Meadow Road
London SW8


Architect: Peter Murray

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"The Victorian layout has been sensitively opened up, emphasising clean lines while retaining the most important original features."

This beautifully considered four-bedroom house forms part of an elegant Victorian terrace on Meadow Road, minutes from the river Thames and Vauxhall Park. Bright versatile spaces are arranged across three floors, extending to almost 2,000 sq ft. The house was designed by a former director of Stirling Prize-winning practice Stanton Williams, combining carefully conceived modern details, shadow gaps, blade walls and minimalist decor, with restored pine floorboards and sash windows.

The white frontage of the house is adorned with a mature wisteria and set back, behind a small front courtyard. Access is gained via an entrance-way which opens out to an expansive living and dining area. These areas are bathed in natural light care of a Victorian bay window at the front and a large contemporary glazed door at the rear of the house.

The Victorian layout has been sensitively opened up, emphasising clean lines while retaining the most important original features. The fireplace has been restored with a reclaimed stone hearth and log burner, while a further original fireplace has been concealed behind a blade wall, which acts as a wood store and maximises the flexibility of the room. There is a spacious linear kitchen in wood and steel, with wonderful views through an iroko-framed glazed door to the courtyard garden beyond. This area is paved in York Stone and planted with mature vines, palms and an olive tree.

Hessian carpeted stairs with original balustrades, lead to the upper floors where a large bedroom, currently configured as a second reception room, adjoins an office through double doors. The office space has a further wood-burning stove, while the reception room at the front of the house has large bay windows. Both of these rooms have generous built-in shelving. There is also a dressing room and a large modern bathroom overlooking the garden on this floor.

The second floor of the house comprises three bedrooms and a further bathroom. There is excellent storage throughout, as well as a large loft area, and cellar with an original Victorian coal hole.

Meadow Road is situated between Stockwell, Oval and Vauxhall underground stations. This is an architecturally diverse and quiet residential area that is home to great pubs such as The Canton Arms, and has recently drawn many contemporary art galleries to relocate nearby including The Sunday Painter, Charles Asprey’s Cabinet Gallery and Damien Hirst’s Newport Street. The area has many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars. Nearby, Brunswick House serves breakfast lunch and dinner from a Georgian Mansion, while Italo Delicatessen, is a wonderful destination for locally-sourced organic produce.

Oval (Northern Line) and Vauxhall (Victoria Lines and Overground) stations are both nine minutes walk from the house, and provide quick access to the centre of London, as well as National Rail services to the southeast.

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.

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