An imposing and rarely available family home boasting around 3,000 sq ft, positioned directly opposite Wandsworth Common. The house comes with a private garden, gated off-street parking and a garage with the building itself having a rich history.
The 6 terrace houses were built in 1871 as an orphanage for boys, called the Friendless Boys' Home under the patronage of Miss Portal of Westminster. In order to obscure the fact that the building was an orphanage from the road, the frontage was build as 6 formal 4 storey terraced houses. The orphanage closed in 1902, and the building entered commercial usage until 1997 when it was purchased by Fairview New Homes plc who converted the building into six terrace houses each on 5 floors aligned to the original frontage.
The property is conveniently located close to Clapham Junction Station (0.7 miles) & Wandsworth Town Mainline Station (0.5 miles) with direct access into London Victoria & London Waterloo.
Furthermore, it is a short walk from the boutiques, bars and restaurants of the vibrant St John's Hill, Northcote Road and Old York Road. The open space of Wandsworth Common is directly opposite as well as to the walks and amenities of the nearby River Thames.
The present owner has planning permission approved in March 2019 to convert the property into a basement flat and 4 storey house flat. The planning application (2018/5605) was approved on 25 March 2019 and plans and conditions can be seen on the Wandsworth Council web site.