Explore this beautiful Victorian house in London that perfectly blends old and new
The light-filled, arty house is on the market for £2.45 million
A fine example of a Victorian terraced house has gone up for sale in Clapham for £2.45 million.
The five-bedroom red-brick house is located next to the lively green spaces and cafes of Clapham Common yet enjoys a peaceful setting.
The current owner is an artist, and creative flair is seen throughout the home. While the look is elegant and timeless, modern interventions, like the marble-topped stainless steel kitchen, merge seamlessly with original features, like decorative cornicing, ornamental door surrounds and old working fireplaces.
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A formal drawing room sits at the front of the property, where natural light beams in through the bay window.
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A cosy snug lies behind the sitting room, and offers a more intimate space, finished in a biophilic green with pretty patterned tiles cladding the warming hearth.
The open-plan living space sits at the back of the house and boasts an inviting kitchen and dining area that again showcases the perfect marriage of modern and authentic. The owners have painstakingly exposed the original brick wall and retained a set of glazed floor-to-ceiling French doors (see top pic), uniting these details with exposed industrial structural pillars and a row of three new skylights.
The kitchen boasts a refined palette of materials: a cream-painted panelled splashback, open wooden shelves, stainless steel cabinets and a luxurious marble countertop. A clever built-in wooden bench that matches the floorboards sits in the middle of the room, which opens out onto the garden.
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Upstairs, the master bedroom is a sunny delight, painted in a warm yellow with sun shining through the large bay window. The sumptuous yet relaxing room has a working fireplace and decorative tiles, and a large ensuite with a freestanding tub.
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The property is listed for sale for £2,450,000 with Inigo.
Ruth Doherty is an experienced digital writer and editor specializing in interiors, travel and lifestyle. With 20 years of writing for national sites under her belt, she’s worked for the likes of Livingetc.com, Standard, Ideal Home, Stylist and Marie Claire as well as Homes & Gardens.
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