"Dramatic volume within a series of versatile spaces, all bound by an immutable monochrome elegance"
This immaculate five-bedroom house, with large private garden, can be found on St Michael’s Road within the Stockwell Park Conservation Area. The house has been comprehensively renovated to a beautifully balanced design by architect Michela Bertolini, combining generous proportions and dramatic volume with a series of versatile spaces, all bound by an immutable monochrome elegance.
Internal accommodation exceeds 2,320 sq ft and is arranged over five levels. Entry is on the raised-ground floor via steps from a walled front garden. From here a hallway leads to a large bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a study with views over the garden. A staircase descends past a landing with external access, to the lower-ground floor which has been designed to provide the option of independence from the remainder of the house. Arranged in an open-plan with kitchen, dining space, living room and shower, and underfloor heating, the level has its own access from the street and to the garden through glazed bi-fold doors at the rear.
The first floor continues the open, zonal theme with a main kitchen at the rear and large living room at the front. On the second floor are two further bedrooms and a shower room in limestone, and on the third floor is a studio / bedroom with plenty of eaves storage.
The current owners have overseen a detailed refurbishment that included complete re-wiring and re-plumbing, and the installation of cast-iron radiators throughout. Original pine flooring has been retained where possible and painted black, as have the original handrails and balustrades. Fireplaces in three rooms have been fitted with gas fires and surrounded by soapstone hearths.
Situated between the busier hubs of Brixton, Clapham and Vauxhall, Stockwell is known as ‘Little Portugal’ for its large and diverse Portuguese-speaking community. The area has several good pubs and a short distance to the south is Brixton, its restaurant scene well documented with the village, Market Row and Acre Lane all being celebrated destinations. There are also regular farmers markets in Brixton and Oval. Stockwell station is approximately three minutes’ walk for Victoria and Northern Line services to Oxford Circus, London Bridge, Waterloo and Kings Cross.
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.