Rat and Mouse
Borough of Merton
Tue
25
Oct

He’s the Australian boiler room scam artist with properties all over Wimbledon… but the barely-begun super-mansion was to be the jewel in the crown. Now - with Jeffrey Revell-Reade serving time in prison - it’s a shell, without stairs, ceilings or floors - and it's to be sold, by order of a judge, to return funds to victims. it needs £1.5m spent to complete it, but should be worth around £6.5m when finished (not accounting for any Brexit-related property reversals). More here.

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Tue
26
Jul

A Wandsworth woman is taking Viridian Housing to court in an attempt to stop one of their tenants cooking spicy food. She’s complained the “pungent toxic fumes” are so strong in her own flat that she’s “choked in her sleep” and “staggered to her balcony gasping for air”. More here

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Wed
08
Jul

It’s Flat 24, in the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth Common. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, off-street parking, games room and glorious vaulted ceilings have previously been enjoyed by Rudolph Hess (before the place was separated into flats) and a member of Duran Duran. More here (and note the picture caption, helpfully distinguishing Hess from Simon Le Bon). 

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Thu
05
Jun

According to research by the Future Foundation, single women looking to become less single should move to London, specifically the City and Newham where men outnumber women 1.55 to 1 and 1.26 to 1 respectively. If you’re a single man, London still holds promise, but the FF suggests you focus your nights out in Enfield and Wandsworth. More here.

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Fri
02
May

This one caught met eye. A four-bedroom new-build by architect Laura Petruso and realised by Alpex Architecture & Engineering, accessed by a private, gated courtyard near Trinity Road, SW17. Guide price, £1.695m. Particulars, here.

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Thu
09
Jan

It all began in 2006. The controversial sale of one of London’s most historically interesting breweries, to Minerva (a company subsequently bought by Delancey Real Estate). They struggled for a few years to impress Wandsworth Council, but had plans for 661 homes and 9,500 square metres of shops, cafes, restaurants and a brewing museum/microbrewery approved last year. The project has now been bought out by Greenland, a Chinese development company said to be splashing international cash at the moment. More here.

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Fri
01
Nov

We’ve never kept our fondness for 1960s architecture a secret, so don’t need to explain this Friday afternoon post. Mmmmm….

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It’s designed by Colin Shewring, recently extended, includes floor-to-ceiling glass with views over the garden, loads of natural light, a garage and summerhouse. Imagine it with suitably period furniture, too. It’s with The Modern House estate agents. Guide price: £685,000.

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Particulars here.

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Tue
03
Jul

Bless 'em.

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Thu
10
May

According to the Standard, they're coming, and they're looking for London property to escape the punitive taxes promised by François Hollande. 

Maître Saab, a notary in Paris, said that over the past two months she has helped a flood of French people make gifts of money and real estate to their children, “enabling them to move to London or elsewhere without having to pay so much tax”.

Knight Frank has already reported a 19% surge in online activity from France, with South Kensington, Wandsworth Common and Battersea Park apparently in the target zone (and we've already discussed Kentish Town). Douglas & Gordon have apparently responded with a French-speaking office (South Ken). 

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Fri
27
Apr

In the wake of Jo Brand's unfavourable comments about Streatham High Street, the Evening Standard's Sebastian Shakespeare comes to SW16's defence:

What’s wrong with living in a cesspit? Some people might actually enjoy it.

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