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LONDON PROPERTY

HOUSE & HOME

APRIL 2018

STAGING ASALE

Make every viewing count

GREEN SHOOTS

Market confidence warms up

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A VERY IMPORTANT DECISION We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 418 offices across 60 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. To arrange for a free market appraisal, please call us on 020 3641 5936 or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea  

Guide price: £1,150,000

Heath Road, Battersea SW11 A charming Victorian house with over 1,200 sq. ft on Heath Road, just on the edge of the sought after Diamond Conservation Area. Master suite, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom, w/c, reception room, kitchen, garden. EPC: E. Approximately 113 sq m (1,216 sq ft). battersea@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 5936

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Guide price: £1,100,000

Lurline Gardens, Battersea SW11 A very spacious maisonette situated moments from Battersea Park and a short walk from the River Thames. 3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1/2 reception rooms, kitchen. EPC: D. Approximately 141 sq m (1,518 sq ft). battersea@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 5936

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MOVE. Faster. Sell with Knight Frank. Our understanding of the everchanging market enables us to price your property accurately, so you can rely on Knight Frank to get you moving. Call us today to arrange your free market appraisal.   KnightFrank.co.uk/clapham clapham@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6116   Guide price: £2,395,000

Trouville Road, Clapham SW4 An exceptional Victorian house with a beautiful south facing garden in the heart of Abbeville Village. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, utility room, guest cloakroom, garden, off street parking. EPC: F. Approximately 258 sq m (2,777 sq ft). clapham@knightfrank.com Office: 020 8022 6116  

  @KF_SWLondon KnightFrank.co.uk

Guide price: £1,475,000

Floris Place, Clapham SW4 A superb terrace house with off street parking set within in a private, gated mews in Clapham Old Town. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, guest cloakroom, garden, off street parking. EPC: C. Approximately 162.4 sq m (1,748 sq ft). clapham@knightfrank.com Office: 020 8022 6116  

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EDITOR Jane Stevens, a journalist who has worked for many national and regional magazines, has been a stylist, writer and editor covering a diverse range of subjects including fashion, food, travel, interiors and property. jstevens@londonpropertysouth.co.uk DESIGN & PRODUCTION TypeStart Dan Thompson 01536 418181, southpr@typestart.co.uk www.typestart.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS info@londonpropertysouth.co.uk HEAD OFFICE The Studio, 370 Old York Road, London SW18 1SP CONTRIBUTORS Jenny Knight is an award-winning journalist, specialising in property and education. During her long career she has written news and features for nearly every national paper. Duncan Farmer is an experienced journalist specialising in finance, business and property. Duncan writes for a wide range of newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday. See his Finance report.

London Property South is a monthly magazine distributed to AB homes in: Battersea, Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Southfields, Streatham, Clapham, Balham, Tooting, Kennington, Putney, Wimbledon, Coombe Hill, Barnes, Dulwich Village, East/ West Dulwich, Camberwell, Herne Hill, as well as being available from leading South London and Country estate agents. Distribution by Regal. Copyright @ 2015 London Property South. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Materials are accepted on the understanding that no liability is incurred for safe custody. All prices are correct at time of going to press, but are subject to change. London Property South cannot be responsible for unsolicited material.

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A bright and spacious split level flat close to Earlsfield mainline station. The flat has a large reception room, a kitchen breakfast room, two double bedrooms, one ensuite bathroom, one shower room and a small patio garden. EPC-D

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Home Front. Having a Blue Plaque could have an effect on your home’s desirability, suggests Jenny Knight Kitchen Glory. A spacious, light-filled, contemporary kitchen in Balham The Word. Mark Hustwit sees buyer confidence warming up with Spring Heads-up. South west living gets the thumbs up, a new view for Battersea and green shoots Word on the Street. Will the market blossom in the Spring? Living at the Riverside. An overview of the capital’s fastest changing market On Reflection. Darren Baker of Lauristons gives his market overview

@LPropertySouth Follow us in Twitter to get the heads up on everything property!

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40 Ask the Expert. Jane Robathan considers whether staged homes sell faster 48 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer looks at the different ways women deal with investments 50 Secret Agent. Alex Philo of Marsh & Parsons revealed 50 Events – 5 of the best things to do around SOUTH

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24 The Trend. Looking good 25 Home Hot List. The ups and downs 26 Design Inspiration. Online boutique Lime Lace 28 The Project. A unique house rescued from vandals

@LondonPropertySouth See our brilliant instagram page for a pick of the best posts from South London

ON THE MARKET

22 Home Compare. Modern homes 31 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress 42 NEW HOMES. Spotlight on new home experts at Robert Holmes 58 South West London. Desirable houses in Between the Commons and Putney 62 South West London. Desirable homes in Wimbledon and Battersea 63 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A Wimbledon Common mansion 67 Robert Holmes Coombe. A cleverly designed family home on Coombeside 91 South East London. Family homes in Dulwich and Herne Hill

Facebook.com/ LondonPropertySouth Like us on Facebook and follow our property news, views and inspiration for homes and modern living

98 Lettings Lowdown. Marc Wiehe, Winkworth, looks at influences on the market 100 Luxe Lettings. Two impressive lets in Wimbledon

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102 Luxury apartments in a parkland setting in Cobham 106 A gorgeous Georgian house in the heart of Northampton’s cultural quarter

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113 Last Word. Oliver Cooper of Knight Frank Wimbledon has the final say

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HOME FRONT A little blue plaque on the side of a house doesn’t just add snob-value, but according to estate agents it will make the house easier to sell and may even boost its price, finds Jenny Knight

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here are now more than 900 blue plaques across London honouring the places where famous men or women who have lived or worked. A survey by English Heritage, which runs the scheme, found that 78 per cent of estate agents believe a plaque helps a property sell. However, a survey by Knight Frank found that it is blue plaque homes with literary connections that bring in

higher prices compared with plaques linked to other professions. Knight Frank analysed data from English Heritage and found the total sale value of homes in London with blue plaques connected to literary figures is worth more than £91m. Westminster, Camden and Kensington & Chelsea are the top three boroughs for blue plaques but

South London also has its fair share. Clapham Common Northside, for example, has a record six plaques including one for novelist Graham Greene, beaten only by Cheyne Walk in Chelsea with 10 plaques. Other famous south Londoners commemorated in this way are anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce, in Broomwood Road, Battersea; politician David Lloyd George, in Routh Road, Wandsworth; Sir Harry Lauder, music hall giant in Longley Road, Tooting and war heroine Violetta Szabo, Burnley Road, Stockwell. It can be fun and possibly worthwhile to investigate the history of your home. Websites such as nationalarchives.gov.uk can make the job easier. If your home was once lived in by a famous person contact plaques@english-heritage.org.uk, briefly outlining your idea. If the person has already been turned down, they won’t be reconsidered for another ten years. At least 20 years must have passed since the death of the famous person, so it’s not possible to put yourself up for the honour! Other schemes are run by the Heritage Foundation to commemorate entertainment giants and the Nubian Jak Community Trust for prominent historical black people. Southwark Council put up a plaque in, Peckham Park Road, to commemorate the childhood home of footballer Rio Ferdinand, who grew up on the Friary Estate. In Exeter there is a plaque honouring Mary the carrier pigeon who flew secret messages from France during the Second World War.

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hough Beatrix Potter grew up in west London, holidays were spent in Scotland and the Lake District where she developed a love of landscape, flora, and fauna which she observed and painted. She would send letters to young friends, illustrating them with quick sketches. Many of these were written to the children of her former governess Annie Carter Moore, particularly her eldest son Noel who was often ill. In 1893 Potter wrote a story for him about four little rabbits – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter – which became The Tale of Peter Rabbit and the first of Beatrix Potter’s 23 children’s tales. It’s now the subject of an animated film voiced by an allstar cast. Annie Moore’s six bedroom home in Baskerville Road, Wandsworth is now on the market through Knight Frank, £4.24m.

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he kitchen of this stylishly refurbished house has been extended into the rear garden and benefits from bifold doors that open onto a south west facing terrace. The kitchen is spacious enough to allow for a large dining table and separate family seating area. Light floods in through the well-located roof lights and the kitchen is fitted with contemporary wall and base units and has a useful central island. Ramsden Road, SW12, £1,575,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

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THE WORD Mark Hustwit, Senior Sales Manager Marsh & Parsons Brixton, sees buyer confidence warming up with Spring

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uyers have remained cautious since Brexit and last year’s election, and prices have stabilised as a result. Indeed, those still making a move have benefited from having more available properties to choose from, so motivated vendors adjusted prices accordingly. As we bid farewell to the winter months, it seems buyer confidence is also warming up and people are once again focusing on their property searches. Indeed, we saw a 10 per cent increase in buyers registered in Brixton from February to March, and I expect we’ll continue to see this interest grow throughout the year. Brixton is primarily a local market where people tend to stay and transition from renting, to put down more permanent roots and purchase their first homes. These first time buyers kept the Brixton market buoyant throughout 2017 and, in fact, some 60 per cent of buyers we matched to their new homes last year fell in to this category, with deposits often funded by the Bank of Mum and Dad. Similarly, more parents are purchasing a home for their children to rent from them, as investment yield is far higher than if the money remained in the bank, due to historically low interest rates for cash savers. Looking ahead for the rest of 2018, first time buyers will continue to support the market and up-sizers, capitalising on previous house price growth, will sustain larger house sales. For vendors motivated to sell, my advice would be to price sensibly rather than simply opting for the highest valuation; listen to agents who are experienced, know the local market and

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Guide price £1.6m Byndon is an imposing, substantial, 1930s’ character home with 5 bedrooms and family friendly living space occupying a secluded 1.5 acre plot (with pool) within the desirable Lewes Road Conservation Area. Home to the current owners since 1985, the house has been meticulously maintained and extended while retaining the character features. There’s also an additional plot with potential for a separate building, subject to planning consent. Easy access to Brighton, Gatwick and the M25 and Hayward’s Heath station.

won’t overvalue your house just to get the business. Establishing the correct price at the outset is important, as initial market impact is crucial for getting buyers through the door, especially as, on average, it takes 15 viewings to sell a property. Additionally, Mansell McTaggart Haywards Heath overpriced properties will take longer to sell 01444 456431 and buyers can be wary of properties that have been reduced repeatedly. For buyers, borrowing money is certainly not going to get cheaper, so now is the time to buy. Following the government announcement that interest WC Wine and rates will increase sooner Charcuterie than expected, waiting Clapham Common South could result in higher Side, London SW4 7AA interest rates on your www.wcclapham.co.uk mortgage. What may seem like a Where? WC Wine and Charcuterie small increase is located underground, right next will cost door to Clapham Common tube thousands over station at the end of the High Street. an average 25What it’s like? It is an underground year mortgage wine bar in a former public water closet. – a 0.25 per Inside there is a cheerful and intimate cent increase atmosphere with live music played on equates to a Monday and Sunday. There is an £31,250 extra excellent selection of wine, craft beers in the lifetime and cocktails as well as cured meats of the loan. If and cheeses from around Europe you think you’ve and the UK. found your And the food? All the food is dream property, Alice Finch-Noyes authentically delicious but I would take the leap – the Negotiator, recommend one of the sharing likelihood is that Knight Frank platters, more specifically property prices are Clapham Lettings the cheese and only going to go one charcuterie board! way, up!

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Compass House, Riverside West SW18 Stunning three bedroom flat in riverside development in Wandsworth An excellent direct river-front apartment in immaculate condition with stunning river views. Located within Riverside West, offering views both up river to Putney and down river to Battersea, the serene view can be appreciated from all 3 balconies, living room or bedrooms. This superb apartment offers generous accommodation and a very impressive reception room with a semi open plan kitchen. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/reception, 3 balconies. EPC: C. Approximately 120 sq m (1,292 sq ft). Leasehold: approximately 978 years remaining

Guide price: £1,135,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riverside@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5934  

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Mill Street, Shad Thames SE1 A converted mill house occupying the top three floors The property has been transformed into a sleek contemporary space, perfect for entertaining and well located in an exclusive area of the city close to London Bridge, Bermondsey and Tower Hill stations. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, atrium, 2 balconies, 2 terraces, smart glass. EPC: C. Approximately 232.3 sq m (2,500 sq ft).   Leasehold: approximately 122 years remaining

Guide price: £2,900,000

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A VERY IMPORTANT DECISION We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 418 offices across 60 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. To arrange a free market appraisal, please call us on 020 7768 0994 or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth      

Guide price: £1,450,000

Burntwood Grange Road, Wandsworth SW18 A semi-detached house close to Wandsworth Common with off street parking, a south facing garden and a garage. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, WC, south facing garden, garage, utility room. EPC: E. Approximately: 167.38 sq m (1,802 sq ft). wandsworth@knightfrank.com Office: 020 7768 0994

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Guide price: £2,100,000

Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth SW11 A Victorian home of substantial proportions architecturally designed to create a stylish home, located between the commons. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, WC, utility room, natural basement, garden, spa pool, wine cellar. EPC: C. Approximately 246 sq m (2,648 sq ft). wandsworth@knightfrank.com Office: 020 7768 0994

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MOVE Faster. Sell with Knight Frank Our understanding of the ever-changing market enables us to price your property accurately, so you can rely on Knight Frank to get you moving.   Call us today on 020 8022 1358 to arrange your free market appraisal.

KnightFrank.com/wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com

Guide price: £3,350,000

Convent Mews, Wimbledon SW19 A superb semi-detached townhouse finished to a very high specification. 5 bedrooms (3 en suite), family bathroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/family room, utility room, cinema, gym, sauna, cloakroom, garden, garage. EPC: B. Approximately 443.8 sq m (4,778 sq ft). wimbledon@knightfrank.com Office: 020 8022 1358

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Guide price: £4,450,000

West Side Common, Wimbledon SW19 A beautiful 18th Century country house overlooking Wimbledon Common. 3/4 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, double reception room, kitchen, studio, integral garage, garden, off street parking. EPC: F. Approximately 323.4 sq m (3,482 sq ft). wimbledon@knightfrank.com Office: 020 8022 1358

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FOUND. Your perfect tenant. Let with Knight Frank. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge. With a global network of 418 offices over 60 countries we can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. If you are considering renting your property this year, please contact us on 020 3641 7650 or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings.      

