This detached family house designed by the architect, Sir Aston Webb, is set on a plot of 0.4 of an acre and stands in one of Wimbledon Village’s best roads, 200 yards from the Common.
The handsome house was built in 1889 and designed by Sir Aston Webb, the architect who designed the principal facade of Buckingham Palace. Nearby are three golf clubs, a riding stable and tennis clubs. Both King’s College School and Wimbledon Girls’ High School are within walking distance. The main town centre is within walking distance for shopping and trains to Central London and beyond.
The house has eight bedrooms and three inter-connecting reception rooms. It has been sympathetically modernised and retains original features including tall sash windows and high ceilings with cornices.
There is a gated driveway and impressive entrance hall with a characterful staircase. The drawing room, family room and dining room can be used as one huge open plan space or divided by the striking original portcullis which is electrically operated, and a pair of pocket doors. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of units, integrated appliances and a central island giving additional storage. It has direct access to the garden. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room, and there are two guest cloakrooms on this floor.
On the first floor, off the landing, with seating area is the large master bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe, en suite bathroom and dressing room; five further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a secondary staircase leading from the hall to the first floor. On the second floor are three more bedrooms, one with a balcony with far reaching views, and good eaves storage.
An extension at the rear of the house adds an indoor swimming pool complex with gymnasium and sauna and a family room/annexe above the garage.
The house is surrounded on three sides by lovely landscaped gardens with an extensive lawned area and a stone terrace. Off-street parking is provided on the front driveway and garage.