A wonderful four-bedroom Grand apartment surrounded by trees set within an impressive Victorian Mansion conversion steeped in history.
Formerly named 'Lyncombe' and dating back to 1868, this imposing Victorian Mansion designed by Charles Barry (architect and surveyor for Dulwich College) was converted into four impressive apartments by The Dulwich Estate in the 1950s.Commanding the raised ground floor of this magnificent building and boasting an array of period features, this discreetly positioned grand apartment in The Parisian Style incorporates four meter high ceilings and a large overall footprint of some 2200sq ft. This elegant property, exceptional in uniqueness and beauty, has south facing views over a picturesque lawned garden and is immersed in woodland; surrounded by some 150 year old mature trees. A substantial dual aspect living room sits to the rear of the home and features a marble fireplace, detailed period panelling, cornicing and pelmets and unique 19th century diagonal basket-weave parquetry flooring inlaid with decorative ebony detailing. A concealed pip door leads to a contemporary kitchen, revealing a large picture window of lovely floodlit aspect and uninterrupted view. An impressive master suite includes bespoke built-in floor to ceiling designer wardrobes, a unique decorative filagree bay window and contemporary ensuite with freestanding bath and separate shower. A Pan de Papier de Paris wall mural, 'Brésil' created in 1862 by Louis Joseph Fuchs illustrating a succession of exotic plants, insects and birds manufactured in Paris by Jules Desfossé predominately features. There are a further two bedroom suites with private ensuite bathrooms and a fourth bedroom/library space encompassing antique Belgian mahogany wall panelling, interlaced ceiling roses, a fireplace and carved decorative Victorian heraldic features. The property benefits from a garage and two parking spaces located within the grounds.
Crescent Wood Road is a quiet residential road located close to College Road and the tollgate yet is situated in a peaceful, bucolic setting, backing directly on to Dulwich Wood, its surrounds and nearby golf course. The property is exceptionally well located for DUCKS, Dulwich Prep and Dulwich College as well as being a short drive from James Allen's Girls' School and Alleyn's School. The delights of Dulwich Village are very nearby, with its shops, cafes and world-renowned Picture Gallery as well as beautiful Dulwich Park.Sydenham Hill station 0.3 miles with direct services to London Victoria in 15 minutes and direct morning and evening services to London Blackfriars.All times and distances are approximate.