A beautiful, 2,131 sq. ft. preserved Victorian 4/5 bedroom, four storey house, on De Laune Street, less than a two minute walk from Kennington tube station.
De Laune Street is named after a High Sheriff, magistrate, and landowner, who founded the De Laune Cycling Club. Unlike the majority of houses in the street, the property is wider and has been thoughtfully maintained respecting its Victorian ancestry.
A wrought iron gate leads up to a panelled door through which lies an impressive hallway with original cornicing lining the ceiling and which continue throughout the property in varying guises emphasising the home's Victorian elegance.
Off this is a double reception room with original wooden floorboards, bay window at the front and a large window at the rear overlooking the garden. Each reception room benefits from high ceilings and working open fire places. Original Victorian pine double-doors can be drawn to separate the two rooms or left open.
Down a half flight of stairs, there is a large hallway cupboard, cloakroom with shower and what is currently being utilised as a study, could equally serve as another bedroom. Originally the kitchen, windows line two sides of the walls overlooking the courtyard garden. A door leads off this room into the outside space where established plants line the walls and raised beds. What would have been originally the outside toilet, now acts as a useful garden shed.
Down another half flight of stairs, two additional internal cupboards offer an abundance of storage space. The kitchen/dining room is open plan with a separate utility room where the recently updated Worcester Bosch combi boiler and washer/dryer hide. Double doors lie off the additional lounge area with flagstone steps up to the garden, making alfresco dining effortless.
On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms and a separate toilet, next to the bathroom. Yet again there is additional storage cupboards. If more storage space is required, there is loft access above the hallway for bulky items. The attractive back bedroom looks on to the garden and has additional wardrobe space built in whilst the middle bedroom maintains an original cupboard. The front bedroom is grand in appearance with two large sash windows flooding the room with light.
The second floor has been added by the current owners but maintains the period staircase spindles and cornicing. Here lies a large bedroom with a wall lined with integrated wardrobes and windows looking over the lead clad parapet. The room could serve as a perfect granny or au pair flat as there is room for a lounge area. A large bathroom is situated off this with window overlooking the garden, separate walk-in shower and bath.
The property is perfectly placed for all amenities and benefits from Kennington Park at the end of the street. Your local gastropubs include The White Bear and The Old Red Lion, serving great food, drinks and live music. Whilst Tesco Extra is on Kennington Park Road for everyday necessities, flagship stores Morrisons and Tesco are within immediate reach on Walworth Road and Kennington Lane.
Lastly, situated with two minutes of Kennington tube station, Northern Line, the property offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of City life whilst also providing immediate access to it. Waterloo Station is a stop away and London Bridge three. Alternatively, there is a plethora of buses running up Kennington Park Lane and Kennington Road to the City, West End and beyond.