, SW4

An extremely spacious and well appointed house is available on one of Abbeville Villages premier roads. The property offers five double bedrooms serviced by three bathrooms. The living space is fantastic with a spacious reception, dining room and a kitchen/ diner. To the rear is a large private garden and there is off street parking to the front.

aspire Clapham South 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Rodenhurst Road, SW4

A superb family house is available on this prime Abbeville Village street. The property offers off street parking for two cars and a large rear garden. On the ground floor is a main reception, kitchen/dining room., conservatory and further reception room. The upper floors offer five/six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a utility room. Semi Detached 6 Bedrooms Two Receptions Kitchen/Dining Room 70ft South Facing Garden Off Street Parking

£1,150,000 aspire Clapham South 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Elms Crescent, SW4

Aspire are delighted to offer this beautifully presented five bedroom family home in the heart of Abbeville Village. On the ground floor there is a double reception and a superb kitchen/diner which has been recently refurbished to an exacting standard with fully folding doors opening out to a private south facing garden. Five Bedrooms Superb Kitchen/Dining Room 40ft South Facing Garden Double Reception Room Fully Renovated Attractive Victorian Terrace

£1,000,000 aspire Clapham South 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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Elms Road, SW4

£575,000

Handsome and spacious flat with an exceptional 50ft garden

£399,950

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Clapham Park Road, SW4 Bright and spacious apartment with private parking in a convenient location

Shandon Road, SW4 Modern upper maisonette with large reception and separate kitchen/diner

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£525,000

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£499,950

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Mauleverer Road, SW2 A four bedroom period home with attractive garden and super living space

Cavendish Gardens, SW4

£475,000

Bright and spacious first floor mansion flat in superb location

£399,950

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk 45 clapham South

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222 s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

Abbeville Road, SW4 A fabulous two bed/two bath superbly presented in heart of Abbeville village

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Rental Properties

SW4

Abbeville Road, SW4 £620 pw

Franconia Road, SW4 £450 pw

Large 3 bed , 3 bath masionette in heart of village

Stunning refurbished two bed garden flat

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Cautley Avenue £325 pw

Cavendish Road, SW12 £395 pw

Attractive two bed property with private garden

Bright 2 bed apartment a short walk to underground

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Narbonne Avenue, SW4 £450 pw

Crescent Lane, SW4 £400 pw

Mandalay Road £395 pw

Newly refurbished split level apartment

Two bed, modern open plan apartment

Two bed with garden and kitchen/diner

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

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Rental Properties

SW4

Elms Crescent, SW4 £430 pw

Abbeville Road, SW4 £600 pw

Top Floor two bed, two bath in excellent location

Spacious 3 bed with excellent open plan living

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Rudloe Road, SW12 £325 pw

Abbeville Road, SW4 £350 pw

Well located apartment offered fully furnished

One bed luxury apartment in ideal location

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Narbonne Avenue, SW4 £800 pw Large 5 bedroom family house, excellent location

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

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Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Englewood Road, SW4 £400 pw

Clarence Avenue, SW4 £550 pw

Two dble bed apartment close to underground

Large family house with superb garden

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

Clapham South: 020 8675 1222

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30% Off Offer Porcelanosa are offering 30% off all kitchen ranges excluding appliance and worktops. Sale starts 18th June to 17th July To find out more and to view our products Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 2TY T: 08444 818 952 W: www.porcelanosa.co.uk

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OPENED 18TH APRIL 2011 122 WANDSWORTH BRIDGE ROAD, FULHAM Email: fulham@aspire.co.uk Telephone: 020 7736 6110

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Focus on fulham feature PropertY Ashcombe Street SW6, £1,250,000

A beautiful 4 double bedroom family home located near to South Park. This end of terrace house has been refurbished to a very high standard. On the ground floor, a sizeable, bright double reception room leads straight through to a contemporary dining room and kitchen opening onto an extremely private South facing rear garden.

