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A beautiful house right next to Battersea Park.
Cambridge Road, Battersea SW11 A grand and imposing semi-detached period house with very high ceilings and wider than average rooms. With inter-leading reception rooms, a conservatory and pretty garden. This house has planning permission for a loft and basement conversion. • • • •
Matt Smith looks forward to helping you. firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3866 2930
Feature fireplaces and other period features Spacious and bright kitchen Beautiful and easily accessible garden Approximately 3,315 sq ft
£3,350,000 knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly.
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Beautiful townhouse with views over Clapham Common.
Clapham Common North Side, Clapham SW4 A charming Georgian terrace house, offering generous family accommodation arranged over five floors. Conveniently situated moments from Clapham Old Town which has an abundance of coffee and boutique shops. • • • •
Rebecca Higgins looks forward to helping you. email@example.com 020 8022 6116
High ceilings and period features throughout Floor to ceiling windows Off street parking Approximately 3,065 sq ft
£2,750,000 knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly.
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Ormeley Road, SW12 £1,500 per calendar month A lovely one bedroom split level flat close to the amenities and transport links in Balham. The flat has a spacious open plan kitchen and reception room, one double bedroom, one bathroom and a patio garden. EPC – E. Balham Office 020 8675 5050
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Dymock Street, SW6 £2,690 per calendar month A spacious three bedroom Victorian house close to Wandsworth Town and Imperial Wharf. The house has a large reception room, kitchen breakfast room, cloakroom, three bedrooms, one bathroom and a garden. EPC – E. Battersea Office 020 7978 4404
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36 NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. Jenny Knight considers the shortage of two-bedroom houses for retirees 11 The Word. Robin Chatwin, Head of Savills south west London, reflects that, despite market uncertainty, the year has got off to a good start 20 Heads-up. The Brexit effect on construction, art on the move at Battersea and a new face at John D Wood 21 Word on the Street. Are falling house prices in London a good thing? 26 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 28 On Reflection. Patrick Rampton, Director of Rampton Baseley, considers his agency’s distinctive approach to selling ‘homes’ 50 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 54 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer considers the positive effects of low
interest rates on the property market
75 Secret Agent. Chloe Andrews of John D Woods & Co Wimbledon revealed 87 Diary of an Estate Agent. Felicity Blair of Roy Brooks
SOUTH Loves. Our wish list
30 The Trend. Great outdoors 31 So SOUTH. Shining light 32 Inside Stories. Q&A with interior designer Kim Harvey 34 JOINED+JOINTED – Creation through collaboration 36 It’s Show Time – Grand Designs Live 38 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens 39 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best
ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Location. Battersea’s a top place to live, says newspaper poll
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96 41 EXCLUSIVE. Four properties set to impress 51 NEW HOMES. Tim Banks, Octagon CEO, explains the green spaces around the developer’s new homes are as important as the exquisite interiors
56 South West London. A grand Victorian home in the Nightingale Triangle 57 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A handsome Grade II-listed Victorian house 61 Robert Holmes Coombe. A wonderful opportunity for development 70 Home Compare. On the up 74 South West London. A spacious semi in Putney and family home over three floors in Barnes 86 South East London. A substantial Georgian house in Peckham Rye and an elegant Victorian in Dulwich Village 88 Lettings. An Edwardian family home with loads of
m, This substantial Grade II listed, eight-bedroo Georgian house has stunning views over e Clapham Common - from @knightfrank #hous #property #interiors
outdoor space, a garden flat in Wimbledon and an immaculate split level apartment in Battersea 89 Luxe Lets. Two top lets in Wimbledon Village and on the Coombe Estate 90 Super Prime Let. An impressive contemporary home close to Wimbledon Village
COUNTRY 92 A Grade II listed Georgian property on the banks of the Mole in Cobham 94 A split level house in a leafy suburb near Woking 96 Luxury apartments in an iconic building in Sussex 106 A stone-built period property at the end of a country lane in Northamptonshire
FINALLY 108 Directory of South London agents 113 Last Word. Alexandra Masson, Associate Director at John D Wood & Co Southfields, has the final say
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TAKING SHAPES Tom Raffield, returns to Chelsea Flower Show’s Main Avenue with Force of Nature – an innovative new collection of flowing steam bent planters and screens which take centre stage in a striking courtyard-esque space. The eye-catching stand will incorporate reused and repurposed materials and many of the elements in the design are going to be re-homed or adapted into further projects after the event. www.tomraffield.com
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HOMEFRONT Retirees are being trapped in big houses and prevented from downsizing because of a drastic shortage of two-bedroom houses, new research shows, says Jenny Knight
he lack of smaller houses makes it harder for retired people to trade down, especially as many want to remain in a house, rather than moving to a flat. According to Responsible Life – a provider of retirement solutions, including estate planning, retirement mortgages and lifetime mortgages – the worst affected areas have more than three four-bedroom houses for every two-bedroom home. London is one of the worst affected areas, meaning that often an elderly person or a retired couple remain in a large house that would suit a family, while the families are stuck in accommodation that is too small for their needs. It is not only the shortage of twobedders that scuppers retirees downsizing plans, but also the rates of Stamp Duty which, when added to removal costs, mean many potential downsizers do the sums and think it hardly worth trading down because their nest egg will be whittled down by all the expenses involved. Retirees who still live in their family home often have more bedrooms than they need and long to downsize to free up cash and slash the cost of
living. However, once they factor in the Stamp Duty payable on their new property, the cost of moving, solicitor’s fees, estate agent’s fees, added to maybe new curtains and flooring or any alternations needed to the new home, a move starts to make much less financial sense. The north of England is home to areas providing the most choice for downsizers, with St Helens, Hull and Sunderland topping the list of areas where two-bed houses outnumber four-beds. But few Londoners will be prepared to move that far, unless they have family links or close friends in the north. Steve Wilkie, Managing Director of Responsible Life, says: “Retirees consider downsizing to be one of the easiest ways to release some cash in retirement but many are confronted by a crippling lack of options. “Across the country, there are significantly fewer smaller houses for sale and they are being fought over by three groups of people — downsizers, first-time buyers and those moving up the ladder. “This lack of supply feeds into prices and unfortunately for many it’s just not worth downsizing once the cost of moving and Stamp Duty are taken into account.” Launched in 2010, Responsible Life, has a nationwide team of advisers and a commitment to faceto-face advice.
his exceptional 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom property within a magnificent detached period house in Sydenham Hill has a wonderful sense of grandeur and elegance as soon as you enter the generous hallway. Double doors lead on to the incredibly impressive kitchen/reception room, with a wonderful ceiling height and beautiful period features. The kitchen can be separated from the grand reception room with sliding doors, making it perfect for entertaining and family living. Large windows overlook the communal gardens, which can be accessed directly from the covered terrace, which offers lovely further outdoor space. Bedrooms are arranged over the ground and lower ground floors – a fantastic master bedroom and en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and two further bathrooms. Further bedrooms could be created from the spacious reception room on the lower ground floor and a dressing room on the ground floor. There is also a useful study area and utility room on the ground floor. The property is set behind secure gates and there’s ample parking. The maisonette has been meticulously refurbished and offers unparalled lateral space. POA, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410
n the recent Sunday Times annual Best Places to Live in the UK our very own Battersea came in third in the London section. The original ‘nappy valley’, Battersea is perfectly family friendly with great schools (it has the royal approval as Prince George attends Thomas’s School), Battersea Park has a new piratethemed playground, good food outlets abound and the development around Battersea Power Station continues to add to the general buzz. The listing points out that house prices in Battersea have fallen by 10-20% since their 2014 peak and transport links are set to improve. Maybe it’s now time to home in on SW11?
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Robin Chatwin, Head of Savills south west London, considers that, despite market uncertainty, the year has got off to a good start
he first quarter of 2019 has seen some interesting trends for the south west London sales market. Compared to this time last year, we’re up by around 40% on both viewings and applicant levels which suggests that people are motivated for their onward move and keen to get on with things and find their next home. In our 10 offices across the region, the market is busy at all levels and in particular, we are noticing that there is demand at either end of the scale in terms of presentation and finish. We have seen a resurgence in popularity of unmodernised properties while there also continues to be demand for best in class homes that are high quality in every sense of the word. The appeal of the unmodernised home is in the creative control it provides a buyer to be able to produce their dream home; many will be thinking long-term and are willing to put in the time and the finances to get the perfect end result. Meanwhile there are others who want a turn-key home simply because it’s less time consuming and hassle free. Only a couple of weeks ago we had an unmodernised family property that went to sealed bids and there are plenty of other similar examples from flats to larger houses, often in the most desirable roads or positions. This demonstrates another interesting trend we are seeing with an increasing number of properties going to sealed bids. In one week alone, we had six sealed bids on
£450,000 A stunning Grade II listed, four bedroom properties being bought by first-time buyers home in the heart of Maresfield Village, and families upsizing who wanted to secure near Uckfield in Sussex, with period the home they had fallen in love with. This features from the 17th Century. The increase in sealed bids highlights that the master bedroom has an en suite shower right property can and will demand a high room and there is also a family bathroom, level of interest if priced correctly. garden and cellar with off-street parking. According to our latest prime index, prices Downstairs there is a spacious dining in south west London have experienced room with feature fireplace, a lounge with slight falls of around 1.1 per cent over the inglenook fireplace and log burner and a last year compared to nearly four per cent refitted and spacious kitchen. across prime central London. Buyers coming Freeman Forman 01825 606008 from more central locations in places such as Fulham and Chelsea still account for a significant proportion of local sales. Often they’ll be looking for a family house close to the golden formula of good schools, green spaces and great transport links. Despite market uncertainty, the The Old year has got off to a great start. As the rest of the year plays Post Office out, we expect to see Bakery continued appetite 76 Landor Road, Clapham, for people wanting SW9 9PH to get on with 020 7326 4408 their lives and www.oldpostofficebakery.co.uk move house to benefit from Where? low mortgage A few minutes walk from Clapham costs and North tube some great What’s it like? opportunities An unassuming shopfront which hides coming onto the market. a wonderfully authentic and very rustic French boulangerie, full of mouthwatering displays and sensational smells
And the food? Their simple baguette is as good as it gets but if you’re feeling more adventurous, the spinach and feta filo roll is absolutely delicious. You’ll be transported to France in a bite!
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A beautiful house right next to Battersea Park.
Cambridge Road, Battersea SW11 A grand and imposing semi-detached period house with very high ceilings and wider than average rooms. With inter-leading reception rooms, a conservatory and pretty garden. This house has planning permission for a loft and basement conversion. • • • •
Matt Smith looks forward to helping you. firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3866 2930
Feature fireplaces and other period features Spacious and bright kitchen Beautiful and easily accessible garden Approximately 3,315 sq ft
£3,350,000 knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly.
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A beautiful Grade II listed Italianate Victorian house.
Copse Hill, Wimbledon SW20 The house occupies an elevated position and is conveniently located for the Village and Wimbledon Town with its fabulous train and tube links into central London. • • •
Dominic Pasqua looks forward to helping you. email@example.com 020 8022 1358
Painstakingly restored home offering extensive accommodation Located in a tranquil and private setting with a beautiful garden Approximately 7,804 sq ft
£4,995,000 knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly.
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Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way SW18 We are delighted to market this spectacular three double bedroom apartment to rent in the unique Royal Victoria Patriotic Building. Split over two floors the property has exceptional light and character. There is also plenty of storage and two allocated parking spaces. The apartment is over 1,900 sq ft of loft style living space and situated in an enviable position close to Wandsworth Common and walking distance to Clapham Junction. The property has been renovated to highest of standards. The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building is steeped in history with exceptional period features and immaculate communal gardens. ÂŁ3,250 per month (fees apply) Wandsworth â€“ 020 8871 3033
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Albert Palace Mansions, Lurline Gardens, Battersea, London, SW11 We are pleased to offer to the market this second floor flat in a popular mansion block close to Battersea Park. Comprising two double bedrooms, a smaller third bedroom, open-plan kitchen and reception room and family bathroom. Located close to national rail links and the amenities of Battersea. Energy rating D. ÂŁ2,600 per month (fees apply) Battersea - 020 7223 8848
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Somerset Road, London, SW19 We are proud to present this newly refurbished spacious two bedroom apartment with stunning views of the world famous All England Lawn Tennis Club. Spacious and airy two double bedroom apartment with one en suite and one communal bathroom. A well place balcony offers stunning views of Wimbledon Park and the world renowned Wimbledon Tennis Club. This delightful property comes with allocated off-street parking. ÂŁ485 per week | ÂŁ2,100 per month (fees apply)
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Victory Road, London SW19 We are proud to present this lovely three bedroom family home. With an open plan eat-in kitchen overlooking the private garden through crittall inspired doors. Another reception room at the front of the property offers more living space, the two double bedrooms on the first floor have plenty of built-in storage as well as access to the family bathroom. On the second floor is where you will find the master bedroom with a beautifully finished shower ensuite. This property offers both modern and characterful living and is an absolute must see. £600 per week | £2,600 per month (fees apply) Wimbledon - 020 3151 5922
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Park Terrace, Warriner Gardens, SW11 Exclusive collection of just 9 townhouses, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, 4 bedrooms (3 en suite), family bathroom, utility room, garden, courtyard, 3 balconies, 257 sq m (2,768 sq ft), EPC=B
Guide £2.95 million | Freehold
Battersea Church Road, SW11 Open-plan kitchen/reception room, master bedroom with en suite, 3 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, utility room, roof terrace, wrap around balcony, off-street parking space, 157 sq m (1,686 sq ft), EPC=C
Guide £1.495 million | Leasehold Approximately 87 years remaining
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Vicarage Crescent, SW11 First floor, reception room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate W.C., balcony, private parking, 106 sq m (1,143 sq ft), EPC=C
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Lavender Hill, SW11 Open-plan reception room/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 71 sq m (765 sq ft), EPC=B
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The Federation of Master Builders has warned that Brexit uncertainty has caused another drop in construction output. Sarah McMonagle, of the FMB, says: “The construction industry is being seriously affected by Brexit uncertainty as evidenced by two very worrying sets of results for construction output in the first quarter of 2019. “Businesses have been waiting for politicians to come to some resolution for far too long now, and it’s time that this deadlock was broken. It’s not surprising employers are finding it hard to plan for the future, when we don’t even know when, or indeed if, we’re leaving the EU. McMonagle concluded: “Brexit uncertainty and the construction skills shortage have created a perfect storm in our industry. Around 9 per cent of construction workers in the UK are from EU countries, but we know from speaking to small construction employers that many of these skilled workers are starting to return, whether that’s because of strengthening economies elsewhere, or that they simply don’t feel welcome anymore.”
