Designer: Cassandra Ellis

The Village
London SW11

Share of Freehold

Occupying a fantastic position at the top of this Victorian school conversion, this beautiful two-bedroom apartment has been completely redesigned by interior and furniture designer Cassandra Ellis.

Made up of just 35 apartments, The Village is an outstanding gated development with pretty courtyard and gardens. The apartments have been exceptionally popular with those in the creative industries, particularly photographers, owing to the large spaces full of natural light.

This particular split-level apartment is entered on the second floor. The front door opens onto a wide, high-ceilinged entrance hall with light from an original glazed roof lantern. To the right is the large kitchen, separate utility room and stairs to the second bedroom and a bathroom. A short hallway to the left, with a wall of bespoke bookshelves, leads to the main living area. This wonderful space is filled with north light from three large, double-height sash windows and has impressive views over Battersea Power Station towards central London.

A second set of stairs from the main hall ascends to the master bedroom, a galleried space that looks onto the living room below and benefits from light and views through the large sash windows. A wall of built-in wardrobes lines one side of the room.

The interior of the apartment centres around the use of four principal materials: marble, oak, Pippy oak and handmade tiles. The walls are predominantly painted in Little Green’s ‘French Grey’, a discreet and natural palette. Solid oak floors run throughout, employing a method which uses floorboards of different widths to avoid waste – the wood from only two trees covers the entire flat.

The bespoke kitchen has a Henry IV marble worktop and oak units, a theme which is carried through into the utility room.The same marble also features in the bathrooms alongside delicate handmade ceramic tiles from artisan workshops in Marlborough. A Pippy oak bench runs across the width of the kitchen, adding further seating whilst concealing the pipework.

The communal areas and gardens are meticulously maintained by a caretaker and team of gardeners. The apartment comes with a parking space within the gated grounds. There is lift access to the second floor.

The Village can be found on Amies Street, a quiet residential road between Clapham Junction and Battersea. Nearby Clapham Old Town and Northcote Road are both excellent shopping areas offering a broad range of outstanding independent shops and restaurants. Battersea Park Road has become well-known for its high-end mid-century furniture shops, and Battersea Square has recently seen the addition of some excellent restaurants, particularly Gordon Ramsey’s London House and Bariloche Argentinian Grill & Bar. The green spaces of Battersea Park and Clapham Common are equidistant, and there is easy access to the river.

Clapham Junction station is a short walk away, reaching Victoria or Waterloo in under ten minutes and runs services to the south and west of England. The London Overground goes to Kensington and west London in one direction, and Peckham and south east London in the other. By road, the A3 can be picked up at Wandsworth for quick routes out of London to the south of England.

Tenure: Share of Freehold
Length of Lease: approx. 999 years
Service Charge: approx. £3400 per annum

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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