Archway House, Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, SW3, £6,950,000, Knight Frank

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Set in a commanding position behind period railings, Archway House is one of the finest early 18th century houses in London.

The exceptional family house is seven bays wide and five storeys high with dramatic proportions. A private drive with automated wrought-iron gates is at the side of the house and at the back there is a generous 99-foot long garden with an outhouse and double garage. Inside original architectural features have been fabulously maintained including the staircases, period fireplaces, sash windows and panelling.


The house is approached via a landscaped front garden and up stone steps to enter a generous reception hall. To the right, a drawing room occupies the full depth of the house, with a dual aspect offering views of both the front and rear gardens and a feature Queen Anne fireplace. There are two more panelled rooms on the ground floor.

On the lower ground floor there is an eat‐in kitchen with direct access to both gardens, a formal dining room, a larder/cellar and utility rooms. The first floor has a magnificent reception room with antique parquetry flooring, two more reception rooms and an antique fitted library.


Set on the second floor is a grand master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, two more double bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms. There is also a family breakfast room with panoramic views of the common and a kitchenette with a roof terrace.

At the top of the house is a flexible living space with a fitted kitchen unit. On either side are double bedrooms, with en suite shower rooms. One has French doors on to a roof terrace. If the house was rearranged there is scope to create an eight or nine-bedroom home, meaning this property is both a historical landmark and an outstanding family home.

The house stands in a prime position on Clapham Common North Side, overlooking its wide, open spaces. Clapham Old Town is moments away with grand period architecture as well as being near to cafés, bars and restaurants. The area has good transport links and some outstanding schools.

Read more about this luxury property on page 34 of London Property South Magazine



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