Guide price: £365 per week

Copse Hill, Wimbledon SW20 A stunning, brand new apartment within this exclusive development in West Wimbledon. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan reception room/kitchen with dining area, private terrace, communal gardens, gym, library and underground parking. EPC: B. Approximately 89.2 sq m (960 sq ft). wimbledonlettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 7650

All potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges

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Guide price: £1,154 per week

Victoria Drive, Wimbledon SW19 A fantastic detached family house in Wimbledon, well located for the common. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, excellent kitchen with dining area, private garden and off street parking. EPC: E. Approximately 228 sq m (2,454 sq ft). wimbledonlettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 7650

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The best properties on your doorstep

Imposing Victorian house overlooking Clapham Common, SW4 Reception room, drawing room, playroom, master bedroom with en suite and dressing room, 4 further double bedrooms, 3 futher shower/bathrooms, cloakroom, utility room, roof terrace, south west facing garden, 315 sq m (3,390 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide ÂŁ3.275 million | Freehold

Charming cottage in the Shaftesbury Estate on Ashbury Road, SW11 Double reception room with log burner, kitchen with dining area, 2 large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, substantial family bathroom, south facing garden, 89 sq m (959 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ850,000 | Freehold

Talk to us today Adam Dryden-Peck Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900 adpeck@savills.com

Drew Zendra Savills Northcote Road 020 3428 2222 dzendra@savills.com

Jasper Colliver Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222 jcolliver@savills.com

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Savills Northcote Road

020 3430 6900

Savills Battersea Park

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Wonderful family house on Barmouth Road, SW18 Reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom, 5 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, utility room, south west facing garden, 200 sq m (2,163 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide ÂŁ1.35 million | Freehold

Stunning split level apartment on Barnard Mews, SW11 Reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, patio garden, communal gardens, private parking space, 83 sq m (890 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide ÂŁ799,950 | Leasehold Approximately 106 years remaining

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HEADS-UP HIGH ACHIEVER

Robert Holmes & Company’s support for Alexandra Nemeth has so far helped her complete six of the climbs in her extreme quest, begun in 2014, to conquer the 7 Summits. Alexandra is currently training to attempt to climb number 7 with Mt Everest in April and May. She says: “I am very fortunate to have the support of wonderful local companies, including Robert Holmes. I have made friends with their teams who send me good luck messages before and during an expedition. After my parents, they are the first who know about my summits as well!” See more at www.alexfineartphotography.com or Instagram alex7summits

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The Savills’ south west London team have been enjoying promotions, which sees one person move up to director level, two people to associate director level and five become associates. Locally, Caroline Kennaway from Clapham becomes a director, Charlotte Heath from East Sheen an associate director, Camilla Harris from Wandsworth an associate, with Jenna Hollins and Louie Palmer from Battersea Park also associates. Robin Chatwin, head of Savills south west London residential, said: “I would like to congratulate all eight of these individuals on their very well deserved promotions. They have all consistently delivered an excellent performance and contributed to both the success of their teams and the wider south west London region.”

ONYOUR BIKES Southwark Council has welcomed two dockless bike providers, ofo and Mobike, into the borough, to help boost cycling and improve road safety. A number of Quietways – peaceful cycle routes away from busy traffic and big roads – have been opened and people returning to cycling after a break can go on a council cycle training scheme. Southwark wants to help improve London’s air quality and hopes the dockless bikes will make it easier for people to cycle to the shops, library or parks.

NEWVIEW The promontory just east of Albert Bridge has been transformed into an attractive landscaped garden, brought to life by renowned designer and landscape architect David Keary of Keary Design Associates. The promontory is a piece of embankment that juts out 12 metres into the Thames and has been closed to the public for many decades. It is now a landmark feature of the park, offering seating and unrivalled views of the Thames and, in particular, of Albert Bridge. The promontory is one of several areas in Battersea Park to benefit from investment worth £840,000.

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BRIXTONJOBS Ambitious plans to convert a former council office block into a business hub have been outlined to help meet Lambeth’s need for workspace and create the potential for around 500 new jobs in Brixton town centre. The 11-storey red brick 1970s’ International House, sits on Canterbury Crescent, just behind Brixton Road. It is currently being used as offices by around 600 council staff, who mainly work in Lambeth council’s Children and Young People’s Services. But with the council’s rationalisation of its office buildings from 14 to two to save £4.5million a year, council staff will be moving in the spring to the new Civic Centre building on nearby Town Hall Parade. Once International House is vacant, it is hoped to rent it to a specialist workspace operator for five years.

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Most of Wandsworth’s council tax will be frozen to keep the average bill the lowest in the country, according to council leader Cllr Ravi Govindia. He has also announced a £10 million boost to deliver neighbourhood improvement plans based on parks, roads and libraries. Wandsworth is also commissioning two studies to look at growing the arts and cultural scene and how to bring more creative industries to support regeneration in Nine Elms and elsewhere. Another £150 million will go on building 1,000 new homes for people living and working in the borough, 60 per cent to be targeted at those on average or below averages salaries. Despite the main freeze on council tax, Wandsworth will pass on the Government’s two per cent adult social care levy to help the vulnerable.

Some 664 new trees have been planted this winter in every district of Wandsworth as part of a drive to plant more than 1,100 new trees in residential streets, housing estates and parks.

LEARNING CURVE A new south Wimbledon school called Harris Wimbledon will open in September. This year a record number of students applied for a place at one of Merton’s secondary schools, which are the best for progress in the country and are all rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’. Harris Wimbledon will open at the former Merton Adult Education Centre on Whatley Avenue taking in 120 pupils in September and a further 180 the following academic year before moving to its permanent, purpose built site on High Path in 2020. The site of the new school is currently occupied by High Path Resource Centre, as well as Elim Church. The church agreed to swap their land on High Path for Merton Hall on Kingston Road, owned by the council.

LOVEDLOCATIONS South London gets the thumbs up in the latest Sunday Times Best Places To Live list. Four of the top ten neighbourhoods in London are south of the river – Bermondsey (top spot), Furzedown, Herne Hill and Richmond.

WORD ON THE STREET Will the market blossom in the Spring? AUSTIN THOROGOOD JOHN THOROGOOD Transition to a new season is about more than just a change in the weather – it’s about new attitude and new energy too! Spring, in particular, feels like a chance to take on life with a fresh, positive approach and this traditionally pervades the property market too. This year Spring officially starts on March 20th so has it all kicked off already? Well, yes and no. We are in unpredictable times – Winter brought some early encouragement to the market (and some late snow). And while Spring’s “bounce” will surely outlive the blossom, a good sale will depend on how accurately priced your property is and how good your agent is at finding the right buyer.

KRIS ERICSSON KNIGHT FRANK Traditionally Spring has always been the time of year when the market bounces back into action, the cold dark winter months are now behind us and buyers and sellers are eager to get out and start planning their next house move. This year is all about realistic expectations, pricing is unlikely to move much this year. Knight Frank forecast a fall in overall values of 0.5% in 2018, but where properties are priced accurately to reflect the current market conditions, we have witnessed some incredible sales take place, in some cases even setting new records in a particular building or street.

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Two negotiators at Knight Frank Riverside give their personal reflections on Thamesside homes... MARK LEE The river is a special place to work because of the emotion a view of the river brings to a property. I don’t believe there is a better feeling than sitting by the window or on the balcony, with the sun shining, and enjoying a very pleasant and tranquil view, or one of hustle and bustle, depending on where you are. Uploading a picture to Instagram is sure to attract feelings of envy from everyone. Riverside developments are going from strength to strength with onsite amenities, with each new development outdoing the last. For anyone looking to live a convenient or jet-set lifestyle, luxury riverside apartments are some of the best the market can offer. To me, the wonderful property in Albion Riverside, pictured, exemplifies what a luxury riverside apartment should feel like.

ROBERT GALLOWAY The calmness of the river is in contrast to the bustle of the streets of the capital. The river offers an oasis-like escape away from the congestion that has become synonymous with modern day life in central London, but with the benefits associated with living in one of the most visited cities in the world. My favourite property we are currently marketing is a unique 7,000 sq ft duplex apartment situated in Clink Wharf, Southbank. Clink Wharf celebrates the diversity of river-fronted property. In steep contrast to the modern skyscrapers with their luxurious on site amenities, Clink Wharf is an incredible converted warehouse with an abundance of period features and stunning views of iconic landmarks of the capital. Throw in five bedrooms across two floors, a gym, wine storage and two parking spaces and you have a special space to suit a variety of users.

LIVINGAT THERIVERSIDE The River Thames in central London is one of the fastest changing residential markets in the capital offering a wide range of modern, lifestyle developments and traditional homes and flats alongside extremely varied areas ARCHITECTURE AND PROPERTY Once London’s commercial artery, living on the Thames was strongly associated with trade, industry and as a means to make a living. Significant redevelopment over the last 30 years has seen glittering new developments inhabit old warehouses and industrial depots, paving the way for a new style of London riverside living. Apartments with river views are now considered the paragon on London luxury and lifestyle. OVERVIEW As the river winds through London, it stretches through some of the city’s most sought-after, or most interesting areas. Incorporating many of London’s world famous landmarks, cultural destinations and places of interest. The river is also home to shops, cafés, world-renowned restaurants, art galleries, theatres with the Thames Clipper linking it all together. As the river runs east to the sea and approaches Fulham, Wandsworth and Battersea, sprawling new developments

rise from the banks of the Thames, offering modern lifestyle developments revitalising defunct power stations at Sands End and Battersea Park into energy efficient mega developments, with every available amenity. Winding towards London’s centre, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben afford some of the finest views from residential riverside property in London. Opposite, there is the London Eye, with its everchanging light show, which emblazons London’s riverside living by night. Further east, the river flows through historic Southbank and The Globe. As Wapping follows Southbank – an echo of London’s trading empire where goods arrived and departed the banks of the Thames in ships to England’s empire – now converted loft style apartments illuminate the Thames. Further east to Shad Thames, Limehouse and then on to the financial hub Canary Wharf with its gleaming skyscrapers, a power house of global trading and commerce.

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ALBION RIVERSIDE £2,300,000 Completely renovated to the highest specification, this stylish, contemporary flat, with views of the river and Chelsea Embankment is one of the most desirable flats available on the river. With two large bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms, this flat offers the latest specifications available in riverside flats with one of the most sought after locations. On site amenities in this landmark riverside development, designed by Foster and Partners for Hutchison Whampoa Property, include 24hour concierge, secure underground car park, residents’ gym and swimming pool.

CLINK WHARF GUIDE PRICE £10M An absolutely sensational, 7,051 sq ft, New York loft style property offering truly unique accommodation in the heart of Borough market. Characterful features abound, in the form of exposed bricks, thick wooden beams, wooden flooring and bespoke doors and joinery. Each room enjoys its own personality and offers spectacular views of the city and surrounding areas. This fabulous property also benefits from a 800 sq ft terrace and parking for two cars.

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£815,000

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Located behind a high garden wall and on the site of a former 1882 coach house, this unique, architect-designed, threebedroom house on three levels has a bright, ground floor, open-plan living space with original spectacular roof lantern, and more living space on the floor below. The master suite, accesses the rear patio garden. Near the centre of Forest Hill. www.themodernhouse.com

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A generously proportioned, well maintained Span house with three bedrooms (with vaulted ceilings) and a new Alno kitchen. The main reception room is double aspect overlooking the landscaped garden with a detached garden office building. Walton on Thames station is a mile away. Martin Flashman 01932 688951

£695,000

370 Old York Road SW18 1SP telephone 020 8480 4444 email wandsworth@first-union.co.uk

Thank you for dealing with the sale of my property so efficiently. The whole process seemed fairly effortless. I really appreciated your prompt responses. S.K. March 18

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Just a 15-minute walk to Hitchin (with good rail links), this secluded lakeside home, newly clad in cedar, is flooded with light and has views over the water. An open tread staircase, exposed brick, timber beams and cladding, engineered oak floors and an open log fireplace are superb features. There’s an expansive master bedroom on the first floor and two more below. www.themodernhouse.com

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IT’S FUNKY New Perspective Wall Mirror, £292 chaplins.co.uk

Normann Copenhagen Flip Steel Mirror, £84.75 black-by-design.co.uk

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HOME HOTLIST UP >>ON DISPLAY A spray is as good as a bunch when it comes to indoor flowers. Try a sprig of green in an interesting glass bottle – or several! See the Aesop shop in Covent Garden. Artificial Areca Palm Spray, £19.95, audenza.com

>>GOOD NIGHTS Surveys say we are sleep poor so bedrooms are becoming sanctuaries with clothes and clutter – anything but the bed – banished to a spare room

>>HANG ON Designs that light up your floors need a show of their own. They’ve gone from horizontal to vertical. Voila! Wall art. Ambar rug, Rug’Society

>>ROSY FUTURE Pink is the new grey (apparently). It’s a neutral in its own right but a warm one. Go for blush which is a good match for now’s dark interiors

>>STORE CRAZY It’s clear we’re happy to pay for someone else to store our belongings rather than sort and shift. It even stops people moving home!

>>BIG FREEZE Americans do like to supersize but do we need their huge fridge freezers crowding out our kitchens. Bring back larders – some foodstuffs don’t enjoy the cold!

>>SHAPE UP A certain well known interior designer is responsible for the silly ‘karate’ cushion trend (ie displayed deliberately ‘bashed’ in the middle). Hotels and show homes you are guilty!

>>COMING CLEAN So many new homes with so many gleaming new bathrooms – even at the expense of outdoor space! OK if you can get the staff!

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INSPIRED INTERIORS Online boutique Lime Lace was born to address the lack of individualism on the high street. Lara Cory talks to it’s founder Samantha King

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ime Lace realised that customers were looking for something unique and personal to them so set about building a website full of all those quirky, hard-to-find items, making it easy to buy products that really stand out. It feels like playing it safe has become less popular with interiors lately. Lately there is a shift towards colour and boldness of form. Is beige gone for good? Neutral colours are a safe and easy choice for interiors but bold colours are set to be on trend for 2018. Think emerald greens, rich blues and striking violets; but like all trends, these expressions are cyclical and personal. Bold and bright is not for everyone and there is always a place for soft and calming neutral colours. What is the secret to interiors with flair and eccentricity? How can someone dip their toe in the water when it comes to decorating with more colour, texture and personality? Your home is an expression of you, whether you’re calm and laid back, eccentric or outgoing and full of life. The building’s structure/layout will determine the overall look and feel. If you move house, it can be the ideal opportunity to try new things. Be experimental; a chair that you have in your bedroom might look perfect in your hall. The side table that’s sat next to your sofa for all those years could look great sprayed gold and

reused as a plant table. Use Pinterest to collect interior images that you can recreate in your own home, and remember painting a room is not permanent. If you decide you really don’t like the new colour, you can always paint over it. More timid decorators can experiment with coloured cushions, throws, plant pots and candles to inject your home with a certain colour. Live with it for a month and see how it feels. Which designers do you love for their bold style? We only sell products that we love and know our customers will love; that’s the joy of being an independent business. All our designers are unique in their own way. We like the eccentric style of Mind The Gap who create eye-catching wallpapers and lamp shades, the exquisite statement designs which highlight female empowerment by Age of Reason studios, the minimalist metallic wallpapers by Erica Wakerly, the bold British designs by Mineheart. We love supporting emerging designers under the umbrella of Graduate Collection for fine wallpapers, cushions and ceramics. What themes/colours can you see on the horizon for 2018 interior trends? Mixing metallics – don’t just stick with one metal in a room. For this shining trend, pair chrome or gold with brass, copper and rose gold to create a contemporary look. Industrial

Trend – still strong for 2018, think exposed brick wallpapers, concrete furniture and steel lighting. Global influence – combine handcrafted textiles, jungle themed cushions and wallpapers, faux and real plants and earthy tones on walls and furniture. What are your top 5 pieces in the shop right now and why do you love them?

