RARE TO MARKET:
GRAND VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE ON HISTORIC BROOK GREEN
86 Brook Green
For the first time in almost 30 years, 86 Brook Green, a truly handsome Victorian townhouse directly overlooking the highly sought-after Brook Green, has come to the market. Providing close to 3,000 sq. ft. of accommodation, the six-bedroom home on the northern side of the Green was completely renovated and restored in the early 1990s by the current owners and provides flexibleliving and entertaining space. Available for £4.3 million through local prime specialists Finlay Brewer, this is a rare opportunity to own a true gem directly on the Green.
As a result of its open outlook onto the Green, each room of the five-storey home is filled with natural light, whilst a spacious and paved mature rear garden offers excellent outside space. Benefitting from a gated front garden this wonderful house, with its red brick facade and period lead bay windows creates a charming presence on the street scene.
Internally the home has the look and feel of a prime country house and comprises an impressive double reception room, five bedrooms, an additional reception/office that could also be used as a sixth bedroom, three bathrooms, open-plan kitchen and dining room, study, private roof terrace and eaves storage. The lower ground floor has a separate kitchen and bathroom and can be used as a self-contained living area if so desired.
Steeped in history, the home abounds in period features, including two 18th-century brass fireplaces, originally from South Africa and installed by the current owners. There are also unique Victorian fixtures and fittings still present from when the house was first built in the late 1800s.
Paul Cosgrove, Director at Finlay Brewer, comments:
“This is a fabulous opportunity to purchase an exceptional family home directly on Brook Green. The unique position overlooking the Green means there are no houses on the other side of the road, which provides fantastic open aspects and fills the house with direct sunlight.
“Homes with these proportions in this location are always popular, especially with families drawn to Brook Green for its welcoming community, world-class schools and excellent transport links. The large reception areas and abundance of living space make it perfect for those who enjoy hosting friends and entertaining regularly.”
The purchaser of the home will be buying into one of the most desirable areas in West London, with its own varied historical links. The Green has long been a favoured homestead for London’s rich and famous, with one of the most historically recognised former residents Percy Sholto Douglas, the 10th Marquess of Queensberry, whose brother Lord Alfred Douglas was famously the lover of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The Marquess is understood to have lived on Brook Green during the early years of the 20th Century.
Brook Green was also brought into the limelight as the location where renowned composer Gustav Holst composed his orchestral suite The Planets. Holst additionally wrote the Brook Green Suiteduring his time as Director of Music at St Paul’s Girls’ School, which is located moments from 86 Brook Green.
In addition to St Paul’s Girls School, which was recently recognised as the UK’s best independent school, whilst other noteworthy schools include Bute House, Ecole Francaise Jacques Prevert, Colet Court, Sacred Heart High School and Godolphin and Latymer School – many of which are also rank highly on the Best School lists.
Brook Green is a six-minute walk to Hammersmith Underground station (Piccadilly, District, Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines), and is 10 minutes from both the Overground at Kensington Olympia and the Central Line at Shepherds Bush. The retail expanse of Westfield London is only 15 minutes by foot.
Viewings are strictly by appointment only,
for more information on 86 Brook Green, contact sole agents Finlay Brewer on 020 7371 4171 or visit: www.finlaybrewer.co.uk