NEWFACES Susannah Bohan has joined John D Wood & Co as a lettings negotiator at the Richmond office to develop and expand her career. She joined the property industry in 2015 at Farons Sutaria as a sales administrator before going travelling for a year. Upon her return, she worked for a new build property consultancy and has now joined John D Wood.
MUDSKIPPER Artist James Capper will unveil his new large-scale mobile sculpture Mudskipper at Nine Elms in mid May. It will be moored at the Battersea Power Station pier directly in front of the iconic riverside building. The mobile sculpture will make special performances throughout May and June, when it will travel down the River Thames and walk out of the water at low tide. Mudskipper can move across water and land on-shore through the use of two steptype propulsion leg. It is inspired by early invertebrates, and echoes the brave leaps made by those little critters into a new and unknown world. Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “We’re excited to welcome this interesting mix of engineering and art to the riverside at Nine Elms. This area of Wandsworth is undergoing its own evolution from an industrial area into a new town centre, so it is wonderful that we have co-commissioned this transformation of a fishing boat into a walking sculpture. It will prove as fascinating to local residents as it will to people visiting Battersea Power Station pier where it will be moored between performances.”
ASKALEXA ‘How much is my house worth, Alexa?’ potential home sellers can now ask and thanks to Hunter’s estate agents who have created a property valuation tool. Alexa will ask a few basic questions and then come up with a figure. The Hunters property valuation ‘skill’ is the first of its kind in the UK to be launched on Amazon. The voice recognition system gets more remarkable every day, but serious vendors will still be wise to put the same question to local agents who have on the spot knowledge.
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WORD ON THE STREET Are falling house prices in London a good thing?
NOTTHEWORST London comes eighth in the league table of the most expensive average house prices out of 35 global cities. According to a report by CBRE, Hong Kong remains the world’s most expensive residential city. London’s housing market shows resilience and it remains an attractive long-term prospect, according to the CBRE Global Living report. After the downturn in 2009, London’s house prices surpassed their pre-crisis level by early 2012. This growth was driven by the improving global and economic environment, which attracted overseas investors back to London. The mortgage market became increasingly competitive with lower interest rates, which drove demand. The strong recovery means that average property prices are now among the highest of the global cities featured in the report. London also has the third highest prime property values, behind Hong Kong and Sydney. Our capital has a large and growing rental population, with private renters currently making up 28% of the London’s households. A combination of high demand and low stock has pushed rents to the fifth highest in the global city ranking and the average monthly rent in the city is now just under $2,400. London is also set to receive a boost from some of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. Crossrail will transect London from east to west and improve the connectivity of many districts while reducing journey times. Despite the recent decline in sales volumes and slowing price growth, the CBRE predicts that London’s economy is predicted to remain strong and house prices are likely to continue to rise, albeit at a slower pace compared with recent years.
LONDON’S HOUSINGPOLICY The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Trust for London, an independent charitable foundation, are recruiting a new housing panel to shape the capital’s housing policy. The Panel will be made up of groups including social housing tenants, homeless households, leaseholders, students, and private renters. The Panel will set its own agenda, which could include estate regeneration, the private rented sector, or students’ experience of housing in the capital. James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing & Residential Development, said: “The new London Housing Panel will help give organisations a formal way to feed their views into our thinking at City Hall, and I look forward to it being up and running soon.” Pat Turnbull, Regional Delegate of London Tenants Federation said: “LTF is very pleased that a voluntary and community sector housing forum, which we have lobbied for long and hard, will be established. We hope this will be a significant opportunity for tenants, homeless organisations, equalities and other groups, to give voice to members of society so often excluded in decision-making, to engage in the processes of developing and monitoring strategic regional housing policy.”
DOMINIC PASQUA KNIGHT FRANK WIMBLEDON Prices have fallen throughout London since the Stamp Duty rises in December 2014. The fall in values have more than compensated buyers for the increase in the Stamp Duty, so the falls have made properties at all levels more affordable. In these confusing political times, the price falls have contributed greatly to create a market that is still transacting reasonably well, especially for those up-sizing where the differential between the selling price and the buying price has been reduced. With the market either at or close to the bottom, now is an attractive time to buy.
ALEX OPPENHEIM JOHN D WOOD & CO BATTERSEA Having worked for John D Wood & Co in Battersea for some 15 years I have seen prices rise and fall in equal measure! During the 2008 recession those who were able to buy have since seen the value of their property rise considerably, in some cases by over double. With hindsight this was the buying opportunity of a lifetime. But even in a falling market London property prices remain high and are often quick to bounce back due to demand outstripping supply. What is more important is to have sensible lending to help those onto the market from which both buyers and sellers will benefit.
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AGLORIOUS12TH! Sam Sproston is celebrating a personal landmark at Knight Frank Wandsworth
welve years!’ I am immensely proud to have hit another milestone at this amazing firm. I joined the Knight Frank Wandsworth team in 2007, on the back of three years working for another agent in St John’s Wood and four years prior to that working in Clapham Old Town. It was like coming home, as it was coming home! I grew up on Westover Road, just off Wandsworth Common and have continued to live in the area. The Knight Frank financial year came to close on Friday the 29th of March. This year the market was often difficult to predict but on the whole, we advised correctly and got a record number of clients moving home and on to their next chapters. We are super proud of our achievements but couldn’t have done it without a great team here on Bellevue Road and our amazing clients. So THANK YOU. We have had a bit of luck along the way and also felt unlucky at times, which is normal but it seemed fair! We do love what we do and take a great deal of pride in each sale. I personally find it extremely rewarding to be able to tell the story of the last sale to the next potential client. I’ve now been in charge here for over six years and the one just gone was our best yet. Luke (Pender-Cudlip, my old boss) set some solid foundations, and established a strong foothold in the local market especially around the common. As a result of these foundations,
we have seen our turnover increase circa 75% and amazingly we are 17% up on last year’s profit. A great result considering the market conditions, which are generally being described as the most challenging in a decade. Whilst work is of the utmost importance, I have also thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the local business community and have sat as chair of the Bellevue Road Traders Association, alongside Olivier (Olivier’s Lounge) for the last few years. Helping organise the Bellevue Summer fair every year is immensely satisfying and we have seen the event grow and improve over the years. We are trying to organise more Christmas events and boost the profile of the road. Wandsworth Council has been very supportive in our quest and I think the new pavements they have installed are a massive improvement. There are some fabulous independent shops along the road which we hope continue to be successful and potentially attract more traders to the community. It would be great to think that one day we could have a butcher and a baker again! It’s been amazing to see how well Flotsam and Jetsam have done and I’m confident there can be many more success stories. Another big focus for us is our charity work and this year we have tried to diversify those we support. It is important to me that we try to promote those that are local and personal
to us, along with the official charities the firm sponsors. Whilst we will continue to help the Trinity Hospice we also found new friends at Ickle Pickles Children’s charity and Paul’s Cancer Support Centre. Last year I raised money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s charity by doing a skydive and every other year the firm rallies together to raise money on our ‘Day of Giving’. We will be launching details of this year’s ‘Day of Giving’ shortly, so please do ask us for the details of our chosen charities should you like to support our efforts. In 2017 we raised just over £400,000 as a group. Within the office, we have had some changes too. We have welcomed Natasha Edney and Michael Britt to the team and said goodbye to Federica Monaco, who is going to spend more time with her family and Becky Manwaring has relocated back to the Wimbledon Village office. Federica and Becky built a loyal following in the community and I have no doubt Natasha and Michael will do the same. I’m really looking forward to the year ahead with all the work we are doing, not just selling homes!’ We hope to share the journey with you all (you can follow us on Instagram @SWagent.ss) and of course, if you need any advice, I would be delighted to help!
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Coombe, KT2 5 Bedrooms
Rental: ÂŁ12,000 PCM
Having recently undergone full refurbishment, this gated detached family home offers five bedrooms (three with en suite facilities), three reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast/family room with Smallbone kitchen, boot room, laundry room, all air conditioned except the three reception rooms. Including a self-contained open plan air conditioned penthouse apartment and outside entertaining areas with kitchen facilities.
Coombe, KT2 5 Bedrooms
Rental : ÂŁ5,500 PCM
An immaculately kept detached five bedroom family home with three bathrooms (two en suite) enjoying a southerly aspect rear garden. This spacious property offers a study, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/dining/family room, utility room and double garage within a gated forecourt.
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Thinking of moving? Take advice from Property Expert Phil Spencer
Why should you get a property survey?
ou probably don’t need me to tell you this, but buying a home is a big investment. So, my answer to ‘Should you get a property survey?’ is always a quick one. Yes – every single time! Read on for my top reasons why. No matter how picture-perfect something looks from the outside, you don’t know what could be lurking beneath the surface. The only way to find out? A house survey. If you’re still on the fence – perhaps I can change your mind on that. Your mortgage lender hasn’t done it for you Don’t fall into the trap many other homeowners have. A mortgage valuation isn’t the same as a property survey. This process is all about looking after your lender’s interests, ie if their loan is safe. It won’t inform you of the structural stability of your potential new home. Not all issues are visible You could be standing inside the most stunning property in the world. It doesn’t mean it’s without its problems. From subsidence to damp, some issues can’t be seen – or they can be easily covered up. I’d recommend finding out before you part with your cash!
Could haggle on the asking price If a property survey reveals a few inconvenient truths for the seller, this could give you a bit of wiggle room on the asking price. You could use the findings to help you negotiate the house price down. Remember, though, you’ll still have to pay for the cost of repairs. Can save you money in the long-term If don’t want to pay for the cost of a survey, do you really want to pay for the cost of potential repairs later on down the line? Spending now could save you tomorrow. Modern doesn’t mean problem-free Don’t be fooled into thinking surveys are reserved for old properties only. Some structural issues don’t discriminate! It’s a house not a home It’s important not to let emotion cloud your judgement. A surveyor won’t be wondering which bedroom will belong to whom, they’ll be looking for issues that would affect you living there. They’ll look at things in a way you can’t! If you’re already describing it as your ‘dream home’, a survey can help you know for sure if it’s just that. Move iQ is supporting the RICS (Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in an effort to bring fairer standards to all hopeful homeowners. This is a topic I feel very strongly about! Sellers might not know the answer By law, estate agents and sellers are required to answer a question about the property if asked directly. But, what if they’re unaware of the issues? Here’s a tip from yours truly: find out before it’s too late! Connect with a surveyor today Hopefully I’ve managed to convince you that getting a survey is a good idea. This is one of my most important tips for all home buyers! The only thing to do now is find a surveyor. Luckily, I might just be able to help you there. My property advice site Move iQ is here to help you on your journey, from start to finish. We can connect you with an experienced, licensed, local surveyor should you need one. Everyone we work with offers a price promise as well as peace of mind. Get your property survey quote for free over on Move iQ’s website. Whether you’re buying, renting or moving, Phil shares his property advice all in one place over on www.moveiq.co.uk
“Whether you’re buying or renting a home or selling your property, you can get free access to my tips, tactics and on-line resources at Move iQ – there to help save you time and money.”
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Rampton Baselewy Company Directors Patrick Rampton and Joel Baseley (right and left) with Director Rupert Nicholson (centre)
Patrick Rampton Director of Rampton Baseley considers his agency’s distinctive approach to selling ‘homes’
’m often asked about the secret of our success (RB sold almost 40% of all houses between the commons in 2018 – our nearest competitor,14% according to Rightmove). The answer is both simple and complicated. Simple when you take the view that your client’s (seller’s) needs always come first. Complicated when you understand that, like most markets, the internet is both driving an increase in the number of competitors, and commensurately, a ‘race to the bottom’. In agency you can get ostensibly the same product (ie someone to sell or let your property) pretty much anywhere you like; however, it is the service you receive and therefore the price you achieve that will vary enormously. A good agent will make the process – well I won’t say fun – perhaps pain-free is better – and he or she should get you considerably more money. Why, I hear you clamour? Because they will put your needs before their own. That is the bottom-line, the be-all and endall of estate agency. The sine qua non. Once that principle is set firmly as the foundation stone for the business, the rest follows. Once you become known for being knowledgeable, for offering exceptional service, and for operating with the utmost integrity, it makes competing with the agents who have borrowed the ‘eBay’ business
model relatively straightforward. Because reputation is everything. We are not selling “stuff”. We are not even selling “houses”. We are selling “homes” – almost always someone’s most financially valuable possession, and almost always their most emotionally valuable possession. We prefer the Christie’s or Sotheby’s business model to that of eBay; ie one where clients talk to informed and passionate experts. Experts who really know their shit. They know the market, they know the buying public, and just as importantly, the buying public knows them. And trusts them. Trusts them not to sell tat. Precisely because they have their reputation to preserve and build. They are in it for the long-term. And so the client comes back again and again. This is the secret to our success. Meanwhile, the commodified internet agencies and their desperate bricks and mortar competitors are chasing short-term business by positioning themselves as ‘the cheapest’. But pause a moment. Ponder awhile the word “cheap”… How do you do “cheap” agency? Well what’s an agency’s biggest cost? It’s our people. The second biggest? The offices to house those people.