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Metallic Lets Rock Hand Candle, £22.95. Combines metallic with expression

Roest Vertical Pendant Light by Karven, starting from £185. Gorgeous industrial style lighting with rust finish

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Red hot lips cushion, £55. Feminist inspired cushion

Metallic Herringbone Wallpaper, £450. Wallpaper which combines the metallic and ethnic trend!

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Brooklyn Vintage Antique Ribbed Glass Retro Funnel Wall Sconce (Industville – The Althorp), £79 The ribbed glass shade and vintage holder makes it the perfect way to tap into the increasingly popular industrial trend whilst maintaining a sense of grandeur. LIMELACE.CO.UK

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Organic cotton towels, from £8. Tumbler, £12; Soap Dispenser, £16; Soap dish, £12 and Bath Mat, from £20

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ohn Lewis’ POSITIVE PATTERNS is an exclusive collaboration with well-being brand PATTERNITY in the first-ever collection spanning Home and Fashion. The store’s in-house team worked closely with PATTERNITY duo Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham to create a powerful collection which reflects the pattern of our lives and how it is shaped by the objects we use, the places we visit and spaces we live in. The collaboration celebrates the fundamental shapes and textures of life, encouraging patterns for positive living – to encourage people to slow down, be more mindful and appreciate the world. The 45-piece home range, featuring PATTERNITY’s bold graphic patterns and positive mantras, includes cushions, rugs, home fragrance, towels, bedding, rugs, and bathroom accessories. It’s use of the signature Ripple, Ritual, and Reflect patterns brings a bold aesthetic to beautifully-made everyday items made from materials including 100 per cent organic cotton. Prices start at £12 for a soap dispenser up to £150 for a rug. The 100 plus piece collection (45 home pieces) will be available at John Lewis in Oxford Street and Kingston.

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020 8874 8651 Ritual Reflect runner, £50. Ritual Reflect weave cushion, £30

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SAVEDFROM THEVANDALS The once-loved, Victorian, Swiss chalet-style house was in a sorry state when Gareth and Hannah Collett a decided to save it from destruction

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he house, which from the outside looks like a fairytale Gingerbread house, had been vandalised over the years it had stood empty. Gareth says: “I was taken by the desire to bring it back to life. It was in such a state. The lead from the roof had been stolen and water had flooded in warping the floors. The windows had been smashed. “It took six months with a builder friend to get the house in a liveable state. It wouldn’t have been possible to move in immediately.” Gareth and Hannah moved in full time in 2008. Then two years ago they had plans drawn up to double the size of the house and to beautify the less attractive rear of the house. He says: “Ben from Neu architects drew up plans to make the back of the house mirror the hand-carved wooden gable at the front and to add a slate lined box at the side. We also reconfigured the upstairs and created a big hallway. Upstairs there is no attic and the ceilings reach up to the apex, so that everywhere is spacious and full of light.”

The house now has a generous entrance hall leading through to a kitchen/dining room, which includes underfloor heating, a fabulous island unit and excellent storage. Bifold doors lead through to the terrace outside. The ground floor also has a well-proportioned family/ reception room and a charming study/music room. There is also a downstairs bedroom (with direct access to the terrace) with en suite shower room. On the first floor vaulted ceilings enhance the sense of light and space. The original roof, that featured rectangular slate tiles interspersed with hand-cut round tiles, was replicated so that the house looks as elegant as it did when first erected. Surprisingly, for such a unique house, it is not listed – although it was the only house mentioned for its historical and architectural importance when the Brockwell Park conservation plan was drawn up. The detached house now has four bedrooms and a study, two bathrooms and two reception rooms, with every modern comfort as well as wonderful original architecture. There is also an exceptional garden with a large terrace leading to timber steps that go up to a

“It took six months with a builder friend to get the house in a liveable state. It wouldn’t have been possible to move in immediately.”

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striking Japanese-style tiered garden, with sensational views over the house and into Brockwell Park opposite. It was the ideal family home for the Colletts and their two children, now four and one. The house was ideally situated for Gareth to get into Oxford Circus for his job as live editor of the BBC’s One Show. Now he is head of development for BBC studios, based at White City and plans to move nearer the office. Norwood Road, Herne Hill, SE24, £1.5m Knight Frank 0203 813 7437

GETTHELOOK... >>ARCHITECTS Ben from Neu Architects >>BUILDING FIRM Mark from Get Turner >>APPLIANCES Miele >>FLOORS White polished Oak – Castlewood floors

Bloomsbury rug, £495 habitat.co.uk Parker bench, £350 habitat.co.uk WORDS: JENNY KNIGHT

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Matching people to homes 020 8299 3021 | roybrooks.co.uk

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This particularly elegant Grade II listed Georgian home has five double bedrooms, enchanting living space, period features, a south westerly garden and a rear double garage. Denmark Hill station is a seven-minute walk for Zone 2 trains and London Overground services.

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HEAVENLY HEAVER This spectacular double-fronted, period home with seven bedrooms and three bathrooms, also has a beautiful 67-foot garden with a lap pool

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he handsome house is set back from the road behind a beautifully landscaped front garden with ornate iron railings. It retains many original features including the front door with stained glass and the wide entrance hall with tessellated tile flooring. Downstairs there are two reception rooms, a kitchen/ dining/living room and a utility room. There is also a wine cellar and a study or playroom at the rear that flows into the cleverly designed kitchen – which is a multi-purpose living space with full height panoramic windows and two sets of bifolding glass doors. The entertaining space extends onto a large paved terrace overlooking the landscaped garden. The property also benefits from a downstairs cloakroom and a second

front door allowing street access directly to the kitchen. Upstairs, a fantastic master suite is located across one side of the first floor with a fully fitted dressing room and a luxurious en suite bathroom with a separate glass rain shower. There are two more double bedrooms and a stylish bathroom on this level. On the top floor, there are another four double bedrooms, two with built-in cupboards and a contemporary family bathroom. Useful storage space is also available under the eaves. Veronica Road is within the sought after conservation area of the Heaver Estate with shops and restaurants within easy reach, as well as transport links.

‘Within the sought after conservation area of the Heaver Estate’

Veronica Road, Wandsworth, SW17, Knight Frank 020 8682 7777

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SECLUDED SPOT Manton House is a substantial and handsome family home set in a prestigious and secluded conservation area, with the backdrop of the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course providing a wonderful semi-rural setting

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onstructed in 1924, as the home of a former admiral with a penchant for painting, the house has many original features, including the vaulted beamed hall overlooked by the gallery and pulpit, and exudes character. The property also offers well-presented, versatile family accommodation. On the ground floor there’s a drawing room, sitting room and modern family kitchen as well as a study. The first floor features an expansive master suite with dressing room and bathroom plus two further double bedrooms and bathrooms. On the next floor there are two more bedrooms with a bathroom and steam room as well as a games room. The exceptional outside space includes a substantial deck and separate large terrace overlook the beautifully landscaped gardens, lawns and swimming pool area. Outside there’s a wine cellar beneath the terrace with storage for around 1,500 bottles lies and a heated swimming pool with an adjacent pool house providing changing rooms, WC and shower and kitchen facilities. The gardens are floodlit and a ‘secret’ garden area provides a peaceful haven.

A separate guest/staff annexe stands on the site of the former double garage and has a bedsitting room with kitchen area and bathroom. The driveway has parking for numerous cars and there is plenty of space to the eastern side of the house to build a garage, if required (subject to planning permission). Drax Avenue is a private road within a peaceful conservation area about a mile from Wimbledon Village with its shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars. Many good schools are nearby including King’s College School for boys, The Study and Wimbledon High School, both for girls, the Rowans and Wimbledon Common Preparatory School. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for with golf, tennis and fitness clubs nearby and riding stables in Wimbledon Village. Central London is easily accessible by car or train – regular trains to Waterloo take 12-15 minutes and from there to Canary Wharf via The Jubilee link. Drax Avenue, Wimbledon SW20, £6,250,000, Robert Holmes & Company 020 8947 9833

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HUGE OPPORTUNITY A stunning period house with seven bedrooms – together with a two-bedroom annex – that would be ideal for letting during Wimbledon fortnight

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he main family home is on the slopes of Wimbledon Hill, close to the village. It offers almost 5,000 sq ft of living space. The house, which is semi-detached and arranged over five floors, has four reception rooms and off street parking. There would be potential to extend subject to planning consent. Currently the annex is a fully usable property with a large reception room and two bedrooms on the first floor, both with en suites, and suitable for letting. Both Willington Independent School for boys and Wimbledon High Girls’ School are a short walk from the property, whilst Donhead, Wimbledon Common Prep and

King’s College are all within a five minute drive. Lake Road is less than a quarter of a mile from Wimbledon town centre, providing quick access to the main line train and District Line station. Wimbledon Park, with playgrounds, tennis courts, boating lake and golf course is within a 10-minute walk. Wimbledon Village offers a range of boutique shops, independent restaurants and bars, as well as access to Wimbledon Common; a fantastic area for walks, cycling and horse riding with pretty local pubs nearby.

‘Less than a quarter of a mile from Wimbledon town centre’

Lake Road, Wimbledon, SW19, £3,950,000, Lauristons 020 8946 9468

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his beautifully presented four-bedroom bungalow is ideally placed for the delights of Dulwich Village, Dulwich Park, Belair Park and Dulwich College. The bungalow has an expansive reception room in retro style with a sleek eat-in modern kitchen with integrated appliances. The dining space gives views onto the lovely private garden. The property also boasts a stylish master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and built in wardrobes, as well as a further three light and spacious bedrooms. There is another shower room and a separate WC. There is off-street parking and a garage. As well as its own leafy garden – laid mostly to lawn – the bungalow is surrounded by green spaces and is also close to local amenities and nestled between a golf course, sports grounds, woods, parks and nature reserves. The nearest transport facilities are Sydenham Hill Railway Station and Brixton Underground Station. Trendy Dulwich Village has its own art gallery, a bookshop, cafés, restaurants and pubs. The recently opened Dulwich Picture house means the latest films can be viewed without schlepping up to town. Tollgate Drive, Dulwich Village, SE21, £1,500 per week, Foxtons, Dulwich 020 8613 6200

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ONREFLECTION By Darren Baker, Director, Lauristons

Understanding buyers and sellers needs is key to delivering results for our customers

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t the start of any new year, we often hope for a good start with higher numbers of buyers and sellers to deal with than we finished the previous year, but never really know what is ahead of us until we start to get towards Spring. So far in 2018, despite the government’s continued interference in the property market creating falling transaction numbers through costly stamp duty reforms, removal of income tax relief for landlords, added compliance responsibilities for landlords and agents and the upcoming tenant fee ban, we have had a much more positive start to this year than in 2017. By focusing our time and attention with customers with a tangible motivation to move, we are achieving more success for our vendors than some competitors reliant purely on inbound enquiries have been able to. Understanding the buyers’ motivations are key; purchasers moving to relocate into a specific school catchment, for a new job, to accommodate a growing family or because the children have now moved on to their own home, all have a real need to find a home to

suit them. Because these purchasers are looking for a home rather than a short-term investment vehicle, annual fluctuations in the value of property become less important to them than finding somewhere that meets their needs. As rents increase over the course of the year when landlords seek to recover income lost to the government’s changes, this will push more new purchasers to enter the market as they continue to take advantage of low interest rates in an increasingly competitive market for lenders. There is unlikely to be a marked increase in the supply of property in the market and so this increase in demand could even serve to push values higher over the course of the year. At Lauristons, we continue to see a market in 2018 that is full of opportunity. By focusing on understanding our buyers and sellers needs, we can tailor our innovative approach and comprehensive marketing to ensure that, irrespective of fluctuations in supply and demand over the course of the year, our teams continue to deliver results for our customers and keep them moving.

‘’At Lauristons, we continue to see a market in 2018 that is full of opportunity”

FAMILY FRIENDLY Architect-designed and built in 2008 in a sought-after residential road, this stunning eco-efficient detached family home is arranged over a series of split levels, making the accommodation flexible to suit most families. The property is accessed by gates for parking and pedestrian access and offers superb accommodation with five bedrooms, two separate receptions and four bathrooms. The rear patio garden is a sun trap. Pelham Road is just a short stroll from Wimbledon town centre with it’s wide range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as Wimbledon station with it’s regular services into London and the District Line. Pelham Road, Wimbledon SW19, £1,800,000, Lauristons Wimbledon 020 8946 9468

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y vamping up your home’s best bits, you’ll sell it faster and for more. If buyers see problems, they won’t be as motivated. Problems include smells, lack of space, not light enough and lots of repairs. You can prepare your property quickly and easily for sale, here’s our advice:

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First impressions count. Clean or repaint your front door. Tidy your front garden, move your bins, sweep your path. Clean your hallway, tidy away shoes and coats and make sure you hall feels welcoming, airy and bright. If you’ve a dark hallway, put up a large mirror. Clean everything. Clean your windows inside and out, your floors, walls, shelves, bookcases – everything. Replace mouldy bathroom/kitchen sealant and clean tile grout. Repair all the little things that need attention: leaky taps, dripping gutters, holes in walls, chipped tiles, broken light fixtures, wonky door knobs and carpet stains can all be put right. Declutter. Clear our your paperwork, piles of clothes and rid yourself of any unwanted or unused items. If space is tight, store things in good-looking boxes that can be put under beds or on top of wardrobes or ask a friend if they could store things for you. Clear out cupboards (viewers will open them) so things are neatly put away, with space to spare! It’s very important your home looks big enough to live in. Try to keep kitchen worktops as clear as possible. If your kitchen is tired, you can replace unit doors very cheaply in IKEA or by getting a carpenter to cut MDF to size and paint it. If you can, repaint the interior – you don’t have to use professional decorators. Choose white, light grey or an off-white. Now is not the time to experiment with orange. Eliminate bad smells. If your drain smells dodgy, use drain cleaner or baking soda overnight to clean it up. Make sure teenager’s rooms don’t have rotting food left in them and empty the kitchen bin before viewings. If any part of the property is a little dark, use mirrors or floor lamps to brighten them up. Plant a few fresh, colourful plants in the garden. Cut the grass, prune where necessary, tidy borders, clean the patio and leave (clean) garden furniture out.

