Roupell Street, Waterloo
Roupell Street, Waterloo
- London, SE1 8TB
This extremely-well-cared for townhouse, with a host of advantages added by the current owner, represents a perfect opportunity to buy into this hidden gem of London. The Times Newspaper has described Roupell Street and its environs as 'this coveted patch of SE1', offering the cultural delights of the South Bank 'bringing together a vibrant mix of well-healed commuters and cafe-loving thesps', the famous Old Vic being, quite lterally, just around the corner. The area is increasingly populated by young professionals, although perhaps tempered by some remaining 'old school' local residents, creating a vibrant mix of cultural textures. With cultural gems such as the National Theatre complex, South Bank Centre, the IMAX cinema and, of course, the Old Vic, close by, as well as remarkably easy access to all that Covent Garden has to offer, just across the Waterloo Bridge, this property will be highly sought after and early viewing is strongly recommended. 37 Roupell Street is entered through a fine six-panel door with a fanlight over, set below a brick arch in London stock. The entrance hall is panelled and leads to a small lobby from where a door leads to the ground floor drawing room with panelling and sash windows to front and rear. This was originally two small parlours and their footprint is still evident. The rear corridor leads to a surprisingly spacious kitchen, a later extension with a partly-glazed roof and a breakfast/dining area to one side. This area is in effect a conservatory, and was rebuilt within the last three years using 'K glass', rendering the space warm in the winter and cool in the summer. From this room a door leads to the very secluded, well-stocked, south-facing rear courtyard garden complete with its own potting shed and access to the road to the rear, ideal for cycle access. From the rear corridor stairs lead down to the basement, which contains two rooms, the front of which is currently used as an office. Stairs from the ground floor entrance hall lead to the first floor past the spacious bathroom complete with its own double jacuzzi and shower/steam room. There are two bedrooms on this floor, one to the front and one to the rear. Roupell Street has an active Residents' Association which offers distinct advantages to all and communications by all transport means are easy, including multiple Boris Bike stops and low cost residents' parking.
Roupell Street sits on land that lay on the west side of one of the large and ancient ditches made for the drainage of Lambeth Marsh, a stone's from the old Savoy Palace. The area came under the control of the mediaeval Manor of Kennington, containing a small village called Lambeth Marsh and was first developed for artisan workers by John Palmer Roupell in the 1820's. Roupell, a gold refiner, lived with his family at 16 Meymott Street was the builder of the fine, brick built, two storey, terraced houses forming a network of scenic streets in this now-valued enclave.The 1841 Tithe Map shows Roupell Street completed and nearby Whittesley Street under construction. Nairn’s London (1966) describes this little zone of terraced streets as 'true architectural purity…nothing but yellow London brick and unselfconscious self respect. On one level there is no finer architectural effect in London.' From the 1970's properties were sold off to individual owners and the estate no longer managed by a landlord. In 1976 it became the Roupell Street Conservation Area.
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- - 1244 square feet
- - 115 square metres
Room One: 10'4'' x 13'9'' (3.2m x 4.2m) Room Two: 13'9'' x 9'10'' (4.2m x 3.2m)
Double Reception: 21'10'' x 11'8'' (6.7m x 3.6m) Dining Room: 14'5'' x 6'5'' (4.4m x 2.0m) Kitchen: 18' x 7'3'' (5.5m x 2.2m)
Master Bedroom: 14'3'' x 11'2'' (4.4m x 3.4m) Bedroom: 10'6'' x 8'10'' (3.2m x 2.7m)