Our model demands that we attract (and keep) the very best people. The very best people command the very best salaries. Simply put, our competitors don’t – spend the money that is, or therefore have the best people. Their business model – by definition does not allow for it. Remember Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers, the story of success” (why do American books always have a title and a subtitle?). It’s known for suggesting that to be exceptional in the field you choose, you need to have invested at least 10,000 hours. I’ve probably done 35,000 hours, and not one of our front-line team has done less than 10,000. Moreover, they’ve done most of their hours with us. Last year was our best year ever. Nonsense, during the Brexit hoo-ha? Yes, because when times are tough, people will pay just that little bit more to employ a 10,000 hour expert. And this Spring is so far better than last. The thing that has given me most pride is that we have never lost a member of staff to a rival agency. In eleven years: not a single one. I can therefore claim, with some confidence, that we have the best people in the business. People who share the Rampton Baseley DNA where the dominant gene is exceptional service.
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n the early 90s, Tribù was a pioneer of the philosophy that the terrace and garden should be seen as extensions of the house. Since then this familyrun design house has grown to become an internationally acclaimed brand distributed in more than 60 countries. Monsieur Tricot joins the Tribù design family with its collection of distinctive knitted outdoor lighting. The lamps, hanging or standing, are designed by Belgian designer Ilia Eckardt who grew up immersed in the Belgian fashion scene, his mother Hilde Frunt worked for Belgian fashion designers like Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck. Fascinated by their world, Ilia worked on several knitting projects, experimenting with innovative knitting techniques and materials. The Monsieur Tricot lighting collection, handmade in Antwerp, is the first knitted weatherproof lighting. The globe and drop lights give a warm glow and cast beautiful shadows. The collection includes Monsieur Elipse, Madame Cachet, Madame Latoque and Monsieur Lebonnet. Each light has a removable cover made from knitted polyolefin rope, available in 5 colours. They are powered by rechargeable batteries. £770 each, gomodern.co.uk
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INSIDESTORIES From small homes, to luxury developments and superprime private residences Kim Harvey can bring that interior design touch that makes luxury into perfection Kim Harvey Interiors was founded in 2016 as a high-end interior design company based just outside London specialising in working across a broad spectrum of styles and budgets to meet all requirements. Kim talks exclusively to SOUTH about her design philosophy and unique experience. What is the biggest source of design inspiration? I might see something on the catwalk that inspires me – a texture or a detail. Or I might see colours in nature that look particularly beautiful together and there are so many amazing details in historical interiors and architecture. If you are open to it, inspiration is all around you. I designed my last colour scheme based on a perfume bottle I saw in duty free. I loved the colour combination and texture and used that as my starting point. Maximalist or Minimalism? I tend to go for a bit of a mix. I don’t like to over style my projects but I like an element of detail and layering to soften the space and add interest, although I tend towards minimalism in my home. What is your design essential? I feel that careful space planning and scale is key to the success of a project. It’s tempting to focus on aesthetics over function but that can be a dangerous path. They need to work in conjunction with each other. The right layout, scale and proportions to the room will ensure that everything flows visually and functionally. Whether it’s
having the confidence to scale furniture up in large homes or having the skill to maximise storage and seating in the tiniest of apartments, careful consideration as to how the client lives and uses the space makes all the difference to the finished scheme. What is your favourite design “quick fix”? Cushions and artwork – I love being able to change up a space for a particular event or season without spending a fortune by swapping in some new cushions and artwork. Over the last few years affordable art has become much more accessible and diverse, so quick fixes needn’t be super costly. Your prediction for the next big design trend? I still love working with grey tones, but I think we’ll start to see more warm neutral colours and beige and taupes creeping back in and stealing the show. If you could live in anyone’s house whose would it be and why? Since living in California in my 20s I’ve been fascinated by the luxury homes in the hills and Kurt Rappaport’s House in Malibu, designed by Scott Mitchell is an absolute inspiration. Nestled in the hills with pacific ocean views, the house has incredible expanses of floor to ceiling windows and combines interior finishes of concrete, white oak and antique granite beautifully. It’s got the longest infinity pool in California which obviously helps.
“I love fun and interesting artwork to create conversation and interactions with guests”
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Elegant interiors at the Octagon development Titlarks House in Sunningdale. Interior designed by Kim Harvey
The best design advice you have had? To not always follow the trends. People can get fixated on the latest trends, but often clients want to ensure that their project will stand the test of time. Sometimes clients want something more individual, moved on slightly from what’s in vogue at the time. When decorating your home what do you splurge on? Window treatments and artwork. I love fun and interesting artwork to create conversation and interactions with guests. Beautifully made curtains and blinds are money well spent and can transform the feel of a room and create a mood. What should you save on? I love using beautiful fabrics but it’s not always necessary to use expensive fabrics. You can get lovely inexpensive fabrics for window treatments and upholstery and then spend more on the smaller feature items such as cushions or beautiful trims and leading edges on curtains.
What is your favourite thing about your home? The natural light. We are lucky to have 5 metre ceilings with enormous full height windows that flood the rooms with light. I feel energised in light, bright spaces.
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CREATIONTHROUGHCOLLABORATION Joined + Jointed founder Samuel Chan tells the story behind the award-winning design collective, and just what it is that gives their furniture lasting value Joined + Jointed - what’s in a name? We’re a collective of furniture designers and makers. Our name describes the fact that we joined together to create pieces that are well-designed, well-made, and accessibly priced. To make furniture properly, you need joints; hence Joined + Jointed.
Where are you based? Joined + Jointed shares a showroom on New King’s Road in Fulham with Channels (my own studio which offers bespoke furniture design). I’ve been based here since 1995. We have three floors of showroom, so there’s a lot of furniture on display.
Why did you start Joined + Jointed? I launched Joined + Jointed in 2013 because I felt there was a gap in the market. Much of the mid-price furniture out there fall short in design and quality. As a furniture designer with his own in-house manufacturing, I thought we could offer something better. And we did - four designs from our debut collection were awarded Design Guild Marks from the British furniture maker’s Guild. Our aim is to make pieces you’ll use now and want to pass on - we want to create the classics of tomorrow.
Tell us about your collaboration with Kingston School of Art & Design. It’s part of ‘J+J Generations’ - an initiative I launched last year. We go into design colleges, set a competition, and promise the winner we’ll develop and market their design. The results of the Kingston competition will be launched in September at the London Design Festival. I’m committed to supporting British design education historically among the best in the world but increasingly under pressure.
How do you decide on designers to collaborate with? Joined + Jointed designers are diverse in their ‘design handwriting’ but we share some important principles: we were all trained specifically to design furniture, which means we’re committed to originality, not reprising the past; we’re all interested in creating designs that stand the test of time; lastly we all have knowledge of how furniture is made - not something you can take for granted!
Why do you like contemporary design? It expresses hope - we work in the hope that although there is so much furniture out there, there is still the possibility that we might contribute some new and pleasing piece of design. Besides, you don’t have to make the choice between contemporary and classic/ traditional design. If a piece of furniture has design and craft integrity, it contains a certain spirit which means it will happily sit alongside pieces from any era.
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rand Designs Live is returning to Londonâ€™s ExCeL, May 4-12, showcasing an amazing variety of the latest innovations, trends and brand new products across each of the five sectors of the show, which span Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors. Set over nine days, this unique event is a must-visit for anyone looking to gather information and learn about the world of interiors, design and self build. Visitors to the show can hear from an array of industry experts at the Grand Theatre, where an engaging line-up of talks will take centre stage on every day of the show; with seminars ranging from interior design to busting the myths of self-build to adding value to existing homes and much more. You can also get expert advice via free 30-minute consultations with specialists across a range of home improvement areas, from finance to self-build and everything in between. Be inspired by over 500 brands, across five different sections covering Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors. Discover RIBA architects, building suppliers, kitchen and bathroom designers as well as unique bespoke designs and original pieces of artwork plus much more to inspire, inform and spark the creativity of all design addicts. www.granddesignslive. Desk and chair by Joined+Jointed who are exhibiting at Grand Designs Live com
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nsects of all kinds are facing collapse. Sounds like good news for people who hate creepy crawlies, but think deeper and this is a threat to all of us. Most people know that bees are vital to pollination of the plants in our gardens and also those we eat, but many other insects also help the pollination process. We are mostly to blame. The growing population and the need to build more houses is encroaching on the countryside. Pesticide use and intensive farming – needed to feed all those people, are also to blame. We Londoners can do our bit to fight for the bugs. Firstly chuck out the pesticides. Instead plant flowers that encourage insects like ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, which will feast on black and greenflies and other aphids. Look on line for plants which will attract butterflies and moths. Honeysuckle, jasmine and nicotiana – the tobacco plant are three winners. South London used to be a hot spot for stag beetles, which sadly are now much scarcer. You can still see stag beetles flying around on warm evenings in May and June. Gardeners often dig up the large, white larvae, so if you upturn one, please put it back. The People’s Trust for Endangered Species has useful information about this impressive beetle and asks people to record any sightings. You can help stag beetles by providing leaving old stumps and deadwood alone,
or piling up rotting wood and leaving it alone so that the beetles can lay their eggs and supply something for the larvae to feed on. The beetles are harmless to homes and plants. Female stags lay their eggs in rotting log piles and the roots of various rotten trees, including oak, apple, ash and cherry. Leave fallen trees in large pieces in contact with the soil so that the wood remains moist and is able to rot. And please don’t burn the dead wood. Try to avoid decking your garden as it blocks potential nesting sites. You can also buy untreated woodchip and mulch which can also provide ideal habitat for females to lay their eggs in and a food supply for the larvae. Predators include magpies and cats. Try and scare magpies away and keep your own pets indoors during the evenings when stag beetles are flying and vulnerable. Cover water butts and also provide an access out of ponds for beetles such as a small plank. If you see a dead-looking beetle in water please take it out – they often revive. Finally don’t mow your lawn in large areas during the period the beetles are emerging. And educate your children not to stamp on these beetles and kill them. Visit www.stagbeetlemonitoring.org for information and to register for this year’s survey. You choose a local site and walk it six times during June and July to report any sightings.
The gorgeous RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is coming up and it’s a good idea to book tickets early as demand is often brisk. Set amid the grounds of the historic Hampton Court Palace, the festival runs from 1-7 July. Visitors can enjoy a day amongst the blooms with a stellar line up of thought-provoking gardens and a range culinary experiences and workshops. This year’s festival will have plenty of tips, inspiration, talks and demonstrations for gardeners of all levels. There will be plants for homes of all sizes, shopping stands with the latest garden and home accessories and everything you need to get your garden into shape. House builder Crest Nicholson are teaming up with first time designer Aleksandra Bartczak to create a small public park dedicated to physical and mental wellbeing. The garden promotes healthy living, with a green open area for residents to draw people together. It will be divided into a community space and a contemplation area. Meanwhile, Will Williams will bring the Scandinavian idea of ‘lagom’ in The Viking Cruises Lagom Garden to create a place to entertain. As a tribute to people who have left gifts in their wills to the charity, Cancer Research UK will team up with Tom Simpson to create an area for pause and reflection. Other gardens will embrace sustainability. Designer Tony Woods and Thames Water will highlight the need to take care of our water resource. The Thames Water Flourishing Future Garden will demonstrate how gardeners can encourage biodiversity, reduce water use and prevent flooding. Last year’s Best in Show designer Matthew Childs will also highlight the environmental benefits of getting a Smart Meter with Smart Energy GB. More exciting content is still to be announced including details of the RHS Garden designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Landscape Architects Davies White. The exclusive Preview Evening* held on Monday 1 July is the perfect opportunity for those wanting to be one of the first to experience this year’s gardens. For further information or to buy tickets, visit: www. rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt
As the weather improves we start to think about window boxes and hanging baskets to brighten the exterior of our homes. This is a great idea. Geraniums in particular are an easy way to get a good display with a plant that is fairly resistant to drought. Herbs are another joy, especially for people without a large garden. A pinch of fresh herbs make all the difference to a meal. But remember that window boxes and hanging baskets dry out quickly. When the hot weather is here try to water once a day and in the case of hanging baskets, twice a day may be necessary. There’s nothing more depressing that the sight of newly bought plants left to die because people can’t be bothered to look after them.
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THE MYSTERY OF THREE QUARTERS SOPHIE HANNAH, HARPER COLLINS £8.99 Sophie Hannah picks up the mantle of the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, once more. The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in 1930s’ London. Returning home after lunch one day, Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She claims Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of. He goes inside, to find a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy. Who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead and was he murdered? Can Poirot find the answers? WASHINGTON BLACK ESI EDUGYAN SERPENT’S TAIL £8.99 Two English brothers take over a Barbados sugar plantation and Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave – is selected as personal servant to one of these men. The eccentric Titch Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist, obsessed with building a flying machine. Then Titch’s idealistic plans are shattered and Washington is in mortal danger. They escape the island together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom.
THE BURNING CHAMBERS KATE MOSSE PAN MACMILLAN £8.99 A gripping story of love and betrayal set in 16th century Languedoc. It is Carcassonne in 1562. Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny. Piet has a dangerous mission and he will need Minou’s help to get out of La Cite alive. BROKEN GROUND VAL MCDERMID LITTLE BROWN £7.99 When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie has to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own.
FACTUAL PAPER BACKPICK HELLO WORLD HANNAH FRY TRANSWORLD £8.99 Subtitled How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine this is the definitive guide to living in the age of social media, algorithms and automation. Many of us don’t even know what an algorithm is – ‘a set of rules to be followed by a computer when problem solving’. Yet we are nearing the age of the Algorithm when machines will rule supreme, making important decisions – in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the algorithms that surround us, demonstrating their power, exposing their limitations, and examining whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing. In collaboration with Waterstones Clapham Junction
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FLANDERS HOUSE, MERSHAM TN25
A divinely beautiful, GII listed, double-fronted and detached Georgian home. All four bedrooms are doubles, the kitchen/breakfast room has limed cabinets and a white Aga, there are two separate receptions, two bathrooms plus a utility, a cellar, an enchanting garden and sheltered parking for a couple of cars. Find it in a village setting four miles from Ashford International and close to the coast. Chain free.