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his impossibly lovely house has one large, double aspect bedroom, open plan living space and a discreet (and very pretty) decked garden. It’s behind attractive iron gates at the station-end of Hollydale Road. A far more attractive proposition than a flat, it is entirely private, very secure and beautifully turned out. Walk to Nunhead station in under three minutes for Zone 2 trains to Victoria, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras. Queen’s Road station (also Zone 2) is a tenminute walk for London Bridge trains and London Overground services to Canada Water, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington. Evelina Road is Nunhead’s high street and just around the corner. The (excellent) independent shops include a delicatessen, butcher, fishmonger, bakery, chemist, bicycle shop and craft beer bar. The Old Nun’s Head is a great local pub with an open fire, there’s also a sourdough pizzeria and a couple of very good cafés. Nearby Peckham is buzzing with creative eateries, cocktail bars and artists’ studios and has a cinema, supermarket and several high street chains. Walk across beautiful Peckham Rye Park for East Dulwich or up nearby Telegraph Hill for the views. Hollydale Road, SE15, £450,000. Roy Brooks 020 3206 3063

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NEW HOMES SPOTLIGHT Focusing on Robert Holmes’ friendly and efficient New Homes Team JOHN KHAJE’NOURI John Khaje’ Nouri ANAEA has been with the Company since 1992, having worked previously in Central London. He has an extensive knowledge of local property markets and is able to offer strategic investment advice and specialist sales and marketing, particularly of prime and super prime properties within the areas of Wimbledon and Coombe. John has lived in the Wimbledon area since 1970 and moved to Coombe Hill 15 years ago. He is married with four children who have all attended local schools, colleges and universities. John is also on a number of local advisory boards including Coombe Hill Roads Association, Wimbledon Village Business Association and various charities. NICK HOLMES Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as to introduce technology into the wide business and to grow its clients base. Nick has always focused on client relationships and sales, previously building up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists. Away from the office he is a keen competitor in triathlons.

MONTEM SQUARE An exquisite collection of seven grand houses located in Wimbledon Village. The houses offer a sumptuously spacious layout and are beautifully designed to complement the village’s heritage. Each property has six bedrooms, artfully arranged to maximise space and to create impressive proportions across all floors. Montem Square is in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Montem Square, Wimbledon SW19, from £4.65m, Robert Holmes & Company 0208 947 9833

A DEDICATED NEW HOMES DEPARTMENT Having worked for many years with local developers and private individuals wishing to build their own brand new homes, Robert Holmes has brought together its collective expertise, creating a dedicated New Homes department. There is increasing demand from purchasers for new-build properties reflecting the current appetite for luxury, contemporary living, and our new homes department is going from strength to strength. We are currently marketing more than 40 brand new properties for sale which range from a clutch of prestigious one-off projects to small developments, plus a number of sites available for either single or multi-dwelling development. Company directors John Khaje’ Nouri and Nick Holmes are handling all development opportunities and will continue to provide bespoke advice at every step of the development process from planning to completion, backed up by their in-depth familiarity with the local market, highly effective negotiation skills and a top tier quality professional network.

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sabella House is a picture perfect six-bedroom family home with grand classical proportions and generous ceiling heights. The spacious, double-fronted, detached property is a brand new creation from multi-award winning Richstone Properties. The exterior materials, including handfinished bricks, lime mortar pointing and stonework mouldings for the window and door surrounds have been chosen to complement the surrounding Victorian villa architecture. The company wish to retain this special property within their portfolio, so it is available to rent. It will be the dream home for a large and busy family seeking plenty of contemporary and luxurious living space behind a Victorian style facade. Richstone hallmarks such as their custom made solid oak spiral central staircase with vast oval skylight overhead, handcrafted kitchen, bespoke bedroom and study cabinetry, purpose-built entertainment suite and self-contained staff accommodation with adjacent boot room are all part of the offer. The addition of a second kitchen/utility room, walk-in temperature controlled wine cellar, French doors opening from both kitchen and main reception rooms onto the private mature landscaped rear gardens, will make grand entertaining an effortless pleasure.

A ground floor reception room with antique stone fireplace is flooded with natural light from two full height bay windows and joins the 800 sq ft kitchen/ family room with its impressive super-sized glass roof light. The hand-built kitchen incorporates Miele appliances, a powerful Wolf range, the essential breakfast bar island, and leading off is a large walk through pantry, creating a discreet back route into the formal dining room. Spanning the width of the first floor, the grand master suite includes a sitting area, large walk-in dressing room, en suite bathroom with stand-alone bath, walk-in shower and dual sinks. A second double bedroom suite completes the first floor accommodation, with three additional double bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the second floor. Underfloor heating, roof solar panels, wireless audio system coring, custom lighting designs and fittings give the finishes touches. Situated within the Richmond Hill Conservation area, Isabella House is a short walk from the hilltop village enclave of small independent shops on Friar Stiles Road, as well as being within walking distance of Richmond town centre.

Ram Quarter in Wandsworth has passed an important development milestone as it nears completion and welcomes its first residents. Representatives from the Chinese Embassy, Wandsworth Council and other development partners helped Greenland Group UK celebrate the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon followed by a tour of the newly-completed show flats. Sales agents Savills and JLL also attended. Taotao Song, Managing Director, Greenland Group UK said: “Today moves us one-step closer to this new, exciting mixed-use scheme becoming a reality. Ram Quarter is a site of great historical significance, as the location of Britain’s longest running brewery. Beer has been brewed continuously on this site for almost five centuries, and we plan to celebrate this heritage, working closely with the London Borough of Wandsworth.” Residential completions started in the first week of March, and the first residents later moved in. Of the 312 apartments so far released in Phase One, more than 90 per cent are sold, with prices starting at £480,000. The new path along the River Wandle, which runs the length of the development, has now opened to the public. The £600 million scheme will be celebrate the area’s rich history, and provide a new quarter for Wandsworth, providing homes, shops, restaurants and a heritage centre. www.theramquarter.com

Isabella House, Mount Ararat Road, Richmond, TW10, £30,000 pcm, www. richstoneproperties.co.uk, 020 8878 5333

2 beds, 3 baths

Prices from £725,000

Putney Bridge Road, SW15 Contact the new homes specialists on 020 8879 9099 www.lauristons.com

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Nine grandly proportioned townhouses with stunning Georgian facades, Octagon’s latest London launch incorporates the highest specification and finishes as befitting the developer’s name. Offering views towards the River Thames and Barnes Wetland Centre from private roof terraces and balconies, these unique new homes range between 4,375 – 6,150 sq ft. With 4/5 bedrooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room and 4 formal reception rooms across 5 storeys, the lower ground floor is dedicated to leisure - including a gym, cinema/TV den and a covered courtyard garden. Each property features a private west backing walled garden with rear pedestrian access to the Thames towpath. Located within the Bishop’s Park Conservation Area, Bishops Row is just a short walk from Fulham’s vibrant centre, tube stations, bus services, and an excellent choice of local schooling.

GUIDE PRICES From £4.995m

Views from rooftop terraces

BISHOPS ROW STEVENAGE ROAD, FULHAM, LONDON SW6 6PB

SHOWHOUSE OPEN THURSDAY TO MONDAY 10AM – 4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT

020 7731 7100

020 8481 7500 | OCTAGON.CO.UK

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ust two homes remain within The Metalworks development in South London, the beautifully refurbished metalworks factory once used by Arts & Crafts pioneer William Bainbridge Reynolds. Paying homage to the site’s extensive history, a Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque for Bainbridge Reynolds, creator of the Kitchener chapel gates at St Paul’s Cathedral and, arguably the most notable historic metalworker of all time, is mounted in the gated courtyard. Other reminders of a past life are the reclaimed antique metalworks cart tracks set in the central paving and a sundial – a modern interpretation of the acclaimed metal-worker’s 1898 clock in St Cuthbert’s church. Offering 24 light-filled, loft-style apartments set around a private gated cobbled courtyard and garden in the highly covetable location, the development originally sold out within a record two weeks last summer, with two

of the properties returning onto the market this week. This gives an exclusive, final opportunity for potential purchasers to buy at this exceptional new development. Styled and specified by The Malins Group’s in-house Design Studio, the industrial, New York-style features are evident – black and copper pendant lighting, bespoke black matt handle-less kitchen units and distressed copper splashbacks and sinks add to the contemporary finish. On the east side of Clapham Old Town, The Metalworks is ideally placed for commuters, with Clapham Common tube station just a five-minute walk away. The two available units are a ground floor, 1 bedroom apartment for £460,000, and a first floor studio for £435,000. Available through Hamptons 020 3369 4374 and Rampton Baseley 020 7228 5111

100PUTNEYCOMMON Set on the site of the former Putney Hospital, built in 1912, Henry Chester Building is a collection of 24 exceptional one, two and three bedroom apartments. The Durkan development pays tribute to its original 20th century architecture with attractive Art Deco facades and large airy rooms filled with natural light. Overlooking acres of beautiful open common land, each apartment comes with the best contemporary specifications, including luxury kitchens and stone work surfaces, underfloor heating, a private balcony or terrace and Kartell by Laufen sanitaryware in all bathrooms. Philip Tibble, Associate Director at Featherstone Leigh comments, “Putney always attracts a wide range of buyers, from families and commuting couples to down-sizers and first time buyers. These new apartments have it all; proximity to the River Thames, surrounding open spaces of the protected common, and they are within steps of a first class architect-designed primary free school.” Prices from £545,000. Stamp duty paid on remaining two bedroom apartments. To view the show apartment contact Featherstone Leigh Sheen 020 8876 4567 www. featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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ricing on two-year, fixed-rate mortgages is at its highest level since 2016, according to data from Moneyfacts, as lenders raise rates ahead of an expected hike in Bank of England base rate. Swap rates, the rate lenders pay to borrow money from each other, have eased recently but the long-term trend is still upwards. Two-year money is up a third since Christmas and five-year Swaps have jumped by a quarter over the same timeframe. While lenders have been prepared to absorb higher funding costs to an extent in order to be competitive and attract business, most of them have now re-priced. No lender wants to be left with the most competitive rate on the market, and be swamped with business, which would affect service levels. However, there is no need for borrowers to panic, with a number of competitive five-year and two-year fixed rates still out there. Some borrowers are opting for longer term fixes given that the general trend of interest rates looks to be upwards. The number of borrowers remortgaging is high as people take advantage of low mortgage rates while they are still available.

MONEY MATTERS

GARETH LOWMAN SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

1.29%

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The rate on Atom Bank’s five-year fixed-rate mortgage

n the next six weeks or so we will learn whether, as widely predicted, the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee will add another quarter or half point to its interest rate. Although all expectations are that there will be rise in May and probably another one in November, there remain many good fixed-rate deals out there. Yorkshire building society, for example, has a two-year rate of 1.24 per cent and HSBC’s best offer is 1.32 per cent. If you are looking for longerterm security HSBC again has a low offer – 1.71 per cent for five years compared with 1.84 per cent from Yorkshire building society. All loans are for borrowers with at least a 35 per cent deposit.

The number of properties repossessed in the last quarter of 2017

NUMBERCRUNCHING

75,500 13,500 The number of properties repossessed in 1991

The number of Help to Buy loans for first time buyers maturing this month

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

Lender

Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Sainsbury’s Bank

1.24%

3/31/2020

4.24%

3.7%

60%

n/a

2%/1% until 31/03/20. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£745 Product Fee

£100

Mx £1m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

Post Office

1.33%

4/30/2020

4.74%

4.2%

75%

n/a

3%/2% until 30/04/20. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee

£195

Mx £1m

HSBC

1.74%

5/31/2023

3.94%

3.2%

65%

n/a

5/4/3/2/1% until 31/05/23. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £5m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

TSB Bank

2.34%

4/30/2028

3.99%

3.0%

60%

n/a

6/6/6/6/6/5/4/3/2/1% until 30/04/28. 5% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee

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Purchase Only. Remortgage (Free Valuation & Legals) @ 2.39%

Source: SPF Private Clients

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MINDTHEGAP Duncan Farmer looks at the different way women deal with investments

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n the latter half of last year and the first months of this year the news has been dominated by issues affecting women – the gender pay gap and the harassment (and worse) that many face are just two topics to have generated huge comment. The end of the old tax year and the start of the new one is traditionally the time that people invest any spare cash in an individual savings account, and figures show that there is also a gender savings gap. Women take out more ISAs than men, but they tend to put their savings in cash ISAs, which pay a guaranteed but unexciting rate of return, whereas men put theirs in stocks and shares, which have a higher risk but potentially a higher return. In the mortgage arena, where women make up more than a quarter of all loans, women are also more solid and are far less likely, according to statistics, to fall into arrears or to have their home repossessed. However, life for female applicants is not easy. According to research in the US two

years ago, lenders were charging women a higher rate of interest than men even though female borrowers were a far safer bet. One of the unspoken concerns of lenders is that a woman’s income is likely fall should she decide to start a family. Under the Equality Act, however, they are not allowed to ask such questions. Instead, generally, one of the questions on mortgage application forms asks whether an applicant could foresee a change in their circumstances over the next five years. If you are pregnant, or if you are planning to get pregnant in the near future, you should answer this question honestly, but there is a fair chance that it will have an adverse effect on your application as a lender will consider your income while you are on maternity leave rather than your usual salary. The penalty for lying on an application form is, in theory, that the lender could repossess your home, but if, as most women do, you keep up the repayments that scenario is extremely unlikely, so keeping mum may be your best option.

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he number of borrowers in arrears on their mortgage rose slightly according to the latest from UK Finance, the umbrella group for the financial services industry, but the overall number is still comfortably under 100,000. The number of properties repossessed is a small fraction of that – at about 2,000, although behind the statistics will be harrowing stories of people losing their home because of, probably, unforeseen financial tragedy. The advice from UK Finance is simple: “We expect the vast majority of mortgage borrowers to continue to manage their finances successfully but they should continue to keep their plans under review. Any customer who thinks they may experience payment difficulty should always speak to their lender at the earliest opportunity. Lenders remain committed to working with borrowers to keep them in their home wherever possible, and possession continues to be the last resort.”

Variable Rates Lender

Rate

Until

Rev. Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

HSBC Bank

1.24%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.94%

3.5%

65%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £5m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

HSBC Bank

1.34%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.94%

3.6%

75%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £2m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

Coventry BS

1.64%

Variable rate for term

n/a

1.7%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

Mx £1m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

HSBC Bank

1.39%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.94%

3.8%

85%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £400k. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

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EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

LINDT GOLD BUNNY HUNT Hampton Court Palace

EASTER EGG HUNT Battersea Park Zoo Fri 30 Mar-Mon 2 Apr

A BIG DAY OUT WITH PETER RABBIT Kew Gardens Fri 30 Mar-Sun 15 Apr

Join Peter Rabbit and his gang of furry friends to celebrate Easter. Take a trip to Mr McGregor’s shed to see how he grows his plants, join a workshop to make your own bunny ears or storytelling sessions and try Peter Rabbit fancy dress. There’s also a monster veggie growing class for adults and explore Kew’s own kitchen garden to explore. www.kew.org

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MUCH ADO ABOUT PUFFIN Polka Theatre, Wimbledon Wed 4 Apr-Sun 15 Apr

You’re never alone with a puffin – or at least, that’s what the lonely fisherman in this story discovers. It’s a tale of stormy seas, friendship, and discovering the unknown, told by Open Attic Theatre using ingenious design and a very feathery puppet. www.polkatheatre.com

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Position Senior Sales Manager Where do you live? West Horsley in Surrey.

