St James Drive is a real delight of a family home in Wandsworth, just around the corner from the green expanse of the common. It’s a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse with four impressive storeys, and even the garden is split over a number of levels.
It’s home to a city stockbroker and his wife, who runs a successful bespoke birthday cake business from the semi-professional kitchen in the basement, as well as their two children and two cats – who go everywhere with them. Leaving you to explore the many layers of St James Drive.
On the ground floor, discover the double-aspect sitting room where you’ll be torn between a game of table football and sinking into the velvet sofa to drink in your surroundings. Head outside to the first of three gardens – a decked area, from which there are steps leading to the lawn, and yet more steps to an outdoor dining area with access to the kitchen. And what a kitchen it is. It boasts the biggest Aga we’ve seen, along with every cooking gadget imaginable for the most pampered of chefs. Next door, the film projector is the icing on the cake. And the cherry on the top? That must be the magnificent top-floor bedroom with its pretty metallic wallpaper and walk in dressing room.