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AMAZING VIEWS This fully renovated three bedroom property has exceptional views over the river Thames in what is considered one of the best riverside development’s south of the river
t just under 1,600 square feet of living space the apartment features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a separate utility room, an open-plan living room and a contemporary open-plan kitchen. There are wooden floors and underfloor heating throughout, together with air cooling. There is a Miele kitchen and appliances, with plenty of storage space and custom built-in wardrobes in all bedrooms. With only three apartments per floor there is a sense of serene living throughout. Further benefits include a private covered car parking space (a second is available by way of separate negotiation), an outdoor children’s play
area, a tennis court, gym, sauna/steam room and 24-hour security together with a concierge service. The Montevetro building was designed by world renowned architect Richard Rogers and became famous for being one of the first buildings to offer luxurious and stylish apartment living in a beautiful riverside setting. The west-facing side of the building is almost completely glazed. The name Montevetro is Italian for Glass Mountain, and there are outstanding views up and down the river.
‘Outstanding views up and down the river’
Montevetro Building, Battersea Church Road, SW11, £2,050,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661
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EXCEPTIONAL CHARM Located on this highly regarded road is this quite exceptional family home.
he five bedroom house has three bath or shower rooms and is well situated for all the local amenities of Southfields. The District Line Underground station is close by, as well as the recreational facilities of Wimbledon Park itself. The property is very well presented throughout and offers exceptional character and charm. To the ground floor there is a double reception room, ideal for entertaining, while the kitchen/breakfast room has a lovely feel at the rear of the
property with great views of the garden. There is also a very useful utility room on the ground floor with a downstairs WC, situated conveniently next to the kitchen. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family shower room; the master bedroom has the benefit of an en suite bathroom. The second floor houses two double bedrooms and a further shower room
‘The property is very well presented throughout’
Clonmore Street, Southfields, SW18, £1,200,000 John D Wood 020 3151 0956
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LOFTSTYLE This stunning loft style penthouse has four bedrooms, three bedrooms, two reception rooms and is on the doorstep of the famous Borough Market
he warehouse style penthouse apartment also has breathtaking views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the City skyline and the River Thames. From inside this glorious home the eye-opening infrastructure and design that flows through every room is visible. Sliding walls on the 5th floor offer flexible living space which can be completely open-plan or divided up into separate bedrooms. The internal ceiling heights are over 12 feet on the 5th floor and almost 11 feet on the 6th floor. In addition, the spectacular views can be enjoyed from the external terraces, which measure 1,300 square feet. Other internal features include a private demised lift lobby with key access, private CCTV covering the entrances, video controlled ground floor access, air conditioning and underfloor heating throughout and a fully integrated audio visual system which controls TV, music, underfloor heating and lighting all from an iPhone or iPad. In addition there are motorised remote controlled Venetian blinds throughout and fully scene set controlled lighting. The penthouse comes with a share of the freehold, currently 114 years, 11 months.
Evans’ Granary, built on London’s South Bank, incorporates the medieval remains of Winchester Palace; a designated Scheduled Ancient Monument right in the heart of the vibrant area of Borough. Local hotspots include a vast choice of entertainment venues. Within one mile radius, there is the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Old Vic Theatre, and the Royal Festival Hall. With Borough Market on the doorstep and the West End within easy reach, this property is well-located for shopping in the capital. There are a number of popular restaurants and bars located on Southbank. The impressive French restaurant, Pont de la Tour is only a short walk along the river. Borough Market boasts an array of eateries including Roast. London Bridge has well-serviced transport links with the national rail (direct route to Gatwick airport), Jubilee and Northern Underground lines enabling easy access through the City of London, Canary Wharf (3 stops), as well as connections to London City Airport.
‘Sliding walls on the 5th floor offer flexible living space’
Evans Granary Apartments, Stoney Street, SE1, £5,500,000, Knight Frank 020 7768 0807
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NEO GEORGIAN MAGNIFICENCE This elegant neo-Georgian 1920s’ house is set in beautiful grounds of 1.5 acres of the leafy Coombe Hill estate
he house, built on the site of Coombe Warren Estate, incorporates the original Grade II listed orangery. It has been owned by the same family for over 40 years. Recently Soames House has been sympathetically up-dated to provide a combination of traditional grandeur and contemporary élan. It is situated behind a high wall and approached via a gated carriage drive. The house has more than 12,500 square feet of accommodation, ideal for a combination of family life and entertaining with plenty of provision for staff. There are seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a reception hall and three main reception rooms, as well as a kitchen/ family room. Upstairs there is a separate living room/nursery with a kitchen. There is also a one bedroom annexe flat. The extensive gardens include a wild garden, gated courtyard and garage, together with a heated swimming pool and a substantial pool house. On the ground floor, there are three formal reception rooms, the drawing room, originally the orangery to Coombe Warren House designed by architect George Devey, featuring a marble fireplace and a Serlian window leading to the rear gardens; the formal dining room, with its stone fireplace and parquet flooring; and the library, its walls lined with bespoke bookshelves, overlooking the ‘Pope’s Garden’ to the side of the house. There is also an octagonal sitting-room/ study and a spacious kitchen/breakfast/ family room featuring Miele appliances and a Gaggengau double hob.
The drawing-room, the single-storey former orangery or ‘palm house’ which is Grade II listed, is the only surviving part of the late 19th century Coombe Warren House, along with the garden walls. The triple-aspect room is built in Queen Anne style and features double-height walls panelled in old pine, an open fireplace with marble surround and a Serlian window leading to a terrace and long walk. The seven principal bedrooms are on the first and second floors including a superbly-appointed master suite comprising a bedroom with three sets of French doors, each leading to a balcony with views over the rear gardens, a generous bath/shower room and a separate dressing-room/study. A second guest suite offers a spacious bedroom, elegant dressing room and bath/ shower room. There is also a traditional ‘nursery’ or studio room comprising a fully-fitted kitchen and a sunken sitting area. Further accommodation is provided by a contemporary pied-à-terre above the four-car garage, with a double-height reception room and private terrace, a smart eat-in kitchen, wet room and mezzanine bedroom. John Galsworthy, the author of the Forsyte Saga, spent his childhood in the area and chose local locations for homes owned by characters in the books.
‘The house has more than 12,500 square feet of accommodation’
Soames House, Coombe Hill, Coombe Estate, KT2, £8,500,000, Robert Holmes 020 8131 9354
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RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW Royal Hospital Chelsea Tue 21 May-Sat 25 May
The grounds of the Royal Hospital come into bloom for the annual Chelsea Flower Show, which has taken place (apart from a few gaps during the two world wars) for over 100 years now. It’s the place to see cutting-edge garden design, discover new plants and to take away ideas from more than 500 exhibitors. www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhschelsea-flower-show
CHELSEA FRINGE A nine-day festival encompassing a wide selection of horticultural events Until Sun 26 May
Matisse-inspired Bottle Garden Installation, Horniman Museum and Gardens Children from The Horniman Primary school have planted bee-friendly plants to create a Matisse-inspired recycled bottle garden in collaboration with the Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Words, Sun 26 May, 2pm An exploration of endangered flora and fauna in Britain through creative writing. Led by Battersea poet, Hilaire. Art Hut at Thrive, Sun 26 May Nature in paintings, prints and sculptures inspired by Thrive gardens, seasons and the wider local area, made by a range of ages and various levels of experience from aspiring to professional. www.chelseafringe.com
FRANZ WEST Tate Modern Until Jun 2 2019
Franz West brought a punk aesthetic into the pristine spaces of art galleries. His abstract sculptures, furniture, collages and large-scale works are direct, crude and unpretentious. www.tate.org.uk
MIGHTY HOOPLA Rockwell Park, Herne Hill Sat 8 Jun
The Great Trees of London Seek out London’s Greatest Trees – the oldest, tallest, rarest, most loved, living landmarks. Download a map of them all online and find your nearest. Thrive Selfie Trail, Battersea Park As part of Thrive’s 40th birthday celebrations, ‘Garden Selfie’ is a trail around 4 gardens at Battersea Park. Frames, designed by Thrive gardeners around the theme of natural creativity, encourage photos to be shared of their experiences in the gardens.
London’s biggest pure pop festival and a highlight of the LGBT+ summer calendar. Chaka Khan headlines an impressive lineup that includes legendary girl bands All Saints and Bananarama, plus Liberty X, Samantha Mumba, Jamelia and cult Swedish pop artist Tove Lo. www.mightyhoopla.com
OPEN SQUARES WEEKEND Various venues Sat 8 Jun-Sun 9 Jun
More than 200 gardens are unlocking their gates for a whole weekend to take part in this annual event. The gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings. www.opensquares.org
SECRET RIVERS Museum of London Docklands, Canary Wharf Fri 24 May-Sun 27 Oct
The Thames is only one of many rivers to run through the capital. Along with visible ones like the Lea and Wandle, there are also several ‘hidden’ rivers that flow underneath the city streets. This fascinating exhibition at the Museum of Docklands features items dredged up from the various different waterways, plus contemporary art inspired by the rivers. www.museumoflondon.org.uk
FRANK BOWLING Tate Britain May 31-Aug 28
Frank Bowling gets a much-deserved major exhibition at Tate Britain. Londoners are in for a treat with this show which includes the artist’s stunning ‘map paintings’ and his ‘poured paintings’ (created by literally pouring paint down a canvas). www.tate.org.uk
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE Various locations Sat 8 Jun
The World Naked Bike Ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on our roads and, as many choose to ride in the buff, is also an unfettered celebration of individuality of the bare body. www.wnbr.london
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NEWHOMESUPDATE Tim Banks, Octagon CEO, explains the green spaces around the developer’s new homes are as important as the exquisite interiors
ay is probably one of the most stunning months in England, with parks and gardens bursting with vibrant new growth, heady blossom scents and the promise of long, light-filled evenings. The major garden festivals start this month too, where people go to get inspired for their own home turf. Our design team at Octagon will be visiting the Chelsea Flower Show first, as we like to keep abreast with all the latest horticultural trends. Every new Octagon property has an individually designed, lavishly landscaped and planted garden in place before we allow any visitors across the threshold. We believe our outdoor spaces should have as much attention and design flair as any of our interiors. One could say we are recreating Chelsea every month of the year, be it in a garden, courtyard or on a city rooftop. Two new contrasting examples of our prolific planting are all ready and waiting to be admired. The first on a very grand scale at super mansion, Titlarks House in Sunningdale, Berkshire – which is set in 1.4 acres of south-facing grounds, where a deep paved terrace leads onto wide sweeping and gently contoured lawns, all elegantly framed by mature shrubs and trees. For those seeking more urban surrounds, we have just
Set within a 1.4 acre plot of mature landscaped grounds, Titlarks House, a joint venture with Kebbell Homes, offers 17,000 sq ft of lateral living space, complete with leisure suite and swimming pool
put the finishing touches to the stunning roof garden of the new showhouse at Bishops Row, Fulham. As well as offering plenty of sheltered and secluded entertaining space, the generously-proportioned roof space has far reaching views up and down the Thames, and across stream to the bird-watching paradise of Barnes Wetlands. Photographs and further information on both properties are on the Octagon website www.octagon.co.uk. When it comes to our Bespoke division, the gardens can be tailored to the owner’s own requirements and interests. We have had some rather unusual requests over the years – one rather house-proud client had two giant Pyrenean Mountain dogs – she loved her pets, but not their muddy paws, so we devised an enclosed dog exercise run around the entire perimeter of the garden. The pet fence was virtually invisible amongst all the landscaping. This kept the dogs safely enclosed, enjoying the garden, but when they needed a nap, they could retire through a large ‘dog door’ to the cosy underfloor heated pet room located on the side of the house. Octagon Bespoke designers relish the garden challenge as much as the house design itself, so actively encourage clients to think likewise, so they really do get the home of their dreams. Browse www.octagonbespoke.co.uk to get inspired.
‘Every new Octagon property has an individually designed, lavishly landscaped and planted garden’
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he Gateway by L&Q is a contemporary collection of one and two bedroom homes in Chiswick, with Help to Buy available on selected apartments. The total of 79 new homes, and located on the Western stretch of Chiswick High Road, has a village feel with many independent shops, restaurants and cafés. It is a short walk from the River Thames. Perhaps London’s most picturesque waterside stretch, the Strand on the Green sees local residents sailing and paddle boarding. Cathy Lloyd, sales director for L&Q’s North Region, says: “This is L&Q’s first major development for West London. The Gateway marks a move into some really prime locations in this area of the capital for the organisation. “With the average value of apartments in the area growing by 26% over the past five years, it’s clear demand is strong, which in turn, is making homes increasingly out of reach for many
buyers. We will be launching Help-to-Buy and Shared Ownership homes at The Gateway to assist first time buyers, and, working with the community to create thriving, mixed tenure neighbourhoods that local people can be proud of.” Each with a private balcony, the new homes centre around a landscaped communal garden. Full-length windows allow plenty of natural light into the apartments. The majority of homes also offer an allocated parking space in the secure underground car park. The Gateway is ideally located for Kew Bridge Station, with regular direct trains running into Waterloo taking less than 30 mins. The first launch of homes will include one bedroom apartments, with prices from £460,000, and two bedroom apartments, with prices starting from £575,000. Help to Buy is available on all homes under £600,000.
