Southwell Road, London, SE5

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Added on 18/09/2020
Savills, Clapham

Key features

  • A sensational warehouse built in 1906 which was used as the headquarters for theatre impresario Fred Karno
  • A large roof terrace with wonderful views across South London
  • There are two living areas and bespoke kitchens
  • Situated on a quiet residential road North West of Ruskin Park and within easy reach of Camberwell and Brixton
  • The area is well known for its endless selection of excellent restaurants
  • EPC Rating = D

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A spectacular warehouse style home offering over 6,300 Sq.ft. of space with far reaching views across South London.


The current owners have created a superb home with flexible live/work balance over four floors with high volume and industrial scale rooms throughout the building.

Originally built in 1906 for theatre impresario Fred Karno 36 Southwell Road was the headquarters for his music hall troupe which included Charlie Chaplin and his under study Stan Laurel. At the time the building was filled with huge theatre sets and then redesigned for residential living by the architect Yvonne Dean.

The ground and first floor are currently used by the artist owner with five metre high ceilings with incredible light flooding in through galvanised steel windows and doors with access to a large roof terrace. These floors are ideal as a studio and gallery styled work space.

On the second floor there are two double bedrooms with painted brick walls and bamboo flooring. There is a family bathroom and a separate shower room. From here there is a French oak staircase leading up to the third floor which is arranged as open planned living space with an incredible vaulted ceiling with exposed beams cleverly illuminated with dramatic effect.

There are two living areas and a bespoke hand built kitchen with concrete work tops and concrete floors.

Underfloor heating extends across the two upper floors and there is air conditioning throughout the building.

Each floor is also accessed via a lift.


The house sits in a quiet residential road North West of Ruskin Park and within easy reach of Camberwell and Brixton.

The area is well known for numerous excellent restaurants.

There are several excellent state and public schools in the area, including Dulwich College, James Allen’s Girls’ School, Alleyn’s School, The Villa Pre-Prep and Nursery, and Dog Kennel Hill Primary School.

Loughborough Junction is nearby for Thameslink services into Elephant & Castle, Blackfriars, Farringon and St Pancras International.

Denmark Hill station is a short walk away, running direct rail services to Victoria, Blackfriars and St Pancras International, and Overground services to Clapham Junction or Dalston Junction via Canada Water (Jubilee Line).

Square Footage: 6,300 sq ft


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Southwell Road, London, SE5

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Loughborough Junction Station0.2 miles
  • Denmark Hill Station0.4 miles
  • Brixton Station0.7 miles
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