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LONDON PROPERTY

HOUSE & HOME

DECEMBER 2018

PICTURE PERFECT Insta-success!

GIRLPOWER Streatham gets what it really, really wants

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Candahar Road, Battersea SW11 • Beautifully presented terraced house • Bright property offering outdoor space, ideal for families • Original Victorian features such as cornicing and a detailed ceiling rose Little India is a coveted area of Battersea located between Battersea Park, Clapham and the River Thames. These large Victorian houses are perfect for families and commuters, set on quiet residential streets only 0.3 miles from Clapham Junction.

Our Battersea expert, Matt Smith, looks forward to helping you. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5934 07825 402464

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• Bay fronted drawing room • Shaker style kitchen • Private 60 ft garden A wonderful family home benefitting from useful side access, located on the popular Heaver Estate. Guide price £2,150,000 Freehold

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• Beatrix Potter catchment area • On the doorstep of Wandsworth Common • Generous living space A family home with a 55 ft garden, located on one of the most favoured roads in Wandsworth. Guide price £1,900,000 Freehold

sam.sproston@knightfrank.com 020 8682 7768

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NEWS & VIEWS

HOME

10 Home Front. Jenny Knight looks at the effects of Instagram on our design choices

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11 The Word. Marc Wiehe brings challenging news from the coal face

29 So SOUTH. A designer tree for your wall

22 Heads-up. A new head at Knight Frank Esher, an inspiring meeting place and uber luxury living in Sri Lanka 23 Word on the Street. Should you put your home on the market at Christmas? 24 Secret Agent. Alex Oppenheim of John D Wood & Co revealed 52 Money Matters. Is Help to Buy benefitting house builders more than buyers, asks Duncan Farmer 54 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 95 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks

SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

28 The Trend. Hang it all…

30 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best 34 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens

ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. An exceptional modern house designed by worldrenowned architect Terry Farrell 15 South West London. Two flats could become one in this Victorian house in Battersea 20 Girl Power. Streatham gets what it really, really wants 26 Home Compare. Deck the halls… 37 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress

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8 45 NEW HOMES. Tim Banks CEO of Octagon looks back over a challenging but successful year

62 South West London. Desirable houses on Wandsworth Common 63 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A newly built luxury home close to the Village 67 Robert Holmes Coombe. A fine new family residence in the heart of the Coombe Estate 76 South West London. Two houses and a luxury apartment Between the Commons, in Putney and Wimbledon 86 Sales Talk. A market overview 94 South East London. Two substantial homes in Beckenham and Herne Hill 96 Luxe Lettings. A fabulous family house in Wimbledon and a delightful ground floor flat in landscaped grounds

sea Two superb flats with park views in Batter state from @knightfrank #house #home #reale #estateagent #investment

97 Lettings. Three spacious apartments in Battersea, Putney and Streatham Hill 98 Super Prime Let. A stunning five bedroom family home in Wimbledon

COUNTRY 100 A unique Grade II listed house in an idyllic countryside setting 102 A impressive period property near Saffron Walden and a clever barn conversion in Northamptonshire 104 A home in a beautifully converted Victorian Convent in Haywards Heath and a charming cottage in Hook 105 A glorious period property near Winchester 106 An exceptional modern house in the village of Sywell, Northamptonshire

FINALLY 113 Last Word. Rebecca Jane Higgins, Office Head Knight Frank Clapham, has the final say

A wonderful two bedroom maisonette on the fashionable Fulham Road from @sellmyhome uk #interior #interiordesign #property

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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT. COMING HOME H&M have opened their first standalone Home Concept Store in the UK at Westfield White City. The new store will present the latest trends, newest products and future collaborations. It’s a big, inspiring, beautifully designed space where you can see the latest ranges plus newly launched furniture, lighting and books. There’s even a florist’s shop with a choice selection of blooms and greenery at great prices.

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CHRISTMASWISH Every family Christmas pudding once offered the thrill of finding a shiny silver sixpence – this tin (filled with delicious buttery shortbread as a bonus) is a nostalgic delight and simply good design. £10 for a 450g tin.

In complete contrast to ubiquitous upright Scandinavian seating, the Barbarella Bustle is a buxom beauty upholstered with plush velvety pleats which perfectly set off it’s curved contours. £1,555.

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LOOKATTHIS! The Lito Eye bookend from L’Objet is inspired by the eye as a surreal talisman of good luck. Crafted from Limoges porcelain, it features a 24 carat gold plating, £210. www.amara.com

BRIGHTIDEA Derived from the floor lamp’s distinctive ‘swaying’ motion when knocked or moved, Sway is a chargeable, cordless, mobile floor lamp designed by Australian designer Nick Rennie with Made By Pen, a Melbourne-based design studio. It can be safely used inside or out, £617. www.madebypen.com

ANEWLEAF Taken from the Green Home Book – an encyclopedia of decorating and living with green plants – these posters by Riikka Kantin from Paper Collective printed on high quality matte paper are a fresh and carefree take on indoor greenery. The magnetic no-frame sticks in oak or walnut are optional. Available in 3 sizes, 50cm x 70cm, £72. www.norsu.com.au

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HOMEFRONT

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We’re all obsessed with interior design. Now we have an app that has taken being house proud to a new level and given us all the recipe for insta-success

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lossy magazines and TV make-over programmes used to be responsible for the feeling that our homes didn’t quite measure up. Nowadays it’s not just people trying to sell their property who are nit-pickingly house proud, it’s nearly all of us – minus the last few remaining slobs. Instagram has one billion users and interior design is a fast-growing interest with interior-design postings increasing by more than 30% over the past year. The picture boxes of corners of ideal homes is changing the way we live in our homes, feel about them and decorate them. From tiny details that inspire to new colour schemes, new cushions, different house plants and new kitchen equipment, the platform feeds our desire to have a perfect home life. Interior design gurus used to be the ones to spot trends but Instagram has given that power to all its users who pick up and copy decorating trends and stylish objects. Home builders can also find affordable help to get the look they fancy. The overall effect is to raise the bar on aspirations and stoke a demand that the home should look at all times like a film set. This ultra-house proud drive can be bad news for people without a cleaner three days a week, and those with kids and dogs who

constantly muck up the décor. Another argument against posting endless pictures of our perfect homes is that it can be a sad blow to the selfesteem of the house proud poster if they fail to attract a single ‘like’ for their new look bathroom. A survey by window manufacturer Origin found that more than half the 1,500 questioned said that they felt dissatisfied with their own homes after looking at images of other people’s homes on social media. One in 10 of them said that they felt disappointed about the look and feel of their homes several times a day. Yet for all the criticisms who would want to return to the days when a few ‘experts’ set the trend for often dull interiors featuring endless muted browns without a welcome splash of colour. Roll on the sometimes zany yet refreshing interior design efforts of all us amateurs. And remember even if your house or flat is an absolute mess you too can become a trend setter by carefully photographing the merest corner of your home – the one with the healthy houseplant and attractive pot set against a blank wall and your nicest photograph. There, done – you trendsetter.

EXCEPTIONAL MODERN Designed by the world renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell CBE, Drum House is an exceptional modernist home that has just been the subject of a painstaking and exquisite refurbishment programme, completed in 2018. There is a real depth of quality and thoughtfulness to the remedial works, including the installation of four superbly appointed bathrooms, a beautiful Bulthaup kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and i pad controlled heating, lighting and audio systems. Totalling an impressive 6,863 square feet the house has a wonderful lateral footprint and is arranged over just two levels, with uncluttered and exciting spaces really emphasising the magnificent room proportions. Built in 2004 Drum House nestles idyllically and discretely in a private gated backwater, accessed from River Lane. The layout of the house has a fantastic flow, with a real emphasis on natural light, privacy and the creation of a seamless blend between the outside and inside. Further features of particular note include the beautifully designed and well established gardens created by John Sallis Chandler – a multiple gold medal winner at The Chelsea Flower Show, the double height gallery (running the full length of the house) that greets you immediately upon entering the property, and last but not least the simply stunning drawing room with its wonderful aspects and cube like proportions. Drum House, River Lane, Petersham, Guide price, £7.5m Savills Richmond 020 8614 9100

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THE WORD

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Marc Wiehe, Director Winkworth Streatham, brings challenging news from the coal face of estate agency

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his article is written fully in the spirit of Christmas cheer and in looking forward to peace and goodwill breaking out world-wide in 2019. That is sadly where the nice, fluffy stuff ends! The challenging news from the coal face of estate agency is that 2018 has been one of the most difficult markets to work in and 2019 will most likely be more of the same. The lack of a clear economic and political horizon and very different expectations of buyers and sellers has been a difficult square to circle. The property market is always very sentiment driven and the very low level of transactions have been further hit by a succession of negative external factors from Stamp Duty changes, increased interest rates and low expectations of a satisfactory resolution to Brexit. Mark Carney was very Scrooge-like in August with gloomy predictions for a “nodeal” Brexit doomsday scenario. Predictably an already tough market proceeded to hit a wall. It does seem however that sellers have taken note that all is not well and are no longer tempted by the up-front cost, internetonly providers nor are they convinced by the ever higher pricing model proposed by some panicky, inexperienced agents who then lock down a long sole agency contract, only to immediately row back from the price they just quoted. Those who are trusting good advice and readjusting their expectations from the outset of the process are the ones who are transacting. There are always good buyers – sellers will need to work hard to present their properties in the best possible viewing condition yet still be prepared to have a serious conversation when offers are presented. We are delighted to work with enlightened innovators like the all-female team behind the Thirlmere Road development featured on pages 20 and 21. They understand that buyers looking for a first home are raised on a diet of Instagram perfection and are much more likely to offer on something stylish and

presented in excellent condition rather than contemplate a project unless they have a Guide price £2.25 million lot of imagination and deep pockets. (They 43 St James’ Road is an outstanding generally don’t!) architecturally designed new home Family house buyers will often take more set over three floors, well located of a view on condition as they are focused for Sevenoaks High Street and less on factors such as school catchment areas than a mile from the main line train and larger gardens, but they too will resist station. The striking split-level home the so-so presentation which was a feature provides contemporary and versatile of the booming market of years gone by. accommodation, including a large open In the lettings market there is a fast plan kitchen/dining/living space, a draining pool of rental properties available master bedroom with en suite, dressing and an increased supply of good applicants room and Juliet balcony, and four further looking. These are typically would-be firstbedrooms. An impressive south facing time buyers that are shelving their plans to landscaped garden offers superb far purchase whilst waiting to see if Carney’s reaching views towards the North Downs. predictions come true. Savills Sevenoaks 01732 789 700 Demand is high across the board but is always strong for good-value, one or two bedroom flats with easy commutes. Tenants are offering longer tenancy terms, keen to lock in prices in a rising market. Landlords that are keeping their nerve in the face Minnow of the tougher tax restrictions will be benefitting from buoyant rental 21 The prices and short void periods Pavement, London throughout 2019. SW4 0HY Streatham and Brixton are 020 7720 4105 now very much part of the Where? landscape of the family Situated just around the corner rental market, too, as from the Clapham Common these areas have done tube station and overlooks a lot in recent years to Clapham Common Park. address the failings of the past. Blessed What’s it like? with good Victorian A charming café/restaurant with housing stock, several a laid back vibe, friendly staff and large parks, improving lovely local independent feel to it. schools and upgraded And the food? leisure facilities this I went for brunch with a friend combined with a shift and thought the smashed in perceptions and avocado on toast with substantial relocation of poached eggs were brilliant. Lizzie Woods businesses to London Truffle chips were a Negotiator (particularly in the tech and naughty but necessary Knight Frank related sector) will ensure Clapham addition as well. continued growth in values.

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Eagle House, Wimbledon SW19 • Grade ll* listed Jacobean manor house that has been restored and converted into 8 large luxury apartments • Finished to the highest standards, featuring the latest technology • Interior design by the renowned designer Michaelis Boyd Eagle House is located right in the heart of Wimbledon Village, just off the High Street and near the open spaces of Wimbledon Common yet accessible to both Wimbledon Tube and Mainline stations. Shops, boutiques and restaurants are literally on the doorstep.

Our Wimbledon expert, Dominic Pasqua, looks forward to helping you. wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8022 1358 07795 454 022

knightfrank.co.uk Guide prices from £2,250,000 Share of freehold

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• Retains period charm throughout • Clapham Common views • Excellent location and transport links This split-level, top floor flat has the perfect accommodation to living space balance. Guide price £600 per week Available furnished

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• Abundance of natural light • Set within a period conversion • Ideally located in the heart of Clapham Old Town First floor, spacious apartment maintaining period charm throughout. Guide price £390 per week Available furnished

harry.anthony@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6119

All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees. Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Property Redress Scheme.