Green Trees is a collection of 1 and 2-bedrooom apartments, located less than a mile away from the River Thames at Maidenhead. All master bedrooms at Green Trees feature en suite shower rooms, and fitted wardrobes are installed in all bedrooms. Kitchens are equipped with integrated Siemens appliances. All two-bedroom apartments benefit from two allocated parking spaces. Ground floor apartments include terraces, whereas first-floor apartments have balconies. Cookham Station is two miles away. Maidenhead Station, under three miles away, offers direct services to London Paddington in 19 minutes. The station is part of the Crossrail expansion project, expected to be completed in 2019 There are abundant green spaces nearby, including Kidwells Park, Grenfell Park and Braywick Nature Centre Green Trees, Maidenhead, firstname.lastname@example.org
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ndoubtedly, housing market activity has been significantly dampened as Brexit uncertainty takes its toll, with Halifax pointing to mortgage approvals around 40 per cent below pre-financial crisis levels. However, one might question some of the lending done prior to the financial crisis, which it could be argued was partly responsible for the crisis in the first instance. Since then, tighter affordability criteria have been introduced, contributing to a healthier market all round. On the back of all this political upheaval, swap rates are up and down but trending downwards since the start of the year, and lenders remain keen to grab what business there is out there. A handful have responded with rate cuts, with TSB, Halifax, NatWest, Barclays and Kensington reducing pricing on residential and buy-to-let mortgages. This is good news for those borrowers who are brave enough to take the plunge, or who have simply had enough of waiting and just want to get on with their lives.
o continue the 40-year theme, Mortgage Strategy has published a table of interest over the years, going back to 1979, when the base rate was 17 per cent. By almost any measure this was high. “Interest rates were very stable in the UK during the 18th century, staying put at between 4 and 5 per cent,” says Mortgage Strategy. “Moving into the 19th century, there was more volatility, with interest rates shifting between 4 and 10 per cent. The first half of the 20th century was a similar picture, with rates fluctuating between 5 and 10 per cent.” It was not until 1992 that rates fell consistently below ten per cent, a level that would be unthinkable to today’s borrowers.
GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS
370,000 40 points The fall in gilt yields that points to stable, or possibly cheaper, mortgages
People bought their first home last year
he number of first-time buyers who climbed on to the property ladder was the highest in 12 years according to UK Finance, the umbrella body for banks and building societies. There were 370,000 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in 2018, which is 1.9 per cent more than in 2017. This is the highest number of first-time buyer mortgages since 2006, when this figure stood at 402,800. The £62 billion of new lending in the year was 4.9 per cent more than in 2017. Jackie Bennett, director of mortgages at UK Finance cited government schemes such as Help to Buy for the boost.
1.64% The rate on First Direct’s two-year deal
Mortgages are being offered by Lloyds, but there are catches
2% / 1% until 30/06/2021. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
Mx £1m. Remortgage Only. Free valuation and Legals.
Digital Mortgages (Via Intermediaries Only)
3/2% until 30/06/2021. 20% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£1200 Product Fee
Min £350k. Max £2m Purchase Only
5/5/4/3/2% until 31/05/2024. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£999 Product Fee
Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
5/5/3/3/3% until 30/06/2029. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£999 Product Fee
Mx £2m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
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GOODNEWS Duncan Farmer considers the positive effects of low interest rates on the property market
espite the nervous atmosphere surrounding Brexit it seems that interest rates are unlikely to go anywhere – and certainly not up – in the next few months. Ray Boulger, one of the most level-headed commentators in the mortgage market, wrote in a recent blog that this, coupled with a flat housing market, was good news for buyers. His analysis was prompted by falls in gilt yields in late March. At today’s close the ten-year gilt yield has fallen to the psychologically important 1 per cent level, down 15 basis points over the last two days and now not only at its lowest level for 18 months but also 40 basis points below its level a year ago,” he wrote. This fall will, he said, would be reflected in swap rates – the rate at which banks and building societies lend to one another – and therefore lenders’ cost of fixed funds would fall. “This is likely to result in further cuts (and or lower fees and bigger cashbacks) in the cost of fixed-rate mortgages over the next few weeks, although of course Brexit uncertainty looks like being with us for some time,” he wrote. Although he puts some of the fall down to Brexit, bond yields have fallen across European markets and so there must be another factor. “The announcement from the MPC of no change in Bank Rate in March was irrelevant in this context because no one expected a change,” he wrote. “What did impact the market however was the dovish announcement from the US Federal Reserve that it no longer plans to increase rates this year and will slow its balance sheet reduction, ie reduce the rate at which it unwinds quantitative easing.” He added: “The number of residential property transactions fell 2.4 per cent last year and I expect a slightly larger fall this year, although there was a marginal increase in the first two months of this year. “However, the latest movement in gilt yields reinforces the expectation of rates staying low for some time and so, combined with property prices generally being flat, actual affordability should remain good and probably improve slightly, although the stress test imposed by the Bank of England’s financial policy committee means maximum loans available from most lenders probably won’t increase.”
t’s hard to predict where anyone will be in 40 years’ time, although bookmakers believe that we may well be back in the EU far sooner. Some mortgage lenders say that they are offering 40-year loans. The attraction for borrowers is that the repayments would be lower than for a shorter deal, but the flip side is that they will accrue far more interest over the term of the loan. If 40 years seems a long time, in the 1990s Japanese borrowers were offered 100-year deals to be paid off, ultimately, by their children and grandchildren.
Variable Rates APR
Tracker over base until 4.24% 30/06/2021
1.3% / 0.8% until 30/06/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
Mx £1m Purchase Only
Tracker over base until 5.69% 31/05/2021
3% / 2% until 31/05/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
Accord Mortgages (Via Tracker over base until 1.99% 4.99% Intermediaries Only) 31/07/2021
Mx £500k. Free Valuation.
£999 Product Fee
Mx £2m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.
Variable rate for term (not linked to Base Rate)
Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
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GRANDVICTORIAN Located on the favoured south side of the gorgeous Nightingale Square, this grand Victorian house has been completely refurbished and extended in painstaking detail
he result is a contemporary family home of breathtaking quality, offering five bedrooms (including a superb master suite), a spectacular extended kitchen and a sunny and secluded south-facing garden. The prestigious address in this beautiful garden square is close to transport links at Wandsworth Common, Balham and Clapham South, as well as the many excellent local schools. The three-storey house is one of a handful built wider than their counterparts on the north side. And when you see the superb flexible living space on offer here, this width is very apparent. The front reception room can be used as a self-contained entertaining space, or the huge glazed doors can be opened into the spectacular kitchen/family room behind to create an open-plan ground floor. Solid oak flooring, which has been fitted on every level. The kitchen/family room has been designed in zones – with a cooking area, two eating areas and an informal ‘library’ with huge swathes of fitted bookshelves. The kitchen is by Italian company Tisettanta, with Carrara Marble Worktops and Miele appliances. There are three sets of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors providing access to the garden. Here, the composite decking has been selected to closely match the interior
flooring – creating an easy flow between outside and in. The garden has been beautifully designed and, because of the property’s position in the square, offers uninterrupted southerly views. With no houses directly behind, it offers the maximum seclusion. Completing the ground floor, there is a downstairs WC and utility room. Upstairs the master suite, with its sumptuous bathroom and Italian wardrobes, is arranged over the rear of the house. To the front, a guest bedroom offers views of the garden square, with an adjacent shower room. Across the top floor, three generous sized bedrooms share the family bathroom. The house has been entirely remodelled from top to bottom, having been stripped back to the original brickwork and works have included complete re-wiring, re-plumbing, new internal walls and ceilings, new windows and new roof. The houses in Nightingale Square surround a private garden, surrounded with high iron railings, for the exclusive use of residents of the square, who can also use it for private functions. Nightingale Square, Nightingale Triangle, £2,625,000 John Thorogood 020 7228 7474
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his handsome Grade II-listed Victorian house has generous and versatile accommodation including six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three dressing rooms, plus a staff flat and a 90 foot south facing garden. The elegant family house is set back and screened from the road behind electronically operated gates and is located very close to Wimbledon Common and the Village. The entrance hall has a black and white ‘chessboard’ marble tiled floor and an elegant staircase. The marble flooring continues into the dining-room. There is also a separate study with black and white marble flooring. Double doors lead from the hallway to the main sitting room which overlooks and leads to the terrace and garden. The Mark Wilkinson kitchen has two main island hubs with marble surfaces and an oak breakfast bar. Appliances include Gaggenau wine fridges, two Sub Zero fridges and a dishwasher. Limestone flooring with underfloor heating throughout leads into the conservatory with French doors opening onto garden. Through the boot room a ‘back’ staircase leads to a selfcontained one bedroom annexe with a separate entrance. Another staircase
leads down to the basement where the plant room, laundry, larder, TV room and wine cellar are located. Upstairs, the master suite occupies most of the first floor and overlooks the rear garden – it has two dressing rooms and two en suite bathrooms. Also on this floor there is a guest suite with a small dressing room and en suite bathroom. On the second floor there are four generous double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. Another staircase leads up to an attic room which would make a fun playroom with plenty of eaves storage. The house has many period features including high ceilings, sash windows, fireplaces and plaster mouldings. The south facing rear garden is largely laid to lawn and features an attractive York stone terrace with generous barbecue area. To the front of the property there is a gated York stone driveway with extensive parking, plus two garages. The house is screened from Copse Hill by a hedge-lined boundary wall and railings.
The Wimbledon Village specialists with over 30 years of experience, and substantial knowledge of the South London property market, providing a friendly, ﬂexible service to clients in order to make moving home a positive experience. Robert Holmes & Company has earned its reputation by providing a bespoke approach to estate agency, oﬀering clients an independent and distinctly personal service tailored to individual requirements. Specialising in the sale and letting of high calibre residential property primarily within Wimbledon, Coombe and the surrounding areas.
Tower House Wimbledon, SW20, £4,995,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 9833
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A handsome early Victorian house in the heart of the Village with generously proportioned and versatile accommodation and beautifully laid out gardens designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd 2 reception rooms • study • bespoke kitchen • family room • gym • au-pair bedsit • master bedroom with e/s bathroom and dressing room • 4 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/shower rooms • garage & gated drive • potential for loft conversation (stpp) • ER/E 58 Robert Holmes Sales DPS.indd 1
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A beautifully presented house tucked away in a small and exclusive courtyard setting adjacent to Wimbledon Common within a few minutes’ walk of Cannizaro Park and the Village 3 open plan reception rooms • custom-built kitchen • dining/sitting room • master bedroom with dressing room and beautifully appointed bathroom • guest bedroom with e/s shower room • 2 further double bedrooms • 3rd luxuriously appointed shower room • lovely secluded garden with summer house/office • double garage & OSP • ER/D
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Light and airy in the heart of the Village moments from the Common 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • 7 bedrooms • 5 bath/shower rooms • dressing room, top floor kitchen • loft storage • garden with heated swimming pool • OSP • ER/D
Modernised and secluded with views of St Mary’s Church and the Green 3 reception rooms • study • kitchen/family room • gym • 5 double bedrooms • 4 bath/ shower rooms • wine cellar • southerly garden • triple garage & OSP • ER/E
With extensive, versatile accommodation and a 168’ garden Drawing room • dining room • study • kitchen/family room • cellar rooms • 9/10 bedrooms • playroom/bedroom 10 • 9 bath/shower rooms (5 e/s) • driveway parking • ER/F
A wing of a period mansion with scope for alteration and extension (stpp) 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • conservatory • 5 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • 3 cellar store rooms • mature gardens • garage & OSP • ER/E
Set in a small gated development adjacent to the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course Double drawing room • dining room • study • conservatory • kitchen/dining room • wine cellar • 6 bedrooms • 5 bath/showers & sauna • south facing garden • double garage & OSP • ER/C
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With views over the Royal Wimbledon golf course and Cannizaro Park 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast/family room • study • 5 double bedrooms • 3 bath/ shower rooms • 96’ garden • garage & OSP • planning for extensions • ER/E
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wonderful opportunity for a frustrated builder or a buyer with imagination and the itch to get involved in a project by purchasing an existing house on a generously sized plot with planning permission in place for two detached houses, backing onto Richmond Park and located on a popular road. Depending on the buyers requirements there is also an opportunity to create one substantial and delightful house on the plot. It might even be possible to add a third house to the current planning outline, which would make the plot an ideal purchase for a builder or someone with the drive to provide an extra two houses and to make a profit on the venture. Currently each of the two properties, which have planning permission, can have a reception room, an open plan kitchen/dining/living room and a study.
There is also consent for a master bedroom with a balcony overlooking the garden and an en suite bathroom, with four or five extra bedrooms plus four more bathrooms. The houses will be completed with a utility room and separate larder, with a garage and offstreet parking facilities. The vendor has added the following calculation to help potential buyers calculate the scope of the project: CIL calculation as advised by the vendor: Existing m2 - 535m2 Consented - 960m2 (490 + 470) Difference = 425m2 x £35m2 to MoL = £14,875 x zone 1 @ £210m2 to RBK = £89,250 projected total - £104,125 The Russetts, Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2, £3,250,000 Freehold, Robert Holmes 020 8947 1100
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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One of the finest large family houses in the whole of the Coombe Estate. Perfectly positioned on a gated private road, Vincent House is a magnificent, recently built 6 bedroom house with superb entertaining space and only a few minutes stroll to Royal Richmond Park.
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A magnificent neo-Georgian 1920â€™s residence built on the site of Coombe Warren House incorporating the original Grade II listed orangery. Set within beautiful sculptured grounds of 1.5 acres on the leafy private Coombe Hill Estate, 7 Bedrooms, 5 Reception Rooms, 6 Bathrooms, Triple Garage, Secondary Accommodation, Pool House, overall 12,535 Approx Sq Ft
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Adjoining Richmond Park with wonderful views and access to acres of recreational facilities, this superb brand new home has 5 Bedrooms with three bathroom suites, a wonderful garden aspect Kitchen /family room and sitting room.
Set behind its own handsome gates, this impressive 7 bedroom double fronted Georgian style residence is well positioned in a quiet gated development in the exclusive Coombe Hill Estate.
A charming 5 bedroom family house in immaculate order on a quiet cul de sac near excellent state and independent schools.
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A bright and good sized property that is set on the slopes of Coombe in a private road that adjoins the Coombe Wood golf course. With accommodation arranged over three floors there is excellent space for the family.
