Briar Walk, SW15
A unique eight bedroom home that has been in the same family for the last thirty years and maintains some of the fantastic original period features.
The property opens into a grand entrance hall with the sweeping original staircase. There is a study to the front of the property and a triple reception room that runs the length of the house. This large entertaining space is currently used a formal sitting room, a library and a formal dining room, which has double doors out to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room also opens on to the garden.
The garden is 103' and 80' wide, a superb size for a family and is unusually big for the area - it also has a patio area, a fountain and a small pond.
On the ground floor of the house there is a games room that leads off the kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom which subject to planning could be extended into the kitchen. Stairs also lead down to a large cellar with excellent storage space and further development potential.
The master bedroom has a generous en suite bathroom which benefits from built-in wardrobes and doors run off the bedroom on to a roof terrace with a beautiful view over the garden. There is an additional kitchen on the top floor off one of the bedrooms with an en suite bathroom which would be ideal for a nanny or teenage children. The property has off-street parking and there is the potential to extend subject to the necessary consents.
Briar Walk is located within a short walk of Putney Common and Barnes Common and is well served by excellent public transport links to Central London, the City and Heathrow and Gatwick airports. It is a very quiet road of substantial, period properties which are home to a number of high-profile personalities from various walks of life, (the arts, business and finance).
No 3 Briar Walk has for over 30 years been the much-loved home of the family of a Member of The House of Lords, well-known for his career as a distinguished sportsman. Many international rugby players and Wimbledon tennis-players have stayed here and the house was the headquarters for World Chess Champion, Vladimir Kramnik, when he played Gary Kasparov in London in 2000.
Over the years, the house and its large garden have been the perfect backdrop for celebrating many, happy family occasions as well as a beautiful setting for hosting Society parties. Briar Walk is one of the most sought-after roads in West Putney, exuding a calm, rural quality unmatched elsewhere in this very busy and very popular part of London.
Barnes Mainline station is the closest station accessed via Gipsy Lane and a footpath to the platform. Putney High Street is only approx. 0.7 of a mile away with its array of shops, restaurants and Putney mainline station.
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From the horse's mouth
3 Briar Walk has been a happy family home for the past 30 years. With over 4,000 sq ft and with a large garden this is a quintessential home for a growing family!
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