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The Grange, Wimbledon SW19 A very well presented 3 bedroom detached coach house in the heart of Wimbledon Village. EPC: E. Guide price £2,500 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Springfield Road, Wimbledon SW19

Copse Hill, West Wimbledon SW20 A spacious and rare to the market apartment situated within this modern and exclusive development in West Wimbledon. EPC: B. Guide price £3,000 per calendar month Available furnished

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An attractive 5 bedroom detached house situated a short distance from Wimbledon town centre. EPC: D. Guide price £4,200 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Raymond Road, Wimbledon SW19 Well presented 3 bedroom first floor apartment close to Wimbledon Common. EPC: D. Guide price £3,200 per calendar month Available furnished

Ridgway Place, Wimbledon SW19 A modernised 2 bedroom first floor flat a short distance from Wimbledon Village. EPC: C. Guide price £1,800 per calendar month Available furnished

Ridgway, Wimbledon SW19 A fabulous loft style apartment with roof terrace and situated in a great Wimbledon Village location. EPC: C. Guide price £1,895 per calendar month Available furnished

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Call the Knight Frank Wimbledon team on 020 3641 7650, we'd love to help you. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees. Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Property Redress Scheme.

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DOUBLEOPPORTUNITY Two flats are for sale in this impressive Victorian house. The house is ideally situated on Albert Bridge Road, Battersea, and the current sale offers scope to combine the two properties into one stunning apartment, or for two separate buyers to each get wonderful apartments

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he lower floor flat is a beautifully presented one bedroom apartment with direct views over Battersea Park. The reception room is very impressive with a feature fire place and three sash windows, allowing light to flood in. The kitchenette is cleverly concealed and the spacious bedroom, with built-in storage, is rear facing and therefore road noise is kept to a minimum. Each flat in the house has a share of the freehold on a 999 year lease. This flat could be joined to the flat above – and the agent has details of how this might be done. The top floor flat is also available. This large one to two bedroom flat also has beautiful park views from the reception room and modern decoration throughout. There is a separate kitchen and a feature spiral staircase leading to a loft room. There is planning consent to extend the loft space to include a generous bedroom and en suite shower room. There is also scope to improve the current space without extending the property. Planning consent has also been granted to combine this first floor flat to the flat below. The house is on the west side of Battersea Park and ideal for pleasant walks along the River, through the park. It is also extremely handy for Chelsea and the

popular King’s Road, with its famous range of shops and restaurants. Battersea Park train station and Sloane Square underground station are also within close proximity. There are regular bus services from Battersea Bridge and Chelsea Embankment, with ferry services from Cadogan Pier. Albert Bridge Road, Battersea, SW11, £580,000 and £700,000, Knight Frank 020 3918 6968

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The best properties on your doorstep

Frewin Road, SW18 Drawing room, dining room, kitchen/playroom, TV room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 5 further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, flexible use garden room, 289 sq m (3,115 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide £2.85 million | Freehold

Overstrand Mansions, SW11 Reception/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, further bedroom, further bathroom with dressing area, utility room, balcony, 122 sq m (1,318 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide £1.685 million | Share of Freehold

Talk to us today Robin Chatwin Savills Battersea Bridge 020 3430 6905 rchatwin@savills.com

Camilla Harris Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900 charris@savills.com

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

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Cambridge Mansions, SW11 Open-plan kitchen/reception/dining room, master bedroom suite, 2 further double bedrooms, further bathroom, south-facing balcony, 22ft roof terrace, lift, 122 sq m (1,307 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide ÂŁ1.45 million | Share of Freehold

Tregarvon Road, SW11 Open-plan kitchen/reception room, master bedroom suite, further bedroom, further bathroom, dressing room, west-facing garden, 77 sq m (833 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide ÂŁ775,000 | Share of Freehold

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Address, Area,order. PCTheButler Med 12.85pt ed in excellent decorative ground floor comprises, entrance hallway with a utility and cloakroom, elegant reception room with bay window,

stylish open plan kitchen/dining/ living room, which leads to a landscaped garden. The first and second floors offer four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Description. Approx. x,xxxx sq ft. Energy Rating: x Gotham Reg 6pt Brocklebank is Wandsworth a quiet tree linedSW18 street 3RG located within close proximity to excellent local schools, and situated between Earlsfield and Wandsworth 324 Trinity Road Road, Commonoftrain stations; which are both Summary accomodation. Gotham Regwithin 6pt easy reach. Clapham Junction is also easily accessible and provides further access in and out of London. 020 3151 6642 There is an array of shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities easily accessible along Garratt Lane and in the nearby Southside Shopping Centre. Xxxxhold Guide Price £xxx Gotham 6pt Medium wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk Price: £1,100,000

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Overstrand Mansions, Battersea, SW11 A very well presented three bedroom flat on the ground floor of this popular Victorian mansion block on Prince of Wales Drive, enjoying a patio (not demised) accessed via French doors from the double reception room. With well-proportioned space throughout and its high ceilings, this delightful flat has a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms and benefits from park views from the reception room. Overstrand Mansions is situated midway along Prince Wales Battersea Drive. Local SW11 shops 4LW and restaurants are to be found on Battersea Park Road together with bus routes providing ser501 Battersea ParkofRoad, vices to Chelsea, the West End and the City. The mainline railway stations at Queenstown Road and Battersea Park Road offer services to Waterloo, 020 5578 Bridge. Victoria3151 and London

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t was nearly 60 years ago that that two substantial Victorian houses in Thirlmere Road, on the edge of Tooting Common, were converted into studio and one bedroom flats. Over the decades the property was poorly maintained and by the time it was sold the existing flats were cramped and depressing. Now thanks to the vision of the architect, Chantal Michelin, stakeholder Clare van Dam, developer Mary Hurst and interior designer Rebecca Wakefield, the new apartments have everything a first or second-time buyer could desire. And to complete this collaboration even the estate agent – Xenia Goodman – handling the sales for Winkworth is a woman. Architect Chantal, founding partner of Flower Michelin, explains: “It was pure coincidence that the project was handled by a team of women. Within the construction industry there can often be a low diversity level so it was great there was a balanced mix on this project which included the contractor, structural engineer, quantity surveyor and planning consultant.”

Rebecca Wakefield, the interior designer from Studio Fortnum, says: “Often new flats are all a bit vanilla, but all the flats in this project are totally individual, some with gardens and some with private roof terraces and one with a large cellar.” To complete the transformation of what had originally been two handsome three storey houses knocked into one, the team drew up new plans to extend upwards and outwards. Ceilings that had been lowered to suit the tastes of the 1960s were reinstated to their original heights to add a sense of space and light. Rebecca adds: “This is a great location with excellent transport links. These are the apartments that first-time buyers always hope to find and so seldom do.” Because Rebecca was involved from the beginning of the project the interior designs are extra stylish with solid oak herringbone floors and with upmarket touches like beehive door knobs and well selected colour schemes. She adds: “The idea is modern living for young London buyers. Every single bathroom and kitchen is different.

“Often new flats are all a bit vanilla, but all the flats in this project are totally individual”

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Often new flats are devoid of personality. Here we have a beautiful Victorian building with large windows and natural light so we were able to create decent living spaces that people can easily imagine living in.” Over the years the building had lost much of its period feeling so the team reinstated the Victorian skirting boards and covings while bringing the interiors up to the minute in terms of convenience and comfortable living. Some have quirky finishes like high pitched ceilings and exposed fireplaces, with interesting tiles and colours. Xenia from Winkworth Streatham confirms that three apartments launched in the first phase in the summer have already found buyers and that the available flats currently being finished range in price from £355,000 for a one bed to £650,000 for the large garden apartments with two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The stylish modern interiors all blend with the traditional proportions of the substantial original building. The interior finishes include: solid oak herringbonelaid parquet floors, luxury specification bathrooms

and modern integrated kitchens with marble worktops and splash backs. Thirlmere Road is near to Tooting Bec’s famous Lido and has easy access to Balham and Streatham High Road. Central London is within easy reach from nearby Streatham (Thameslink) and Streatham Hill rail stations and Tooting Bec/Balham tube (Northern Line). All the apartments are on sale with a share of freehold. Thirlmere Road, Streatham, SW16, from £355,000 to £650,000, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

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HEADS-UP GHOSTBUSTERS Savills’ office in Fulham celebrated Halloween by taking on a spooky transformation. The office was dressed up and staff dressed as Ghostbusters. The office handed out over 50kg of sweets and were visited by hundreds of local residents. Emma Stead, head of Savills Fulham says: “Over the years our Halloween party has become a key event for the local community and their families to attend. In its eleventh year, the party was a great success and it provided a wonderful opportunity to catch up with clients while our younger attendees were kept entertained with Halloween activities.”

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NEWGALLERY Arts Council England has announced a £200,000 grant to help Matt’s Gallery move to a brand new building at the Bellway development in Ponton Road, Nine Elms, Battersea. This latest boost brings the reality of Nine Elms as an arts and cultural destination a step closer. Matt’s Gallery is expected to attract visitors and residents to regular exhibitions and events. Once fitted out, the new complex will include double height gallery space, a home for the gallery’s extensive archive, artists’ studios, and a space for talks, screenings and performances. Emma Hamlett, Sales Director of Bellway Homes said: “In order to reflect the rich history of this site, we felt it was fitting to include an art gallery. “The space that will house Matt’s Gallery is almost ready. It is important that we offer a wide mix of amenities for our residents. Until now if you thought of arts on the south bank of the Thames, you would think of Tate Modern and its surroundings, but now Nine Elms is evolving into another major cultural quarter.”

Sri Lanka’s most exclusive residential development, Sapphire Residences, celebrated its global launch in November in the prestigious surroundings of The Dorchester in London, in the presence of Her Excellency Manisha Gunasekera, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and 150 guests. They were treated to a menu with a Sri Lankan twist especially created for the occasion by The Dorchester’s Executive Sous Chef Mario Perera, who graduated from St Joseph’s College in Colombo. Sapphire Residences will house 130 uber-luxury apartments and two remarkable 19,000 sq ft penthouses, all with interiors designed by YOO Inspired by Starck. Set to redefine vertical residential

living in the Indian Ocean region, Sapphire Residences will provide some of the largest apartments available in South Asia, averaging 5,000 sq ft of living space. The building includes a private Residents’ Club offering over 40,000 sq ft of leisure amenities, including several swimming pools, cinema, spa, fitness centre, squash and multi-purpose sports courts Currently under construction with completion expected in 2021, Sapphire Residences apartments and penthouses are available from US$1.4 million. Worldwide sales are being managed by Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty. www.sapphireresidences/lk

RIGHTATHOME Bella Tellwright’s eye for houses and interiors was trained early on when she started out working on the interiors pages of Vogue magazine. Then came the glitzy years when she honed her management skills, working with musicians from Pink Floyd to Gerry Rafferty, running their tours, and recordings. After too much travelling, the next two decades were spent in the prime central London property market where she specialised in house sales in Kensington, Notting Hill and Knightsbridge. Her decision to work closer to home in East Molesey, where she has lived for 24 years with her four daughters, has now seen Bella progress from our Wentworth office to be appointed the new office head of Esher. The perfect match for Bella and Knight Frank!

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WORD ON THE STREET GROWSLOW According to the most recent figures from Halifax, the annual rate of house price growth has fallen from 2.5 per cent in September to 1.5 per cent in October, which is the lowest rate of annual growth since March 2013. However, the lender says that “this remains within our forecast annual growth range of 0-3 per cent for 2018”. Russell Galley, its managing director, adds: “House prices continue to be supported by the fact that the supply of new homes and existing properties available for sale remains low. Further house price support comes from an already high and improving employment rate and historically low mortgage rates which are creating higher rates of relative affordability. We see this continuing to be the case over the coming months and we remain supportive of our 0-3 per cent forecast range. Duncan Farmer

Should I put my home on the market before Christmas or wait until the new year? TOM FLOYD WINKWORTH

WELLMET The Hilton hotel at London Bankside has launched what it claims is the world’s best meeting room called The Agora. The idea is to stimulate creativity with features designed by Bompas & Parr. These range from flooding the room with scented air at the push of a button to specially curated objects, mood-improving lighting installations and refreshments. Taking pride of place in the middle of the room is a custom-built table featuring inlaid ley lines pointing to sites of creativity around Bankside including The Globe, The Tate, British Film Institute and Royal Festival Hall. Other key features include an emergency creativity button that jets out cool air scented with flavours such as lemon oil (stimulating signals in the brain), peppermint (invigorating the mind) and cinnamon (research shows this enhances creativity). The latest in interactive screen technology will be available - a 75-inch screen allows seamless, wireless connection and communication with guests’ own devices, ending the misery of connection difficulties often experienced in meeting rooms. The room also features a sculptural wall with in-built displays for artwork and objects designed to inspire. The creativity tea station has a tea menu including brain-boosting ingredients such as Bee Pollen (to increase dopamine and serotonin levels), Ginkgo (to increase blood circulation in the brain), Kelp (to improve memory) and Brahmi (which helps regulate the balance of the mind).

