“A bright and characterful top-floor apartment”
This cleverly renovated top-floor, one-bedroom apartment can be found on a handsome Victorian terrace near Twickenham. It sits on Claremont Road, a quiet tree-lined street a short walk from St Margaret’s station. The apartment has been comprehensively renovated by its current owner to accentuate the excellent levels of natural light, with clean, contemporary materials creating a sense of tranquillity and flow throughout.
Access is via a private entrance with an original staircase off a communal hall on the second floor. To the rear of the apartment is a modern open-plan living kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has been recently refurbished and is lined with custom ply cabinetry, Fenix worktops and simple white tiles. The space feels incredibly airy, care of two windows, one of which is set into the eaves and frames the surrounding treetops. There is space for a large dining table to one side, next to a series of recessed shelves for displaying books and trinkets. Engineered oak runs underfoot.
At the front of the apartment is a peaceful main bedroom. A double bed cosily nestles beneath the house’s original Arts and Crafts turret, creating a calming, cocoon-like ambience. Custom cabinetry cleverly makes use of eaves space along one wall.
The living area, which could easily be used as a second bedroom, employs a muted palette of soft purple and dusty pink tones across a feature wall and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. A large window exposes the room to eastern light enveloping the space in the morning sun.
There is also a stylish bathroom fitted with bold terrazzo tiles that chime with black sanitary ware. As with the kitchen, custom ply interventions add to the materiality of the space across a bespoke sink stand, shelving and a bath tray.
There is a communal utility room on the ground floor currently used by residents of the building for storage.
St Margaret’s is a beautiful neighbourhood between Richmond and Twickenham with its own distinctive village feel. The high street, bordered by independent shops and cafes, leads down towards leafy Marble Hill Park on the banks of the Thames.
Claremont Road is ideally located a short walk from the bustling high street and Crown Road, where local favourite haunts include Wylie’s Coffee, Harris + Hoole, Le Salon Privé, The Secret Wardrobe, St Margaret’s Wines, and Armstrong’s Butchers. The Crown Pub is also very popular and has recently been refurbished. A short stroll away is Grade II-listed Sandycombe Lodge, more famously known as ‘Turners House’, designed by, and the home of, J.M.W Turner.
Marble Hill, an English Heritage house with sixty acres of parkland, is also nearby. The Georgian villa is now a museum, and the sixty acres of parkland are home to two cafes and the striking octagonal Orleans House Gallery.
The delightful cafes and gardens of Petersham Nurseries sit a 25-minute walk along the Thames; also close by is Hammerton Ferry river crossing, which enables walks to the village of Ham, Richmond Park & Ham House.
St Margaret’s station is a 5-minute walk from the apartment and runs mainline services into London Waterloo in 30 minutes. Twickenham and Richmond Stations offer fast trains into Central London, and the London Underground (District Line) and London Overground are also accessible at Richmond Station.
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Council Tax Band: C
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.