Not a run-of-the-mill garden Easter egg hunt, head to Battersea Park Zoo to find the brightly coloured eggs hidden in and around the capuchin monkeys, donkeys and meerkats. If you manage to spot all the eggs, you’ll win a prize! www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk

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Estate Agent Marsh & Parsons, Clapham Old Town

Mon 26 Mar-Sun 15 Apr

The Lindt Gold Bunnies return to Hampton Court Palace this Easter, hiding in the palace and gardens. With new stories exploring Hampton Court’s chocolate-related history to be discovered with every bunny found, there’ll be the chance to claim a delicious chocolate prize. www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace

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Name Alex Philo

FEAST OF ST GEORGE Trafalgar Square Sat 21 Apr, noon-6pm

Wave a flag, enjoy tea, cake and great entertainment, all in the surrounds of Trafalgar Square. Expect lots of varied live music – including a 25-piece brass band, art workshops for children, roaming entertainers and pearly kings and queens plus lots of food stalls. www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/ event/8726328-feast-of-st-georgein-trafalgar-square

What and where was your first London home?

A two-bedroom maisonette in Du Cane Court, Balham – a great location!

Favourite open space in London?

Richmond Park is probably my favourite due to its size and space. It really feels like an oasis of tranquillity, whilst being so close to central London.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Bringing up my two wonderful boys.

Tell us something that would surprise people about you. I have a degree in Chemistry.

Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase? Like most, it’s got to be my car.

Favourite book, film or album now?

My favourite book at the moment is an old Wilbur Smith one called River God. It’s part of his Egyptian series and is about the life of a eunuch slave named Taita – it’s excellent!

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Call it cliché, but I wanted to be a professional footballer.

What three things would take to a desert island? My original Apple iPod as it has about 3,000 songs from the early 2000s on it, River God by Wilbur Smith and a photo of my family.

What is your most treasured possession? My road bike.

What is top of your bucket list? To cycle up the famous Mont Ventoux in France.

Who would you like to stuck in a lift with? Professor Brian Cox – the conversation would certainly make the time pass quickly.

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Baking bread and cakes…and then eating them!

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Lake Road, Wimbledon SW19

Guide Price: £3,950,000 Freehold

This stunning period home is situated on the slopes of Wimbledon Hill, close to Wimbledon Village, offering almost 5000 square feet of accommodation in the main house, plus a 1300 square feet annex and potential to extend (subject to planning permission). Both Willington Independent School for boys and Wimbledon High Girls’ School are a short walk from the property whilst Donhead, Wimbledon Common Prep and King’s College are all within a 5 minute drive. Lake Road is conveniently located less than a 1/4 mile from Wimbledon town centre, providing quick access to the main line train and District Line station. Wimbledon Park is within a 10 minute walk and provides playgrounds, tennis courts, a boating lake, golf course and sports field. EPC EER F.

Wimbledon Sales: 020 8946 9468

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Rogers Road, Tooting SW17

Asking Price ÂŁ925,000 Freehold

Simply stunning five bedroom refurbished and extended semi-detached Edwardian family home in this popular Tooting street, moments away from Tooting Broadway with the bustling night food markets and the shops, bars and restaurants. The property has been stripped back to the brick work and meticulously redesigned and features a fantastic kitchen, dining, family room with bi-folding doors out to a good size private garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and then on the top floor a further two bedrooms and bathroom. Transport options are found at Tooting Broadway for the Northern Line in to central London or numerous buses on Garratt Lane or Tooting High Street. EPC EER D.

Balham Sales: 020 8772 9373

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Kersfield Road, Putney SW15

Guide Price: ÂŁ725,000 Leasehold + Share of Freehold

This stunning split level three bedroom apartment situated in a popular leafy location within a private purpose built development just off Putney Hill, benefits from a share of the freehold and a single garage. There are three large double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, the master having its own dressing room, and a stylish kitchen with integrated appliances. Putney High Street with its variety of popular shops, bars and restaurants is close by and both East Putney Mainline station and East Putney Station (District Line) are both within 0.7m. In addition, the A3 and bus routes are easily accessible from the property. Putney heath with its green open spaces is also just a short walk away. EPC EER D.

Putney Sales: 020 8780 8780

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Road, Nine Elms Point SW8

Guide Price: ÂŁ2,850 pcm

We have a selection of brand new two bedroom, two bathroom (one en-suite) apartments with a private balcony in Haydn Tower. Haydn Tower is part of the Nine Elms Point development by Barratt Homes which benefit from a 24 hour concierge, cinema room, business suite, fitness centre and beautiful landscaped courtyards. Nine Elms Point is located beside the new Nine Elms Northern Line tube station (2019), and above a flagship 80,000 sq ft Sainsbury´s. The development benefits from existing National Rail and London Underground connections at Vauxhall. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown

Kennington Lettings: 020 7385 2296

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Bedford Hill, Balham SW12

Guide Price: £2,750 pcm

The moment you enter the property, you are greeted with a large hallway which has two storage cupboards. The apartment has a large open plan living area and you are faced with floor to ceiling dual aspect windows which lets in plenty of light, wooden flooring throughout, great entertainment space, modern fully fitted grey gloss kitchen with a breakfast table and there is also a south facing balcony. Within the same level there is also a double bedroom. On the second level, there is a three piece family bathroom suite, another double bedroom and a master bedroom which has a en-suite shower room with a w/c and also a private west facing balcony. This property also has integrated ceiling speakers throughout. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Balham Lettings: 020 8772 9373

Haydon Park Road, Wimbledon SW19

Guide Price: £2,250 pcm

This contemporary penthouse has been carefully designed to maximise light and space whilst the private terraces offer a secluded outdoor space for you to relax and unwind in. The apartment boasts quadruple views of London, stylish interiors with an open plan kitchen living room leaving you ample room to entertain family and friends. To the rear of the property there are two double bedrooms, both benefitting from direct access onto a large private roof terrace at over 400 sq ft in size. Designed to provide comfortable living spaces, High performance Siemens kitchen appliances, underfloor heating throughout With Haydon’s Road Station just a five-minute walk away, you’ll be able to move around the city with ease. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Wimbledon Lettings: 020 8946 9468

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Parkside St Peters, Battersea SW11

Guide Price: ÂŁ2,200 pcm

Brand new two bedroom apartment within a fantastic development from one of London’s renowned developers. Situated within 5 mins walk of Clapham Junction, Parkside St Peters is ideally located for experiencing all aspects of London life. High specifications of appliances, bathrooms and kitchens make this apartment a fantastic opportunity for any tenant. The apartment also benefits from having a private balcony, wooden floors secure gate entry parking, concierge and two bathrooms. EPC EER C. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown

Battersea Lettings: 020 7978 5800

Hazlewell Road, Putney SW15

Guide Price: ÂŁ2,050 pcm

Decorated to a contemporary standard throughout this apartment boasts two large double bedrooms with built-in storage and a modern three-piece bathroom with a separate shower. Further comprising a bright South facing reception and a spacious eat-in kitchen with newly fitted dishwasher, integrated wine cooler and a breakfast bar. Spanning over 900sq.ft, this property offers an abundance of living space and has many well-preserved period features and ample hallway storage. This property is located within close proximity to Putney BR and East Putney stations along with convenient access to the High Street for all of the popular bars and restaurants. EPC EER E. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Putney Lettings: 020 8780 8780

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Revelstoke Road, Southfields SW18

Prices From ÂŁ779,000 Leasehold

The Revelstoke is a stunning boutique development of two and three bedroom apartments. On the outside, bricks, oxidised metal and double height windows make a visual statement of the best in contemporary residential design while storage space thoughtfully integrated throughout makes for practical living. Just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Southfields and even less to Earlsfield, the Revelstoke is just a stone throw from local amenities such as a Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys Local and an abundance of coffee shops and restaurants. The fabric of the building exceeds regulations for insulation and air tightness which in turn helps to reduce heat loss and energy demands along with solar panels contributing to long term sustainability.

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his extra-wide, five bedroom Victorian, semidetached house has been fully refurbished and is in immaculate condition, with wooden flooring and underfloor heating throughout. The ground floor is bright and spacious with a neutral décor. The kitchen and dining spaces have an open plan layout and there is a large reception room to the rear. The kitchen has a slick contemporary finish and benefits from a central island and integrated appliances. Bi-fold doors open from the reception room to the decked rear garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and a separate utility room and a storage cellar.

On the upper floors, the five generously-sized bedrooms are served by three stylish bathrooms. The top floor comprises a master suite with a roof terrace, a large dressing room and an en suite shower. All the windows are double-glazed. Wroughton Road is conveniently located for transport connections from Clapham South underground and is close to good schools and the shopping, eating and drinking of fashionable Northcote Road. Wroughton Road, Between the Commons, SW11, £2,275,000, John Thorogood 0207 228 7474

RIVERVIEWS With a west facing patio garden, this Victorian four-bedroom house stands on a popular river road. The property has been extended and modernised to a very high standard by the current owners, using experienced craftsmanship and high quality materials. On the ground floor the large open plan kitchen reception area offers superb living and entertainment space. Upstairs there are four bedrooms including the master suite with Juliet balcony that gives a view of the river. There is also a family bathroom, a study and eaves storage. The house is located moments from Putney Embankment and Putney Pier for regular boat links to the City. It is also within walking distance of all Putney High Street’s amenities and major road and rail transport routes into and out of the area and within the catchment area of some of the best primary schools in the country. Glendarvon Street, Putney, SW15, £1,495,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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FOR SALE TO LET

Wroughton Road Northcote Road

Between The Commons SW11 Between The Commons, SW11 £2,275,000 |FREEHOLD £495 | PER WEEK

Having been fully refurbished, this extra-wide, five bedroom Victorian semi-detached house (2661 Sq Ft / 247.2 Sq M) Located on the floors ofcondition. a VictorianFull building, this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat, a sizeable terrace, is presented inupper immaculate advantage has been taken of the footprint of thewith house and theroof result is a islight, conveniently located onground fashionable Road. Both bedrooms doubles andunderfloor one has an en-suite shower room. There spacious, open-plan floor. Northcote There is neutral décor, woodenare flooring and heating throughout. Wroughton is a spacious eat-in kitchen andforlarge reception room. Northcote Road is convenient for transport connections Road is conveniently located transport connections from Clapham South underground and is close tofrom goodClapham schools and Junction station and has a wealth of eating, drinking and shopping choices. Available May 2018. EPC – C. the shopping, eating and drinking of fashionable Northcote Road. EPC – D.

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Winsham Grove Calbourne Road

Between The Commons SW11 Nightingale Triangle, SW12 £2,150,000 |FREEHOLD £675 | PER WEEK

Having been extended into the loft, side return and basement, this smart and stylish six-bedroom house is located in one Anthe attractive, three doublestreets bedroom, two bathroom, VictorianThe house withofwell-fi tted modern and South-facing gardenforon of most sought-after Between the Commons. layout the house is idealkitchen for family living (especially this delightful residential the itNightingale close to standard Wandsworth Common and excellent transport facilities. Available those who have live-in road help)inand is finishedTriangle, to an excellent throughout. Transport connections are nearby via late May 2018. -D Clapham SouthEPC Underground and Clapham Junction Overground stations, excellent schools in both the state and private sectors are a short walk away and the open spaces of Clapham Common are at the end of the road. EPC – D.

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Bolingbroke Grove

Montholme Road

Between The Commons SW11 Between the Commons, SW11 £2,250,000 |FREEHOLD £1,695,000 | FREEHOLD

If you’re tired of staring across the street at a mirror image of your own Victorian terrace and not ready to trade London’s

Stylishly designed and pastures, refurbishedthen throughout this substantial family house (2260 SQ.FT 209.9 SQ.M) Common’s is presented lights for greener this substantial houseVictorian with wonderful westerly views over/ Wandsworth in immaculate condition withbe a large wrap-around kitchen andgenerous a sumptuous master over suite.four It has a tremendous space green expanses could just the move for you. With proportions floors (includingsense a fullofbasement and conversion) light thanks toplus its high doorways and to thanks to cleverly Montholme Road liesof‘between the potential for a and fifth,ceilings it is suited a large family. designed It’s close extensions. to Northcote Road’s multitude attractions, commons’ in the catchment of the highly rated Honeywell Primary School and close to many other good schools. Transport is highly sought-after schools & approx. half a mile from Clapham Junction’s direct trains to The City/West End. EPC – C. found at nearby Clapham South and Clapham Junction stations.

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Ramsden Road

Jedburgh Street

Nightingale Triangle SW12 Clapham Common, SW11 £1,575,000 |FREEHOLD £1,375,000 | FREEHOLD

This completely refurbished Victorian terraced house has wow factor in spades. Nothing has been missed in its’ top-to-toe

A beautifully extended and stylish Victorianfamily househouse offering excellent accommodation for a growing familyWith including five bedrooms, make-over. The result is a superb with a feeling of light and space throughout. an extended kitchen threeleading bathrooms, extendedSW-facing kitchen andrear west-facing garden. Jedburgh Street a quiet street off the North Side of via to ananattractive garden, four bedrooms and two isbathrooms, it isimmediately close to transport connections Clapham green and spaces. It is well-located for Clapham tube andand Clapham in open both Common’s Clapham South Balham stations. Good schoolsCommon in both the state privateJunction sectorsoverground are nearbystations, as are the addition to good schools and the shopping, wining and dining options of Clapham Old Town and Northcote Road. EPC – E.

spaces of Clapham and Wandsworth Commons. EPC – D.

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Wroughton Road Stonells Road

Between The Commons SW11 Between the Commons, £2,275,000 |FREEHOLD SW11 £1,150,000 | FREEHOLD

Having been fully refurbished, this extra-wide, five bedroom Victorian semi-detached house (2661 Sq Ft / 247.2 Sq M) Rarely does one of the delightful secludedFull Victorian cottages this taken beautifully quiet cul-de-sac available. Situated is presented in immaculate condition. advantage hasinbeen of the footprint of thebecome house and the result is a light, “Between the Commons”, in thefloor. catchment Honeywell School and just off fashionable Northcote Road, its 36’ garden, openspacious, open-plan ground There for is neutral décor, wooden flooring and underfloor heating throughout. Wroughton plan ground floor livinglocated and well-balanced it a perfect a young family.and Road is conveniently for transportbedroom/bathroom connections from accommodation Clapham South make underground andfirst is home close for to good schools EPC – D. the shopping, eating and drinking of fashionable Northcote Road. EPC – D.

