An exquisite home of great period integrity
Ensleigh Lodge is a delightful example of an important Grade II listed Georgian home, circa 1780, that has been extensively refurbished to an exceptional standard. The property is situated on the western side of picturesque Ham Common, enjoying idyllic views across the duck pond.
The spacious entrance hall has a stunning ornate Regency fireplace with a wood burning stove and the windows have the benefit of original working shutters. Leading off this room there is a study with views across the front gardens. To the left of the building there is the formal drawing room with original window shutters, a beautiful original Georgian Convent Siena marble fireplace with working open fire and a generous bay window ensuring that the room is full of natural light whilst overlooking the garden. There are steps leading down into the music room which also enjoys views over the garden and there is another period fireplace with wood burning stove. The music room leads onto a stunning modern extension that provides a fantastic living space including an open plan kitchen by Roundhouse with state-of-the-art appliances and a spectacular marble island. The modern extension also houses a dining room with uninterrupted views of the gardens, lounge area, large utility room by Roundhouse and a bathroom that is ideally located by the side entrance of the house, perfect for grooming the dog on those muddy wet days. The current owners have carefully created an additional living space that makes an ideal children's playroom/ cinema room and storage space in the basement.
On the upper floors there are five generous sized bedrooms and three bathrooms. The principal bedroom has a working period marble fireplace and enjoys magnificent views across Ham Common. The house benefits from being surrounded by mature landscape gardens which add to its charm. The rear section of garden has a westerly orientation and a York stone terrace leading on to a well kept lawn with a glass house, tree house, water fountains and a feature Portland limestone bench dating from 1850. To the front driveway is a Blacksmith-made electric sliding gate. The home benefits from a state-of-the-art security system, CCTV, Cat 6 data cabling and a substantial bike/bin store as well as off-street parking.
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In 33 years of agency in South West London this remains one of my very favourite houses, masterfully combining period charm and integrity with contemporary and naturally light spacesDaniel Hutchins