This Georgian home in London boasts award-winning gardens
A five-bedroom Georgian property with award-winning gardens is for sale in Streatham Common, London.
Ripley House is a historic residence that was built on an Ale House site in 1764. Locally listed in 2016 and designed in column-style architecture, the property sits in the Streatham Common Conservation Area and has been sensitively restored over almost two decades.
Step inside the house, and the span of the centuries is obvious. With one goal to return the space to its former glory while respecting the local listing, the owners have renovated it with as little fanfare as possible.
The new work is respectful of the property's history, with new features including a cinema room (complete with a projector, drop-down screen and air conditioning), sliding doors in the kitchen, gym, utility room, steam room, and an 'endless' swimming pool with resistance jets located under the patio to the garden.
With sustainability at its heart, Ripley House has been designed with innovative tools to keep energy use (and costs) down. Recognising upcoming regulation changes, it boasts modern sustainable solutions where practicable, including food and garden waste composting, LED lights, plant propagation in the greenhouse, herb planters, 'self-learning' thermostats, an 'A' rate condensing gas boiler, an intelligent heating and hot water control system, and more.
Many of the interiors look to travel for inspiration. Discover black and white hallway tiles, warm yellows, daring reds and dark blues. In the garden, bewitching leaf shapes, colours and exotic-looking flowers are the hallmarks of a jungle garden. The outside space is completed with a Koi pond; a traditional feature of Japanese gardens.
The award-winning gardens open annually for charity on behalf of the National Garden Scheme. Elsewhere, a 30-person private garden tour from Austria visited this month on their way to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. With a series of smaller spaces opening out onto a larger lawned area, we can see why so many love to explore its beauty.
The garden also boasts several seating areas, mature flowers and trees along with space for a kitchen garden, and a watering system that collects rainwater.
Ideally located for access to Streatham Common, new owners will get to enjoy its local woodlands, nature reserve, Rookery gardens, excellent transport links and amenities.
This property is currently on the market with Knight Frank for £2,950,000.
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