169 Clapham Road is an attractive Grade II listed property conveniently located on the corner of Clapham Road and Stockwell Park Road in the popular Stockwell Conservation Area and within walking distance of Stockwell tube. When it was built in the early 19th century, the property formed part of a group of four properties (163-169 Clapham Road… formerly 11-14 Montague Place with 169 being called Montagu House). The former name likely refers to Viscount Montague who owned Stockwell Manor in the sixteenth century.
When Lexadon originally took on 169 Clapham Road, the property was essentially made up of two parts: the first part comprised a five-storey end-of-terrace Georgian building constructed sometime after 1875 fronting Clapham Road; the second part was a rear wing facing Stockwell Park Road, which is thought to have been added in the 1950s. The rear wing was accessed via steps at the front of the building on Clapham Road. Further work was carried out to the property in the 1970s.
Phase one of 169 Clapham Road’s development was the conversion of original period building at the front into six stylish apartments, which was completed in 2011. Many of the original features of the Georgian house, such as the stock brickwork and the cast iron railings and balcony on the front elevation were retained while internally the dado rails, door architraves and cornicing were carefully retained, repaired or reinstated and unsightly fixtures and fittings such as the surface mounted wring and lighting and the poorly integrated internal partitioning were removed.
Location Clapham North
Property Type C3
Phase 2 of the development included replacing the existing 1950’s rear extension with a new block of flats spanning four floors and the creation of a new entrance on Stockwell Park Road thereby creating new address, 1B Stockwell Park Road. Each high specification apartment in the new wing features underfloor heating, a private balcony and a large open plan living/kitchen area.
The apartments in both properties are ideally located for those wanting to access the excellent national and local transport links nearby such as Stockwell Underground Station on the Victoria and Northern Lines only 0.3 miles (a 6-minute walk) away; the area is also well served by a number of bus routes into Central London and the West End.
Situated between the busy towns of Brixton, Clapham and Vauxhall, Stockwell is known as ‘Little Portugal’ because of its large Portuguese-speaking community and its array of Portuguese restaurants and cafes.
The property is also only a short distance from Brixton and Clapham town centres with their plethora of markets, restaurants, bars, cinemas and clubs, while London’s parks, iconic buildings, statues, attractions and the River Thames are only a few minutes away on the train.