London is fortunate enough to have a multitude of Victorian and Georgian houses that are still in a good enough condition to be a decent family home. But you don't hear so much about houses that were built in the reign of William IV, who was king for only seven years between 1830-37.
But one of these rare period houses has come up for sale in the sleepy south west suburb of Barnes. Scarth House, a detached four-storey family home, sits on tree-lined Putney Park Avenue and still contains original architectural features that have been restored to their former glory by the current owners, including a sweeping staircase, fireplaces, cornicing, heavy doors and high skirting.
There are also two Beauty and the Beast style-wings on either side of the house, which were added at a later date. These two-storey additions house two out of the home’s five bedrooms. Complete with a dressing area, the master suite also hoards a valuable gem of its own in the ensuite bathroom, where a free-standing period bathtub holds court.
Many luxurious modern home comforts have been added over the years, such as the designer kitchen that comes with no less than four ovens, a wine cooler and underfloor heating. A “pavilion” also sits in the walled garden, in case you feel the house is crying out for a fifth entertaining space in addition to the conservatory, drawing room, TV room and library.
And the new buyers will have plenty of scope to add to the history of the building, with space to build further extensions into the basement and towards the back of the house.
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Scarth House is on sale for £4.5m. For more information, call SellMyHome.co.uk on 0203 44 12345 or visit sellmyhome.co.uk.