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Winsham Grove Salcott Road

Between The Commons SW11 Between the Commons, £2,150,000 |FREEHOLD SW11 £1,695,000 | FREEHOLD

Having been extended into the loft, side return and basement, this smart and stylish six-bedroom house is located in one This semi-detached Victorian family (c.1875), with a whole heap of tempting extension, occupies of thebeautiful most sought-after streets Between thehome Commons. The layout of the house is ideal potential for familyforliving (especially for a widewho and have sunnylive-in plot with a glorious Conveniently between fashionable Northcote Road and those help) and it issouth-facing finished to garden. an excellent standardsandwiched throughout. Transport connections are nearby via Wandsworth Common’s greenery, half a mile from Clapham Junction and inexcellent the likelyschools BellevilleinSchool catchment. –F Clapham South Underground andit’sClapham Junction Overground stations, both the state andEPC private sectors are a short walk away and the open spaces of Clapham Common are at the end of the road. EPC – D.

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PENTHOUSE PERFECTION After extensive refurbishment with the help of an interior designer, this stylish three-bedroom penthouse apartment has been finished to an unusually high specification. The apartment, within a prestigious school conversion, has high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and a large roof terrace. The vaulted reception room features oak flooring, a Limestone mantelpiece and views across to the City. A spacious kitchen/dining room with parquet flooring includes a wide range of bespoke units with integrated appliances, a freestanding ‘Britannia’ range, central island/breakfast bar; and French doors opening onto a balcony, which overlooks a smart courtyard. The space has been cleverly designed to allow for a large dining table and full height ceilings exaggerate the spacious feel. Spiral stairs lead from a second hallway up to a galleried mezzanine, which is currently used as a secondary reception room/snug and enjoys good views across Clapham. French doors lead from this level onto a 26ft, decked roof terrace which is perfect for ‘al fresco’ entertaining and again benefits from London views. The spacious master bedroom features a plinth with a stylish, copper freestanding bath and vaulted ceilings. In addition there is a contemporary shower room and two further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a dressing room and benefits from an abundance of fitted storage.

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The Village, Amies Street, Battersea, SW11, £1,850,000, Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900

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beautiful 18th Century country house with attractive gardens of about a quarter of an acre, overlooking Wimbledon Common and just minutes from Cannizaro Park and Wimbledon Village High Street. The Georgian house has garaging and off street parking with three to four bedrooms, a family bathroom, double reception room, kitchen, studio and one en suite bathroom. It has been occupied and owned by the same family for more than 45 years and offers great scope for a new owner to create the house of their dreams at one of the best addresses around Wimbledon. The house is approached through a large front garden and looks directly across the West Side of Wimbledon Common. The accommodation is laid out over two floors with beautifully proportioned rooms and large windows. The two reception rooms have been opened up with a large bay window creating views towards the Common in one direction and across the mature gardens to the rear. There is also potential to extend or to reconfigure the accommodation subject to planning permission. The walled gardens to three sides of the house are a delight with lawns, terrace, courtyard, mature trees and a magnificent wisteria. West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19, £4,450,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

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tanding in half an acre of gardens, this unique Grade II listed Victorian mansion offers a rare opportunity for the lucky buyer. The house is set in a superb position overlooking Wimbledon Common towards the Village. In fact, West Lodge is a landmark property in Wimbledon Village, as a particularly fine example of an imposing Victorian detached residence, commanding an unrivalled position with uninterrupted views towards the Village. The house offers spacious and versatile accommodation in excess of 11,500 sq ft, over three floors. Many fine period features are preserved, including a magnificent turning central staircase beneath a roof atrium. Cornicing, moulded ceilings, stone mullioned windows and original fireplaces in the reception rooms and bedrooms have all been retained. On the ground floor a fine reception hall leads directly to an elegant drawing room overlooking the garden, a large formal dining room, and a family room – all with working fireplaces. In addition there is a well-equipped kitchen/ breakfast room, a games room, a study and a utility room. Upstairs in the main part of the house, arranged over two floors, there are six double bedrooms including a spacious

master suite comprising a 24ft bedroom overlooking the garden, a beautiful Victorian-style bath-shower room and a dressing room with wardrobe and storage space. There are four more bath/shower rooms on these two floors. A delightful study/single guest room opens onto the top floor balcony, with breathtaking views. The former servants’ wing is in an interconnecting annexe to the main house, with its own separate entrance. It has four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, courtyard garden and another well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room on the lower ground floor. There is also a useful au pair suite above the main kitchen, with its own entrance. Beneath the house are extensive cellars including a large plantroom and the original wine cellar with bins. The secluded walled grounds are largely south-west facing and landscaped with York stone paths and terraces. A wide lawn is surrounded by well-stocked beds and borders, mature trees, including a weeping willow, and an ornamental pond. West Lodge, West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19, £16m, Robert Holmes 020 8947 9833

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Wimbledon Common

£4,950,000

A unique home of immense charm and character quietly nestled between Wimbledon Common and Cannizaro Park with generous and versatile space and lovely views from the upper floors Galleried reception hall • 3 reception rooms • study • conservatory • fitted kitchen with Aga • utility room and sauna room • 3 bedroom suites • 3-4 further bedrooms • family bathroom • potential ground floor annexe • double and single garages • landscaped garden and drive • ER/D 64

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Wimbledon Village

£2,950,000

A delightful and unusual linked detached house set in secluded landscaped gardens in the heart of the Village only a few hundred yards from shops and restaurants with planning permission to extend (Ref: 16/P0597) Lovely hall • double reception room • cloakroom • kitchen/dining room • 4/5 bedrooms • dressing room/bedroom 4 • 3 bath/shower rooms • beautiful walled gardens • large detached garden • ER/E

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Wimbledon

£5,350,000

Wimbledon

£3,500,000

A stunning ‘Lifestyle Projects’ house with luxurious accommodation Drawing room • study • kitchen/family room • 7 bedrooms • gym/bedroom 8 • 5 bath/shower rooms (3 e/s) • landscaped garden • garage and OSP • ER/B

In a highly regarded residential road between Wimbledon Park and the town centre Double reception room • study • kitchen/breakfast/dining room • games room • movie room • gym • 6 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms • south facing garden • garage • OSP • ER/D

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£3,750,000

£3,695,000

Fully restored and extended to create a stylish property in the heart of the Village Through reception room • rear reception/TV room • kitchen • open plan family/dining room • master bedroom suite • 3/4 further bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • 107’ garden • ER/D

With a versatile layout and a beautiful garden by an acclaimed garden designer 2 reception rooms • large kitchen/dining room • master bedroom with e/s bathroom and dressing rooms • 5 further bedrooms • 3 further bathrooms • OSP • ER/C

Westside Common

Wimbledon

£4,450,000

On a plot of 0.25 an acre overlooking the Common with a wonderful garden Elegant hall • drawing room • dining room • kitchen/breakfast room • 4 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • studio • courtyard and garden • garage & OSP • ER/F

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£3,250,000

Located near to Westside Tennis Club, and within easy reach of the Common and the Village 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • separate studio flat • 5 bedrooms • 4 bath/ shower rooms • 108’ landscaped garden • garage & OSP • ER/D & E

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he owners of this charming detached family house have made brilliant use of the living space – incorporating clever design in ingenious ways. There is an ample, gravelled front drive with laurel hedging for off-street parking. A quaint, original front door opens into a wide and welcoming front hall with with an internal door to what must be the most luxurious garage in south-west London. There is planning permission to convert the garage and it would make an ideal large study, fifth bedroom or playroom. Off the front hall is a well proportioned reception room with a working, traditional fireplace. The back of the house has been opened up and extended and features a perfectly sized ‘snug’ (the ideal spot to watch a film)

that leads seamlessly into an open plan kitchen/dining room which is well suited to big family occasions. The snug and kitchen/dining area can be closed off from the rest of the house with a hidden floor to ceiling door. There are bifold doors that open up completely onto a wide, quiet and very private garden. Upstairs are four double bedrooms including a master bedroom suite with an exceptionally high ceiling and a smartly finished en suite shower room. Beechcroft Ave is one of the most requested roads in Coombeside – it is convenient for excellent local state and independent schools and a short walk to Norbiton Station.

The Coombe and Kingston Hill specialists where we have over 125 years of collective experience within the area bringing together substantial local knowledge of the South London property market providing a friendly, flexible service to clients in order to achieve a positive moving experience. Robert Holmes & Company is a private company which has long been established as the number one residential property specialist within the area and prides itself on the longevity of its staff. Guy Leaning has worked within the area since 1989 and he and his team specialise in the sale and letting of some of the finest homes within the area.

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West Wimbledon

£3,425,000

Situated on a double plot, this substantial detached family home on the Drax Estate offers ample living space, beautiful gardens and a pool 6 Bedrooms • 4 Reception Room • 2 Bathrooms • 2,948 Sq Ft

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Coombe Hill

£3,850,000

An exceptional newly built house available for immediate occupation representing a first class example of traditional design combined with the best of modern technology 6 Bedrooms • 5 Bedrooms • 4 Reception Rooms • Media Room & Gym • 6,080 sq ft

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The Groves

£1,325,000

Quietly tucked away in a delightful cul-de-sac setting of The Groves Conservation area is only minutes away from excellent local schools and New Malden Station. 4 Bedrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1,778 sq ft

Coombe Hill

£1,695,000

A beautiful Edwardian wing on the fringe of the sought after Coombe Estate. The property is accessed via electric gates with off street parking for several cars and garaging 4 Bedrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • 3 Bathrooms • 2,234 sq ft

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Wimbledon

£12,000 pcm

Wimbledon

£5,500 pcm

A beautifully refurbished six bedroom family house with open plan reception area and impressive garden. Located within walking distance of the District Line and the amenities of both Wimbledon Village and the town centre. ER/D

Located in a sought after gated development minutes from Wimbledon Main Line Station and shopping facilities. This duplex penthouse benefits far reaching views of the surrounding area. Offered un/part furnished, with two terraces & underground parking & 24hr concierge.

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Wimbledon Village

£3,600 pcm

£3,500 pcm

Refurbished to an exceptional standard, this spacious furnished ground floor apartment is situated in an excellent, quiet and central location between Wimbledon Village and the town centre with the benefit of a garage. ER/C

An unusual and attractive 2 bedroom house in a lovely secluded location close to Ridgway moments from the Village and Wimbledon Common. Furnished/Unfurnished. ER/C

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Wimbledon Village

£3,000 pcm

A well presented bright and airy top floor apartment with a lift in the heart of Wimbledon Village, a stone’s throw from the Common and walking distance to the town centre. With resident’s parking and communal gardens. ER/C

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£2,700 pcm

Enviable location in the heart of Wimbledon Village within a private development, this beautiful 2 bedroom cottage is an easy walk to Wimbledon Station and shopping centre. Benefits off street parking space and courtyard garden. ER/D

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Webb’s Road £600 per week A bright and spacious three double bedroom flat situated within a Victorian house on Webb’s Road. Three double bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Open plan kitchen/ reception room • Private entrance • Unfurnished • Available immediately

Salcott Road £1000 per week A fabulous four bedroomed family home ideally located just off the popular Northcote Road. Four double bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Family room • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom • Family bathroom • Garden

£240 inc VAT for the tenancy agreement and £42 inc VAT per person referencing fee

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This superb five-bedroom Victorian family home arranged over three levels, has been beautifully finished and boasts a great sense of light and space throughout.

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Wroughton Road £1,995,000 This phenomenal five bedroom family house has been more or less entirely rebuilt and designed by award winning architects Minale and Mann. Not only is the finish and styling completely unique, they have also created a layout that makes the most of the internal space, which measures approximately 2798 sq ft. The accommodation has been extended on the ground floor into the side return and to the rear of the original building. The basement has been converted, as has the loft space on the second floor. Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/dining room • Family room/fifth bedroom • TV/media room

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his extremely beautiful Victorian villa has not been on the open market since the 1950’s. The house retains a huge amount of its original features and offers the incoming purchaser an opportunity to create a family home that suits their own tastes and needs. The gardens on Baskerville Road vary in length, this house boasts a particularly well-proportioned garden with the ability to have direct access onto Wandsworth Common. The façade of the house is extremely attractive with its original detailed ironwork and lead canopy. The interior boats a sense of grandeur with high ceilings and tall windows, much of the original intricate plaster work is still in place as well as period fireplaces in most of the principle rooms. The house is currently un extended and measures just shy of 3,000 sq ft, of course, there is plenty of scope for extensions, on the ground floor to the

rear of the original building, as well as the basement excavation (all subject to the usual consents). We estimate the house has the potential to measure in excess of 4,500 sq ft. Baskerville has long been considered one of the most sought-after streets in SW18, forming part of the popular enclave, known locally as the Toast Rack. The houses on this road are coveted for their amazing views and direct access to Wandsworth Common, at the rear. The amenities of Bellevue Road and Northcote Road are within easy walking distance, the area is well known for its superb choice of schools, which are subject to catchment and entrance each year. Transport can be found at Wandsworth Common Overground with it’s fast access to London Bridge.

‘An opportunity to create a family home that suits their own tastes’

Baskerville Road, Offers in excess of £3,250,000, Rampton Baseley 020 7228 5111

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FONTAINE ROAD, SW16 £695,000 FREEHOLD The accommodation in this attractive 1920’s house is arranged over two floors (with scope to extend into the loft STPP) and benefits from a good-size rear garden, perfect for families and ideal for summer entertaining. There is a wide and welcoming entrance hall with a practical ground floor WC leading to: the front reception room and a large rear dining room which is open-plan to the fitted kitchen and has bi-folding rear doors out to the patio and lawned garden beyond. Upstairs on the first floor there are three bedrooms, and a family bathroom as well as access to the large loft area above. Freehold 1920’s house | Three Bedrooms | Large Double Reception Room | Fitted Kitchen/Diner | Family Bathroom | Downstairs WC and Cloakroom | Large Garden | Off-street parking | No onward chain | EPC: C

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has KEYMER ROAD, SW2a £525,000 LEASEHOLD good storage space. Located within easy reach of Streatham Hill station and lots of local cafes, shops, restaurants and several excellent local schools, this bright and airy terraced Edwardian

maisonette is offered exclusively through Winkworth. The accommodation comprises: own front door to street with stairs leading to an entrance hall with a kitchen/breakfast Four | four bathrooms | halla| single drawing room | studio diningThe room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | smallislake arboretum | over six acres of land roombedrooms to rear, a white bathroom, a| garden double room bedroom, bedroom and a complex reception| room. stairs lead up to the top floor where there a further large double bedroom with bedrooms plenty of eaved space. The property retains many room attractive features of the period. Four | four storage bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Victorian Maisonette | Three Bedrooms | Eat-in Kitchen | Reception Room | Private Rear Garden | Sole Agent | EPC: E

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TRELAWN ROAD, SW2 £1,250,000 FREEHOLD This fully extended family house is ideally located within walking distance of Brixton and Herne Hill and within close proximity of good primary schools. At the heart of the property there is a stunning kitchen diner family room (28 ft long) with bi-folding doors overlooking the mature garden. There is a separate reception room to the front of the house, a utility room, a separate WC and a walk in boot room. On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms, a newly fitted en suite shower room and a separate family bathroom. The second floor has two double bedrooms and a further bathroom with a shower. Sold with no onward chain. Terraced period house | Extended kitchen diner | Reception room | Four double bedrooms | Two shower rooms | Family bathroom | Utility room | Storage throughout | Garden | EPC Rating C

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop andLEASEHOLD dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has ROMOLA ROAD, SE24 £385,000

good storage space. This top floor, split level Victorian conversion is set on a quiet, residential road in Herne Hill and is ideally located for the amenities and transport links of Herne Hill and Tulse Hill. The apartment is set on the first and top floor with its own internal staircase with a west facing sash window. There is an east-facing reception diner with a separate modern fitted Four bedrooms | four with bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room |double studio complex dining roomstorage | wine cellar | integrated sixcan acres land kitchen, a bathroom a shower over the bath and a west-facing bedroom| with a large cupboard at the garaging top of the| small stairslake and arboretum loft storage| over which beof accessed frombedrooms the landing. The property also benefits extended, long lease. complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Four | four bathrooms | garden roomfrom | hallan | drawing room | studio Victorian conversion | Top floor apartment | Split level | Reception diner | Kitchen | Double bedroom | Bathroom | Storage | Long lease | Leasehold | EPC rating D

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n the ground floor there is an entrance hall leading to: an understairs guest cloakroom & WC, a study/bedroom four and a large modern fitted kitchen/diner with bi-folding doors that opens on to the decked garden space perfect for in/out summer entertaining. On the first floor there is a bright reception room, a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a Juliet balcony and a smaller double bedroom as well as a family bathroom. The top floor has been converted into a large, bright, master bedroom with dressing area and an ensuite shower room & WC.

