Perfectly suited for first-time buyers, young professionals or investors, this home features a large master bedroom (currently accommodating a super king bed) with fitted wardrobes, underfloor heating to bathroom and utility, and modern, light-filled open plan living. Renovated to a high standard, the property also benefits from large communal gardens, secure bicycle locker, residents car parking, plenty of storage and low running costs.
For the keen cook, the bespoke kitchen features hand-cut Corian worktops, stylish copper hardware, granite sink and integrated dishwasher. For the tech savvy there's a Hive smart heating system, Yale keyless door entry and remote-controlled, dimmable LED lighting. Other upgrades include underfloor heating, new electrical consumer unit, boiler, engineered wood floors and blackout blinds to the bedroom and living (perfect for overnight guests).
The green spaces of Clapham Common and Battersea Park are in easy walking distance, as are the restaurants, shops and bars of Northcote Road and Clapham Junction. Battersea Power Station, Chelsea and the King's Road are also a short bus ride away.
Major supermarkets, New Covent Garden market and local independent grocers are an easy walk away. Central London is accessible from multiple stations, including Queenstown Road (National Rail, 10min walk, 5 mins to Waterloo), Clapham Junction (15min walk, National Rail, Overground), Clapham Common (15min walk, Northern line Underground), and numerous bus routes. Gatwick airport is only two stops via National Rail from Clapham Junction.
Words from the owner
What do you love most about your home?
I love the big windows that go up to the ceiling on both sides of the living space - in summer there's an amazing breeze, and I love watching the sunset over the garden as I'm cooking dinner. I chose this apartment because it is larger, has better storage, and is more insulated than most Victorian flats - being top floor it's lovely and warm in winter.
The garden has been a lifesaver during lockdown! Many a picnic was held, and I have a netball hoop and BBQ in the storage unit for sunny days. I'm also a big fan of saving over £500 a month vs paying rent! I used to rent a flat just around the corner, and have been able to save so much money living in my own home.
Why are you moving?
I'm relocating for work, but will still be visiting the area all the time!
What do you love about the area?
Everything is on your doorstep here - if I'm halfway through cooking and have run out of milk, I can pop across the road and be back in a minute. I'm currently working from home, so every day I do a 5km walk up and around Clapham Common for some fresh air, stopping in at the local butcher or fishmonger on the way home. The local coffee shop, Sendero, is fabulous, and the new bakery does great brunches.
Now that lockdown 2 is over, I'll be heading to the local pub for their amazing steaks and friendly service, to Union Station for yoga, and to Battersea Power Station for some wines by the river. But the thing I'm looking forward to the most is getting that quick train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport and jumping on a plane to somewhere exotic!