Ten remarkable homes for sale on ordinary London streets, from Stepney to St Margarets

Tucked away on unexceptional roads or behind modest façades, these London dream homes are deliciously deceptive
These sensational dream homes are hidden in plain sight
Cat Olley3 hours ago

Roads lined with identikit Victorian terraced homes are part of the fabric of London, but not every façade tells the full story.

A creative architect may have near-doubled the footprint of one house, or even knocked two semis together — and there would be little or no sign from the street.

Then there are the historic homes once surrounded by similar builds but now the last vestige of Georgian grandeur on otherwise unremarkable streets.

We’ve found ten sensational trophy homes for sale in London out of step with their surrounds.

Putney, SW15 

Manor Fields, SW15
John D Wood & Co

£1.25 million

This distinctive four-bedroom home is one of only two houses at the centre of a prestigious Jacobean-influenced estate in Putney. It comes with access to vast communal gardens.

John D Wood & Co, 020 3889 9515

Queen’s Park, NW6

Salusbury Road, NW6
Domus Nova

£2.7 million

A wonderfully airy four-bedroom apartment with a striking vaulted roof in an unassuming old factory building near the Tube station. In all there is more than 3,000 square feet of living space.

Domus Nova, 0207 727 1717

Stepney, E1 

£1.35 million

Jubilee Street, E1
Agent & Homes

Two Georgian cottages have been knocked through to create this vast home with a dramatic double-height kitchen and dining room. An enormous window looks out over the secluded garden.

Agent & Homes, 020 3910 6595

Isleworth, TW7

Swan Street, TW7

£1.25 million

A standalone Georgian townhouse a stone’s throw from the Thames in historic Isleworth. Perks include an extended kitchen diner, a landscaped garden and a basement utility area.

Dexters, 020 8744 9400

Barnsbury, N1

Liverpool Road, N1

£2.65 million

An exquisitely decorated period home behind a shop front, with four bedrooms, a garden room and a full-width balcony overlooking the garden on the top floor. There’s also a Bakeheart wood burning stove.

Inigo, 020 3687 3071

Leytonstone, E11 

Aylmer Road, E11

£2 million

The last 18th century home in Leyton, this Grade II-listed Georgian gem has more than 5,500 square feet of space over five storeys. In its current set up there are separate quarters for staff or guests.

Dexters, 020 7067 2420

Lower Clapton, E5 

Glyn Road, E5
The Modern House

£1.6 million

This creatively extended Victorian home has a standard two-up, two-down façade. As well as the modish new entertaining space, there are five bedrooms, a cellar and a low-maintenance garden.

The Modern House, 020 3795 5920

Wandsworth, SW18

East Hill, SW18

£2.8 million

This picture-perfect Georgian house sits among largely modern homes on Wandsworth’s East Hill. There’s more than 5,000 square foot of space bursting with period features, as well as a pretty walled garden.

Inigo, 020 3909 6732

St Margarets, TW1

Orleans Road, TW1
Antony Roberts

£1 million

What appears to be three cottages from the road is actually one stripped-back residence with bags of potential. Plans have been approved but there is lots of work to be done.

Antony Roberts, 020 3907 8625

Highbury, N5

Kelross Road, N5

£2.5 million

A double-fronted, six-bedroom Victorian home with turret bays on a street of semis. It’s on the market for the first time in more than fifty years.

Hamptons, 020 3835 5298