No, I believe vendors should wait until the new year. As we move closer to Christmas buyer registrations always reduce and those that are registering are not as active in November and December compared to other months. In January we have more buyers register than any other month, so it is worth capitalising on them. I have always been a believer that buyers who register in January tend to be more focussed and more serious. When you launch to the market you want to make sure you are reaching out to active, focussed and serious buyers. So, use November and December to get valuations and choose your agent to launch with in the new year.

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Although January is often considered the best time of year to sell a property, marketing your home over the Christmas period can work in your favour. Whilst many people are enjoying the festivities, others see the quiet December period as an opportune time to browse through estate agents’ websites and property portals. Agents often see an influx of new buyer registrations during this period. In addition, buyers registering in the lead-up to Christmas are usually more motivated than those who register in January, as they are often driven to move quickly.

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THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE BY STUART TURTON RAVEN BOOKS £8.99 This is a classic murder mystery with enormous complications. At the end of the ball Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is murdered. But Evelyn will die over and over again until one of the guests identifies the killer. The trouble is that Aiden the guest who is destined to solve the mystery wakes each day in the body of a different guest. Nor can he escape from Blackheath, instead he is doomed to continue until he gathers enough strands to break the cycle. GREEKS BEARING GIFTS PHILIP KERR QUERCUS £8.99 A Bernie Gunther thriller set in Munich in 1957. Bernie, the former SS policeman is now working an insurance company. He is sent to Athens to investigate an insurance claim from a fellow German for a sunken ship, but Bernie takes an instant dislike to the claimant. When he discovers the ship in question once belonged to a Greek Jew deported to Auschwitz, he is convinced the sinking was no accident but an act of vengeance. Once again he is drawn back to the dark history of the Second World War, and the deportation of the Jews of Salonika.

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IT’SAGIFT Pre-Christmas is the traditional time for running out of ideas for gifts for those most difficult people who announce: “I’ve got everything I need thanks”

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et this difficult to please person can be saved from yet another Christmas jumper if he or she is a gardener. The garden centres and online suppliers have a host of great ideas for those who like pottering about in the outdoors. Even if a garden is tiny there is no limit to how welcome new tools or plants are. There are gift vouchers, personalised tool belts or trowels, frost free pots, gardening books, seeds, herb sets, gardening calendars and best of all for children looking for something for dad many of the gifts cost less than £10. A great and unusual idea for cooks who are not keen on the outdoors is a mushroom growing kit for the window sill supplied with spawn. Suttons Seeds have a wonderful idea to fill your garden with the smell of chocolate come the return of sunny days. They supply seed packets of aquilegia, chocolate soldier to be planted from February onwards. This unusual aquilegia variety features delicate, nodding,

chocolate-brown, 1.5cm blooms from late spring onwards, perfect for borders and rockeries. There is Berlandiera Chocolate Daisy, with charming chocolate scented flowers to delight ‘chocoholics’ and plant lovers alike. The daisy-like flowers flush in the morning, releasing their scent. The drought tolerant dwarf plants are ideal for borders or pots. Chocolate Daisies are night time bloomers, but their cocoa scent is strongest in the morning hours. Sow from March onwards to flower in May to July. And for only 99p a packet there is Gilia, Violet Fields, which gives clusters of violet blooms which, in hot weather, produce a sweet, musky chocolate-like scent that you can sow in drifts through your garden borders or in pots in April to create a stunning display of an abundance of gorgeous violet blooms, which are easy to grow and drought tolerant and attractive to insects, as well as being hardy annuals. Gifts for everyone. www.suttons.co.uk

SURPRISE, SURPRISE! Who hasn’t planted the wrong bulb, carefully putting their favourite daffodil into the ground only to find that something entirely different comes up in spring? Gardeners might end up never planting the wrong bulb again after the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Reading University have mapped a daffodil’s chloroplast genome for the first time. wWhen sold as dry bulbs daffodils are impossible to tell apart, with 1,766 different cultivars – including pink, green, trumpeted and double-headed – available in the UK. In the first step towards identifying different cultivars in bulb form, researchers mapped the entire code which makes up the DNA responsible for photosynthesis in plants. The code was built by extracting DNA from the leaf material of a pheasant’s eye daffodil (Narcissus poeticus) grown at RHS Garden Wisley. The team can now look for variations in the genome that could serve as genetic markers which could eventually be used to avoid the wrong bulbs being traded and aid conservation efforts, new breeding and the registration of cultivars. The work could also be applied to other bulbs like snowdrops, crocus and hyacinths which are being busily planted by the UK’s 27 million gardeners each year. John David, Head of Horticultural Taxonomy, at the Royal Horticultural Society said: “This is an exciting first step in identifying daffodil varieties at the point they are most popularly bought but when there is nothing to tell them apart. With so many bulbs planted it is a huge industry and we hope our work might avoid disappointment for professionals who plant en masse and gardeners who will often seek out their tried and tested favourites.”

TOP TIPS FOR WINTER Go for seasonal cover with the red and orange stems of dogwood, evergreens and plants with berries. Winter pansies make a good show as do the white flowers of Christmas Rose. Dig organic matter like well-rotted manure, compost or well-rotted horse manure into the soil to prepare for next year. If you have a vegetable plot draw up a paper plan for how you will rotate your crops next year to get the best out of your soil. Put a layer of mulch around delicate plants to protect them in the cold season when the winter frosts strike. Using a natural mulch like a layer of straw or bark chips will improve the soil too, as the mulch breaks down it will enrich the soil. Remember the birds who can starve in the winter when food becomes scarce and natural water sources can freeze over. Top up bird baths with fresh water and watch that they don’t freeze and remember to top up the bird feeders. Best of all when you buy new plants or trees opt for ones that provide winter sustenance.

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An architect-owned, three-storey Victorian townhouse arranged to best suit its position. Depending on how you use it, there are three or four bedrooms while there’s also a conservatory, an office, a garden and a roof terrace. Set in Vauxhall Conservation Area, you’re minutes from tubes, trains and Westminster.

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NATURAL LIGHT This is a delightful four bedroom Victorian mid-terrace which has been fully extended and is presented in good decorative order and with a practical configuration

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he property benefits from an excellent flow of natural light. The ground floor comprises a wide entrance hallway with WC, elegant double reception room with bay window and an impressive open plan kitchen dining room which leads via doors to a generous lawned garden. The first and second floors house four bedrooms and two modern bathrooms, including a stunning master en suite with dressing room. Winfrith Road is a quiet residential

road close to Earlsfield station with direct services to London Waterloo. There is a fine selection of fashionable shops, bars and restaurants found along Garratt Lane and in Southside Shopping Centre. There are a number of good local schools nearby, such as Floreat Wandsworth, which opened in 2015 and is approximately 0.2 miles away.

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LATE VICTORIAN LOVELY With many beautiful period features, including a tiled entrance hall, ornate cornicing and original fireplaces, this seven bedroom detached house shows how wonderful late Victorian homes can be

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ylstone was designed and constructed by George Ellyatt in about 1893 and includes three bathrooms, three reception rooms, a wrap-around garden with a patio and terrace, as well as private parking on the tree-lined road. On the ground floor, a wide entrance hall opens to a spacious reception room overlooking the terrace. A second reception room, to the front of the property, leads directly to the newlyfitted contemporary kitchen with utility room and pantry beyond. To the side of the house is a large dining room with a staircase to the study above. Upstairs there are seven bedrooms and three bathrooms spread over two floors including a large master bedroom with dressing area leading to a spacious family bathroom. The property has been fitted with a discreet lift which provides step free access from the ground floor to the first floor.

The house is nestled on a large private plot with gates that open to provide parking for a number of cars. The highly sought-after Grove Park is within the Camberwell Grove Conservation Area, known for its tree-lined streets and Georgian and Victorian architecture. The shops and restaurants of Bellenden Road are a short distance away, and the delights of Lordship Lane and Dulwich Village within easy reach too. Excellent independent schools include Alleyn’s School, James Allen Girls’ School, and Dulwich College amongst others. Denmark Hill station, half a mile away, has services to London Victoria, London Blackfriars and services to Clapham Junction and Highbury & Islington via the London Overground network. Peckham Rye station, just a little further away, also offers services to London Bridge. Grove Park, Camberwell, SE5, £2,750,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

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GLORIOUS GARDEN This handsome, five-bedroom, early Victorian house in the heart of Wimbledon Village has beautifully laid out gardens designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd

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he house, which was built around 1845 and extended in the same century, is one of the most eyecatching properties in Wimbledon. It has five reception rooms and four bathrooms as well as the five bedrooms. It is in a desirable central Village location and is bright and spacious with versatile accommodation, which is well presented. It was comprehensively restored and refurbished just over 20 years ago when original features were uncovered and the basement re-discovered, decades after it had been filled in. Large windows, high ceilings and period fireplaces are complemented by a combination of simple yet bold interior design coupled with classic fixtures and fittings. Downstairs the house has a study, a bespoke kitchen and a family room. There is also a gym and an au pair bedsit

with its own bathroom and kitchen area. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room. The house also offers potential for a loft conversion The beautifully designed front and rear gardens follow an architectural theme and make the outdoor spaces as elegant as the interior. There is also a large garage and gated driveway. The house is only moments away from all the excellent amenities of the Village including shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and wine bars. There are also excellent schools locally and the open spaces of Wimbledon Common. There are golf, tennis and fitness clubs nearby and Wimbledon Village Stables for horse riding.

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Titlarks House, Sunningdale, features an impressive 1,000 sq ft entrance hall, as well as ve bedroom suites, staff accommodation and extensive leisure facilities

Tim Banks, Octagon CEO, looks back over a challenging but successful year

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s we say farewell to 2018, I think we can all draw a huge sigh of relief and without mentioning the six letter ‘B’ word, tell ourselves ‘it can

only get better’! This has been a challenging 12 months for us all in the building industry, but Octagon have probably been luckier than many of our contemporaries at the top end of the market. We have tripled our Octagon Bespoke business during the last couple of years and are currently contracted to build several superb one-off homes in London and the Home Counties. As well as being able to read testimonials on our bespoke website, our clients are very happy to recommend us to their friends and business colleagues, which has triggered us to increase our head office team of design and build specialists to help tackle the workload. Meanwhile our soon to be completed London developments, the Bishops Row townhouses in Fulham, and Eagle House apartments in Wimbledon Village, continue to attract healthy visitor numbers to their show houses. This has resulted in reservations for both sites, and the first purchasers are now preparing to move in before Christmas.

Looking ahead, we are delighted to have our next major flagship development, Broadoaks Park, in West Byfleet, scheduled for an early Spring launch. Local interest is exceptional, and our patient neighbours are counting the days until they can see plans and images for the first phase of homes in this wonderful 23-acre location. But Octagon wouldn’t be Octagon without their annual release of the ultimate in modern mansions – and this year’s creation is no exception. Coming to the market in a flurry of seasonal fairy dust, Titlarks House on Titlarks Hill, in Sunningdale, Berkshire. Approaching 17,000 sq ft in total living space, with five large bedroom suites and a separate staff suite, the main entrance hall is approximately 1,000 sq ft of triple height grandeur, worthy of a lofty and richly decorated spruce. This is the perfect party palace with private lift and its own envyinducing leisure suite, complete with indoor pool, a spa, sauna, steam room and treatment room. Guide price is £15m, and appointments to view can be made with Octagon on 020 8481 500, or Knight Frank on 01344 624732. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, something I can virtually guarantee you will be having should you be so fortunate as to be moving into a new Octagon home.

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GATEWAYTOPUTNEY In the heart of Putney, Carlton House, by award-winning developer FABRICA by A2Dominion, is a new, handsome modern building in a prime spot on Upper Richmond Road. It is minutes from East Putney underground and Putney mainline station – and a short walk from the River Thames. The 73 apartments and penthouses feature elegant interiors with a palette of calm neutrals and natural materials with modern finishes complemented by traditional details, that reflect Carlton House’s signature British feel and style. Amenities include a double height entrance concierge with mezzanine residents’ lounge with a seating area, hot desk and WIFI access. There is also a landscaped roof garden planted for colour and fragrance with private seating areas, decking, grassed areas and

climbing plants. Designed by award winning architect, Assael and made up of two buildings – the 11 storey Bowery Building and the four storey Smyth Building, the stepped shape building creates a new gateway to Putney. Historically, Putney has been a draw for its green spaces and quiet residential streets but these days restaurants, cafés, theatres, bars and riverside pubs add to its appeal as a place with a small-town feel mixed with big-city convenience. A short distance away is the expanse of Richmond Park, the largest of London’s royal parks.

