One of the finest houses in Wimbledon, a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian mansion standing in beautiful and secluded landscaped grounds of nearly two acres comprising both formal and woodland gardens with tennis court and swimming pool and direct access to 24 acres of protected metropolitan open land.
Prospect Place was a C18th estate with formal gardens and spectacular southerly views and what is now Prospect House was built in 1867. Acquired by the present owner in 1995 it underwent a programme of comprehensive and meticulous restoration under the supervision of the Edward Hill Partnership, the innate character of the building preserved and complemented by a traditional approach to the interiors.
The grand main reception hall with a distressed limestone floor and the imposing wide oak main staircase are outstanding features of the house, together with its two elegant formal reception rooms, a well-equipped and handsome Victorian style conservatory/sitting room.
Upstairs, on the first floor there are three suites including the charming Master Bedroom with its elegant ladies’ bathroom and a smart gentlemen’s shower/steam room with a custom fitted hardwood dressing room; there is a separate ladies’ dressing room, and at the end of the corridor, also accessible from a separate rear staircase, is a staff flat. On the second floor a large versatile studio room with a reinforced floor is currently used as an office suite but has been used as a billiards room and as a gym. It could also be suitable for use as a play room or media room or could be subdivided as additional bedroom and bathroom space.
The principal reception rooms and bedrooms enjoy a bright southerly aspect with lovely views over the gardens and beyond towards the Epsom Downs
The house and grounds are protected by a high level of security including two sets of remotely controlled gates at the entrance to prospect place and then to the house itself, and a sophisticated cctv/security lighting/burglar alarm system.
Wimbledon is renowned for the All England Tennis Club and the eponymous Tennis Championships. It is also one of the most fashionable residential addresses in London being a picturesque and semi-rural area where ‘town meets country’. It is favoured not only by Londoners but also by those from abroad who work in the city, but who want more space than can easily be obtained in the centre of London. The area offers an unrivalled selection of recreational facilities including three golf courses, riding stables, tennis and squash clubs, as well as first class schools for all ages which include, in particular, King’s College School, Wimbledon Girls High School and the Marymount International School.
Located on the outskirts of Wimbledon Village, the house is within walking distance of several of the area’s best schools and it is well placed for easy access to mainline stations from where there are fast and frequent train services to Central London and the City. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are 17 miles (27 km) and 27 miles (44 km) away respectively, an easy drive using the A3 and the M25 or other local routes.