A truly unique character mid-century property originally designed by the architect AET Matthews of Covell Matthews Architects Ltd for his own family. This stunning accommodation comprising; entrance hall with inbuilt storage leading into the bright and spacious open plan split level reception/diner with parquet flooring, three metre high red cedar wood ceiling, exposed brick walls and stunning central fireplace, as well as two sets of large double sliding doors opening out onto the beautiful gardens, superbly landscaped with mature shrubs, trees and borders. The gardens also benefit from enough extra space for a small home office or garden room to be built and benefits from an automatic irrigation system and lighting. The separate kitchen comprises a modern range of matching wall and base units with work surfaces and breakfast bar area, incorporating inset ceramic sink unit, Neff induction hob with overhead extractor and electric oven below, and further space for appliances. There are two well sized double bedrooms - the master enjoying full height dual aspect windows overlooking the garden - plus a third bedroom or office with inbuilt storage. A stylish shower room with walk-in shower suite and elegant marble tiling completes the impressive accommodation. Externally, there is also a private garage with the potential for conversion and the driveway also has space for two cars to park.
The property is superbly located within a short walk of both Streatham Common and Streatham stations, as well as numerous regular bus routes, all providing excellent links into Central London and to the surrounding area. Streatham itself offers an array of shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens, as well as supermarkets and leisure facilities including an Odeon cinema. Streatham Common and beautiful Rookery Gardens is literally on the doorstep providing fantastic open space and recreation ground, ideal for families, and the area is well served by excellent local schools.
What the Seller Says:
What do you love most about your home? The fireplace is the reason we wanted the house when we saw it, that and the red cedar ceiling. Very James Bond. But our favourite feature is the garden, its expansive presence seems to cosset you from the outside world. So much wildlife going on, and the many fruit trees supply us with pear, apple and damson (great for gin). We set our alarm an hour before we need to get up just to watch the day unfold. Our entire summers are spent sitting out there, or in the front watching the world go by.
Why are you moving? A new job in a new location gives us time to pursue new opportunities. Time to let someone else take full advantage and make the most of this amazing space & location.
What do you love about the area? The short walk to the Rookery, a local beauty spot and the woods and wide-open spaces. The Hideaway jazz club is like having Ronnie Scotts in your back yard with great food and cocktails. Access to central London is super easy to escape to and from!