Boutique property developer, West Eleven, has launched its latest landmark project, The View: a 15-storey, 39-unit development. The View is set to change the skyline of Battersea and is the brainchild of Will Herrmann – CEO of West Eleven. It is expected to become the next big thing in Battersea, with every home having a view of the iconic 200-acre Battersea Park. Designed by award-winning Jo Cowen Architects, The View will have panoramic vistas of Battersea Park and Chelsea, along with intricately designed interiors and a stylish exterior façade. The development will include three floors of commercial and office space on the lower floors and, from the third floor upwards, glamorous residential units. On top will be three penthouses, each tiered to have its own terraced view of Battersea Park and the area beyond. There will be communal garden spaces designed by Chelsea Flower Show Silver Gilt Winner, Randle Siddeley. The View, Culvert Road, Battersea, SW11, from £775,000 and from £1.45 million for penthouses, West Eleven 020 3589 4692

Carlton House, Putney, SW15, from £585,000 to £1,145,000, Savills 020 7409 8756

LONDONSKYLINE The show home is now available to view in this newly released collection of nine contemporary apartments with stunning views of the London skyline. The flats are within easy reach of Clapham Common, Clapham North and Brixton stations, and are all well-designed apartments built to a high specification with top quality appliances. The flats are a mix of lateral space and duplex layouts, and most have outside space. A limited selection of two bedroom apartments are available within Sandhurst Court and Help to Buy available on units up to £600,000. Sandhurst Court, Clapham, SW2, from £600,000 for a two bedroom flat up to £795,000, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 8222 7200

Constance Court SW11 1 & 2 Bed Apartments from £500,000. Help to Buy available. Contact the new homes specialists on 020 8879 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com

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QUALITYCOURT Situated less than 1km from Clapham Junction mainline station, Constance Court, by award-winning developers Henley Homes, is perfectly located to suit the needs of anyone requiring quick access to Central London and is adjacent to the redeveloped Battersea riverside

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onstance Court is also situated close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Clapham Junction and less than 2 minutes’ walk from York Gardens. All of the apartments have been completed to an exceptional standard with high quality finishing, access to a gated courtyard garden and a 10 year Premier Building Warranty with some benefiting from private gardens or private balconies. A limited number of

units are available with ‘Help to Buy’ – please enquire for further details. Private underground parking spaces are also available to purchase at a supplementary cost. Constance Court, York Road, Battersea SW11, from £600,000 for 2 bed properties and from £500,000 for 1 bed properties (leasehold). Call Lauristons New Homes team on 020 8879 9099 for more information.

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Offering views towards the River Thames and Barnes Wetland Centre from private roof terraces and balconies, Octagon’s latest London launch offers nine stunning new townhouses with luxurious and spacious accommodation, ranging between 4,375 – 6,150 sq ft. Each home incorporates the highest specification and finishes, featuring 4/5 bedrooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room and four formal reception rooms across five storeys. The lower ground floor is dedicated to leisure – including a gym and shower room, cinema/TV den and a covered courtyard garden. Each property features a private west backing walled garden with rear pedestrian access to the Thames towpath. Located within the Bishop’s Park Conservation Area, Bishops Row is just a short walk from Fulham’s vibrant centre, tube stations, bus services, and an excellent choice of local schooling.

GUIDE PRICES From £3.75m

BISHOPS ROW STEVENAGE ROAD, FULHAM, LONDON SW6 6PB SHOWHOUSE OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY 10AM – 4PM ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT 020 3417 4610

020 7731 7100

020 8481 7500 | OCTAGON.CO.UK

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ne of largest high street lenders is currently offering borrowers the opportunity to win a mortgage free life. Yes there a caveats, but who wouldn’t want (up to) £300k paid off?!?! Unfortunately only 3 winners will have the opportunity to live that dream. This is only one example of a current gimmick but in the past lenders have given away vouchers, TVs and even cars as mortgage lenders attempt to entice borrowers towards them, as they struggle to hit their lending targets. More typical incentives may include a free (or refunded) valuation, a free legal service or cashbacks. However attractive these appear, there is often a cost. For example, cashback mortgages may offer immediate cash-flow relief for someone buying but often at a higher rates than a mortgage with no incentive. So in that first example, chasing the golden egg and missing out could cost you financially. If you don’t have your mortgage paid off and end up on a higher mortgage rate than what you could have had originally, you, the borrower, may be left in a worse financial situation. However attractive the incentive, do your research and crunch those numbers. If that seems like hard work, utilise the skill and expertise of a mortgage brokers who will do both for you.

MONEY MATTERS

GARETH LOMWAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

£247,230 £52,026

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n London Knight Frank’s latest market report suggests that the total number of prospective buyers that registered with a Knight Frank office rose 14.1 per cent in September compared to the same month last year in prime central and prime outer London. It says that this upwards trend since the summer highlights how pent-up demand is forming as buyers await the outcome of Brexit negotiations The number of viewings undertaken before an offer is made rose to its highest level in more than five years in September in prime central London, underlining that buyers remain cautious due to the uncertain political backdrop,” the company says. “Average prices have fallen by 7 per cent since the last peak in prime outer London in July 2016. This decline more than compensates for the impact of higher rates of Stamp Duty, suggesting pricing is being kept in check by political uncertainty.”

The average price of a property bought with a Help to Buy loan

The average size of a Help to Buy loan

NUMBERCRUNCHING

1.41% £484,926

The rate on Yorkshire Building Society’s two-year fixed rate mortgage

The value of the average London home, according to the Office for National Statistics

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

Lender

Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Leeds BS

1.39%

1/31/2021

5.69%

4.9%

65%

n/a

3% / 2% until 31/01/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1999 Product Fee £199

Mx £1.25m

Leeds BS

1.44%

1/31/2021

5.69%

4.9%

75%

n/a

3% / 2% until 31/01/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1999 Product Fee £199

Mx £1m

Skipton BS

1.79%

1/31/2024

4.99%

3.9%

60%

n/a

5/5/4/3/2% until 29/02/24 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1995 Product Fee

£65

Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages.

Coventry BS

2.35%

12/31/2028

4.74%

3.2%

50%

n/a

5/5/3/3/3% until 31/12/2023. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee

£125

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

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Source: SPF Private Clients

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FIRSTTIME BUYERS BEWARE? Is the Help to Buy scheme benefitting house builders more than those at the bottom of the ladder, asks Duncan Farmer

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house builders are using the scheme to inflate prices and boost profits. A look at their share prices over the past five years of the scheme shows that they have done very nicely, up by at least 60 per cent over the period, and that doesn’t include any dividends their investors will have picked up along the way. Some have done even better. At the beginning of this year the share price of Persimmon was three times higher than it was when Help to Buy started, which some have put down to the fact that more than half of the homes it’s built have gone to buyers partly funded by the scheme. Low interest rates over the period will also have helped the company, just as they have helped all borrowers. The biggest earner was Jeff Fairburn, the company’s chief executive, who was awarded a £75 million bonus, but was then forced out by public opinion. Whether would-be buyers saving for a deposit should put their cash into house builders’ shares in the expectation of similar returns as the scheme goes on for another five years remains to be seen. The consensus among City analysts is that they are certainly worth holding and some believe they are still a buy.

here was little in the chancellor’s budget last month to arouse much excitement for house-buyers, unless you count the fact that first-time buyers would no longer pay stamp duty on shared-ownership homes costing between £300,000 and £500,000 and the extension of Help to Buy until 2023. Under Help to Buy borrowers with a 5 per cent deposit can apply for a 40 per cent interest-free loan, on which they pay nothing for the first five years, and borrow the remainder from a bank or building society. Someone looking to buy a new £400,000 house or flat in London would need to find only £20,000, and would get £160,000 from the government and £220,000 from a traditional lender. Since the scheme was introduced in 2013, more than 160,000 people have used government money to buy their first house or flat, and have borrowed more than £8 billion of state cash to buy homes worth about £40 million. While this is obviously good news for those buyers able to take a step up the property ladder, there are suggestions – strongly denied by the industry – that

Variable Rates Lender

Rate

Until

Rev. Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Leeds BS

0.99%

Discount from SVR for 24mths

5.69%

4.9%

65%

n/a

3/2% in first 24 months 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1999 Product Fee

£199

Mx £1.25m

Leeds BS

1.38%

Tracker over base until 31/01/2021

5.69%

4.8%

75%

n/a

3/2% until 31/01/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee

£199

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

Halifax

1.72%

Tracker over base until 4.24% 31/03/21

3.8%

85%

n/a

1.5%/1% until 31/03/21

£999 Product Fee

-

. Puchase Only Mx £1m

Coventry BS

1.95%

Variable rate for term (not linked to Base Rate)

2.0%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages. Mx £2m

n/a

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WHAT’S ON...

Photo: Jeff Eden

CHRISTMAS AT KEW Kew Gardens

THE GINGERBREAD CITY Museum of Architecture

CAROLS IN THE SQUARE Battersea Square

Kew’s incredible gardens get another magnificent seasonal makeover in 2018, as illuminations light up the buildings and plants. The mile-long, twinkling trail promises to be bigger than ever this year. Feast your eyes on over a million sparkling pea-lights, thousands of laser beams and tree canopies drenched in festive colour. www.kew.org

The mighty V&A is filled with impressive models made of dough in a fundraising exhibition that invites architects, urban planners and landscape designers to design a sustainable and inclusive city made entirely of gingerbread. www.vam.ac.uk

Traditional carols around the tree, a brass band, Christmas stalls, “snow” and a few surprises. The Sleeping Trees with their usual mayhem will again be in charge of proceedings. Sponsored by Thomas’s School Battersea and local estate agents John D Wood & Co. www.batterseasquare.org.uk.

Until 5 Jan

Sat 8 Dec-Wed 9 Jan

Tue 4 Dec, 6.30pm

LOVE WIMBLEDON’S CHRISTMAS MARKET The Piazza

A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE OLD VIC Tue 27 Nov-Sat 19 Jan

Every weekend from 24 Nov-23 Dec

Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns to The Old Vic with with Stephen Tompkinson as Ebenezer Scrooge. Filling the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment, a unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story. www.oldvictheatre.com

Wimbledon’s Piazza is transformed into a festive market place featuring over 40 local artisans selling homewares, art, crafts, clothing, accessories, Christmas decorations, stocking fillers and scrumptious cakes and bakes. Indulge in mulled wine, juicy bratwurst, Indian cuisine and more while you’re there. www.lovewimbledon.org

A HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS Dulwich Picture Gallery Luke Hayes – Studio Egret West

WINTER WONDERLAND Hyde Park Thur 22 Nov- Sun 6 Jan

Christmas family fun aplenty with the biggest outdoor rink in the UK, two circuses, an observation wheel and the Magical Ice Kingdom, plus Christmas markets and themed bars for the grown-ups and much more. Entry is free.

IN THE WINTER WOOD Polka Theatre, Wimbledon Thur 29 Nov-17 Feb

Snuggle down in the Adventure Theatre for tales full of bravery and friendship. When Pig and Goat discover they’re being fattened up for a winter feast, they decide to run away to find a little house in the winter woods. Along their journey they meet Goose, Hare and Cockerel, who offer their special skills to help build their new home. www.polkatheatre.com

ALADDIN New Wimbledon Theatre Sat 8 Dec-Sat 6 Jan

Paul Merton stars as Widow Twankey in this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin. Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect – laugh-outloud comedy, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. www.atgtickets.com

Sat 15 Dec and Sun 16 Dec

Join Horrible Histories for an interactive workshop, exploring how Christmas was celebrated in the time of the Tudors, Victorian era, and the Dark Ages. Be prepared to act out different scenes, sing silly songs, and have a horrible time! You can also join in the Horrible Christmas Crafting drop-in. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

PEXMAS CHRISTMAS MARKET Warwick Gardens, Peckham Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec

More than 140 local makers, foodies and traders, local music, local beer and mulled wine and Santa’s grotto for a Christmas story and gift. Pexmas is aiming to be as green as possible – asking stallholders to strip back the packaging and encouraging customers to bring their own bags and boxes. www.pexmas.com

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Aylward Road, Merton Park SW20

Guide Price: ÂŁ850,000 Freehold

This completely refurbished and extended four-bedroom terraced family home is located in the heart of Merton Park. Wimbledon station is just a short stroll away, as is the local bus service and tram service. The accommodation on offer comprises of two separate receptions and a large modern kitchen and doors opening onto your large well-maintained private rear garden. On the first floor are three good sized bedrooms and the family bathroom. On the second floor is a superb master bedroom with en suite. Outside as well as your rear garden is a garage to the rear approached via a rear access road which has been partially converted into a gym, and the front garden gives off street parking for one car. EPC EER D.

Wimbledon Sales: 020 8946 9468

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Criffel Avenue, Streatham SW2

Guide Price: £1,750,000–£1,850,000 Freehold

A substantial semi-detached property just 0.4 miles from Streatham Hill station & 1 mile from Balham rail & tube stations. Located within the very desirable Telford Park Estate that almost sits on the borders of Balham, Brixton & Streatham, the location is perfect for families in search of a quieter life that sits within a leafy suburb of a highly desirable area. Beautifully presented with period features, high ceilings, open fireplaces & stunning gardens the property appeal is exceptional. External space to the rear suggests there may be further potential to extend the ground floor with a most amazing open plan family/kitchen/ living room that would be soaked in natural light & mature gardens. Measuring over 2350 Square feet viewing is essential. EPC EER E.