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ollowing the recent and overwhelming success throughout the past 26 years, aspire Fulham have finally moved to a much larger and smarter office. Situated further up the Wandsworth Bridge Road the new office is set on the edge of the prestigious ‘Peterborough Estate.’ ‘The move will ensure we start to cater for the larger houses Further into Fulham whilst maintaining the market we have always thrived in further down into the Sands End area’.

Tom Ward, Director

[ testimonials in Fulham ] “Tom’s persistent optimism, support beyond the call of duty (repeated out of hours phone calls and home visits) and market experience ensured that within a matter of weeks my young family and I can move into a spacious and beautiful new home. We owe him a debt of gratitude.” Chris Goodwin-Hudson.    “After hearing several horror stories about how long it takes to sell house I was amazed when Aspire sold my flat in 2½ weeks, getting considerably more than I initially expected for the property. Throughout the selling process Aspire were always in touch and happy to answer any questions I may have, and made me always feel that all they had the situation well and truly in hand.” Bart Ruspoli   “You were exceptional at keeping me updated at all times with both the good and bad news! Your assistance in helping generally to clear the few final things from the house when I couldn’t get up to London was way beyond the call of duty and very kind. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aspire in the future. I would like to pass on my thanks to everyone else in your office.  I shall miss talking to you all daily.” Lucy Stephens   “I would just like to personally thank you for all your assistance in the sale of my property, and will have no hesitation in using you and Aspire again in the not to distant future.” Robert Hemmings

aspire Fulham Central 020 7381 7381 c.fulham@aspire.co.uk aspire Fulham South 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

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Fernhurst Road, SW6

A 2500sq ft five bedroom Victorian family home set off the Munster Road. The property comprises of five double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen/dining area, a double reception room and a 45ft (approx) private rear garden. Close to all local amenities. Five bedrooms Double reception room Spacious kitchen/dining area Potential to extend into the side return and loft space Located close to local transport links and various schools Set just off Munster Road

offers in excess of £1,995,950 aspire Fulham Central 020 7381 7381 c.fulham@aspire.co.uk

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Beltran Road, SW6

A wonderful four double bedroom end of terrace house set in the ever desirable collection of the ‘South Park Streets’. The property boasts sizeable living throughout. The well-finished eat-in kitchen leads out onto a wonderful South facing garden. This stunning home is set close to a huge number of local amenities and transport links. Four double bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2 of which are en-suite The property boasts spacious living throughout and ample storage. Close to all local transport links and amenities South facing garden Set in the ‘desirable collection of the ‘South Park Streets.’

£1,165,000 aspire Fulham South 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

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Mablethorpe Road, SW6

£799,950

Four bedroom property set close to the heart of Munster Village

£794,950

Fulham South: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Fulham Central: 020 7381 7381 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Kingwood Road, SW6 Three large double bedrooms, close to Munster Village, potential to extend at the rear (STPP)

Cranbury Road, SW6 A spacious two bedroom property with a loft conversion. Access to shared garden. Located in the Bury Triangle

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£509,950

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£565,000

Stephendale Road, SW6

A beautifully finished three bedroom garden flat occupying the whole of the ground floor of this imposing Victorian house. The property offers bright and spacious living space perfect for entertaining.

aspire Fulham South 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

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Fulham Park Gardens, SW6

£659,950

Fulham: 020 7381 7381 c.fulham@aspire.co.uk

Furness Road, SW6

£850,000

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Set in a quiet cul se sac in Sand’s end. Refurbished four bedroom property. Private Garden

Gilstead Road, SW6 Four double bedrooms. South-West facing terraced garden. No onward chain.

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£875,000

Stephendale Road, SW6

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Five bedroom property set in heart of sands end close to Imperial Wharf mainline

Hazlebury Road, SW6

£935,000

Located in the Bury Triangle. Four double bedroom house set over five floors

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

£565,000

Kilkie Street, SW6

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Two double bedrooms, gallery kitchen. Private roof terrace.

