Step back in time in Bermondsey
Located within a short walking distance of the boutiques, gastropubs, restaurants, galleries and bars of fashionable Bermondsey, is a fabulous Grade II listed Georgian house, truly an exceptional property.
If you have the luck to enter this remarkable property, you’ll feel the centuries drop away. It’s easy to imagine be-wigged merchants making deals, servants scurrying, candles dripping and the clip clop of horses’ hooves in the street outside. Relax, you haven’t stepped back in time. This house which is rich in heritage features, is also the perfect choice for a comfortable 21st century lifestyle.
One of only a few freehold houses in Bermondsey Street, this substantial home is blessed with a unique, quirky charm; featuring exposed timbers, oak flooring and original sash windows. The renovation has been carried out in such a way that it adds considerably to the property’s character: peeling back the layers of history and revealing different surfaces and textures as it does so.
This inspired renovation hasn’t just focused on uncovering the past. It has also incorporated contemporary features in a brilliant fusion of old and new. These modern touches can be found throughout the property; in the sleek wooden panelling behind a bed and in the built-in cupboards, shelving units and lighted alcoves dotted throughout the house.
It’s clear that the interior design of this property has benefited from great attention to detail. A magnificent free-standing Victorian bath takes pride of place in the family bathroom, while the kitchen worktops in the open shelved, open plan kitchen have been constructed with the edgy, industrial look that is currently right on trend.
Even the central heating system is part of the overall design: renovated Victorian radiators, stripped down to the bare metal, are used to heat each room.
On the ground floor are generously-sized rooms for living and entertaining. Upstairs there are two good-sized bedrooms, a master bedroom with ensuite shower room and a family bathroom.
In the basement you’ll find a substantial live/work space (currently used as a Pilates studio).
Bermondsey is fast becoming a lively example of a trendy London village; it’s a nirvana for foodies, packed with hipster hangouts and art galleries as well as some of London’s most famous cultural destinations such as Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern.
If you’d like to see similar period houses for sale or properties to rent in Bermondsey, contact our London Bridge estate agents today. We’ll be happy to set up viewings, and you’ll be glad to hear there’s no time travel involved. To find out more about what Bermondsey has in store, read our property guide.