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Amies Street, Battersea SW11

Guide Price: ÂŁ900,000 Freehold

A very attractive and well-proportioned three double bedroom Victorian family home located in a sought-after residential road just off Lavender Hill. The property further benefits from an open plan double reception, large basement and an additional room which could be used as a study or nursery. This generous home is within easy access of Clapham Junction Mainline Station and the open green expanses of Clapham Common. The location is superb for young families. In addition, the property falls into the very sought-after & desirable Wix’s School catchment. There is the potential to extend the kitchen area to create a larger open-plan space STPP. EPC EER E.

Battersea Sales: 020 7978 5800

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter Road, Kennington SE17

Price: ÂŁ2,000 pcm

Fantastic two-bedroom split level period conversion with a garden. This lovely period split level flat is arranged over the first and second floor, boasting wooden flooring, a large kitchen/diner and living room on the first floor, a modern bathroom and the two bedrooms on the second floor. Benefits include gas central heating, wooden flooring, sash windows and resident street parking. Kennington tube station is just a short walk away giving you access to the Northern Line. It is located right by the delightful Pasley Park and surrounded by great local amenities; including Kennington Park, the Oval Cricket stadium, Albert Square, Oval theatre, a vast selection of great pubs and restaurants, numerous cafes and delis. EPC EER E. *visit Lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown

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Ingelow Road, Battersea SW8

Price: ÂŁ2,900 pcm

A stunning Victorian conversion re-designed as a three double bedroom property finished to a high standard. Each room is light, bright and has excellent storage space. The living room and kitchen space are fitted with modern appliances and feature an original fire place that has smart nest thermostat and smoke alarms. In addition, there is a private roof terrace with uninterrupted views. The property is ideally located for access to both Queenstown Road and Battersea Park, providing easy access into Chelsea and central London. You also are within walking distance of Clapham Common tube station and just a short walk away from Battersea Park and restaurants along the river by Battersea Power Station. EPC EER D. *visit Lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Battersea Sales: 020 7978 5800

Lucien Road, Tooting Bec SW17

Price: ÂŁ2,600 pcm

A recently renovated three split level three-bedroom apartment to rent with private roof terrace located close to Tooting Bec station. This modern property comprises of a large wrap around top floor reception room and dining area with sky lights linking onto a modern and spacious integrated kitchen with direct access onto a south west facing roof terrace, the split level consists of one double bedroom with an en-suite, one large master bedroom, another double bedroom and a family bathroom. Ideally located moments from a range of shops, eateries and restaurants of Tooting Bec. The closest transport links are Tooting Bec & Balham. This property is ideal for sharers and is available on a furnished basis. EPC EER C. *visit Lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Balham Lettings: 020 8772 9373

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aurora Apartments, Wandsworth SW18

Price: ÂŁ1,995 pcm

A stylish apartment with two private balconies situated in a secure modern building with a 24-hour concierge. This modern apartment boasts two spacious double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and direct access onto a shared balcony and two bathrooms. Further comprising a fully integrated kitchen, open plan reception and direct access onto a second balcony. The apartments include under-floor heating, 24-hour concierge and secure allocated parking. Aurora apartments forms a part of the filaments development which is nestled in the heart of Wandsworth Town, conveniently situated close to Southside Shopping Centre, King George’s Park and transport links such as East Putney and Wandsworth stations. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Battersea Lettings: 020 7978 5800

Denmark Avenue, Wimbledon SW19

Price: ÂŁ1,650 pcm

This delightful two-bedroom ground floor purpose built apartment is situated in this sought-after location on the slopes of Wimbledon hill. The property is conveniently located just a short stroll from Wimbledon town centre with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants and Wimbledon station with its regular services into London as well as access to the district line. The accommodation comprises of a good-sized lounge kitchen/diner, two good sized bedrooms and a modern shower room. Offered in excellent condition throughout with a modern kitchen open plan to the lounge, wooden flooring and double glazing, the property is unfurnished and available now! Outside are communal gardens and allocated parking. EPC EER E. *visit Lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Wimbledon Lettings: 020 8946 9468

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Station Road, Hampton TW12

Asking Price: ÂŁ695,000

This exceptional converted mews house oozes style and refinement. Converted to the highest standard, this characterful Mews property is situated in the picturesque village of Hampton. This desirable home has excellent transport links to Waterloo and the City. This stunning property was formally an old bakery and a farrier mews. Set on two floors, it retains many original features, such as French doors to a patio area, picturesque courtyard and cupboards. On the ground floor there is a spacious modern country kitchen with a gas stove and dining room. To the front of house there is reception with remarkable double doors. Modern refinements such as underfloor heating throughout the property. Two double bedrooms occupy the first floor, an en-suite and a bathroom.

New Homes: 020 8879 9099

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ith views across Wandsworth Common, this six bedroom house with a 52 ft garden is ideally placed for good transport links from Wandsworth Town, Earlsfield and Clapham Junction. The house overlooks Wandsworth Common to the front from its elegant bay-fronted double reception room with bespoke cabinetry, display shelving and an attractive marble surround real fireplace. A feeling of lateral space and easy movement through the ground floor is enhanced further by access to the kitchen from both the hallway and the rear reception space. There is also a superb kitchen/dining room, which benefits from an abundance of natural light. The shaker style kitchen features limestone tiled flooring and granite topped units and cupboards, fully integrated appliances and a large central island/breakfast bar. French windows

at the rear open onto a paved terrace with a private wellstocked garden laid with low maintenance artificial grass. The utility room is housed in the large cellar, which also offers development potential and storage space. There is also a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs is a large bay fronted master bedroom, with views across Wandsworth Common and excellent fitted wardrobe space. There are a further two double bedrooms and a wet room with underfloor heating on this floor. On the top floor is a there are three more double bedrooms and a generous family bathroom with underfloor heating. Wandsworth Common West Side, SW18, ÂŁ2,250,000, Knight Frank 020 8682 7777

POTENTIALPROJECT This spacious eight bedroom, semi-detached, Victorian home on Ravenslea Road offers great potential to modernise and create an exceptional residence within the desirable location of Wandsworth Common. The house extends beyond 3,600 sq ft and opens into a wide and impressive hallway, leading onto two open reception rooms at the front of the property, with a third, double reception room, at the back. This leads out into the rear garden, which is primarily laid to lawn with the addition of a large terrace. The light, open kitchen also overlooks the garden and has an adjoining breakfast room. There is also a shower room on the ground floor and access to a large cellar, which offers great development potential. The first and second floors are host to eight bedrooms and bathrooms in addition to a second kitchen. Ravenslea Road is well situated, virtually on Wandsworth Common, and near to numerous shops, boutiques, restaurants and well regarded schools. It also has excellent transport links, including Wandsworth Common Station and Balham underground station. Ravenslea Road, ÂŁ2,500,000, Carter Jonas 020 8767 7711

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MODERNLUXURY T his substantial and newly built six bedroom family home, with cinema room and gym, is set across three floors and located in a quiet cul-de-sac minutes from Wimbledon Village. The house, which has been built with high attention to detail throughout, is entered via a spacious hallway with wood floating stairs and glass panelled hand rails. Double doors lead into the fully fitted Bulthaup kitchen and dining room with wall and base units and an island with additional storage beneath. The kitchen includes a Siemens fridge, freezer and dishwasher and a Gaggenau drawer, two ovens and a microwave oven. The room allows for plenty of natural light to flood in through the floor to ceiling windows and sky lights. There is also a utility room with a separate fridge off the kitchen. The roomy reception room, with bifold doors to the patio and garden, offers good entertaining space and is through glass double doors to the rear of the property. There is a second reception room on this floor that also has bifold doors onto the patio, a study and guest WC. The master bedroom is on the first floor and includes a separate wardrobe and spacious ensuite shower and bathroom, with bifold doors onto the balcony. There are four more double bedrooms on this floor and four other bath/shower rooms, three of which are ensuites. On the lower ground floor there is a cinema room with built in BENQ projector and Sapphire screen. There is also a gymnasium with wood floors, a carpeted playroom and a bathroom with

a light well, a fully fitted utility room and shower/steam room. The property is approached through electric gates and down a lengthy drive which runs alongside the landscaped garden, with off street parking for several cars. The property has underfloor heating throughout and the principle rooms are fitted with a GDC sound system. The house is in a prime location, close to Wimbledon Village which has a great range of boutiques, cafés, restaurants and wine bars. Wimbledon offers an excellent choice of schools, both state and private, including King’s College School for boys and Wimbledon High School for girls, both within walking distance. There are several golf courses, tennis and fitness clubs in the area and a riding stables in the Village.

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.

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Wimbledon Village

£4,750,000

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Wimbledon Village

£6,595,000

Built by the renowned house builder, Lifestyle Projects, this fine classically styled house offers generous and versatile living space in a highly desirable and quiet Village road Drawing room • study • kitchen/dining/family room • media room • gymnasium • 7 bedrooms • 6 bathrooms • 2 cloakrooms • west facing garden • gated driveway and single garage • ER/C 64

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Wimbledon

£1,999,500

A beautiful split level apartment forming part of an elegant period residence set on high ground with the benefit of spectacular far reaching views within easy reach of the Village Spacious reception room • kitchen/dining room • master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite shower • 3 further bedrooms • family bathroom • cloakroom • south facing roof terrace • 2 garages & driveway parking • ER/D

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Wimbledon Common

In a small gated development near to the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course and the Common 2 reception rooms • study • conservatory • kitchen/dining/family room • wine cellar • 6 bedrooms • 5 bath/shower rooms • sauna • south facing garden • garage • OSP • ER/C

£4,195,000

Wimbledon Village

A wing of a period mansion originally constructed c1908 and divided in the 1950’s 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • conservatory • 5 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • 3 cellar rooms • mature gardens • garage • gated driveway • ER/E

£3,350,000

Wimbledon

A substantial house with views over Wimbledon Park and the boating lake Reception room • huge dining/family room • study and separate office, kitchen/breakfast room • 6/7 bedrooms • dressing room • 3 bath/showers • 200’ garden • garage & OSP • ER/D

£3,750,000

Wimbledon

Recently modernised and extended in a sought after Wimbledon residential road 2 reception rooms • study area • kitchen/family room • 5 bedrooms • dressing room • 3 bath/shower rooms • landscaped garden • double garage & OSP • ER/C

£3,250,000

Wimbledon

£3,050,000

Wimbledon

£1,875,000

With a unique extension located within easy reach of both the Village and the town centre Double reception room • sitting/dining/family room • kitchen/breakfast room • office • study bedroom 6 • 5/6 bedrooms • 4 bath/showers • south facing garden • OSP • ER/D

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Conveniently located for transport and schools with a wealth of original features 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • cellar room • master bedroom with e/s bathroom • 4 further bedrooms • family bath/shower room • westerly garden • ER/F

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GEORGIANSTYLE F enhurst is an impressive, doublefronted, classically proportioned six-bedroom family house of 5,783 square feet. The new-build Georgian style house is nearing completion and is set on one of the most desired private roads in Coombe. The house combines contemporary open plan entertaining space with luxurious privacy and comfort. The beautiful family house with generous proportions, has been built with uncompromising attention to detail and is finished to an exceptionally high standard. The house is set within its own professionally landscaped gardens with a sweeping carriage drive and ample forecourt parking and an integrated garage. The wide entrance hall features a spectacular staircase and galleried first floor landing. Fenhurst is very well balanced – with an elegant separate reception room off the entrance hall and a similarly sized study opposite. The full width of the house at the rear is ingeniously designed as a flexible open plan entertaining and living space with a large family room and an extra wide archway to a spacious dining room which leads onto a sleek modern bespoke Italian designer kitchen with the latest integrated Miele appliances, a huge breakfast bar/central island and a separate pantry. This space, which is nearly 50 feet wide, is well suited to entertaining on a large scale with full height glass sliding doors onto an

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elevated, partly covered terrace with stunning views over the gardens. A generous cloakroom and large utility room complete the ground floor. Upstairs, the handsome master bedroom suite runs the full width of the house – with its own relaxing reception area, separate dressing room and a luxurious marble bathroom with double shower. The master suite also has its own private roof terrace overlooking the garden, making it an ideal spot for morning coffee. There are also two more large bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms on the first floor. The second floor has three more bedrooms – all with en suite bath/shower rooms. The house is equipped with state of the art technology including a fully scalable KNX home automation system, video door, gate entry and security systems and wet underfloor heating throughout. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with a particularly lovely grove of mature silver birch trees. Fenhurst is enviably positioned on private Coombe Hill Road, one of the most coveted addresses in Coombe, and is equidistant from the leafy acres of Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. Coombe is famed for both luxury homes and outstanding schools, as well as being convenient for the restaurants, shops and theatres of both Kingston and Wimbledon. Fernhurst Coombe Hill Road, Coombe, KT2, Robert Holmes 0208 947 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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Wimbledon

£3,500,000

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Coombeside

ÂŁ1,285,000

Enjoying a wonderful 130ft westerly aspect garden, this superbly sized four bedroom family home has a generously sized sitting room and Kitchen/breakfast room in addition to a study and TV snug.

