London may be a city of villages, but few of those villages have witnessed as much change over the past few decades as Brixton. Once little more than a destination on a south London tube line for many of those living north of the river, it has transformed in recent years into a cool and vibrant neighbourhood that attracts new businesses and restaurants in equal numbers.
Today, Brixton has become a magnet for affluent Londoners looking to tap into a community that is not only authentic and brimming with character, but also packed with the trendiest shops and eateries.
Now there’s the opportunity to purchase an incredible family home on the border of Brixton and the leafy and upmarket borough of Dulwich. Combining the best of both worlds, the location offers access to the former’s sought after streets as well as the latter’s ample parkland and superb schools including Alleyn’s, James Allen’s Girls’ School and the iconic Dulwich College.
Spread over three storeys, the house is just as exciting as its location. Offering an incredible amount of space, the ground floor provides not just one, but a selection of three grand reception rooms, each one stylishly fitted with double glazed shuttered windows.
In the first of these living areas, the original Victorian fireplace remains, together with stucco detailing and a panelled ceiling which offers a discrete nod to the property’s heritage. A second reception area on the same floor counters with a more intimate feel and dark walls matched with plush velvet sofas.
The main hub of the house is undoubtedly the kitchen diner, with space to seat 10. Multiple skylights and an exposed brick wall contribute to give the space a fresh and contemporary feel, while double bi-fold doors open onto a large courtyard terrace, perfect for entertaining and cocktails in the summertime.
Upstairs, there are seven good sized bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a walk-in dressing room. The principal bedroom suite is brightly lit by a bay window, whilst an almost equally large second room opposite has an en suite bathroom, integrated wardrobes, and views onto the garden.
Jordan Pearman, Manager of Dexters Streatham says: ‘Properties of this size rarely come to the market. To find one that has been so lovingly maintained, refurbished and updated with the latest appliances is really unusual. We expect this home will attract considerable interest from larger families looking to invest in property located in a thriving and upcoming area.’