Greenwich is one of the most rapidly changing places in London. Five new districts are set to surround its famous white dome, along with a host of restaurants and galleries. If you want to be close to a buzzy, young part of town but old school glamour is more your style, then 14 King William Walk may be the perfect compromise.
Built in 1695, this Grade-II listed house is the oldest property on one of the most sought-after streets in Greenwich, as it leads up to the Royal Park. It is thought to have been built originally for a ship’s captain and the vista from the top floor takes in Davenport Gardens and Christopher Wren’s towers atop the Royal Naval College.
The current owners have spent 15 years restoring the property to its former grandeur, using Georgian colour schemes to complement its 10 original fireplaces. Exposed ceiling beams in the bedrooms were reclaimed from the shipyards in nearby Deptford in the 1700s, while certain architectural features have been modelled on US President Thomas Jefferson’s famed plantation in Virginia.
The four-bedroom house is not without its modern touches; an integrated Sonos sound system is fitted throughout, and the basement has been converted into a nanny suite, with an additional wine cellar, cinema room and south-west facing garden.
Branch manager of sales agent Hamptons International Leon Stone says it’s sure to appeal to “a discerning buyer who wants the rare opportunity to buy one of the most exciting houses to come to the Greenwich market in many years.”
Contact Hamptons International’s Greenwich office on 020 8858 1102.