Kingston Hill

ÂŁ1,195,000

Located in a quiet cul de sac off Kingston Hill, this beautifully presented neo-Georgian detached family house offers well maintained accommodation over two floors and is perfectly positioned for Richmond Park.

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Coombe Hill

ÂŁ2,250,000

Quietly positioned overlooking Coombe Wood Golf course with a wonderful walled garden, this much loved family home comes to the market for the first time in twenty seven years.

New Malden

ÂŁ2,500,000

Grey Gable is a delightful and much loved family home filled with light and an abundance of space. The house has been thoughtfully extended and provides superb, flexible lateral space on both the ground and first floor.

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Coombe

ÂŁ2,750,000

A stunning fully refurbished and extended 6-bedroom house with an exceptional bright open plan kitchen/dining room and a mature private garden.

Coombe Hill

ÂŁ4,475,000

Fenhurst is an impressive, double-fronted, classically proportioned 6 bedroom, new-build Georgian style family residence of 5,783 sf. just nearing completion.

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Wimbledon Village

£12,000 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£9,950 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£4,500 pcm

Wimbledon Town

£4,250 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£3,500 pcm

Wimbledon

£1,650 pcm

Fabulous, spacious family home in Wimbledon Village within a few hundred yards of the Common and close to local schools. Substantial detached Edwardian property, modernised and extended to a high standard throughout. ER/under review

Fabulous family home a quiet cul-de-sac a short walk to the Village and all it has to offer. Neutrally decorated throughout this property has four light and airy bedrooms with generous living space on ground floor. Split level patio area. ER/D

A superb first floor apartment in a beautiful period property located in a prime position close to the Village and the Common. Light and airy with lots of character, a private balcony plus use of communal gardens and a garage ER/D

One of two substantial family homes within a gated development located a short walk from the Village, Common and town centre. With generous room sizes and a stunning wrap around garden this secluded property is in an enviable location. ER/D

This traditional family home a short from the town centre and the Village offers great living space with four bedrooms plus a master suite. Conveniently located for local school and transport links. ER/D

Freshly decorated throughout with new flooring this ground floor apartment is well located for the Village, Wimbledon Station and Raynes Park transport links. The apartment offers generous space with two double bedrooms reception room and one and a half bathrooms. Communal garden to the rear. ER/E

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Elsley Road £500 per week This charming two bedroom house is situated on one of the Shaftesbury Estate’s most sought after roads. The double reception room boasts natural light, smart wooden floors, a lovely feature fireplace and fitted shelving and cupboard space. The kitchen is well equipped with a good range of units, plenty of storage space and benefits from direct access to a pretty patio garden. This property is going to be redecorated throughout and is available from early January on an unfurnished basis. Two double bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen • Bathroom • Garden • Available early January

Elms Crescent £1,050 per week A stunning five bedroom family home in Abbeville Village, presented in immaculate condition throughout and offering over 2200sqft. The house comprises a double reception with wooden floors, an eat in kitchen which leads out to a beautiful south facing lawned garden. The first floor consists of two double bedrooms, smart shower room and a spacious master bedroom with great storage. The property further benefits from off street parking. The house is available immediately and on an unfurnished basis. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Eat in kitchen • En suite shower room • Family bathroom • Cellar • Garden

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

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A superb four bedroom family house situated on this popular residential road between the commons. This beautifully presented property has the accommodation arranged over three floors and measures approximately 2,078 sq ft. It has been completely renovated by the current owners with an extension on the ground floor into the side return, as well as a basement excavation. The stunning interior has a contemporary theme that fits in well with the Victorian proportions. The finish is superb throughout with good quality material and fittings incorporated in every room.

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Alderbrook Road £2,000,000 This phenomenal six-bedroom Victorian house has been more or less entirely rebuilt and designed by award winning architect Carl Turner and interior design company Designed to Live in. Carl Turner has gained a reputation for creating striking contemporary homes with a difference. Not only is the styling completely bespoke, the interior layout has been created to make the most of the internal space, which measures approximately 2,964 sq ft. Six bedrooms • Two bathrooms, a shower room and three separate cloakrooms • Double reception room • Bespoke open plan kitchen dining room • Finished to a very high standard

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DOUBLE FRONTED This absolutely stunning double fronted detached Victorian house has been completely refurbished by the current owners to an extremely high standard

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he building has been cleverly redesigned and behind the classic Victorian façade there is an extremely impressive contemporary interior. Not only does the house boast excellent lateral space, there is also two levels of living/entertaining space that are linked by a fabulous glass gallery and an attractive staircase. On the ground floor there is an L shaped reception room with a feature fireplace and built in cabinetry and wide plank hard wood floors. In addition there is a second reception room that is currently being used as a study/ playroom. From the mezzanine reception room, the staircase leads to a spacious kitchen family room that measures approximately 27ft in length. The kitchen itself is finished with stainless steel work surfaces and integrated Gaggenau appliances. There is plenty of space for a dining area as well as an informal seating area. One of the impressive features of this amazing family house is the double height wall of glass from the lower ground floor to the ground floor level. Sliding glass panels open from the kitchen to a beautifully landscaped split level garden

with built-in garden store. In addition, the lower ground floor boasts a media room/ snug, a wine cellar, a utility room and a gymnasium that could easily be used as the sixth bedroom or playroom. The first floor has been largely given over to a luxurious master bedroom suite, with a large en-suite bathroom featuring a free-standing bath, a walk-in shower; and a dressing room with fitted hanging space and cupboards. There is also a further guest bedroom and well-appointed bathroom. The top floor completes the accommodation with two good sized bedrooms, a large shower room, store room and boiler room. Honeywell Road is considered one of the most desirable streets Between the Commons. The School is extremely well positioned for a number of good state and private schools (subject to catchment each year) and the amenities of Northcote are literally at the end of the street. Transport can be found at Clapham Junction or Clapham South.

‘Sliding glass panels open from the kitchen to a beautifully landscaped split level garden ’

Honeywell Road, £2,895,000, Rampton Baseley 0207 228 5111

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RIPEFORDEVELOPMENT Sitting on an extremely wide plot with huge potential for extension to the side, loft and basement, this wide Victorian family house also has a large, sunny garden and private side access. It has been recently decorated, rewired and carpeted and is offered with no chain, so it’s ready for occupation and ripe for further development. The house is also close to excellent schools, fashionable Northcote Road and the underground from Clapham South to The City/West End. This is no ordinary terraced house and the proportions of the property, together with the dimensions of its plot, offer mouth-watering possibilities for ground floor extension. The property also has a wide and private side passage, the front of which would be ideal for a bike store, while the rear could be incorporated into the living space. The extra-wide garden is again rare for the area and has a nice open aspect with

good summer sun flooding the garden in the afternoons and evenings. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a bathroom on one floor, with potential to go into both loft spaces and add a whole new floor on top, subject to planning consent. The lofts alone would add close to another 780 sq ft. The basement runs under the full width of the front of the house and could potentially allow side light-wells as well as front ones. The house is adjacent to the popular Thomas’ Clapham prep school and to Honeywell primary school. There are many other excellent state and private schools and nurseries nearby. Nearby fashionable Northcote Road has a wonderful array of specialist shops, cafés, bars and restaurants

A charming detached coach house with a peaceful and sunny 49 ft garden is on the market for the first time in over 40 years. The house, with two double bedrooms, has the feel of a country house in London. There is more than 1,200 sq ft of accommodation, not counting the loft. The property needs modernising but has wonderful light throughout and enormous potential to be extended and enhanced. As well as the two bedrooms there is an attic room, a reception room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen with Aga, family bathroom, en suite shower room and a cloakroom. It is in a prime West Putney location and has off street parking. St Simon’s Avenue is an exclusive but very friendly neighbourhood of substantial detached houses, on a quiet and wide tree-lined residential road offering easy access to local amenities, highly regarded schools and all major transport links into the city. St Simons Avenue, Putney, SW15, £1,250,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

Broomwood Road, Between the Commons, SW11, £1,685,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

LUXURYAPARTMENT This beautifully styled two bedroom, two bathroom flat is housed in one of the finest examples of a listed Grade II Jacobean manor house still surviving. The manor house has been restored and converted into eight large luxury apartments in the heart of Wimbledon Village, but set back from the road by a substantial and attractive courtyard. This flat is on the lower ground floor and is finished to the highest standards and features the latest technology. It is only the only flat available with a private patio. The interior design is by the renowned designer Michaelis Boyd. Set behind a secure gated entrance, all the homes are allocated two private parking spaces and access to beautifully landscaped communal gardens to the rear. Flat 3, Eagle House, High Street, Wimbledon, SW19, £2,750,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

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WALCOT SQUARE, KENNINGTON, SE11 ÂŁ1,195,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This beautifully presented three-bedroom, Grade II Listed Georgian house, overlooks the picturesque and highly sought after Walcot Square. Enter the house from

An modern country in a room, stunning Built originally 1962The forproperty the artistalso John Merton, Pound is broadly the extraordinary raised ground and floorindividual to find a dual aspect doublehouse reception withlocation. an abundance of naturalinlight. benefits from a rearHouse extension, where Palladian style andisissituated. a wide, The single building with windows overbedrooms. looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to house, includefeatures a garden room the familyin bathroom firststorey floor comprises twolarge good-sized double The master bedroom, at the front of the two largeand sasha windows, views of the square anda built-in storage. The second bedroom offers views over garden at the rear. lower groundsurrounding floor provides third double large studio complex including workshop and dark room . The property currently hasthe very high ceilings andThe brick parapets thethe roof which has bedroom at thespace. rear and a generous family room with parquet flooring to the front. The family room offers space for a large dining table at the front and an good storage attractive and fully fitted kitchen to the rear. There is also a convenient cupboard, just off the bedroom, where a washing machine and tumble dryer can be housed.

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

The garden is a good size and an enjoyable space to entertain or relax in.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period | Terraced House | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 1 Bathroom | Garden | Good decoration | EPC Exempt

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THE LYCEE, STANNARY STREET, KENNINGTON SE11 OIEO ÂŁ835,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Set in a highly sought-after development in the heart of Kennington, this Victorian school conversion blends contemporary living with stunning period features.

An extraordinary individual modern country house in a character stunning and location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist Merton, Pound House is broadly Located on the topand floor, the duplex apartment enjoys period an abundance of space. The vast open planJohn kitchen and living area features a neatly Palladian in style andwith is a ample wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978reception to includespace a garden room and a proportioned kitchen storage, integrated appliances and a large dining area; perfect for entertaining. The impressive benefits from three full height sash windows, which ensure the room filledroom with .plenty of natural light. The master bedroom, situated in a large mezzanine, carpeted large studio complex including a workshop andisdark The property currently hasen-suite very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding theisroof whichwith has substantial built-in storage and space for a king-size bed. The second bedroom has shelving units fitted for storage and could be either used as a guest bedroom or good storage space. an office space. In addition, there is a separate tiled shower room. The property also benefits from access to a delightful shared roof terrace, with wonderful views

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

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Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period Flat/Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1 Reception | Off Street Parking | Roof Terrace | Remote Entry System | Good decoration | EPC Rating F

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hese stunning homes are designed and built to an extremely high standard and in keeping with the warehouse/industrial feel of the road. The mews itself is a charming space and offers privacy within the landscaped courtyard, which can be used as outside space for the houses. The houses are arranged over three floors, lower ground, ground and first. On the lower ground floors there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The ground floors have a third bedroom and bathroom; however, these bedrooms could also be used as additional reception rooms, if desired. The first floors have beautiful vaulted ceilings and are home to the kitchens and reception rooms. The kitchens are manufactured in Britain and offer granite worktops and AEG appliances. All the bathrooms are a very high specification; with bathroom taps and showers by Grohe and all enjoy heated mirrors.

The main staircases are wonderful feature. They are German designed and fully bespoke. There are intercom systems controlling the gated entrance to the development and the properties are wired to accommodate BT and/or Sky cable network The houses have been designed and built to reduce carbon emissions by incorporating the following: - A rated Worcester combination boilers, external walls, windows and doors designed to a very low U value, LED lighting throughout, A+ rated kitchen appliances. All the houses come with a 10-year BLP building warranty and an EPC Rating B.

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COMPASS HOUSE SMUGGLERS WAY SW18 FINE DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE THAMES. LARGE RECEPTION. T WO BATHROOMS. SHORT WALK TO WANDSWORTH TOWN STATION.

