This immaculately restored Georgian Grade ll* listed house was built in 1743 for the prosperous ship builder John Randall and has a wealth of period features, a number of which are original to the period. Most impressively the front façade features both Doric columns and a large Venetian style window which overlooks an ecology park.
There is a fascinating history to this site which is now the only remaining ship builder's house and dry dock in Rotherhithe. To those with an interest in maritime history this is a unique opportunity. The house was named in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson following his victory at Trafalgar in 1805. Occupying a prime position with iconic views over the river to the gleaming towers of Canary Wharf this beautiful house exudes an elegance and style that is appreciated by anyone who enjoys this particular aesthetic.
The current owner has sympathetically restored the house to ensure that it is both comfortable and practical whilst embracing the Georgian whimsical nature of the period. A large Smallbone kitchen inspired by the Sir John Soane's museum is found on the ground floor, with high ceilings and tall windows and including a double Wolf cooker and Sub-Zero fridges. The stunning wide and shallow staircase leads to a first floor where entertaining on a grand scale can take place in the superb saloon which has five bay windows overlooking the river. Above the bedroom accommodation on the third floor is the most striking octagonal cupola that allows the party to continue onto a panoramic roof terrace which has outstanding views over to Canary Wharf to the east and over Stave Park and London to the west.
The lower ground floor (which can be accessed externally or internally) can be arranged as a self-contained two bedroom flat, ideal for staff accommodation or dependents.
One of the particular joys of visiting Nelson Dock House is to arrive by riverboat, which leaves every 10 minutes, then it is only a short hop to the back garden gate of the house. Best approached from Canary Wharf, Nelson Dock House is easily accessible to the city and West End along with City Airport. The Thames Clipper runs a regular service to the pier at Westminster (30 mins) and the short ferry service and walk to Canary Wharf Underground Station makes for another easy and efficient means of transport. If on the other hand the preference is to drive there is ample private off street parking.
Living in this now completely regenerated quarter is invigorating with a vibrant selection of cultural, social, eco and sporting opportunities.