"The original brick façade, an unusual sight amongst the pale render of the surrounding buildings, was completely overhauled by the current occupants in a process that was applauded by The Victorian Society”.
This beautifully poised five-bedroom family townhouse is positioned on the popular Fentiman Road within the Vauxhall Conservation Area. Originally owned by an architect, and later an interior designer, the house was elegantly reimagined by Meath Baker Design.
The house is fronted by an off-street parking space with room for two cars. The original brick façade, an unusual sight amongst the pale render of the surrounding buildings, was completely overhauled by the current occupants in a process that was applauded by The Victorian Society. Triple-glazed sash windows, painted in a striking anthracite grey, sport stained-glass detailing on the top floor, a motif which is repeated above the front door.
The ground floor has a wonderful double reception room, with a sitting room at the front and a dining space beyond. The dining area leads through to the kitchen, an elegant room equipped with smart Boffi fittings that opens to the secluded south-facing garden through double doors. A top-lit conservatory fills the side return, providing a useful area for storage. There is a cellar that provides useful storage space.
The first floor contains the master bedroom, a wonderfully proportioned room with large east-facing windows and a small balcony that catches the morning light. A large tiled bathroom, with double basin, bath and walk-in shower, a separate dressing room / extra bedroom and separate WC make up the rest of the first floor.
The second floor has three further bedrooms, all excellently proportioned, and a second bathroom. The top floor room is double height, the ceiling open to the eaves. A mezzanine level provides a clever sleeping platform or a very useful open storage space, accessed by a ladder.
The house has been thoughtfully designed for family life, with well-devised areas that combine to create a dynamic living space. As well as replacing all the windows with triple-glazed sash models, the current owners also completely rewired and re-plumbed. The house is wired for Cat 6 Ethernet cabling and a Lutron smart lighting system.
Locally, Fentiman Road is one of the most sought-after in the area, with excellent transport links – both Vauxhall (Victoria Line) and Oval (Northern Line) stations are within an eight-minute walk, and Vauxhall Station runs train services to Waterloo, Richmond and the south coast. The location was traditionally popular with politicians, as it is said that Fentiman Road is the furthest point at which the bells of Westminster can still be heard. There are a number of very good schools in the area, including Ashmole, Newton Prep and a Montessori nursery in the nearby Vauxhall Park. There is a popular gastropub – The Fentiman Arms – and a number of excellent restaurants/cafes nearby – Brunswick House, Italo Deli – as a well as a weekly farmers’ market at Oval Church.
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.