Period properties often provide buyers with opportunities to add value to them as well as offering timeless appeal. Unlike new build homes, some period conversions can be extended either upwards or at the rear as well as boosting period features which aren’t reliant upon current trends to be appealing. The following areas are the best places to begin looking for Edwardian property to buy in London.
Putney’s rich history (dating back at least as far as the Normans) has resulted in an elegant and eclectic mix of stylish accommodation, encompassing Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties, as well as a few stand-out Art Deco buildings to boot. And that’s not to mention a range of contemporary houses and apartments. Whatever your preferred style, you’ll be more than likely to find it in this fascinating area. To find out more about this garden suburb of London, read our guide to living in Putney.
East Sheen is mainly made up of period properties. Architecturally, it boasts an eclectic mix of residential properties. From pretty Georgian cottages to statuesque Edwardian villas, post-war apartment blocks to contemporary luxury developments. Whatever period era you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it in Richmond. For an outline on property prices in Richmond, take a look at our guide by Stuart Bunce MNAEA.
In Victorian and Edwardian times, Ealing was a halfway house between the country and the city, specifically rural Berkshire and the West End. Nowadays, it’s a prime location for family homes and couples. Couples where one works in central London and the other in Slough or Reading often find Ealing an attractive compromise. Some of the larger period homes have been converted into flats but relatively few of these large properties have undergone such conversion. To learn more about the ‘Queen of the suburbs’, read this overview.
This smart, village-like neighbourhood has become more and more attractive to young professionals recently and much of the residential property dates back to before the Edwardian era. There’s an array of Georgian and Victorian houses including an unusual classical terrace of houses linked by long colonnades, The Paragon. The Cator estate is entered through white painted gates and offers early Victorian villas as well as more modern houses built in the 1920s and terraces from the 60s. Find out more about Blackheath’s period properties here.
Located in the London borough of Southwark, Dulwich Village is unexpectedly rural with green open spaces and large leafy trees. There are beautiful Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes both detached and semi-detached. Many of the homes here sit on large plots and have been renovated into luxury, contemporary homes. If you’re interested in property in this area, find out more about living in Dulwich here.
Hampstead Heath: NW3
Hampstead is home to many families who have lived there for generations. Many wealthy people fled the plague and moved here in the 17th century. It remained a desirable area to people wanting to live near the amenities of London but away from the noise and dirt of the city. In the 18th century it became a spa town after it was discovered that water from its spring had healing properties. During this period many grand houses were built followed by large Edwardian mansions as well as mansion flats. The first railway station was built here in 1852, making it much easier for residents to live in Hampstead and commute to London, so the residential area continued to grow into the Edwardian period. Learn more about the history of Hampstead here.
Muswell Hill: N10
Until the end of the 19th century, Muswell Hill was a rural area of pasture, woods and woods overlooking the Thames and Lea valleys. And within easy reach of green spaces such as Highgate Wood and Queens Wood, Alexandra Park, Coppetts Wood and The Grove, it remains a pleasant green pocket of London. There are a number of Edwardian properties in the area including those around Cranley Gardens, Alexandra Park Road and Colney Hatch Lane or Coppetts Road. Find out more about the history of this well preserved Edwardian suburb here.
Searching for an Edwardian property?
West Putney, the area south of Richmond road boosts large Edwardian properties, while less expensive Edwardian detached and semi-detached houses can be found in Rusholme Road conservation area, taking in a section of West Hill. Browse our property for sale in Putney here.
Richmond also has much to offer if you’re looking for period properties. Browse our Richmond property for sale or come and see us to discover more about both of these London areas.