This bright two-bedroom duplex is situated on the ground floor of Newman House on Garden Row — a quiet street in Elephant & Castle — and benefits from its own entrance, as well as a private front and back garden.
The building was designed by the London County Council’s Architecture Department in the mid 1960s and formed part of the area’s post-war reconstruction programme.
The maisonette has been cleverly reconfigured, by its architect-owner, to maximise the sense of light. The ground floor comprises a modern bespoke kitchen with a marble sink surround, wooden worktop, a breakfast bar and ample built-in storage. The open plan living room features floor-to-ceiling windows that open out directly to the garden. On the first floor are two bedrooms — the larger of which has a walk-in wardrobe and views out towards the garden — and a modern bathroom. The third bedroom has been converted into a generous bright study with built-in shelving, and is ideal for working from home.
The property is available to rent from 1 March 2021 and is offered furnished (with flexibility). Rent is exclusive of bills.
Area and transport
Situated just south of the River Thames in Zone 1, Newman House is well connected by public transport. Elephant & Castle Underground (Northern and Bakerloo lines) and Mainline stations are a five-minute walk away. The area is also well served by buses and cycle lanes and superhighways. The nearest park is the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park behind the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth Road — a 15-acre local park with a children’s playground and tennis courts. Burgess Park and Kennington Park are within a ten-minute cycle ride.