In bustling SW16, this dapper two-bedroom Victorian conversion overlooks Streatham Common. It's city living at its greenest.
Streatham Common North, Streatham, 2 Bed. Flat
Some properties really nail the best of both worlds, and this two-bedroom flat is one of them. As you enter the large communal hallway, you get a hint of the grandeur of the building's previous life as a Victorian Villa. Moving upstairs to the second floor, you find a living room spacious enough for clearly defined areas. Muted tones, such as the sage green kitchen, inspire a sense of calm and serenity. Both bedrooms are large, light and welcoming, while the bathroom is stylish and spotless – everything in this flat feels considered and cared for.
But it's not just what lies inside that makes this flat stand out. With unbroken views of the common, you look out onto an ever-changing scene, an expanse of trees and green that is the perfect antidote to hectic city living. To the back is a communal garden for neighbourly get-togethers, though it’s large enough to commandeer a space for yourself.
Streatham Common North benefits from direct access to the buzz of Streatham, with a proud community and plentiful options for eating, drinking and culture. But should you require a change of scenery, you can hop on a bus or bike to neighbouring Brixton, Tooting or Balham, all with their own distinct feel.
THE OWNER SAYS
The Common! The view of the oasis, literally on your doorstep, is just the best thing. Amenities are great, and the flat is both cosy and spacious as well as light and bright.
Streatham is a lovely family-friendly place to live. But the opportunity to be so much part of the city and simultaneously escape from it all is magical. To watch the light and the trees changing through the year on the Common with a morning coffee or as you wind down for the day is so special.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Currently energy rating C. Potential rating B.
In the borough of Lambeth, the property falls into Band C (£1,475.77 in 2022/23).
117 years left on the lease.
There are seven flats in the building (including this one).
Ground rent & service charge:
Service charge is £555 per year.
Ground rent is £350 per year.
Current monthly utility costs are unknown.
The property has recently been redecorated.
Streatham Common North is a short jaunt to nearby train stations, Streatham and Streatham Common, giving you access to London Bridge or Victoria within 20 minutes. Alternatively, pick up one of the regular buses to nearby Brixton, where you can jump on the Victoria line, opening up the Underground network.
The owner was renting the flat out until recently, so it is being sold chain-free.
Explore South West London
Sweeping meadows dotted with wildflowers are perfect for picnics, but the real draw of Streatham Common is The Rookery, situated on the former grounds of a country house that once played host to devotees of Streatham’s historic mineral wells. The gardens are enchanting, and the Rookery hosts open-air theatre productions on warm summer nights. Grab a bite at the Rookery Café, which serves up breakfast and lunch fare made fresh from locally sourced ingredients. That’s not some slow-food gimmick: just ask the growers at the Streatham Common Community Garden, open to visitors on Sundays.
Hideaway showcases the finest in jazz, soul and funk, and its comedy nights feature the best stand-up comedians on the circuit. You’d be tempted to call it the Ronnie Scott’s of south London, but why fight the crowds in Soho when you can relax, listen and laugh at such a stylish venue so close to home?
More than a few locals claim this Neapolitan pizzeria makes the very best sourdough pizza in all of London. That seems a fair assessment, given the crowds outside at peak hours. Like any classic pizza joint, they offer loads of takeaway options. Just the ticket for an evening of Netflix & Chill.
Converted from an Art Deco department store, this pub brims with character and has the beer variety and tasty grub to back it up. The quirky furniture will make you feel right at home, as will the delicious Sunday roasts.
Founded in 1890 by Henry Tate—yes, that Henry Tate, of Tate Britain and Tate Modern fame—the Tate Streatham Library reopened in 2014 after a £1.4-million refurbishment project. More than a lending library, it’s also a vibrant community space, perfect for studying, meeting or taking a class or two. Bring a book into the sunlit garden or browse inside the bright and lofty reading rooms.