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his charming three double bedroom Victorian terraced house has been well looked after and is ideally located on a quiet residential street. It stands on the border of the sought after Poets’ Corner and just a stone’s throw from Brockwell Park Gate. It is close to the amenities and transport links of Brixton and Herne Hill and near Effra Nursery School, St Jude’s Primary School, Corpus Christi Primary School and Judith Kerr Primary School. This light and bright family home of over 1,000 sq ft has a double reception room with a working fireplace on the ground floor, together with extended kitchen diner with Carrara marble kitchen worktop and French doors that open onto a south-east facing garden. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property retains all its original charm and is full of period features: original window shutters, a period fireplace with a stone surround and mantelpiece, high ceilings, wood floor and sash windows. It could be further extended into the side return and the loft subject to the planning consents. The property is offered to the market chain free and the agents recommend early viewing. Effra Parade, SW2, £935,000, Winkworth 020 7501 8950

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hilip Hammond had an unenviable job with his 2018 Budget. The uncertainty over the type, or even existence of a deal to leave the EU makes the job of forecasting and planning even more difficult than usual. But he has had the timely boost of better than expected tax receipts and that’s given him some room for manoeuvre. And, in a real move away from recent years, he has chosen to commit to spending which, according to the official forecasts bakes in a bigger government deficit ahead. Many of the Chancellor’s rabbits were poached from his hat by the Prime Minister before the Budget with announcements for spending on the NHS and, importantly for the housing market, the removal of restrictions on Local Authority finances which have prevented them from building homes. That liberalisation has already been warmly welcomed and should help to boost the lacklustre levels of housebuilding of recent years, although only a little. In another nod to the need for new homes and the plight of first time buyers he offered some funds to give local authorities autonomy via neighbourhood planning systems to offer discounts to local buyers over outsiders. That won’t be a game changer for the housing market as a whole but will be very welcome in expensive communities where markets have been distorted by investors. With regard to affordable housing Mr Hammond rectified an anomaly in the stamp duty exemption for first time buyers announced last year. That relief on property up to £500,000 will now be extended to buyers of shared ownership properties – and will be retrospective too. On top of this there wasn’t a huge amount specifically aimed at the housing market in the Budget. Interestingly and frustratingly for housebuilders there was no news on the future of Help to Buy which is due to finish in 2021. However, there was some money – £5.5 billion for the Housing Infrastructure fund to provide 650,000 new homes and on top of that the commitment to back £1billion bank guarantees for small and medium sized housebuilders who have been slow to return to the market since the financial crash. And a by-product of attempts to revive and reinterpret High Streets in England, concessions for the change of use of underused retail and commercial premises into residential homes. In wider economic terms, the increase in the tax free personal allowance to £12,500 and the higher rate threshold to £50,000 will give a boost to household finances from next year. And this is on top of the expectation that wage growth will continue to outpace inflation and employment will remain strong. That is good news for the wider housing market but is unlikely to release the bottleneck among movers. The official housing market forecasts do expect both prices and activity to increase over the forecast period to 2023, although the pace of growth of both is still very modest. Overall this Budget isn’t a game changer for the housing market, but the commitment to spending to help support the economy as it moves towards Brexit will help to boost confidence at a time when wages and employment are strong, and confidence is essential for healthy housing markets.Fionnuala Early, Head of Market Insight at SellMyHome.co.uk and RentMyHome.co.uk

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ERLANGER ROAD, SE14

£1,425,000

Huge five-bedroom home with a (self-contained) basement, original features, kitchen/diner, bathroom, shower room, double reception and ravishing 109-foot south-facing garden. Near Zone 2 trains/Overground links and Haberdashers’ Aske’s.

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THE BEECHES, HONOR OAK RISE, SE23

£1,250,000

ULVERSCROFT ROAD, SE22

£1,175,000

This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five-double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, a sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, heaps of storage and a walk-in cellar. Find it on a magical no-through street at One Tree Hill.

A radically creative home with a resplendent vibe that measures over 1650 square feet. It has five bedrooms, two receptions, two bathrooms and original fireplaces. Moments to Lordship Lane and well within last year’s Charter School sweep.

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ORIGINAL FEATURES Exquisitely lovely homes should always be viewed. This Victorian townhouse has a unique profile along Belvoir Road, which has an unusual range of Victorian and Edwardian architecture

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ot only is this home large enough for families (four double bedrooms, 2060 square feet), its layout should ensure far less squabbles (kitchen/diner, sitting room, one bathroom, two shower rooms, 100ft south-facing garden). This could arguably be the house you’re less likely to argue in! The kitchen has a contemporary, woodclad dining room attached that opens out to the garden terrace, so there’s heaps of eating space. Film-watchers can find sanctuary in the sitting room at the front of the house, away from the main action. Students or home-workers can bed down with books in the (sizeable) study and pop outside for breathers through the French doors. Getting ready in the morning should go well: there’s a first-floor shower room, a second-floor bathroom and an en suite shower in the first-floor rear bedroom. This might be your favourite bedroom-French doors open to the original wrought-iron veranda that hangs over the garden. There isn’t a bad bedroom here at all, so no ‘shortstraw’ upsets either. All are doubles, beautifully turned-out and have stripped floorboards. Look out for original features such as fireplaces, coving, ceiling roses and picture rails. The attic room has wallto-wall floating shelves while there’s a hallway cupboard on the landing and a walk-in storage area. Being 100ft and south-facing sounds impressive enough but the landscaping in the garden is divine. There’s an upper stone terrace that steps down to seating between giant built-in planters, before stepping down again to a wonderfully lush lawn. Borders have been creatively stuffed with architectural plants (artichokes, a mature fern and grasses), a young mimosa, verbena, hydrangea and a large passion flower spilling over trellis. The garden has lighting installed in to the ground and around the fire pit for magical summer evenings. It is also irrigated and

has an electric cable already laid should someone want to add a studio at the bottom. There’s off-street parking at the front and a useful cellar below. Forest Hill station is a 15-minute walk for trains (London Bridge and Victoria) and London Overground links (Canada Water, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington). There’s a Sainsbury’s supermarket, two delicatessens, a modern leisure centre with a pool, three developments of artists’ studios and excellent bars, cafés and restaurants. You can reach the centre of East Dulwich by bus in five minutes or walk in 15-20. The range of bars, restaurants, shops, boutiques and markets is superb and there are exemplary independents. There’s also a large gym, a Picturehouse cinema, a Co-operative supermarket and a library. Lovers of nature are in luck: Horniman Museum and Gardens is an eight-minute walk while Dulwich Park and Sydenham Woods are just five each. On the other side of the Park is Dulwich Village with its boutiques, eateries, superb pub and Dulwich Picture Gallery. A small parade of shops around the corner include a newsagent, florist, vet, beautician and a tapas bar. Local primary schools include Horniman and Goodrich (both Ofsted ‘good’) while older kids can apply to Kingsdale, The Forest School, The Sydenham School or either Harris academy at Peckham Rye (both ‘outstanding’). Belvoir Road, SE22 £1,350,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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Lyndhurst Grove SE15 OIEO £550,000 Leasehold

Deerdale Road SE24 OIEO £550,000 Leasehold

This double aspect two bedroom period flat comes to the market in excellent condition. With a long lease and neutral decor throughout, the flat boasts large kitchen/diner and great views. Located close to Peckham Rye BR as well as the popular Peckham Village.

This well presented two bedroom period maisonette comes to the market in superb condition. Offering private garden and located close to both Loughborough Jct Thameslink and Denmark Hill Overground/BR the property is also within minutes’ walk of Ruskin Park.

Westwood Hill SE26 OIEO £350,000 Leasehold

Bullfinch Court SE21 £400,000 Leasehold

This split level purpose built flat provides spacious accommodation throughout, as well as an ideal location, within minutes of Sydenham and Crystal Palace stations. The flat comes with added benefits of residents parking and no onward chain.

This three bedroom flat provides a recently redecorated bathroom, separate WC and a bright reception room. The property is located within a short walk of Dulwich and Bel Air parks and West Dulwich station.

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Acland Crescent SE5 £1,100,000 Freehold This 1930’s style three bedroom property comes to the market on the popular Acland Crescent. This home has been recently refurbished to a high standard, and still offers potential to add value and additional space by creating a loft conversion. Ideally located for the many transport links to both Central London and Canary Wharf.

Bonsor Street SE5 £625,000 Freehold Petermans are delighted to offer this three bedroom house situated between Camberwell and Peckham. The property is in need of refurbishment and would be perfect for an investor or a buyer to create their dream home.

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oyce Place is a gated development of only four brand new semidetached townhouses that are perfectly located for mainline stations at New Beckenham and Beckenham Junction, as well as the tram link. The homes have four bedrooms, two or three reception rooms, and two bathrooms. They have a large kitchen/ living/diner, utility room, ground floor WC, and a study/third reception to the ground floor. There are contemporary glass balustrades throughout and all the bathrooms are fully tiled with Porcelanosa tiles.

On the first floor there is an additional reception and a luxury master bedroom en suite with a fitted dressing room. A further three bedrooms with a family bathroom are on the third floor. Externally there will be a tandem parking space to the front of the property and a garden designed for modern day living. A security alarm is also included.

This four bedroom house that backs onto playing fields is well located for the amenities and schools of Dulwich Village and Herne Hill. The house also has a family bathroom, a shower room/WC, a ground floor WC, kitchen/ family room and a reception room. It has a south-east facing garden and off-street parking. The house has been extended into the loft to give a fourth bedroom, a shower room and a separate WC. Overall there is a gross internal area of 1,605 sq ft. The rooms enjoy good natural light and the house is well laid out with a kitchen/dining room opening onto the wooden deck terrace and the south-east facing garden that is 120 ft in length. At the front, there is a bright reception room with a wide bay window and a fireplace. Under the stairs is a separate WC. There are three bedrooms and a large family bathroom on the first floor. Three of the bedrooms as well as the bathroom have a beautiful view overlooking the gardens and the playing field. Herne Hill and North Dulwich stations provide services to London Bridge, Victoria, Blackfriars, St Pancras and Peckham Rye for the interchange to the Overground for Docklands and the City. Burbage Road, London, SE24, ÂŁ1,650,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321

Copers Cope Road, Beckenham BR3, ÂŁ975,000, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 8650 8268

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at, sleep, move, repeat. Whatever the market is doing. In one head-scratching moment this week, the £25k garage we took on caused such ferocious competition, it went to full-and-finals within days of hitting the market. It’s not quite the same with actual abodes. While we aren’t selling as many homes as usual, if our clients are sensible about pricing, they do sell. It’s the last part of the previous sentence that causes the biggest challenge. Fortunately, many of our clients realise that if they’re selling in a downmarket they’re also buying in one, so essentially, they’ve lost nothing. The bohemian actress understands this all too well and has attracted strong interest, quite quickly, in her adorable apartment. Finding her next home is her biggest hurdle, so I’ve been enjoying helping her source one. It’s rather nice to be on the other side of the fence for a change. My week has been bursting with troll-control on social. The Facebook film we commissioned featuring Nunhead’s shop-owners and residents was finally uploaded and I’ve been boosting it to appear in local users’ feeds. It’s doing rather well, bar the couple of comments interpreting the film as gentrification glorification over celebration.

Typically, the general public socially align estate agents with traffic wardens, which is hardly fair on those upholding parking law. Google Analytics tells me the blog Should I Reduce My Asking Price, which was posted in May, is still getting heavy traffic and our most-read article. Having hit a jackpot, I’ve been shamelessly posting more around the topic. People need to know how to tell if their price is wrong, but after 15 years in the business, I’m still surprised at how many do not know the definition of the word ‘market.’ A recent quote from anonymous: “We feel the current market is pushing us to an unrealistic price point in relation to the true value of our property.” I might get that printed and framed. www.roybrooks.co.uk

LATEVICTORIAN This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, heaps of storage and a walk-in cellar. The ingenious addition of mezzanine levels (half-levels between ground, first and second floors) makes far more of available space. Find it on a magical no-through street at One Tree Hill. Surrounded by a nature reserve, houses along here vary from grand Georgian townhouses to a couple of offbeat 1960s’ builds. Honor Oak Park train station is a 10-minute walk for trains (London Bridge, Victoria) and London Overground links. Honor Oak Rise, SE23, £1,250,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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his fabulous and spacious family home in Wimbledon Village stands within a few hundred yards of the Common and close to local schools. The substantial detached Edwardian property has been modernised and extended to a high standard throughout. There are six bedrooms in total, three on the first floor and three on the second, with five bath or shower rooms. The house total 5,113 sq ft and also has good eaves storage. Downstairs there is a stylish kitchen and a dining room with magnificient fireplace and good storage. There are two sizeable reception rooms, a wide entrance hall, cinema room, study and a utility room conveniently off the kitchen. Outside there is a generous garden with a mature trees, shrubs, lawn, borders and a patio area for outside dining. The house also has a garage for secure parking.

his delightful ground floor apartment with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is part of a prestigious, secure development in the heart of the exclusive Coombe Estate. The flat has a double reception room and kitchen/breakfast room and two secure underground parking spaces. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. A family bathroom serves the other two double bedrooms. The flat has gas central heating, double glazing and terrace leading out to the communal gardens, which are set in about nine acres of landscaped grounds. The flat is also served by an entry phone system. The Water Gardens, Coombe Estate, ÂŁ3,500 pcm, Coombe Residential 0208 947 9393

Murray Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19, ÂŁ12,000 pcm, Robert Holmes 020 8879 9669

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ARTDECO In an art deco block, this fourth floor apartment has two double bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen with a washing machine, fridge/freezer, an oven and hob with extractor fan, a reception room and one bathroom. The stylish block has a lift up to the fourth floor and is in a convenient location, close to transport links. Hot water and heating is included in the price and the flat has attractive wooden flooring and is decorated with a clean off-white décor. There are many handy local shops on the doorstep including the new M&S food hall and several coffee shops, bars and restaurants. The property is available now, either furnished or part furnished. 24 Corner Fielde, Streatham Hill, SW3, £335 per week, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

OPPOSITEPARK This three bedroom apartment in Norfolk Mansions on the prestigious Prince of Wales Drive, is right opposite Battersea Park. It is on the second floor and includes a master suite with walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom, another two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, fully fitted kitchen, dining room and separate reception room with access to a private balcony. The flat is neutrally decorated and benefits from an abundance of natural light. Norfolk Mansions is in the Battersea Park Conservation Area and is at the western end of Prince of Wales Drive, convenient for access to north of the river via the bus routes on Battersea Park Road and Battersea Bridge Road. It is Ideally located for a number of local amenities. It is offered unfurnished and is currently available. Norfolk Mansions, Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, SW11, £3,250 pcm, John D Wood, 020 7223 8848

THREEBEDDER A stunning three bedroom apartment of over 1,300sqft on the second floor of a prestigious private development in Putney. It is offered on an unfurnished basis and benefits from off-street parking. The development has immaculate communal gardens, wood floors throughout and is in close proximity to the high street. The accommodation includes a spacious entrance hallway, two large, interconnecting reception rooms, a fully fitted kitchen/dining room, a master bedroom with great built-in storage, two more bedrooms, a family bathroom and another shower room. The versatile apartment is immaculately presented and offers exception living and entertaining space. It is well located for all the amenities and transport of Putney as well as a number of great schools and nurseries. It is available unfurnished from December 20. Kings Keep, SW15, £2,700 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100

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FOURSTOREY STUNNER This stunning five-bedroom family house in the heart of Wimbledon Village is located in a quiet cul-de-sac a short distance from Wimbledon Station and moments from Wimbledon Common

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he house is arranged over four floors with modern features and great storage. The lower ground floor houses a beautiful kitchen/ breakfast/family room with a dining area and reception space with concertina doors, leading directly out to the tiered paved garden. On this floor there is also a double bedroom with an en suite shower room, cloakroom and a utility room. The ground floor includes a beautiful glass light well, a large and bright reception room with wood floors, a second cloakroom and a study. On the first floor there is a striking master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom with separate shower and his and hers dressing rooms, two more double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the top floor there is another double bedroom with plenty of fitted and eaves storage space and a shower room. Outside the rear garden is attractively tiered with outdoor dining space which can be accessed from the lower ground and ground floors. At the front of the house there is off-street parking. Marryat Road is in the heart of Wimbledon Village, a short distance from the Common and from Wimbledon mainline train station and underground train station, serviced by the District line. There are many good local schools, in both the private and public sectors and a wide range of clubs for tennis or golf. The A3 is close by with its direct access into central London and links to the M25 network to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Marryat Place, Wimbledon, SW19, furnished, ÂŁ15,000 monthly, Knight Frank 020 3504 8963

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he Delles is an impressive detached period house with outbuildings and a self-contained one bedroom cottage, in a wonderful position in a conservation

area. The six-bedroom property is filled with character and comes with garaging and stables. It is in the heart of a highly sought after and desirable village with its own mainline railway station with trains running into Liverpool within the hour. It is also convenient for the M11 motorway. There are five reception rooms, mature grounds of about one-and-a-half acres and lovely kitchen with an Aga. The house has been sympathetically improved whilst retaining original features like the exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. It is ideal for a family looking for such outstanding space and flexibility including an elegant drawing room, adjacent library, atmospheric dining room and breakfast room leading through to a

stylish kitchen by Clive Christian and pantry off, utility room and study/snug. The principal bedroom suite also includes two dressing rooms and a large bathroom. In addition there is a generous courtyard area to the side of the main house which provides extensive parking and adjacent to this are brick and flint outbuildings which include garaging and stables together with an attractive self-contained detached one bedroom cottage. The delightful generous mature grounds and gardens back onto paddocks. The Delles occupies a wonderful position in the conservation area right in the heart of the village set behind a high brick and flint wall backing onto paddocks. The Delles, Carmen Street, Great Chesterford, CB10, ÂŁ1,650,000, Cheffins 01223 214214

COMMUTER SPECIAL This four bedroom house is approached via electric gates into an enclave of just three homes. The fore garden is laid to lawn with a pathway leading to the front door and a driveway with parking for four cars. The Old Barn nestles within this fabulous barn conversion and enjoys a discreet and very private position. There are two lawns and a patio. The interior enjoys a high specification finish including an entrance hall with travetine flooring which extends to the guest cloarkroom and onto the fabulous designer kitchen/ breakfast/family room with vaulted ceilings which is flooded with natural light. There is also a utility room, substantial living/dining room with Inglenook fireplace and a versatile study/snug. Upstairs there is a principal bathroom and four double bedrooms, the master with en suite. Finedon offers a wealth of amenities with easy access to both Kettering and Wellingborough mainline stations, connecting with London St Pancras in under an hour. The Old Barn, 7 Orchard Court, Finedon, NN9, ÂŁ475,000, Henderson Connellan 01536 417888

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former Victorian convent has been converted into eight beautiful homes, each with allocated parking, private gardens and a share of the nine acres of communal grounds and ancient woodland in this gated complex on the edge of town and within a 15-minute walk of the town centre and railway station. Number 8 Bolnore Road, is a four bedroom, end of terrace house that combines Victorian character with a modern contemporary twist thanks to the addition of the glazed extension on the sunny west side of the house. The property has one of the largest private gardens in the complex and is fully enclosed by fencing. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall with a beautifully tiled floor and a bespoke

turning staircase to the upper floors and a large open plan living area including a glazed sitting room, dining room and a kitchen made by Hamilton Stone Design to include granite worktops and a full range of integrated appliances. On the first floor: there is a pentagonal shaped master bedroom with en suite bathroom, another double bedroom, a family bathroom and utility room. On the top floor there is a spacious landing which leads into the study/sunroom, two more bedrooms and second family bathroom. Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath, ÂŁ775,000, Mansell McTaggart 01444 456431

GRADEIICOTTAGE This two bedroom, semi-detached cottage is one of the oldest buildings in Odiham and is packed with charm and character. There is an abundance of exposed timbers, traditional doors and some lovely period windows. Inside the accommodation is well presented with a modern kitchen providing a stylish contrast to beams and fireplaces in the two reception rooms. Upstairs the two bedrooms have vaulted ceilings that add to the impression of space along with lovely period windows. Outside there is an attractive, part-walled, courtyard garden and useful additional storage. Church Street, Odiham, Hook, RG29, ÂŁ400,000, Carson & Co 01256 520 223

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FABULOUS GARDENS Set in the popular Itchen valley, this spacious family home with seven bedrooms has fabulous gardens and grounds

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ownstairs there is a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, office and utility room with a downstairs shower room and cloakroom. The property has a wealth of period features, such as exposed wooden beams and attractive plasterwork to the drawing room ceiling. The eastern end of the property was previously used as an annexe and could potentially revert to this. The main bedroom has a dressing area and bathroom and there is a guest bedroom with an en suite shower room, as well as five more bedrooms and a family bathroom and cloakroom. Most of the reception rooms and bedrooms face south with glorious views over the beautiful gardens and the large paved terrace. The barn is believed to be about 275 years old and was converted in the late 1930s.

Outside there is a swimming pool house with its own shower room, a tennis court and garages. The garden is beautifully landscaped and includes a vegetable garden, orchard and paddock, amounting to a bit more than three and a half acres. The paddock is fenced with post and rail and includes a pony shelter. As well as the garage, outbuildings include a workshop, store and a large greenhouse alongside a vegetable garden with soft fruit beds. Winchester is less than four miles away and trains run to London Waterloo in 58 minutes. Southampton Airport is just over 15 miles away. Chilland Barn, Martyr Worthy, near ÂŁ1,975,000, Knight Frank 01962 850 333

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his exceptional detached property, with a total plot size approaching 0.45acre, is approached through electric gates which open to a substantial gravelled parking area and landscaped front garden. The house is flooded with natural light as there is an abundance of glass used throughout which takes full advantage of the beautiful landscaped gardens to the rear and front. On the ground floor is a spacious double-height entrance hall with an oak and glass staircase and guest cloakroom. To the rear of the house is a large open plan kitchen/breakfast room with separate dining and sitting areas. Sliding glazed doors lead to rear sun terrace and beautiful garden. There is also a separate television/study. The main reception room has a contemporary fireplace and again opens to the rear terrace and garden. A guest bedroom suite completes the ground floor with a double bedroom, en suite shower room and separate dressing room.

The landing is accessed from the impressive oak and glass staircase with feature picture window to the front. There are two double bedrooms with their own balcony, a luxurious family bathroom, a further study/bedroom and the impressive master bedroom, again with balcony, fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. Ecton Lane is a highly desirable leafy lane and is considered to be one of the most sought after addresses. Whilst benefiting from a rural setting, Sywell has a country park, church, public house and a primary school with the nearest secondary school located in Moulton which is less than 4 miles away. Northampton town centre is approximately 9 miles, the A45 gives access to the M1, M6 and A14. Both Northampton and Wellingborough rail stations have quick access to London, taking approximately one hour. Ecton Lane, Sywell, Northamptonshire, guide price £1,100,000, Fine & Country Northampton 01604 309030

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

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

501 Battersea Park Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4LW  020 3151 4251  battersea@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barnes

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

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

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

www.foxtons.co.uk

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

Estate Agents

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

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

Brixton

21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100  battersea@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk 168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111  battersea@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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

Battersea & Nine Elms

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

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

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

THRESHER OWEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wandsworth

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

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Wandsworth – Between the Commons

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

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

Knight Frank

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

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

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

118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  batteresa_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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

131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

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Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  wandsworth@carterjonas.co.uk www.carterjonas.co.uk

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324 Trinity Rd, London SW18 3RG  020 3151 4263  wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk 34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222  bellevueroad@rymer-irens.com www.rymer-irens.com

Knight Frank

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

Knight Frank

81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  sales.wimbledon@lauristons.com  lettings.wimbledon@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  newhomes@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com 35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  rentalenquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk 1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111  jmorrison@savills.com www.savills.com

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Telephone: 020 3797 2690 www.abels.co.uk

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LAST WORD Rebecca Jane Higgins, Office Head Knight Frank Clapham Describe your property career to date. It has been very enjoyable! I have worked in property for 11 years and, actually, only with Knight Frank for this time. I have been an office coordinator, a letting and sale negotiator and now I am the office head of Clapham. As I have taken each step I have collected a wealth of experience in various areas of the business which helps in reacting to the day to day activities which come my way. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? I really enjoy the people aspect of my role. I meet people at the start of their journey when they are buying their dream house or they have made the important decision to move. It’s really an exciting time which can be sometimes quite a daunting. It can be a choppy ride and managing this is where one’s true skills come into play. I really enjoy making good things happen for people. The highlight is when I run into the people that I have sold to or sold for over the years and being greeted like an old friend. Describe the biggest challenges. The challenges are generally beyond my control so I focus on what I can do to make something happen every day.

What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? It’s a really fun industry to work in. Its varied, challenging and interesting. Aim to be a property professional with good integrity and you will be very successful. What sets south London apart? This part of London ticks a lot of boxes. It has an upbeat pace and is characterised by acres of attractive period homes interspersed with some of London’s best loved commons and parks. There’s a buzzing pub scene here and, particularly in Battersea, pavement cafés overflowing with young professionals and young families. There is something for everyone here. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? The south London market is pretty resilient, people like to upsize and downsize locally so the wheels will always be turning. Recent highs, recent lows? A recent high is taking over as Office Head in the Clapham office! Getting a sneaky parking ticket is always a low moment. What is your top location south of the

river? I have so many! I love Clapham Venn Street Market on Saturday for my weekly vegetable shop. Tooting Market for a midweek supper and then Chez Bruce always is a favourite for a special occasion. Sunset across Clapham Common is always a wonderful thing to see in any given day. What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? Now is a good time to buy, don’t wait! If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? I am a trained florist so likely to be an event florist. Our office generally has a beautiful scented display so I feel like I have the best of both worlds.

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Palace Road KT8 A large detached property offering a generous garden and off-street parking. EPC: E. Guide price £2,250,000

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