Savills | Grove End Road, St John's Wood, London, NW8 9LY | Properties for sale
2,432 sq ft(225.94 sq m)
Guide price £3,000,000

Grove End RoadSt John's Wood, London, NW8 9LY

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2019
  • Unique detached house
  • Converted from a sculptor's studio into a family home
  • Private courtyard and walled garden
  • Freehold

A unique detached house situated on the west side of St John's Wood

About this property

  • A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a former Sculptor's studio which was adapted in 1974 into a family home by the renowned architects Sir Colin St. John Wilson and MJ Long.

    Set on two floors only this enchanting period home was originally built circa 1926 as a studio by prominent Scottish architect Thomas Tait for the sculptor Sir William Reid Dick whose work can be seen at Selfridges, Lord's and St Paul's Cathedral with examples incorporated into the house. During his time at 31 Grove End Road the acclaimed conductor and impresario Sir Thomas Beecham rehearsed his string quartets in the studio.

    Hidden behind a pretty wall this secluded freehold house is set back from the main road and comes with a private courtyard and a delightful walled garden.

    Spanning circa 2400 sq ft the property boasts a full height central space which offers dramatic volumetric character. This central space has been retained as a living hall and comes with spectacularly large crittal windows.

    This Grade II listed house retains some unique features from when it was originally built which all add to its aesthetic appeal and charm.

    At the end of the studio Hall there is a staircase which leads to an impressive gallery that overlooks the entire studio area. This room is completely versatile and could be used as a bedroom or a workspace. The property further comprises an eat-in kitchen with a clerestory that brings in natural daylight, a study/library, 3 bedrooms, annex/ further bedroom, 1 bathroom and 2 guest toilets.

    Additionally the house comes with the added benefit of planning permission to replace and widen the entrance gate which would enable the residents to create a parking space within the courtyard. Planning reference number 16/08119/FULL

    This incredible building is a piece of living history which offers a purchaser a once in a lifetime opportunity to restore this home to its former glory and live in a truly unique residence.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A Rare Hidden Gem

Alicia LindsayProperty agent

Local information

  • Grove End Road is located in the heart of St John's Wood, NW8, one of London's most attractive and affluent neighbourhoods. 31A Grove End Road is approximately 500 metres south west of St John's Wood High Street and its array of boutique shops, bars and restaurants. A number of world famous landmarks are located in close proximity to Grove End Road including the Abbey Road Studios and the home of cricket, Lord's Cricket Ground. Regent's Park, approximately 800 metres to the east and Primrose Hill, approximately 1.3 km to the north east, provide a range of leisure facilities including formal gardens, sport facilities and an open air theatre.
  • St John's Wood is one of the highest profile internationally recognised prime residential neighbourhoods in Central London.
  • It is characterised by high value luxury housing and offers some of the most prestigious residences in the capital. Demand is from both domestic and overseas purchasers who are attracted by the quality of housing stock, proximity to Central London and the excellent educational facilities including the renowned American School.
  • The property is approximately 500 metres south west of St John's Wood Station, providing Jubilee line services to Bond Street (6 minutes) and London Waterloo (14 minutes). Maida Vale Station is located approximately 550 metres west of the site, providing Bakerloo line services to Paddington (3 minutes) and Oxford Circus (11 minutes). Grove End Road is also served by a number of bus routes.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt