Between Brixton and Clapham, in a quiet Victorian end-of-terrace, this one-bedroom flat has a sunny back garden and heaps of charm, courtesy of beautifully preserved Victorian features—and a sensitive design woven around them.
Thornbury Road, Brixton, 2 Bed. Flat
A peaceful situation on the ground floor, a substantial private south-facing garden and only one other flat in the building: this one-bedroom home ticks every box with style and grace.
The soaring rooms—trimmed in egg-and-dart moulding and capped with ornate ceiling roses—a marble and tilework fireplace and original floorboards all hark back to its Victorian roots. Yet, there’s nothing staid about this space. An ethereal palette, convenient floorplan and effortless flow make it ideal for modern living.
The bay-fronted parlour, arranged around the fireplace flanked by towering bookcases, is one of those perfect English rooms that feels cosy and stately in equal measure. Both the tranquil bedroom and cool kitchen open out to the garden, with its wildflower bed, thick climbing ivy and magnificent rose bush. In the warmer weather, it’s garden-party ready. The rest of the year, it provides a wash of colour and calm that permeates the entire flat, lending it a quiet, self-contained air.
That’s all the more remarkable, given the flat’s location. Walking distance to Brixton Hill and its countless shops, cafes, pubs and nightspots, the apartment is also close to the green spaces of Clapham Common and Brockwell Park. Northern Line stations at Clapham are nearest, but a leisurely stroll up Electric Avenue puts you within reach of even more transport options, including the Victoria Line service to central London and beyond.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact Rating: D
In the Borough of Lambeth, the flat falls into Council Tax Band C (£1213.20 in 2021/22).
One of only two in the building, the flat has a share of freehold and no service charge.
THE OWNERS SAY
The flat is in a quiet neighbourhood with friendly neighbours and excellent access to both Clapham and Brixton.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
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