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This large, traditional family home with private gated driveway is very well located for the town centre and only a short walk to the Village. With a fabulous garden, utility room, conservatory and plenty of storage space. Freshly painted and with new carpets throughout. ER/E
A spacious and elegant apartment occupying the entire first floor of this most attractive period building overlooking the Common. Benefits a Garage and off- street parking. Available immediately (Long/Short Let) ER/D
Stunning, split level four-bedroom apartment refurbished to an exacting standard throughout. With off-street parking, beautiful communal garden and far reaching views this property is a short walk to the town centre and the Village. ER/E
Fabulous light and airy two bed/two bathroom raised ground floor apartment with two balconies overlooking communal gardens. This well-proportioned property is located in a quiet road within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre. ER/D
A charming period two-bedroom terraced cottage conveniently located in the heart of the Village within easy reach of the Common and the town centre. Offered unfurnished. ER/C
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A spacious one-bedroom apartment occupying the First Floor of this beautiful period building in the heart of Wimbledon Village within easy walking distance to all amenities and transport links. ER/C
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Kyrle Road £1,425,000 An immaculately presented property, positioned on the southern side of this popular residential street, measuring approximately 1938 sq ft. The house has been extended on the top floor into the loft space and on the ground floor to the rear of the original building. Stylishly decorated throughout, the property has good Victorian proportions and an excellent feeling of light and space. Three double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen breakfast room • Study • Family bathroom • South facing garden • Cellar/ utility room
Acris Street £1,250,000 This attractive five-bedroom Victorian family home is presented in good decorative order, with a great sense of light and space throughout. The property is arranged over three floors and measures approximately 1960 sq ft. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen dining room • Two family bathrooms • En suite shower room • Garden • Cellar
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Taybridge Road £895 per week
This beautiful four bedroom property is ideally positioned on this sought after residential street between the commons. The interior is bright and spacious and retains lots of its original features. The house has been extended on the ground floor to the rear of the original building and to the second floor into both loft spaces. Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen dining room • Family bathroom • Cellar • Garden • Unfurnished
Mandrake Road £830 per week A stunning five bedroom house ideally located on this quiet residential street close to the open spaces of Wandsworth Common and less than 10 minutes’ walk from Tooting Bec Underground station. This end of terrace Victorian property is wider than average and is beautifully presented throughout, comprising double reception room with wood floors, fully extended kitchen/breakfast room with plenty of space for dining and doors opening onto a paved garden. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen breakfast room • Bathroom • Garden • Unfurnished • Available in May
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GRAND PROPORTIONS A superb opportunity to acquire this fivebedroom family house with a substantial garden measuring approximately 80 ft
he property has been beautifully finished and has an excellent sense of light and space throughout, with grand proportions in all the principal rooms. An elegant double reception room can be found on the ground floor toward the front of the property. The reception room boasts a large square bay window, feature fireplace and built in cabinetry with the rear of the reception room leading into an impressive kitchen/ dining room. The kitchen itself has been tastefully finished with white gloss wall and base units, integrated appliances and granite worksurfaces. Skylights flood the room with an abundance of natural light and large concertina doors open at the rear of the kitchen onto an immaculate landscaped garden. The garden offers a tranquil space, with a real sense of privacy and has been thoughtfully arranged with a separate space at the rear, currently used as a play area. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and a cellar, which runs under the entrance hall and offers extra storage space.
The master bedroom can be found towards the front, on the first floor and benefits from a walk-through wardrobe and luxurious en suite bathroom, with a stand-alone bath and walk in shower. An additional double bedroom, with en suite shower room can also be found on the first-floor level. Three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom are arranged over the upper level with additional storage available in the eaves. This attractive property is well located for the open spaces of Wandsworth Common. The amenities and more extensive shopping is available at The Southside Centre and transport links are good with Wandsworth Town and Clapham Junction stations nearby, providing services to Victoria and Waterloo.
The garden offers a tranquil space, with a real sense of privacy
Earlsfield Road, SW18 ÂŁ1,545,000, Freehold, Rampton Baseley 020 3846 0999
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A beautifully presented Edwardian house in Cedars Road, overlooking Barnes Common and close to Barnes Village. There’s spacious open plan family living over the two lower floors with two bedrooms and family bathroom on the upper floor and a superb and spacious bedroom with bathroom en suite in the loft extension. Savills Barnes 020 8939 6900
An immaculately presented period property in Weybridge with a stunning finish throughout, less than a mile from the station. A superb kitchen/dining space is complemented by a separate sitting room with fireplace. There are four bedrooms including a generous master suite in the loft extension. The garden is south facing. Knight Frank 01932 379273
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The unusual layout of this architect-designed house on popular Perowne Street, central Cambridge gives a kitchenette on the ground floor and a larger open-plan kitchen/diner on the first floor, plus five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms. A loft conversion has created a spacious and smart sitting room. There is also a courtyard garden. Cheffins 01223 214214
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RICHBORNE TERRACE, VAUXHALL, SW8 ÂŁ1,775,000 FREEHOLD EPC RATING C OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD
This substantial, five-bedroom early Victorian terraced house, has just been entirely renovated to an exceptional standard, creating the perfect family home. Enter
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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
provides access onto a small, but charming roof terrace. This property also benefits from underfloor heating throughout.
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KENNINGTON ROAD, KENNINGTON, SE11 ÂŁ450,000 LEASEHOLD EPC RATING B OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD
This beautiful one-bedroom apartment, situated in the heart of Kennington, has been finished to an exceptionally high standard. At the rear, find a modern gloss
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CHARACTER FEATURES This light and spacious five double bedroom semi-detached family home is located on this highly popular residential road in Lower West Putney. It has three reception rooms and three bathrooms. The house is well presented throughout, successfully combining contemporary and character features and has been sympathetically extended on the ground floor to create a spacious kitchen through to the family/dining area which overlooks, and has direct access to, the mature private south-easterly facing garden. There is also the added benefit of a boot room to the side. The Victorian house has an entrance hallway and a double reception room leading to the kitchen. There is a downstairs cloakroom and a cellar. To the front of the house there is provision of off-street parking for one car. The house is in the catchment area for numerous highly regarded primary schools, and within walking distance of the open spaces of Putney Common, the beautiful River Thames embankment and the many fashionable shops and restaurants of the Lower Richmond Road.
In the heart of Little Chelsea and close to Barnes Primary School, this four-bedroom house has been refurbished to a high standard and is arranged over three floors, providing lateral ground floor accommodation and well-proportioned bedroom space. The ground floor offers an open-plan double reception room, kitchen, family/dining room and cloakroom with underfloor heating. The openplan reception room is laid with wooden flooring and fitted with built-in shelving units. The modern kitchen, fitted with wall and base level units and Miele and Siemens integrated appliances, flows through to the family/dining area with a glazed roof and bi-folding doors leading out to a south-facing walled garden. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, one en suite bathroom and a family bathroom. On the second floor there is a spacious master bedroom suite with good ceiling height and ample eaves storage. Little Chelsea has an eclectic range of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as a Sainsbury’s Local. Barnes village, also boasts a large selection of pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as Barnes Green and duck pond and the Olympic Cinema. Westfields Avenue, Barnes, SW13, £1.375m, Savills 020 8939 6900
Erpingham Road, Putney, SW15, £2,275,000, Warren 020 8780 1100
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Name Chloe Andrews Estate Agent John D Wood & Co Wimbledon Position Lettings Manager Where do you live? Weybridge
What and where was your first London home?
I am yet to buy my first London home, however it would ideally be in Wimbledon Village. I love the location and lifestyle
Favourite open space in London?
Has to be Richmond Park. Such a beautiful space and I love to watch the deer roaming around!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being top earning negotiator for Quarter 1 two years in a row
Tell us something that would surprise people about you. I am a massive comic book fan!
Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase? My most expensive purchase is a vintage leather jacket...I still love it!
Favourite book, film or album?
The Avengers Endgame is my favourite film right now
What did you want to be when you were growing up? I really wanted to be an actress
What three things would take to a desert island? I would take an eyebrow pencil, moisturiser and a pillow
What is your most treasured possession? My engagement ring!
What is top of your bucket list? To skydive over The Palm in Dubai
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his beautiful five bedroom Georgian family home on the Ridgway would be ideal for families looking to rent in Wimbledon Village, particularly those who want to be close to the prestigious Kings College School. This wonderfully positioned house has five double bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a stunning en suite. There are two more contemporary and immaculately presented bathrooms, a large reception room and a spacious eat-in kitchen with direct access to the private garden laid to lawn with a patio. The kitchen, which is situated on the lower ground floor, has underfloor heating and a large breakfast bar and has a contemporary finish. The house also has parking for three vehicles with a private driveway and a garage. It is only a short walk from Wimbledon Town station with both overland and underground train services to London and Surrey. Ridgeway, Wimbledon Village, SW19, £6,950 pcm, John D Wood 020 8946 9447
Who would you like to stuck in a lift with? Ricky Gervais
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Ordering enough takeaway to feed a small family
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JUNIPER DRIVE BATTERSEA REACH SW18 FABULOUS THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT. TERRACE AND BALCONY WITH RIVER VIEWS. AWARD WINNING DEVELOPMENT. PRIVATE PARKING. FURNISHED. AVAILABLE MAY. Â£950 per week fees apply
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BATTERSEA CHURCH ROAD SW11 A FOUR BEDROOM TOWN HOUSE. FOR FAMILY OR PROFESSIONAL SHARERS. CHARMING GARDEN. LARGE RECEPTION. WALK TO CHELSEA. 170 TO VICTORIA. Â£769 per week fees apply
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THERAPIA ROAD, SE22
A majestic, double-fronted five-bedroom detached home on one of the most delightful streets in the area. You have a separate, large annex with its own entrance, off-street parking at the front of the house and front and rear gardens with large storage sheds in the main garden. Itâ€™s close to schools, Peckham Rye Park and useful shops. Chain free.
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BELVOIR ROAD, SE22
THE BEECHES, HONOR OAK RISE, SE23
This scrumptiously enhanced, heavenly home is literally dripping with original features. All four bedrooms are doubles and living space is plentiful. Find one bathroom, two shower rooms, an extended kitchen-diner, a formal sitting room, a cellar, off-street parking and a beautifully landscaped 100ft south-facing garden. You’re close to parks, schools, Horniman Museum and Gardens, Sydenham Woods and the centres of Lordship Lane and Forest Hill.
This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, a sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, masses of storage and a walk-in cellar. Find it on a magical no-through street at One Tree Hill, a few minutes’ walk from Ofsted ‘outstanding’ schools, restaurants, bars and trains/Overground links at Honor Oak Park.
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HANDSOME GEORGIAN With views of St Giles’s Church to the rear, this handsome terraced Georgian house has a lower ground level dedicated to its kitchen and dining area, with a useful cloakroom
itted cupboards line one wall of the dining space, the working gas fireplace has a cast iron grate, solid cherry wood flooring with underfloor insulation and a door which opens out to sub-basement (outdoor) vaults which provide useful storage. The kitchen is open-plan, has contemporary wood units trimmed with stainless steel, a Belfast sink, a columnfitted NEFF oven and steam-over, inset gas hob and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer. The front double sash windows have wooden shutters— both heat saving and adding security. There is a double reception on the hall-floor with a Jetmaster stove fitted into a bespoke fireplace surround, twin sash windows to the front and a floor-to-ceiling window at the rear with wooden shutters. A door at the back of the hall opens out to the wonderful 85ft garden with a tall wall on the north side that provides privacy. The garden is brimming with established subtropical plants, camellias, naturalised bulbs and mixed with cottage garden favourites making it a haven for bird life; you also have rear access via a gate with right of way. The garden is not overlooked and the terrace is perfectly private. The entire first floor has the luxury of being a master double bedroom suite overlooking Camberwell Grove, with a unique architect-designed dressing area and en suite shower room that includes a Philip Starck toilet. An original fireplace in the bedroom, just visible behind the
bedhead, has a solid marble mantelpiece. The bespoke tall wooden wardrobe in the bedroom is made of pear and cedar, the dressing room has a purpose-built cupboard veneered in lacewood, its floor is Marmoleum as is the shower room floor. The countertop is made in cherry with a Hilary LaForce bespoke countertop basin and a freestanding tap. All three remaining bedrooms (one single and two doubles), are on the second floor and all have fitted wardrobes. The bathroom has a freestanding Ducker cast iron roll-top bath, there’s a skylight above and downlighters recessed into the ceiling. Denmark Hill station is a 5-minute walk, in zone 2, has non-stop Victoria services (around 9-minutes), London Bridge services (15-minutes) and London Overground links to Clapham Junction, Canada Water, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington. There’s a large Sainsbury’s on Dog Kennel Hill, the organic butcher and greengrocer in East Dulwich both deliver and Flock and Herd on Bellenden Road (another butcher) is superb. The Butterfly Tennis Club and a zen yoga studio are across the road and you can eat from a modern British menu at The Crooked Well. Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS are some of the UK’s best independent schools and just a 10-minute drive away while several excellent primary state schools are within walking distance. Camberwell Grove, SE5, £1,750,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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Bonsor Street SE5 £699,950 Freehold
Fitzhugh Grove SW18 £375,000 Leasehold
Petermans are delighted to offer to the market this Chain Free three bedroom Victorian house, newly decorated throughout and Ideally situated between Camberwell and Peckham, close to excellent transport links and Burgess Park.
A fantastic first time buy, sharers or investment flat on this sought after location which overlooks Wandsworth Common. This two double bedroom flat is in excellent condition, close to good transport links. EPC Rating D.
Oakbank Grove SE24 £550,000 Leasehold
Heybridge Avenue SE16 £849,950 Freehold
Petermans are delighted to bring to the market this Chain Free beautifully presented, ground floor, two double bedroom period maisonette. Located close to Loughborough Jct Thameslink and Denmark Hill Overground/BR. Also within minutes’ walk of Ruskin Park. EPC D.