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Venison Wellington

Mike Robinson

Rabbit sausage rolls

The Pot Kiln

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Venison Burgers

Venison Scotch Eggs

Pheasant Ravioli

The Delights of Game! As I speak to Mike Robinson he is driving through the gates of Buckingham Palace having received an invitation to demonstrate his skills in preparing game!

Despite being a fabulous place to eat The Harwood has very much kept its character as a pub even retaining the much loved pub quiz on a Tuesday evening, which has been held for last 20 years!

The Harwood Arms was reopened in 2008 as collaboration between Brett Graham of the famed Ledbury restaurant, Mike Robinson of the acclaimed Pot Kiln pub in rural Berkshire and Edwin Vaux from the famous Vaux brewery who have brought the life back to this old Fulham Favourite.

New for 2011 Mike and Brett together with master butcher and game dealer Alan Hayward are setting up an online business that will allow customers all over the country to enjoy the amazing produce served at the Harwood and the Potkiln.

The idea was to use the best of Berkshire game and wild food to create an unpretentious country pub in the heart of London. The results speak for themselves as within two years The Harwood Arms had earned the first Michelin star awarded to a pub in London and more importantly a legion of appreciative locals who loved the unpretentious atmosphere and excellent but simple and good value food that the establishment offers.

The online business, which will specialise in selling properly provenanced Venison and wild game, will be launched this summer. This will mean that for the first time, everyday people, outside the restaurant industry, can buy the best wild produce in Britain, prepared and butchered [ as it would be for a restaurant] for their own homes. Wild game is the healthiest meat available - Venison for example has no cholesterol, is almost entirely fat free, is

sustainable and traceable in origin and represents exceptional value for money. Many people don’t realise that we have six species of wild deer in the UK. All the deer taste different owing to their slightly different habitats and diets and are completely wild. They know the age and provenance of every deer sold at the Harwood & Potkiln because they are all shot by Mike! He personally selects the animal to be culled so as to ensure the prosperity of the herd and to keep the deer numbers on the estates he manages to acceptable levels. For further information and for updates on the new business see the potkiln website www.potkiln.org Mike Robinson is a champion of this type of meat and can be seen presenting on ITV1’s Countrywise every Tuesday at 8pm.

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Glenrosa Street, SW6

£875,000

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

A simply stunning four bedroom property. Designer open plan kitchen. South-east facing garden.

£475,000

Broughton Road, SW6

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Two double maisonette. Bright sitting room, over-looked by a large, eat in gallery kitchen.

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£465,000

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£1,250,000

Ashcombe Street, SW6

A beautiful 4 double bedroom family home located near to South Park. This end of terrace house has been refurbished to a very high standard. On the ground floor, a sizeable, bright double reception room leads straight through to a contemporary dining room and kitchen opening onto an extremely private South facing rear garden. The top of the house is occupied by four double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite.

aspire Fulham 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

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Furness Road, SW6

Set in a quiet cul se sac in Sand’s end. Refurbished four bedroom property. Private Garden

£850,000 aspire Fulham 020 7381 7381 c.fulham@aspire.co.uk

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Gilstead Road, SW6

Four double bedrooms. South-West facing terraced garden. No onward chain.

£850,000 aspire Fulham 020 7381 7381 c.fulham@aspire.co.uk

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Stephendale Road, SW6

£469,950

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Two double bedroom garden property. Open plan kitchen/reception room. South facing garden.

£539,950

Tynemouth Street, SW6

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Two double bedroom Victorian conversion set over two floors. Private flat roof. Potential to extend

Hazlebury Road, SW6 Spilt level garden flat situated in the ‘Bury Triangle’. Two bedrooms. Close to local shops and restaurants on Wandsworth Bridge Road. balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk

£445,000

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£559,950

Stephendale Road, SW6

Fulham: 020 7381 7381 c.fulham@aspire.co.uk

A fantastic three bedroom upper maisonette situated in the heart of the popular ‘Sands End’ area. Private roof terrace. Available with no onward chain.

Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6

£529,950

Fulham: 020 7736 6110 fulham@aspire.co.uk

Split level, two bedroom, two bathroom property set in South Fulham. Two bathrooms, one of which includes a sauna. Large private garden.

£729,950

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Harbour Reach, SW6 A luxury 7th floor apartment located in Imperial Wharf. Two double bedrooms. Perfect investment opportunity. balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown .co.uk


Rental Properties

SW6

Foskett Road, SW6 £425 pw

Unique property with large garden

Mirabel Road, SW6 £300 pw

Close to Fulham Broadway. Large one bed property

Central Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Central Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Reporton Road, SW6 £290 pw

Sherbrooke Road, SW6 £590 pw

A delightful newly refurbished 1 dbl bedroom flat set within the heart of Munster Village

Central Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham Palace Road, SW6 £365 pw

First floor 2 dbl bed, 2 bathroom flat

Central Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Munster Road, SW6 £320 pw

2 large double bedroom. South facing garden

Central Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham Road, SW6 £380 pw

1 dbl bed maisonette in fantastic condition

Victorian Mansion block on the Fulham Road.

Central Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Central Fulham: 020 7381 7381

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Rental Properties

SW6

Althea Street, SW6 £825 pw

Hamble Street, SW6 £650 pw

4/5 bedroom property, Large garden

4 beds. Large garden. Sizeable living space.

Fulham South: 020 7736 6110

Hugon Road, SW6 £475 pw

Fulham South: 020 7736 6110

Stephendale Road, SW6 £435 pw

Two floor property in the heart of Sands End

Fulham South: 020 7736 6110

Oakbury Road, SW6 £400 pw

Spacious two double bedroom property

Fulham South: 020 7736 6110

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Tynemouth Street, SW6 £415 pw

Furness Road, SW6 £345 pw

Two double bedrooms. Large patio terrace

One bedroom maisonette. Large garden

Fulham South: 020 7736 6110

Fulham South: 020 7736 6110

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SW6

Delvino Road, SW6 £975 pw

Lindrop Street, SW6 £725 pw

4 beds, Private gdn, Close to the tube stn

4 bedroom house. Close to Imperial Wharf station

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 £550 pw

Three double bedroom. Close to transport links and local amenities of the Bury Village

Byam Street, SW6 £525 pw

3 beds. Open plan living area. Roof terrace

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Elbe Street, SW6 £450 pw

Hazlebury Road, SW6 £895 pw

Garden flat. Bright spacious living area.

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Stunning family home. Good sized garden

Four bedrooms. Recently refurbished.

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

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Hamble Street, SW6 £650 pw

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Rental Properties

SW6

Kingwood Road, SW6 £380 pw

A spacious top floor two double bedroom apartment. Communal outside area.

Townmead Road, SW6 £525 pw

3 bed maisonette. Close to local transport links

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham: 020 7736 6110

Mablethorpe Road, SW6 £385 pw

Sidbury Street, SW6 £450 pw

Set in heart of Munster Village. 2 bed gdn flat

Large two bedroom property with off street parking.

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Dawes Road, SW6 £525 pw

Vera Road, SW6 £345 pw

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

Fulham: 020 7381 7381

3 dbl bed set in heart of Munster Village.

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Two bedroom period property.

Dolphin House, SW18 £400 pw

Two double bedrooms, Two bathrooms

Fulham: 020 7736 6110

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Focus on furzedown feature PropertY Nimrod Road SW16, £635,000

[ testimonials in Furzedown ] “I would like to thank the team at Furzedown, especially Tom, for all their help selling my house. A very smooth transaction. Well done!” Mr & Mrs M, April 2011 “You succeeded where others failed! Having been on the market with another agent for a long time, we were impressed at how quickly you found a buyer, which meant we were able to secure our dream home by the coast.” Mr & Mrs L, May 2011

A stunning four bedroom semi-detached house located on a popular road in the Furzedown area. Finished to a very high standard by the current owners this delightful house is a great family home.

