5 bedroom terraced house for sale

Balham Park Road, Balham, SW12

Sold STC £1,690,000

Property Description

Key features

  • First time on the market since 1886
  • Five bedroom family house
  • Original fireplaces & features
  • Very large 140' x 63' rear garden
  • Off street parking
  • Large 3 room cellar
  • Arranged over 3 floors
  • Sash cord windows
  • Fantastic refurbishment project
  • Built by Walter Wallis

Full description

On the open sales market for the first time since 1886 is this five bedroom Victorian house built by and occupied by the renowned and well respected Victorian builder Walter Wallis.

The current owners took occupation as tenants in 1936 and it was not until shortly after the war that Mr Wallis allowed them to purchase the house in 1948 and it has remained in the family until the present day.

The unique and outstanding feature of the house is the 140' rear garden extending to a width of 63' at its widest, this exceptional space is ideal for a family and has enormous potential.

A wealth of original features can be found in the house including tessellated tiled floors, ceiling panels, fireplaces, cornicing, panelled doors and the ornately decorated Victorian WC.

Balham Park Road is a short stroll from the wide open spaces of Wandsworth Common and the independent shops and restaurants in Bellevue Road, SW17

Balham Park Road and the neighbouring streets were built in the 1860's by the renowned builders Walter Wallis and William Johnson, both of them lived in Balham Park Road, William lived in No.74 and Walter lived at No.26 Balham Park Road, they shared a builders yard behind No. 34.

Walter became very well known in London and went on to build The Apollo Theatre, a Grade II listed Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, London. The Apollo opened in 1901 and was constructed by Walter in plain London brick, in keeping with the neighbouring streets.

The Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill Gate was also built by Walter to the designs of the well-known Theatre architect W.G.R. Srague and opened in 1898.

Walter was also responsible for both The Globe Theatre and The Queen's Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.


Entrance Hall 
Original tessellated tiled floor, original front door with stained glass inserts, access to the cellar.

Cellar 
18' 10'' x 17' 7'' (5.73m x 5.36m)
3 room cellar with large storage area

Reception Room 1 
17' 8'' x 13' 3'' (5.38m x 4.05m)
Sash cord windows, original fireplace, ceiling cornicing.

Original Fireplace Reception Room 
Red marble Languedoc Victorian fireplace

Reception Room 2 
14' 1'' x 12' 10'' (4.3m x 3.9m)
Fireplace, doors leading to sun lounge.

Reception Room 3 
12' 1'' x 11' 3'' (3.68m x 3.44m)
Sash window, laminate wood flooring.

Conservatory 
13' 0'' x 7' 9'' (3.96m x 2.35m)
Double doors leading to the rear garden, requires refurbishment.

Bedroom One 
18' 8'' x 17' 7'' (5.68m x 5.35m)
Large sah cord bay window, original fireplace.

Bedroom Two 
12' 3'' x 11' 4'' (3.73m x 3.45m)
Sash window, fireplace, original built in cupboard

Bedroom Three 
14' 7'' x 12' 10'' (4.44m x 3.92m)
Sash window

Bedroom Four 
12' 2'' x 11' 4'' (3.7m x 3.45m)
Sash window

Rear Garden 
145' 0'' x 60' 10'' (44.16m x 18.53m)
The garden of this house is a unique feature with a depth of 140' and the width extends to 63'10 at its widest point, the first half of the garden has a beautifully manicured artificial lawn which then opens up to the rear section which was was an orchard with many fruit trees and vegetable growing plots.

Rear garden shot 2 

Rear Garden shot 3 

Rear Garden shot 4 

Original Sash windows 
The Sash Windows, with their subtle proportions and elegance, were one of the most important visual elements in buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries. By Victorian times, they were the most popular form of window. In the past fifty or so years, however, their popularity declined. But with the growth of a more enlightened attitude towards conservation and growing appreciation of the craftsmanship and design that went into everyday buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries, sash windows once more enjoy a revival. People appreciate their aesthetic and functional contribution to the house, and they are now restoring and reinstating sash windows that were removed in less enlightened days

Bedroom Five: 
10' 7'' x 8' 5'' (3.23m x 2.57m)
Sash window, access to loft area

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Wandsworth Common (0.3 mi)
  • Balham (0.3 mi)
  • Tooting Bec (0.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Porters Estate Agents, London

240 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7AW

020 8012 1828 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Wandsworth Common (0.3 mi)
  • Balham (0.3 mi)
  • Tooting Bec (0.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Porters Estate Agents, London

240 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7AW

020 8012 1828 Local call rate

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