This spacious semi-detached Edwardian property with many original features offers healthy potential for updating throughout and is ideally located within a short distance of Streatham Common, Rookery Gardens and high street.
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Idminston Road SE27
This stylish modern family home comes to market in excellent condition and in a sought after location and boasting off street parking. Offering open plan living downstairs as well as a nicely maintained garden the property is in a good school catchment area.
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RAREOPPORTUNITY A very rarely available opportunity, to buy this substantial Grade II listed Georgian terraced house, believed to have been built between 1815 and 1820 with superb open views across Peckham Rye Park, with off street parking. There are four to five bedrooms – the fifth bedroom currently used as a study. With one en suite bathroom, there is also a shower room and two separate WCs. Downstairs there is a double reception room and a kitchen/dining room. The house also has a large garden stocked with mature trees and shrubs. Currently the living space is about 2,500 square feet, but there may be scope to extend the accommodation. There is already planning permission to build an en suite bathroom to the master bedroom, an adjoining dressing room and a rear garden extension to the kitchen.
The house has been in the same ownership for 30 years and retains much of its original character with period features including pine flooring, the marble fireplaces in the double reception room, the elegant staircase with turned wooden handrail and arched features in the entrance hall and to the drawing room windows Peckham is an increasingly sought after area with excellent restaurants and bars. This property is well located for the amenities of Rye Lane and Lordship lane in East Dulwich. The nearest station is Peckham Rye with trains to Victoria, London Bridge, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras and links to Clapham Junction, Canada Water and Shoreditch.
This elegant, three bedroom Victorian home is in the heart of Dulwich Village and is an attractive and wellpresented end of terrace house on a desirable road, close to local amenities and great independent and state schools. It has been fully reinvented to create a feeling of light and space, while retaining its period charm and character. There is solid oak flooring throughout and the large original sash windows increase the feeling of an open, contemporary family home. The bespoke Italian Boffi kitchen and architecturally-designed glass roof extension opens the property up to the outside, with full-width double doors leading to a sunny, decked terrace and slate-tiled garden. Downstairs, there is a WC and utility room. Upstairs, the wide landing leads to three generous double bedrooms and a luxuriously large bathroom, featuring a statement freestanding bath and limestone walk-in shower. Public transport is excellent: North Dulwich station, less than half a mile away, offers services to London Bridge and Herne Hill station, one mile distant, has services to London Blackfriars and London Victoria. Calton Avenue, Dulwich Village, London, SE21, £1,199,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410
Peckham Rye, SE15, £1,550,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321
LOFTYCEILINGS With a share of a huge garden, this one bedder with one bathroom and one reception room, is stylish and spacious. It also has wonderfully high ceilings, great décor, leafy views and a modern kitchen and contemporary bathroom to complement the light and lovely reception room. There is a huge double bedroom with a raised sleeping mezzanine and work space and plenty of fitted storage. The Grove Park area is leafy and stocked with handsome period homes, and is within a strolll of both Bellenden Village and the Camberwell Grove Conservation area. Transport is easy with Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill stations each within a 10 minute morning ramble. The inner hall of the house has pristine carpeting and fresh white walls with a curling banister and stained glass. Head upward to the first floor to the flat’s entrance where you arrive in an inner hall with wooden floors and recessed fitted storage. A spacious double bedroom fronts the Grove through two wide and tall sash windows. Grey painted timber floors match your integrated desk and twin storage points. This area sits under the double sleeping mezzanine which is accessed up a set of stairs with open risers. Further shelving on the mezzanine will house your books and photos. A splendid reception boasts two further large sash windows which enjoy uninterrupted views over the south-facing shared garden and toward Forest Hill Grove Park, Camberwell, SE5, £450,000, Wooster & Stock 020 7952 0595
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Diary of an estate agent... From Pimlico to Peckham – the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of estate agency by Felicity Blair of Roy Brooks
ur prime ‘do-er-upper’ has gone under offer and we are much relieved. Not least because, lovely though he is, the vendor is of the type that takes over from the negotiator, leaving them standing like a lemon. Always a difficult one! The buyers are a lovely young couple with youth, energy and vision, and the gumption to take on a mega-project, put their stamp on it and make it their own. Some people can do this several times in a life time. More will only tackle it once! They are not alone. Happily the market is strong enough that there continues to be, since the beginning of the year, a steady and healthy stream of first-time buyers, so essential for the long term health of the market: 60% of our under-offer properties this month have been to first-time buyers. The problem faced by most agents at the moment is lack of stock. Uncertainty breeds apathy, and Brexit has had an effect on many who might otherwise have sold and moved on by now. The thing is, that if the price you can get for your home today is just a little bit softer than
the house up the road achieved two years ago, no matter. The fact is that the house you want to buy (which in most cases will be £300,000-£500,000 more than the one you are selling) will be for sale at a similarly softer price and the buyer will financially net up on the transaction. If you are holding off selling in order achieve a better price at a later date, remember that when that time comes, the price of the property you are trading up to will be similarly higher and your net outlay overall, will also be overall higher. If you need to move, go with it. Get a good agent, go on the market, get a decent offer, and ask your buyer to hold out until your find the place you are looking for. 90% of buyers, having decided that your property is the right one for them, will hold out and wait for you to find your onward move. It really isn’t all that difficult. roybrooks.co.uk
An enchanting, double-fronted home with four roomy double bedrooms, two huge double receptions, a Mediterranean-style garden and off-street parking in the heart of Holly Grove Conservation Area. Great proportions, superb locale and just minutes to Peckham Rye station.Priory Villa, 59 Elm Grove, Peckham, London, SE15, £1,2000,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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HUGEGARDEN This delightful, four-bedroom, semi-detached Edwardian family house has just been tastefully refurbished and re-painted in heritage colours throughout by the landlords and offers really generously-proportioned living space with a huge garden. The ground floor has a wide entrance hall and a staircase to the side with a useful fitted coat/boot closet. There is a good size front reception room and the large rear reception room opens onto a small sun room/conservatory which overlooks the garden. The kitchen is laid out over two rooms to the side of the property with plenty of fitted cabinets and an informal dining area to the rear. It is equipped with all the usual appliances including fridge/freezer, oven, hob and extractor. The large utility room has a tiled floor, an additional sink and houses the laundry appliances (supplied) and a dishwasher. Upstairs there is a split-level landing with a large fitted walk-in closet, two very large bedrooms with fitted closets and two more double bedrooms. There are also a WC, a shower room and a family bathroom. Externally this property has a hard-standing area for off-street parking and a single garage. The rear garden extends over 120ft and is mainly laid to lawn with various mature trees and shrubs. There is an outside privy with a working WC as well as storage rooms for garden implements and a boiler room. De Montfort Road is close to excellent local schools, Tooting Bec Common, shops, facilities and restaurants. It is well-placed for easy commuting into central London and the West End. The property is offered unfurnished and available immediately on a longterm tenancy. De Montfort Road, Streatham, SW16, £2,600, per month, unfurnished, Winkworth 020 8769 6699
RIVERSIDE With spectacular views of the Thames and Battersea Bridge, this immaculately presented, first floor, apartment is on split levels. The flat comprises a large master bedroom with en suite shower room and spacious balcony, a second double bedroom, a family bathroom, and fully fitted kitchen. This flat has excellent entertaining space with fantastic views from both balconies. It also benefits from secure underground parking and great storage throughout. Hester Road, Battersea, SW11, furnished, £2,700 PCM, John D Wood 020 3151 5710
GARDENFLAT This stunning two double bedroom, garden flat is located on a quiet residential road in the heart of Wimbledon. It is offered on a furnished basis and benefits from a private, low maintenance garden. The property is a short walk from central Wimbledon and has wood floors throughout. The accommodation includes an entrance hallway, a spacious reception room with built-in storage, a fantastic kitchen/dining room, two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom with shower over the bath. Palmerston Road is a pretty residential road close to all the amenities and transport Wimbledon has to offer. Palmerston Road, Wimbledon SW19, £1,900 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100
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his handsome and substantial period house in the heart of Wimbledon Village has stunning features, and includes a large self-contained two bedroom flat, detached garage and beautifully landscaped gardens. The house has a reception hall, three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, two cloakrooms, six bedrooms, plus the two bedroom flat and two dressing rooms. In total there are five bath or shower rooms and a large walled garden. This beautifully presented and elegant house is in a quiet residential road just a few hundred yards from the Village High Street. It is well placed for walking to the main town from which there are fast and frequent train services to central London. The house, approached via its most impressive entrance, has been comprehensively restored and sympathetically modernised by the present owner and offers well planned accommodation over four floors. On the ground floor there are beautifully proportioned reception rooms with high corniced ceilings, fireplaces
and architectural column radiators. The smartly appointed and fitted kitchen/ breakfast room connects with the beautiful double aspect dining room which provides a splendid atmosphere for entertaining with the added benefit of French doors which lead out to a lovely side garden area. The lower ground floor flat is equally as spacious and impressive as the main areas of the house and can be accessed from both inside the house and via its own separate side entrance thereby enabling it to be self-contained if required. Upstairs over two floors, arranged around the beautifully bright landings, there are six large bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four stylishly appointed bath/shower rooms Outside, meticulously manicured walled gardens surround the house with plenty of space for family fun as well as al fresco entertaining.
Within what is probably the most prestigious road in the heart of the exclusive Coombe Estate, this stunning detached six bedroom, ambassadorial family residence, also backs directly onto the Coombe Hill golf course. The house has mature grounds of nearly one acre and an internal living area of about 9,5000 square feet. There are four reception rooms, a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. Another five bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, plus a seventh bathroom. Downstairs there is a kitchen/breakfast room, swimming pool, utility room, study, bar and sunroom. Warren Park is probably the best road within the exclusive Coombe Private Estate and houses opulent residential detached residences in equally substantial plots, four of which back onto the renowned Coombe Hill Golf Course. Warren Park is home to only ten private residences and some have recently been the subject of extensive refurbishment bringing them up to executive standards. However, like the rest of the Coombe Estate and Wimbledon Village, there are still some that are likely to be demolished to become substantial residences of opulent standards. Warren Park, Southview, Kingston upon Thames, KT2, ÂŁ15,000 per month, Coombe Residential 020 8947 9393
Lancaster Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19, Robert Holmes ROA pcm 020 8131 9406
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CUL-DE-SAC LUXURY This impressive detached, family house has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and four reception rooms, as well as a stunning garden
t stands in a quiet cul-de-sac, a short distance from Wimbledon Village and the Common. The contemporary property has been completed to exacting standards and offers flexible accommodation over four floors. The ground floor comprises a reception hall, a large and light reception room, a study and a fantastic and large open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room with a walk-in pantry that leads directly out to the private garden. The lower ground floor includes an exceptional multiplex room which could be used as a games room, media room or gym, shower room and a utility room. On the first floor there is a grand, master bedroom with large dressing room and an en suite bathroom with separate shower, bath and two sinks, a second double bedroom with an en suite shower room and a third double bedroom, also with an en suite shower room.
The top floor includes four further bedrooms one of which has an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom. The rear garden is stunningly landscaped with a paved terrace and lawned areas. To the front of the house there is a large driveway for several vehicles behind electronic gates. There are many good schools in the area, both in the private and public sector and a wide range of recreational activities are available such as tennis and golf clubs. The A3 is close by with its direct access into central London and links to the M25 convenient for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Deepdale, Wimbledon, SW19, ÂŁ17,500 per month, unfurnished Knight Frank 020 9811 8946
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LANDMARK PROPERTY This remarkable landmark leasehold property, on the banks of the River Mole, has far reaching views over open countryside
edar House is a simply stunning and magnificent Grade II* listed Georgian style property, located within a stone’s throw of the sought-after village of Cobham. The former Cedar House Hotel and Restaurant is currently held on a Commercial lease (82 years remaining) for use as a Hotel. There is now planning consent in place to convert the building from the current C1 Hotel use to C3 Residential. A new residential lease may be available subject to agreement of the National Trust who are the freeholders. The property is accordingly available for sale for Commercial use and possibly Residential use subject to the freeholders agreement at an additional cost. Cedar House (approx 7,154 sq/ft) offers a buyer the opportunity to create arguably one of the most remarkable landmark period homes in Cobham in a
plot of circa 0.667 acres, with views over the River Mole and countryside beyond. Over the last year, the property has been extensively refurbished throughout and awaits the finishing touches ie floorings and external landscaping. Communications in the area are excellent with easy access to both the A3 and M25. There are fast and regular mainline train services from Cobham to London Waterloo (journey times from 36 minutes). The International airports of Heathrow and Gatwick are 20 and 25 miles respectively. The area is renowned for its schooling, with both English and International schools available catering for all age groups. Reeds School, St Georges College and the American Community School are of particular note.
‘The house offers a buyer the opportunity to create arguably one of the most remarkable landmark period homes in Cobham’
Mill Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11, price on application, Knight Frank 01932 591 605
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SPORTINGCHANCE Located within 10 minutes walking distance of three golf courses, The Chase in Woking with its excellent rail service to London is an ideal home for sporting commuters
wner Keith Jamieson explains: “I originally bought the house because of the marvellous Woking to Waterloo service which only takes 25 minutes. The station is two miles away and I could drive there in 10 minutes, although most people seem to cycle on these quiet roads.” The split level house is in an upmarket, leafy suburb of Woking called Hook Heath; an area developed by a number of famous architects before and after the First World War. After the war, improvements to the rail service made it a prime location for London commuters but the high price of land meant that predominantly exclusive houses were built. Even today, the atmosphere of Edwardian Hook Heath remains. Many of the houses have been individually designed and most have larger than average gardens. Much of the tree cover also remains to give a semi-rural appearance to the roads. The Chase has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and over half an acre of beautifully maintained wrap-around garden. Keith (now 90), said: “Ironically I don’t play golf, but maybe the new buyer will because it is ideally situated for a golfer.” He has lived at the house for nearly 50 years and still carries out all the manual maintenance to the property himself, including push-mowing all the lawns. He now plans to move to the Cotswolds to be nearer to his two daughters. Before retirement he was managing director of a number of food and drink companies and since then he has made numerous changes to the house.