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Furzedown’s Big Day Out The Big Day Out is the highlight of the Furzedown Festival, and this year promises to be even bigger and better than before. There will fun and games for all ages, with craft stalls, face painting, bouncy castles, a wide variety of food stalls, beer tent and the Furzedown Sound Stage featuring music and dance from local groups.

“What a great team, your local knowledge is second to none.” Mr P, June 2011 “A big thank you to Iain and the team, despite some fraught negotiations with the buyer, you made our move as stress free as possible.” Mr & Mrs V, April 2011 “I would just like to say how professional I found everyone at aspire when letting out my property, you calmed the nerves of a very apprehensive first-time landlord.” Ms G, May 2011 “Having not moved for over 20 years we appreciated the help and guidance Iain & Tom provided us in steering us through a complex sale. Well done Chaps!” Mr & Mrs A, April 2011

When: 2nd July 2011 12:00-20:00 Where: Furzedown Recreation Ground, Furzedown Drive SW16

Iain Selwyn‐Reeves, Managern

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Rural Way, SW16

£350,000

A new build four bedroom house with NHBC guarantee

£360,000

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

Thrale Road, SW16 A five bedroom semi-detached house in need of updating

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

Ribblesdale Road, SW16 Beautifully presented three bedroom split level flat with garden

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£675,000

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£635,000

Gracedale Road, SW16

A beautifully presented five bedroom semi-detached house located on one of Furzedown’s most desirable roads. Finished to a very high standard this property is an ideal family home.

aspire Furzedown 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

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Credenhill Street, SW16

A stunning three bedroom house which has been finished to the highest standard by the current owners. Offering excellent living space this is a great family home. Newly Refurbished Large Kitchen Three bedrooms Period Features Contemporary Bathroom SW facing Garden

£499,950 aspire Furzedown 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

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Pendle Road, SW16

A fantastic five bedroom semi-detached house with a side return kitchen extension. Beautifully presented this lovely house has retained period features, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a landscaped garden. Beautifully Presented Semi-Detached Five bedrooms Two Bathrooms Side Return Kitchen Extension Landscaped Garden

£635,000 aspire Furzedown 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

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Ribblesdale Road, SW16 A large four bedroom house in Graveney School Catchment

£385,000

aspire Furzedown: 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

Credenhill Street, SW16 A three bedroom, two bathroom period house

£530,000

aspire Furzedown: 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

Rectory Lane, SW17 Well presented three bedroom house close to Underground

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£415,000

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£475,000

aspire Furzedown: 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

Pretoria Road, SW16 A large four bedroom house in the heart of Furzedown

£425,000

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Westcote Road, SW16 A well presented four bedroom house with off street parking

£575,000

aspire Furzedown: 020 8769 7900 furzedown@aspire.co.uk

Eastwood Street, SW16 A well presented four bedroom house with SW facing garden

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Rental Properties

SW16/17

Greyswood Street, SW16 £390 pw

Moring Road, SW17 £350 pw Well presented two bedroom flat

Four bedroom, Two Bathroom House

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Penwortham Road, SW16 £300 pw

Dahomey Road, SW16 £300 pw

Two bedroom split level flat

First floor 2 bedroom flat with garden

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Salterford Road, SW17 £315 pw

Harborough Road, SW16 £242 pw

Newly refurbished three bedroom flat

Newly refurbished one bedroom flat

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Mitcham Lane, SW16 £300 pw Split-level two bedroom flat

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

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Rental Properties

SW16/17

Pretoria Road, SW16 £461 pw

Nimrod Road, SW16 £508 pw

Refurbished Four bedroom, Two Bathroom House

Well presented Four bedrooms, two receptions

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Leonard Road, SW16 £312 pw

Moyser Road, SW16 £346 pw

Excellent condition two bedroom cottage

Three bedroom split level flat

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Gassiot Road, SW17 £415 pw

Lewin Road, SW16 £392 pw

Four bedrooms, close to Underground Station

Newly refurbished four bedroom house

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

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Crowborough Road, SW17 £461 pw Four bed house, Graveney School Catcment