There is off-street parking as well as an integral garage. The property is located in an exclusive and quiet 1980’s residential development off Beulah Hill, by the green open spaces of Norwood Grove and Streatham Common and close to several schools and the local shops at Crown Point. West Norwood, Crystal Palace and Dulwich are within easy reach. EPC: D.

‘Located in an exclusive and quiet 1980’s residential development’

Arnull’s Road, SW16, £625,000, Freehold, Winkworth Streatham 020 8769 6699

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entiman Road is located between Clapham Road and South Lambeth Road and is conveniently positioned for easy access to both Oval (Northern Line) and Vauxhall (National Rail & Victoria Line) Stations, not to mention a number of top London day schools. The local area further benefits from supermarkets, shops and pubs and the property is also within the Division Bell Area of the Houses of Parliament and St. Mark’s Conservation Area. This remarkable house is arranged over four floors with large entertaining rooms, extensive family accommodation, off-street parking for four cars and a large south west facing garden and terraces; which catch any available sunlight throughout the day. The ceiling height of the raised ground floor and first floor is over three metres, which gives an amazing sense of space. The raised ground floor comprises a grand entrance to the house, a reception room, study, W.C and a kitchen/dining room. This room, with a Poggenpohl kitchen, acts as the ‘hub’ of the house and measures an astonishing 30 ft x 16 ft. The lower ground floor offers a family room, a modern fully fitted kitchen in the

back addition a large playroom room and a bedroom with an en-suite shower room; this side of the house could offer a separate space for a nanny. The master and second bedroom are both en suite and located on the first floor together with a dressing room. This second floor offers four double bedrooms one with an en-suite, a separate bathroom and a fantastic utility space for washing and ironing. Double the width of a garden in a standard house in Fentiman Road, this space has a lovely lawn with a raised bed and mature shrubs and there is also a large summer house/play room. Situated in arguably one of the best positions of Fentiman Road, this house offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone seeking a large family house in a great location and in a conservation area. EPC Rating D. Fentiman Road, Oval, SW8, £3,950,000 Freehold, Winkworth Kennington 020 7587 0600

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DURAND GARDENS, STOCKWELL SW9 £1,599,950 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This recently refurbished, four-bedroom Victorian family house is set over three floors. The ground floor comprises a double reception room, kitchen/diner, cloakroom,

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Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period Terraced House | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Room | 3 Bathrooms | Garden | Very Good decoration

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BARKHAM TERRACE, KENNINGTON SE1 ÂŁ1,875,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This beautiful modernised five-bedroom family house, is located on a highly prestigious private road, within a conservation area and close to Waterloo. Arranged

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Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period Terraced House | 5 Bedrooms | 1 Reception Room | 2 Bathrooms | Garden | Good decoration

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rare balance of striking contemporary, featuring high ceilings, exceptional natural light and practical living spaces blending perfectly with the beautiful features of the former St John’s Convent. The house, arranged over five storeys, has a magnificent entrance hall, featuring a wonderful bespoke oak staircase, which flows into a galleried reception room. The hall also leads to a bright study and bedroom. Underfloor heating and parquet wood flooring are featured throughout. The principal reception on the first floor, with southfacing French doors overlooking the garden, is one of the house’s signature spaces with a bespoke oak library wall and a marble and limestone woodburning fireplace. There are three well proportioned and beautifully appointed bedrooms on the second floor, one with an en suite bathroom and fireplace. In addition there is a spacious family bathroom. The generous master bedroom suite occupies the

entire top floor and includes a large walk-in wardrobe, a generous dressing room (or baby’s bedroom), walk-through bathroom and principal bedroom with woodburning fireplace. The roof terrace of Mulberry House offers far-reaching 360° views of the area. Highly sought after Grove Park is situated within the Camberwell Grove Conservation area, known for its treelined streets and Georgian and Victorian architecture. Nearby amenities include Peckham Rye Park, Dulwich Park and the East Dulwich Picture House, the Horniman Museum and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. East Dulwich station provides frequent overground services to London Bridge. Excellent local schools include Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and James Allen’s Girls school. Mulberry House, Grove Park, London SE5, £2,725,000, Knight Frank Dulwich 020 3815 9410

IDEALHOME Arranged over two floors, this three bedroomed house boasts stylish accommodation including a charming reception room, a separate dining room and a private garden. On the ground floor there is a large reception room and a separate dining room and cloakroom. A smart, well appointed kitchen completes the downstairs accommodation. To the rear of the property is a delightful, 40ft private garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. Altogether the house has an internal floor area of 1,423 sq ft. Finsen Road is ideally located close to both Loughborough Junction and Denmark Hill overground stations (Zone 2). The range of amenities of Camberwell, including shops, bars and restaurants, are within easy reach, while the bustling neighbourhood of Brixton with its underground station is also close by. Finsen Road, Herne Hill SE5, £1,050,000 Freehold, Foxtons Brixton 020 7704 5757

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GROVE PARK, SE5

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Beautifully curated Victorian semi-detached home with kitchen/breakfast, sun room, double reception, five/six double bedrooms (depending on how you use them), two bathrooms, two en suites, a loft room, roof terrace, cellar and a seventy-foot rear garden. In the heart of Camberwell Grove Conservation Area, the house is close to Zone 2 trains, London Overground services, restaurants and bars.

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£900,000

UPLAND ROAD, SE22

£535,000

This refined three-bedroom (plus study) house has a south-west-facing garden that overlooks a golf course. Local amenities are superb and include train/Overground links, schools, fabulous bars and acres of parkland.

Every inch of this two double bedroom flat is lovely. There’s a gorgeous private garden too. Just ten minutes to trains, five to Lordship Lane. Share of freehold.

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ARCHITECT OWNED This architect-owned, semi-detached family home has copious living space (almost 3,300 square feet of it), original features, a fullheight cellar, off-street parking, five or six double bedrooms (depending on how you use them), three huge receptions, a utility room, two bathrooms and a shower-room

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ooms are vast, have large sash windows and high ceilings, with original cornicing found to most of the ground-floor. Most bedrooms and the original receptions have Victorian fireplaces while the entrance hall retains its original tessellated tile floor. The rear of the house has a magnificent glazed garden room with wooden framed doors, windows and joists. There’s a wood-burning stove, an exposed brick wall and an inner courtyard, which leads to a separate utility room and downstairs loo. The garden room floor is level with external decking and a brick-based al fresco terrace. The garden is walled with contemporary trellis has a good-size lawn flanked by beds of mature trees, shrubs, climbers and two pergolas (one training an established wisteria). Original receptions have ornate fireplaces – one has a solid marble mantelpiece and the other is intricately carved. Floorboards have been restored and replaced where necessary, cornicing is complete and modern column radiators have been installed. The kitchen is elegant and simple and both the original pantry cupboard and Welsh dresser have been restored. The cellar is a good size and has kitchen units and a sink.

All of the bedrooms in this house are doubles with exposed floorboards, sash windows and most have fireplaces. The first floor has three bedrooms, a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom and a shower room. Staircases are impressive, with carved wooden balustrades and handrails and hallways are wide and light. The second floor has two eaves bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom and a kitchen/breakfast room which would suit au pairs, lodgers or could simply become a sixth bedroom again. Two Zone 2 stations are a 10-minute walk away and both have London Overground links and regaulr trains into central London. Local state primary schools are all good (Lyndhurst, Belham and Dog Kennel Hill) and there’s a well-reputed pre-prep nearby (The Villa). The Dulwich privates are all a 10-minute drive away (Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS) while Kingsdale (Ofsted ‘outstanding’) is a sound state alternative. You could gain a key to the private Lettsom Gardens (for a small membership fee) which is a great resource and suitable for children of all ages. Chain free.

‘Rooms are vast, have large sash windows and high ceilings’

Grove Park, SE5 £2,000,000, Brooks 020 8299 3021

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Alleyn Park SE21 £984,950 Freehold

Coldharbour Lane SE5 £475,000 Leasehold

This spacious detached house benefits from a larger than average plot, a separate garage and is ideally positioned within a short walk of Bel Air Park and Dulwich College.

This super two bedroom period garden flat comes to the market in excellent condition. With a large open plan kitchen/lounge area and doors opening onto the garden as well as superb transport links to Central London and short walk to Brixton Market.

Holmdene Ave SE24 £450,000 Leasehold

Rouse Gardens SE21 £475,000 Freehold

This first floor Period conversion is ideally located on Holmdene Ave one of Herne Hill’s most prestigious roads and is located close to both Herne Hill BR and North Dulwich BR for great transport links.

This freehold, ground floor apartment offers 805 sq ft of light and spacious accommodation, is walking distance to Gipsy Hill and Sydenham Hill stations and benefits from a secure garage.

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Lincoln Mews SE21 ÂŁ725,000 Freehold With a south facing garden and separate garage, this bungalow is ideally located, within a short walk of Bel Air park and West Dulwich Station.

Palace Road SW2 ÂŁ499,950 Share of Freehold This large approx 874 SQ FT, bright and airy two double bedroom period property comes to the market CHAIN FREE. Offering great size living space, as well as large kitchen, this SHARE OF FREEHOLD flat also benefits from neutral decor throughout and potential to increase to three bedrooms (STPP).

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Babington Road, Streatham SW16, ÂŁ1,650 per calendar month/ÂŁ381 per week, Winkworth Streatham 020 8769 6699

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n general, prime London rents fell by 3.1 per cent in 2017. However this is a slower fall than in previous years, implying that the imbalance between supply and demand in the current market has eased slightly. Despite decreasing rents, the market has remained active and there has been an increase in accidental landlords renting out their property in an uncertain sales market. Following the stamp duty surcharge, there has been a decrease in investment landlords across the prime markets. This higher tax bill coupled with the recent interest rate rise and cut in interest tax relief is likely to make potential investors think twice before putting their money in to a buy to let property. This means there is

likely to be less second hand stock coming to the market in 2018/19. It could be argued that landlords will need to take a short to mid-term view to see the next few years as an opportunity for asset growth, as it is likely that capital values will increase at a stronger rate than rental values over the next five years. In terms of corporate relocation, we expect Brexit to continue to impact this market where housing allowances are decreasing and less senior staff are moving to the UK, until there is more certainty around the single market and the long term impact on businesses, especially the financial sector. London continues to be the European hub for most large technology companies with Facebook and Google building large new premises in central London.

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This three-bedroom, Victorian terraced house with two bathrooms and a beautiful south-west facing garden is moments from Wandsworth Common mainline station and a 10-minute walk to Balham stations for the Northern Line. All bedrooms are doubles and in addition there are two reception rooms and off-street parking. St James’s Drive, SW17, £800 per week, Carter Jonas 020 3553 0292

his mansion flat has been completely refurbished and is immaculate throughout. The spacious flat is on the first floor and includes an entrance hall, a well-equipped. eatin kitchen, a large reception room, two well-proportioned double bedrooms, a family bathroom with shower over the bath, a study/nursery/dressing room and a guest WC. University Mansions is close to both Putney Bridge underground station and the mainline service to Waterloo. It is also well served by a number of local bus routes and close to the local bars, restaurants and shops. University Mansions, Putney, SW15, unfurnished £2,150 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100

SECONDS FROMTUBE A lovely, modern and spacious two bedroom flat in a great location in Southfields, seconds from the underground station and local amenities. The property features a large open plan reception kitchen with a balcony offering great views, a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, fitted wardrobes and a Juliet balcony, a second double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a modern bathroom with shower over the bath. Wimbledon Park Road, SW19, £375 per week, unfurnished, Palace Gate Lettings 0208 879 6205

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stylish and contemporary 5/6 bedroom family house, located a short distance from the Village and Wimbledon mainline train station as well as a short walk from some of Wimbledon’s finest schools. Beautifully finished throughout with high quality fittings, the lower level has a large kitchen with family living space opening onto a large terrace. It is joined via a great reception area to the self-contained two storey annexe which provides either separate or integrated accommodation. This provides two further double bedrooms plus a bathroom, ideal for a guest, granny annexe or flexible alternative reception space – also perfect for an office or playroom. There are a further four double bedrooms and three bathrooms and two cloakrooms.

The ground and lower floors have wooden flooring while the bathrooms are beautifully finished with limestone. The comprehensively fitted kitchen and separate utility room have built-in appliances. There is an air recirculation and heat recovery system in place together with high levels of thermal insulation which ensure low running costs and energy efficient living. The house is comprehensively wired for media and a computerised lighting system. There is an attractive patio at lower level plus a sun terrace from the main reception and a garden at a higher level. Dora Road, Wimbledon SW19, £6,5000 unfurnished, Knight Frank 020 8946 9811

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FAMILYLUXURY This beautifully refurbished six bedroom, five bathroom house in Wimbledon has an open plan reception area ideal for family living, plus an impressive garden to the rear. Set over four floors, the accommodation comprises three reception rooms, a cinema room, dining room, kitchen and utility room. The ground floor features two reception rooms, a dining room with doors opening out onto the garden/kitchen and utility room. The lower ground floor comprises one reception room, the cinema room and utility room and one bedroom. The remaining five bedrooms are located on the first and second floors. There is access to a driveway which provides off street parking for several cars. This impressive property is situated within walking distance of the underground and the shops, bars and restaurants of both Wimbledon Village and the town centre. Vineyard Hill Road, Wimbledon, SW19, £12,000 per month, Robert Holmes 020 8879 9669

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WOODLAND SETTING Luxury homes surrounded by acres of secluded private woods and parkland – what could be more inviting?

