Designed by the architect Michael Blackstock, this highly impressive five-bedroom early 1960s house has a tiered garden, a roof terrace and off-street parking. It has been much loved over a period of many years by the current owners, but has scope for modernisation.
Internal accommodation measures approximately 1,942 sq ft over three storeys (including the garage and store). The property is entered via a covered car port. The traditional layout of a house has been inverted, with five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the ground and first floors, and the living accommodation on the second floor to maximise the natural light. They are linked together by a spiral staircase. There is also a spacious utility room on the ground floor, which could potentially be a sixth bedroom.
The kitchen and reception room are in wonderfully original condition, with quarry tiles on the floors, exposed brickwork and a pitched timber ceiling. There are extensive amounts of glazing, and sliding doors open onto a west-facing terrace with plenty of space for sitting out and enjoying the sunshine. At the front of the house is a large brick patio / parking area, and at the rear is a pretty garden arranged over a number of levels.
The house was built in the early 1960s. The architect Michael Blackstock, a lecturer at Kingston, acquired it as a shell and completed it for his own use.
The house is situated on a wide, residential street. Streatham Hill station is a short walk away, with trains to Victoria and London Bridge, and Balham Underground station offers links to central London via the Northern Line. There are a number of local shops and amenities available on Streatham Hill, Brixton Hill and in Balham, and the open spaces of Tooting Bec Common are nearby. There are several highly rated schools in the area, including Henry Cavendish and Telferscot primary schools, and The White House preparatory school.
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