Furzedown: 020 8769 7900

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The Dream Makers

Nathalie Painted bed in Farrow & Ball, Price of a 5ft £3,275

The very first And So To Bed store opened on London’s King’s Road nearly 40 years ago, founded by one of Britain’s leading specialists in antique beds. Facing a shortage of vintage pieces, he started to manufacture his own beds and, ever since then, the company has brought a special passion to bed design. Traditionalists at heart, the creative team take their inspiration from a vast array of historical designs, from the Louis Philippe lit bateau and Gothic four posters to brass Victorian bedsteads. The And So To Bed collection includes many authentic copies of antique beds, but also offers contemporary interpretations of classic pieces - and it is never shy of big, dramatic designs worthy of a film set! Whether you

are looking for plain and simple or something really imposing and important, there are beds made from wood, from leather, from brass and from forged and cast metal. They share an attention to detail and robust, hand finished construction that takes a bed beyond a fashion statement and turns it into an heirloom. The bed may be centre stage, but it always needs a supporting cast to show it off. And So To Bed makes stylish bedside tables, armoires, chests and dressing tables – as well as many smaller accessories including chairs, mirrors, stools and lamps. With looks ranging from Art Deco and French Provincial to the very versatile ‘Eclectic’ collection, there is inspiration throughout every showroom, making it easy to put together great looks which work right down to the last detail.

Many pieces in And So To Bed’s bed and furniture collections can now be finished to order; with hand-applied finishes in wonderful colours including bright turquoise, Chinese red and silver leaf. There is also a great selection of perfect neutrals including Farrow & Ball colours for those seeking pure simplicity. Upholstered pieces too can be tailor-made - in the customer’s own choice of fabric or in And So To Bed’s own beautiful materials including leathers. Also exclusive to And So To Bed is its luxurious collection of duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets in natural linens, cottons and silks, often with lavish embroidery and drawn threadwork. Colours range from traditionally crisp, snowy whites to more modern looks. There are also bedspreads, pillows, duvets and sumptuous quilts, together with the

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Rodin bed from And So To Bed, Price of a 5ft, £4,500

Versailles Upholstered Silver Leaf bed from And So To Bed, Price of a 5ft £4,250

ultimate in bed comforts - cashmere blankets and throws. The right mattress is an investment in our wellbeing, but far too many of us buy in haste. And So To Bed’s unique concept in mattress shopping includes highly experienced staff and a dedicated Vi-Spring studio area in each showroom. Now, for the first time, customers can experience Vi-Spring’s handmade mattresses, divans and headboards i n a u n i q u e s h o p p i n g environment. It’s a relaxing and inspiring space in which to compare all of the many options and bespoke elements provided by the new ‘Natural Luxury’ collection. Bespoke British bed maker Vi-Spring shares the same craft values as And So To Bed, offering uncompromising levels of quality

and luxury, individually constructing each bed around the customer’s requirements. The ‘Natural Luxury’ range takes this commitment to new heights, using the very best natural and sustainable materials to fill and cover each one; from pure cotton and linen mixes through to the softest 100% Shetland Isle wool and seductively indulgent silks. Headboards and divans too can be upholstered in a choice of over 100 different fabrics; from simple neutrals to bold statement prints. In addition to the Vi-Spring collection, And So To Bed also offers the comforts of both Tempur and its own-label ASTB mattresses. And So To Bed now has 24 showrooms across the UK and a comprehensive, easy to use website at www.andsotobed.co.uk. The London flagship store is still situated

on London’s Kings Road, but there is also a unique concept showroom with over 10,000 sq. ft. at Pymore Mills near Bridport, Dorset – where you will always find the widest collection of And So To Bed’s inspirational designs.

And so to Bed Tel: 0808 144 4343 for brochures and all local branch details www.andsotobed.co.uk

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