Architect: Edward Armitage
Share of Freehold
This wonderfully bright four-bedroom house with private garden and separate garage can be found in Chiswick Staithe, a collection of Georgian-revival townhouses set within immaculate communal gardens by the River Thames in Chiswick. Chiswick Staithe was built in 1962-3 to a design by Edward Armitage, a local architect who lived in the area his entire life.
Internal accommodation extends to almost 1,800 sq ft and is arranged over four floors linked by a spiralling staircase with original timber balustrades. As was common of the Georgian arrangement and its modernist revivals, the ‘piano nobile’ is set on the first level, spanning the entire length of the property. Light pours in through glazing at both ends of the expansive living space. The house retains a number of original features, most notably iroko hardwood flooring of the first level, though it would benefit from internal modernisation throughout.
Three double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and double glazing occupy the second level along with a family bathroom. On the third floor is a large master bedroom, also double-glazed and with large en-suite bathroom. There is generous loft space for storage overhead.
The ground floor comprises a kitchen, utility area, separate WC, and a garden/dining room that opens through floor-to-ceiling glazed bay doors to the private stepped garden. From here a rose-framed gate opens to the communal lawns which extend to the riverside. The private garage can be found in a mews of garages at the centre of the terrace.
The architect employed an ethos of wellbeing through variety in the development’s design, where considerable thought was given to the residents and their environment. There are two, three and four-storey properties, ranging from mews houses to cottage-style and full townhouses, some with terraces and others with gardens. By the river there is a manual hoist for small boats.
Chiswick Staithe can be found on Hartington Road, a quiet residential street located a short distance upstream from Chiswick Bridge and The Boat Race finishing line. The stunning grounds of Chiswick House and Gardens are approximately fifteen minutes’ walk and the green open spaces of Kew Gardens and Richmond Park are within easy reach. There area has a number of highly rated primary and secondary schools.
Chiswick Station is around six minutes’ walk and offers four services an hour to London Waterloo, taking approximately 25 minutes, Clapham Junction in around 13 minutes and Vauxhall in around 20 minutes. Heathrow Airport and the M25 are approximately 20 minutes by car.
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Lease Length: approx. 999 years
Service Charge: approx. £1,000 per annum
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.