Heaven Sent

A luxurious church conversion in Battersea

In the midst of bustling London, a converted church offers a perfect peaceful haven. With solemn-yet-soulful architecture, high ceilings and unique glazing, church conversions have always been popular with London buyers. They offer an awe-inspiring amount of space and period features rarely found in other city homes.

Today, a 3,000 sq. ft, four bedroom house, on the grounds of St Peter’s Church, has become available. Located at the intersection of Clapham, Wandsworth and Battersea, this ultra modern property has been recently renovated to an extremely high standard and has its own private courtyard garden with an outdoor jacuzzi.

The 19th Century building was acquired by the James Laurence Group in 2017 and transformed into a collection of flats known as ‘The Sanctuary’, which were awarded best conversion by Wandsworth Borough Council. This new-build property adjoins the main conversion and has been completed with huge attention to detail, luxury and comfort.

As you enter the house, you’ll find a spacious reception room, with bespoke integrated cupboards and monochrome finishes. The property is arranged over three storeys and centred around a courtyard with a six metre backlit waterfall. During the night, the sound of trickling water and ambient lighting creates a peaceful feeling throughout the home, whilst in the daytime, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the living room, bedrooms and kitchen provide plenty of natural light.



Downstairs, a set of floating stairs takes you to a state of the art Harrod’s kitchen with charcoal work surfaces and oak wooden floors. The room is centred around a large, curved breakfast bar with a white marble countertop. And, for those looking to entertain, there’s a corresponding marble dining table, with plenty of room for friends and family.

This floor also has a media room that is completely soundproof and finished with neutral tones and fabric walls. A bedroom with an en suite bathroom can be found on this floor and upstairs, while on the top floor,  there are two further bedrooms that would be ideal for children.

Lara Williams, Manager of Dexters Northcote Road says, ‘This property, known as Sanctuary House truly lives up to its name. Ideally located between the open spaces of Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and the River Thames, it is cosy enough for families, but large enough for parties. With no neighbours overlooking the property, the space affords owners important privacy that can often be hard to come by in the city.’