The laid back leafy streets of West London is the backdrop for this latest unique property.
"Crofton Lodge" is a beautifully preserved folly on Caithness Road and a building of significant interest given its architectural heritage. The property was designed and constructed by Joseph John Scoles, a prominent Victorian architect. Scoles’ long career, primarily in London, led him to become one of the earliest members of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Crofton Lodge was his home until 1863.
Thankfully, the current owners’ sympathetic eye has kept as much of the integrity in place as possible. The brickwork and imposing turret with its Gothic facade house a generous family home which extends to approx 1600 sq ft over a number of floors.
In total, there are three bedrooms. The master suite situated on the second floor is a reconfigured area with its own dressing room and bathroom. Two further bedrooms, one with access to a rear terrace plus a second family bathroom are located on the lower ground level. Nestled between these floors are the ground floor kitchen and dining/family room with directly above that, an elegant living room with huge windows and incredible ceiling height.
Throughout the house, its styling is further enhanced by the preserved features. Fireplaces, crested murals and many of the internal doors and windows all offer a nod to Scoles' gothic and classical roots.
Carry on up the spiral stairwell and the crowning glory is the spacious roof garden with spectacular views in every direction and a space more than capable of housing some large gatherings.
Whilst the house is situated in a quiet street, the position offers exceptional access to other areas. Head West and just yards along the road, Brook Green and all its amenities can be found plus some of the area’s best schools, including St Paul’s Girls School, Larmenier & Sacred Heart plus Ecole Francaise Jacques Prevert.
It's also surrounded by Tube stations that include Kensington Olympia, Barons Court and Shepherds Bush. Heathrow is within easy reach as well.
The house is offered with no forward chain.
Crofton Lodge 24 Caithness Road W14 0JA