“Originally it had five bedrooms, but I made one into a bathroom so now there are three bathrooms. I added two conservatories; the second one because I wanted somewhere to keep my pot plants in the winter, and building a second conservatory utilised the heating from the boiler room which would have been wasted otherwise. Over time, I had walls removed and incorporated the garage into the house and then built a second double garage. I opened the place up and rebuilt the kitchen. It’s a lovely place and I hope someone else will enjoy it as much as I have done.” The house offers enormous privacy and seclusion, sitting in the centre of its picturesque and ample wraparound gardens. The lounge has an open fire, a raised terrace and views from three aspects which fully exploit the outlook over the gardens. The modern kitchen opens into the bright and spacious main conservatory. A reception hall is at the front of the property and there is a separate dining room to the rear. Woking offers excellent retail outlets in The Peacocks and Wolsey Place Shopping Centres, as well as a variety of entertainment venues such as the cinema, theatres and The Big Apple Entertainment Centre. There is a huge selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops. The Chase also sits within catchment for some of the area’s most highly rated schools. The Chase, Hook Heath Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22, £1,150,000, Carson & Co 01483 773101
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LUXURY APARTMENTS There are now three opportunities for buyers to move into the luxurious estate in the heart of the Sussex countryside, converted from the renowned King Edward VII Hospital in Sussex
he three flats currently on sale are among the 100plus luxury apartments in this iconic building. They come complete with gymnasium and parking. The hospital was opened as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1906 after King Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, decided to help poor TB patients. It was converted into an NHS hospital in the 1960s and closed in 2003. Now the estate in Midhurst, West Sussex, which was once home to hundreds of patients, sent there to be nursed in an atmosphere of fresh air and beautiful gardens, is a prestigious address with many of the flats costing top dollar. The three apartments currently available range in price from £200,000 to £269,950. All are beautifully presented and offer a great place to either retire, use as a country retreat or as a full-time commuter base, or even as a lock-up-and-leave investment. The wonderful views over stunning countryside are a great part of their appeal. The listed historic building nestles within the South Downs National Park. The nearest town is Midhurst which offers a wide range of shops, schools, churches, public houses, a sport/community centre, regular bus services and a health centre. Cowdray Park, where golf and polo may be enjoyed, is nearby and sailing on the south coast is within 20 miles, racing at Goodwood six miles and Chichester Festival Theatre is 12 miles away. Haslemere, with its main line station (Portsmouth/Waterloo) is eight miles north. The beautifully preserved building also houses a club lounge, library, gymnasium, a heated indoor swimming pool and offers concierge service. Outside there is access to acres of stunning grounds for country walks. The estate is accessed via a gated sweeping driveway and offers exclusive access to acres of grounds, and the gymnasium. The estate has been converted into individually
designed apartments, each offering something different. A video entry and security code allow access to the magnificent main hall with a lift providing access to all floors. The King Edward VII Hospital was the brainchild of the monarch, after he was given £200,000 to spend on charitable purposes following his accession to the throne in 1901. He was inspired by similar tuberculosis sanatoriums overseas. After a public competition to solicit ideas for how to build the new hospital, architect Percy Adams won the commission. The facades were designed by Charles Holden, who later became known for his innovative Tube stations, and leading garden designer Gertrude Jekyll laid out the hospital grounds. Among the fine Arts and Crafts-inspired buildings is an unusual chapel in an L shape, originally so that men and women could each have a separate wing. After 12 years of standing empty, the Grade II listed estate was re-opened as a luxury block of flats, with larger family homes located in the grounds. The sanatorium gardens were restored to their original splendour to boost the attraction of the estate, which is less than an hour from London. Developer City & Country said that the restoration was carried out with particular sensitivity in a bid to undo the aesthetic damage caused by the modern hospital. At the time a spokesman for City & Country said: “Offering a hugely desirable combination of history, stunning listed buildings, surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, combined with breathtaking wider surroundings and excellent commutability to local towns and London, the estate is set to become a highly desirable new address for those seeking a beautiful home.”
‘All are beautifully presented and offer a great place to either retire, use as a country retreat or as a full-time commuter base, or even as a lock-up-and-leave investment’
King Edward VII Apartments, Kings Drive, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0EX, from £200,000, King & Chasemore 01730 812456
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CHICHESTER PLACE BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX BN2 A stunning 4 bedroom townhouse situated in a desirable road within Kemp Town. Pretty, east facing rear patio garden and plenty of space to maximise living accommodation. Driveway to the front of the property providing off road parking, a rarity in this location. EPC: D. £700,000 KING & CHASEMORE LEWES ROAD BRIGHTON 01273 608011
Vine Farm, Winford, North Somerset BS40 6 Bedroom detached home set in approx. 8 acres with large outbuilding offering superb commercial possibilities being within close proximity to Bristol Airport. £1,250,000 CHAPPELL & MATTHEWS 01179 738734
Bitterne Road, Hamble, Hampshire SO18 A bespoke 4 bedroom detached property with a blend of Victorian features and modern touches. EPC: C. £550,000 MORRIS DIBBEN, BITTERNE 02380 445800
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OLD VICARAGE FARM, CENARTH, CARMARTHENSHIRE SA38 Private location, fantastic views, outside courtyard, buildings, stables, level paddocks, pond, section of woodland, Fishing for 2 rods on river Teifi in 25 acres. EPC: G. £825,000 JOHN FRANCIS, CARDIGAN 01239 612080
LOE BAR ROAD, PORTHLEVEN, HELSTON, CORNWALL TR13 This detached 4 bedroom property occupies a superb position with 180 degree panoramic sea views within a short walk of the beach, harbour and village facilities of Porthleven. EPC: E. £750,000
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East Compton House, Village Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol BS35 Stunning and unique five double bedroom home with plenty of room for any growing family. EPC: C. £620,000 CHAPPELL & MATTHEWS, THORNBURY 01454 412565
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HIGH STREET, HYTHE, CALSHOT SO45 £625,000
Detached 4 bedroom 1930s house, was once the village shop. Good size plot with views across Southampton water. EPC: D.
MORRIS DIBBEN, HYTHE 02380 843093
NORTH DRIVE, HUTTON, BRENTWOOD, ESSEX CM13 A secluded country home occupying a plot of 1.04 acres comprising main residence, outbuilding/annex, swimming pool, garden room and well stocked gardens. Located between Hutton and Billericay with open countryside nearby. EPC: D. £1,000,000 - £1,100,000 HETHERINGTONS SHENFIELD 01277 214866
Old Park Pale, Mountfield Lane, Mountfield, Robertsbridge TN32 Listed character cottage in 1.5 acres enjoying a beautiful rural setting backing onto, and benefiting of views of Darwell reservoir. EPC: Exempt OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £920,000 FREEMAN FORMAN ROBERTSBRIDGE 01580 881188
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Bryn Haul And Illimani, Goodwick SA64 Two, four bedroom character properties, enjoying stunning sea and countryside views. Including attractive gardens, decking and a summer house. EPC: D. OFFERS IN THE REGION OF £430,000 JOHN FRANCIS, FISHGUARD 01348 873070
BALFOUR ROAD, BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX BN1 Built only four years ago, this modern four bedroom house offers good size open space, ideal for entertaining, located in a popular area for schools. EPC: B. £800,000
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PARK LANE, COWPLAIN, HAMPSHIRE PO8 Offers over £550,000
A beautiful four bedroom detached chalet bungalow with a large extension. Garage, off-road parking and large garden. EPC: D.
MORRIS DIBBEN COWPLAIN 02392 251 141
EASTOKE AVENUE, HAYLING ISLAND, HAMPSHIRE, PO11 This is a chain free property. A detached marine style residence having flexible accommodation backing onto Fishery Creek with easy access to Chichester Harbour, direct water access over looking the woods beyond. The property is in immaculate condition and has been finished with a high specification, offering a flexible family sized home. EPC: C. £850,000 MORRIS DIBBEN, HAYLING ISLAND 02392465941
Chyryn, St. Pirans Way, Perranuthnoe TR20 Coastal detached property ideal as a holiday or family home. Superb sea views from many of the rooms, plus country views to the rear. Large open plan modern kitchen and dining room. Exceptional spacious dual aspect sitting room. Ground floor study/office or guest room, plus separate utility and boot room. Extensive bright master bedroom. 3 further double bedrooms and a modern family bathroom Guide Price £665,000 to £695,000 COUNTRY AND WATERSIDE TRURO 01872 240999
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PLOT 105 – THE THORNSETT, LYME REGIS, DORSET Woodberry Copse is a stunning range of properties in Lyme Regis offering the ultimate combination of contemporary new home quality and a stunning West Dorset location £599,950
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This architecturally inspiring Grade II listed Jacobean Hall is home to this very well-appointed two bedroom apartment, occupying the first floor with far reaching countryside views. The significant grounds are in the region of 4.5 acres, beautifully kept with manicured lawns, parking and a single garage, an all-weather tennis court and outdoor swimming pool surrounded by formal gardens. The apartment is accessed via security entry phone system with a lift providing ease of access. Loddington enjoys a village pub, primary school, thriving cricket club and some fine rural walks. Kettering is a short drive away, the mainline railway accessing St Pancras in under an hour. EPC RATING: EXEMPT Main Street, Loddington Kettering 01536 417888
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Guide price £725,000
This significant four bedroom Grade II listed Limestone Coach House is situated within the grounds of Pipewell Hall. A block paved driveway leads to double garaging and fabulous private garden is complimented by a heated outdoor swimming pool. The palatial interior offers flexible living space. Pipewell is surrounded by lovely countryside yet the A14/A1/M1 link is within easy reach as well as Kettering and Corby mainline stations connecting with London St Pancras International in under an hour. Viewing is strictly by appointment. EPC RATING: EXEMPT The Coach House, Pipewell Kettering 01536 417888
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ATTHEEND OFALANE The Folly is a local stone-built, three double bedroom, detached house, with a double garage, standing in gardens of approximately an acre
he house is tucked away at the end of a lane and is surrounded by open countryside, although conveniently close to Hartwell village. The property is approximately 200 years old and was formerly three separate workmen’s cottages which were converted and extended in 2000 by the current owner. The house retains many period character features such as exposed stone work and timbers but also features a stunning bright double-height reception leading to the gardens. There is still scope to further extend and create a stunning country home. On the ground floor is a triple-aspect, double-height reception room, a cosy snug with a feature stone fireplace, dining room and a conservatory overlooking the rear garden. As well as a traditional style kitchen/breakfast room with a feature brick fireplace housing a Rayburn, there is also a utility room and shower room. A covered area leads to a separate study which has potential to create and is also accessed from the garage. On the first floor are three similar-
sized double bedrooms. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower and wash basin. The main bathroom has been re-fitted with a modern suite. This delightful property has a large gravel driveway with parking for at least five cars. There is an open car port/ store as well as a double garage. To the rear are well-stocked gardens with flowers and shrubs and also an orchard with superb views over open countryside. There’s also a large sun terrace, pond, patio and purposebuilt barbecue hut. The village has a church, a primary school which has an outstanding Ofsted report, a public house, a community centre, recreational ground and a village shop. Salcey Forest is less than a mile from Hartwell. Northampton and Milton Keynes are easily accessible for mainline stations with direct trains to London.
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LAST WORD Alexandra Masson, Associate Director at John D Wood & Co Describe your property career to date. I started my property career in 2012 after studying Mathematics Statistics & Demographics at the University of Southampton. My father used to have his own agency in the 80s so it has always been in the family! I joined an independent company in West Kensington when I graduated and grew my career there. The company will always have a place in my heart (my ex-boss is coming to my wedding in July!), but after 4 and a half years, I decided I needed a new challenge. I then moved to John D Wood and currently look after two amazing teams across our Southfields and Wimbledon offices which I enjoy very much. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? I love seeing new design ideas on a daily basis. I have always adored interior design and recently refurbished my own home. There is also nothing more satisfying than hard negotiation and succeeding at the end of it. I am relentless and also very moral so will always fight for my clients to achieve them the very best possible and myself and the teams will always aim to deliver a first class service. Describe the biggest challenges. Having worked through the highs and lows of the market (2014 vs now) the hardest challenges are managing clients’ expectations on pricing and achieving them the best for their property
by looking after the buyers that have a real want and need to move. Gone are the days when the phone rings all day with enquiries, but it is up to us to work that bit harder to make sure that we deliver. It is the lows of the market that really differentiate the proactive agents that will push 100% to deliver the results. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Choose the right company you will be pleasantly surprised! There is no denying that estate agents have a bad name, but we are just people! John D Wood’s brand tagline is ‘Trusted for Generations’ and I know myself and my colleagues really do swear by that. I have been incredibly fortunate with the two companies I have worked for and the support I have received to grow in my career. Choose the right company, I would urge you to give it a go as I wouldn’t look back! What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? Be sure of the area that you want to buy in, focus on that area and the rest will follow. Too many buyers look at multiple areas and it is no wonder some get confused on pricing and become nervous. London prices vary substantially by area, even more so in this market. What sets south London apart? South London has some of the best green spaces
(Kew Gardens and Richmond Park to name the obvious), monumental landmarks, many incredible restaurants, is extremely well connected to the rest of the city and has a great sporting heritage. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? With all that south London has to offer I think the south London market will remain steady. We are still seeing many buyers wanting to move to south London as their area of choice and I don’t see this changing. Recent highs, recent lows? I was recently promoted to Associate Director which meant a lot to me in a role that I am incredibly passionate about. I am also getting married in July and the creativity of wedding planning has been very exciting. I wouldn’t say there have been many lows. In fact, considering the uncertainty in the market, we have achieved some record prices on our properties. What is your top location south of the river? I would have to say Richmond. There isn’t much that Richmond can’t offer! If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? Probably something creative – interior design and fashion are my passions outside of work!
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