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et in one of Surrey’s most desirable villages, Knowle Hill Park Country Estate offers a rare opportunity to live in one of the most exclusive new property developments in Cobham. All of the homes have been designed to offer a peerless level of specification with spacious accommodation. The 22 two and three bedroom apartments are set over four floors in one elegant building accessed via a gated private driveway. The apartments range in size from 2,300 to 3,200 sq ft and all offer at least one large terrace or balcony. The building is set in 45 acres of private grounds and parkland in the care of an Estate Manager. Cobham is a charming and affluent village that has featured regularly in ‘Best Places to Live’ surveys. There is a range of boutique and independent shops including a choice of delis and a large Waitrose in the village centre, and an equally wide choice of

eateries from cafés and gastro pubs to haute cuisine. There is a Farmers’ Market every fourth Saturday of each month, nestled just off the High Street, offering an impressive array of fresh, local produce alongside a range of craft makers and artists. With excellent transport links into London and a number of outstanding schools in the area, it is one of the most sought after locations. Nearby Painshill Park is a breathtakingly beautiful 18th Century landscaped garden. Just a few miles south of Cobham, lies the beautiful North Downs with picture-perfect English villages and natural beauty spots. Show home available to view 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

‘One of the most exclusive new property developments in Cobham’

Knowle Hill Park Country Estate, Cobham, 5 apartments available from £1,725,000, 01932 964156 or cobham@ knightfrank.com

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Beautiful Countryside

Guide Price £575,000

Can be admired in all its glory from this quite exceptional five bedroom stone cottage with far reaching views of rolling countryside situated in the East Northamptonshire village of Slipton which is within easy reach of Kettering, Corby and Huntingdon railway lines, connecting with London St Pancras International in under an hour. An exceptional cottage and setting. EPC RATING: D Slipton Kettering 01536 417888

The Best of both Worlds

OIEO £1,000,000

A sweet juxtaposition - captivating city style contemporary living right in the heart of rural England. Original 17th Century stone cottage with four bedrooms nestling peacefully in the beautiful medieval village of Titchmarsh. London is possible in sub 60 minutes from Huntingdon, Wellingborough and Kettering stations. (Plot size approx 0.65 acres). EPC RATING: D Titchmarsh Kettering 01536 417888

Only 60 minutes by train to London ◆ Offices in Corby ◆ Kettering ◆ Market Harborough

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GORGEOUS GEORGIAN Albion Place is located in the heart of Northampton’s Cultural Quarter and considered to be one of the most sought after roads in central Northampton

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his beautifully presented, Grade II Listed, late Georgian house stands well back from this no through road with a large mature front garden. The current owner has lived here for the past 14 years and has substantially improved and extended the house to create a wonderful contemporary home whilst retaining much of the original charm and character with restored period features. The stained glass and panelled front door opens to a bright hallway with the original staircase. The sense of space and light is immediate as you enter the superb open plan reception room with wood floors, working fireplace and a deep bay window. The rear of this room leads through to a dining area with glazed vaulted ceiling and a smart modern kitchen with utility. On the first floor is a spacious master bedroom with bespoke fitted wardrobes and a guest double bedroom with access to a roof terrace. The fabulous main bathroom is to the rear of this floor. On the second floor are a further two double

bedrooms and a modern shower room. The lower ground floor could be used as an annexe, if required, as it has its own street entrance. There is a large studio bedroom and a modern shower room as well as a very handy study or store room. As well as the lovely front garden, there is a delightful walled garden to the rear which is paved and has flower beds. There is private parking for two vehicles, accessed from the rear lane. Albion Place is situated within walking distance of Northampton’s Cultural Quarter and shopping centre with many amenities including the Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton University, Museum & Contemporary Art Gallery as well as an abundance of restaurants and shops. The railway station is within walking distance with fast commuter link trains to London Euston in less than an hour.

‘Original charm and character with restored period features’

Albion Place, Northampton, £550,000, Fine & Country Northampton 01604 309030

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168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111  battersea@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

Balham 73-79 Balham High Road, Balham SW12  020 8772 8000  balham@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk

11–13 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12  020 8618 2013  balham@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

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Sales – 8-11 Station Road, Balham SW12  020 8675 6565  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

108 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7228 2666  sbc@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Lettings – 115 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 6565  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com Sales & Lettings – 120 Balham High Road SW12  020 8772 9373  sales.balham@lauristons.com  lettings.balham@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050  balham@palacegatesestates.co.uk www.palacegatesestates.co.uk

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944  sbp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk 7a Albion Riverside, Hester Road, Battersea Park, SW11  020 3597 7670  battersea@knightfrank.co.uk www.knightfrank.co.uk

Knight Frank

Knight Frank Riverside, 7a Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road SW11  020 3597 7670  matthew.smith@knightfrank.co.uk

Knight Frank

www.knightfrank.co.uk/riverside

45 Balham Hill SW12  020 8673 4377  balham_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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Sales & Lettings – 172 Lavender Hill, SW11  020 7978 5800  sales.battersea@lauristons.com  lettings.battersea@lauristons.com www.laursitons.com

Barnes

Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404  battersea@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

48 Barnes High Street, SW13  020 3728 2288  barnes@foxtons.co.uk

238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900  battersea@savills.com www.savills.com

www.foxtons.co.uk

Knight Frank

56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130  barnes@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11  fmoynihan@savills.com www.savills.co.uk/waterfront

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73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333  barnes_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

Savills Blue C100 M76 Y12 K68 Savills Grey C40 M10 Y0 K70 (25%)

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52 Barnes High Street SW13  020 8939 6900  barnes@savills.com www.savills.com

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Unit C1 Vista, 346 Queenstown Road, London SW8  020 3642 9711  battersea@knightfrank.co.uk www.knightfrank.co.uk

Brixton

198 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7924 2777  manager.battersea@bairstowevescountrywide.co.uk www.bairstoweves.co.uk 21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100  battersea@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk

Stone C11 M13 Y30 K32 White Background colour: Savills Grey C40 M10 Y0 K70

Battersea & Nine Elms

Battersea 280/278 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7228 2629  battersea@acquireestateagents.co.uk

29 Battersea Square SW11  020 7924 3130  info@thresherowen.co.uk www.thresherowen.co.uk

Stone C11 M13 Y30 K32 White Background colour: Purple C81 M93 Y39 K38

THRESHER OWEN

506–508 Brixton Road, Brixton SW9  020 7704 5757  brixton@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

29 BATTERSEA SQUARE LONDON SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 7924 - 3130 Email: info@thresherowen.co.uk Web: www.thresherowen.co.uk

400-402 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9  020 8846 2320  brixton_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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39 Dulwich Village, Dulwich Village SE21  020 3280 3519  dulwichvillage.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Crystal Palace 26 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace SE19  020 8772 8080  crystalpalace@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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107-109 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22  020 3280 3523  eastdulwich.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Clapham 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk 27-31 The Pavement SW4  020 7498 8686  clapham@hamptons-int.com

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2 Barry Parade, Barry Road SE22  020 8299 3021  post@roybrooks.co.uk www.roybrooks.co.uk

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Earlsfield

Sales – 30 The Pavement, Clapham SW4  020 3700 8555  scc@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

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390-392 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 8963 5100  earlsfield@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

44 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 3280 3514  clapham.sales@kfh.co.uk

372-374 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8971 7070  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

www.kfh.co.uk

Knight Frank

Knight Frank

Sales – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6750  robert.french@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

517-519 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 3280 3521  earlsfield.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Lettings – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6756  anna.czaban@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Lettings – 334 Garratt Lane, SW18  020 3280 3522  earlsfield.lettings@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666  clapham_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

Lettings - 370 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8879 6205  earlsfield@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588  clapham@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk 131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com 1-3 Old Town SW4  020 7627 5566  clapham@sheratonlaw.com www.sheratonlaw.com

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East Sheen 298a Upper Richmond Rd W, SW14  020 8018 7777  mrandall@savills.com www.savills.com

Coombe Hill 259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393  hani@coomberesidential.com www.coomberesidential.com 360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

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94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk

Dulwich Village 29-35 Lordship Lane, Dulwich SE22  020 8613 6200  dulwich@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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Herne Hill 63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk 236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950  hernehill@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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181-183 Kennington Lane, SE11  020 7840 3205  kennington@atkinsonmcleod.com www.atkinsonmcleod.com 292-294 Kennington Road, SE11  ske@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Station Buildings, Coombe Lane SW20  020 3542 2000  srp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

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Richmond 27a The Quadrant, Richmond TW9  020 8973 2700  richmond@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

Sales & Lettings – 345a Kennington Road SE11  020 7385 2296  sales.kennington@lauristons.com  lettings.kennington@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

Knight Frank

Lettings – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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Kingston

Southfields 251-251b Wimbledon Park Road SW19  020 8871 9655  southfields.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

173-177 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1  020 8879 2121  kingston@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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Streatham 82 Streatham High Road, Streatham SW16  020 8150 5400  streatham@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

145 Evelina Road, Nunhead SE15  020 3206 3063  post@roybrooks.co.uk www.roybrooks.co.uk

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1-3 De Montfort Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16  020 8677 9900  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

Putney 175 Putney High Street, Putney SW15  020 8355 1000  putney@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

1 Leigham Court Road, SW16  020 8769 8744  sst@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

1 Putney Hill, Putney SW15  020 3280 3545  putneyhill.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk 81-83 Lower Richmond Road, West Putney SW15  020 3280 3558  westputney.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

46-50 Streatham Hill, Streatham, London SW2  020 8769 6699  streatham@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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Tooting

Sales & Lettings – 188 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 8780  sales.putney@lauristons.com  lettings.putney@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com

47-49 Mitcham Road, SW17  020 3728 2150  tooting@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

198 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 6111  cbell@savills.com www.savills.com

58-60 Tooting High Street, SW17  020 8767 1400  sto@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  sales@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk 139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  lettings@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk 196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295  putney@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800  richmond@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100  mgthompson@savills.com www.savills.com

29-31 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17  020 8767 3655  tooting_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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Tooting Bec 26 Tooting Bec Road, Tooting SW17  020 8767 0522  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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12 Huguenot Place SW17  020 8877 4810  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

Wandsworth 370 Old York Road SW18  020 8480 4444  wandsworthtown@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk

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507 Old York Road SW18  020 8875 8899  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900  ben.moser@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk

Wandsworth – Between the Commons

113 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3280 3556  westdulwich.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk 26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

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Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000  swm@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081  wimbledon@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  batteresa_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk 131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

Knight Frank

81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  sales.wimbledon@lauristons.com  lettings.wimbledon@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com

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Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  wandsworth@carterjonas.co.uk www.carterjonas.co.uk 34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222  bellevueroad@rymer-irens.com www.rymer-irens.com

Knight Frank

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  wandsworthsales@ramptonbaseley.com  wandsworthlettings@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  newhomes@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com 35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  rentalenquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk 1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111  jmorrison@savills.com www.savills.com

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LAST WORD Oliver Cooper, Associate Knight Frank Wimbledon Describe your property career to date. My 12 year career has seen me stay in different areas in SW London. I started off in the industry working for an independent agent before moving to Hamptons for five years and have now been at Knight Frank for five years, so I have gained experience at all different levels of agency and letting all types of properties. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? My working day is fast paced and no two days are the same. I get to meet a lot of interesting people and get to see some stunning houses. My highlights have been finding properties for music artists, professional athletes and a Hollywood film star. Describe the biggest challenges. There is a lot of new legislation affecting lettings which is being introduced such as low graded EPCs, smoke alarms, blind cords and the Right to Rent scheme introduced two years’ ago. Luckily at Knight Frank, we have a strong compliance department which means we have procedures in place to check these are adhered to. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Go for it. It can be hard work but very rewarding when you have found the perfect tenant for a client or the perfect property for a tenant.

What advice do you have for Landlords in the current market? Be realistic with pricing. Ask your lettings agent for similar properties they have let and comparable evidence when you are given a marketing price. Sometimes reducing the asking price means you do not have a long void period which in the long run is well worth it What sets south London apart? South London, particularly South West London has so many open green spaces including Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and Bushy Park – fantastic places for long walks and deer watching. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? We remain busy at the moment with families looking to move in the Spring and Summer. We are also seeing tenants renting because they have come out of the sales market for a while until they feel it is more stable Recent highs, recent lows? Highs: I recently let two large houses in Wimbledon Village one of which was off-market. By getting to know the applicant’s needs I was able to identify a house we valued two years’ ago which never came to the open market. Lows: Fall troughs are always frustrating but I recently

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had an applicant withdraw their accepted offer because they were unclear what their bonus was going to be so didn’t wish to make any financial commitments. What is your top location south of the river? Of course I would say Wimbledon. Wimbledon Village is a lovely area with a relaxed feel hosting cosy pubs and cafés. Just 10 minutes’ walk down Wimbledon Hill Road you have the hustle and bustle of Wimbledon Town and the train station which is major transport hub in SW London for frequent access to central London. The area also boasts sporting prominence with the tennis tournament and Wimbledon’s football club due to return home in the next few seasons. The views of the London skyline from Arthur Road and Marryat Road are also magnificent. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? I would hope something in sports or music but maybe if I worked in those industries I would need to find other hobbies!

A stunning two bedroom, first floor conversion flat within this period detached house, set in one of Wimbledon Villages most sought after roads on Wimbledon Common. £2,800 per month

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Cobham, KT11

An attractive and well presented, three bedroom, wisteria clad, character cottage, dating back to 1873, in the heart of the sought-after village of Cobham. This pretty three bedroom cottage is set behind a picket fence with its own front garden. The High Street has a wealth of shops and restaurants and Cobham and Stoke D’abernon station is just under a mile and half away. EPC: C. cobham@knightfrank.com Office: 01932 964156

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Guide Price: £2,395,000

Cobham, KT11

An immaculate six/seven bedroom detached property built approximately 10 years ago by Consero Homes. The property has been extended and improved by the current owners and has a delightful southerly facing garden. Located on one of Cobham’s most prestigious roads the property is set back behind solid wooden gates with a well screened private frontage. EPC: C. cobham@knightfrank.com Office: 01932 964156

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Wayneflete Tower Avenue, Esher KT10

This attractive detached home is located on Esher Place Estate, and offers an exciting blank canvas for a buyer to put their own mark on the house. The house sits on a flat plot and offers open views over private parkland and the River Mole to the North. 5 Bedrooms, 2 Reception rooms, 3 Bathrooms, Garden, Private Parking. EPC F. Approx 2,978 Sq. Ft. esher@knightfrank.com Office: 01372 940253

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Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood KT10

Situated in the heart of Hinchley Wood village just a few minutes from excellent local schools, shops and the mainline station. Offering 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen, separate reception rooms and a well maintained garden, this is the perfect family home. 4 Bedrooms, 5 Reception rooms, 3 Bathrooms, Garden, Private parking. EPC F. Approx 2,886 Sq. Ft. esher@knightfrank.com Office: 01372 940253

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