London buy of the week
Village life in SW2
£699,000: one to see in SW2 is this bright garden flat in a leafy road within the Telford Park conservation area on the Balham/ Streatham Hill borders. Outside you see a beautifully restored Victorian house — but the interior has been shaped from a glassy extension that is all about high ceilings, wood floors and plenty of light from huge bespoke glass doors to the 26ft garden. A large skylight illuminates the sleek kitchen/dining space, open-plan to the spacious living area.
Two decent-size double bedrooms have sash windows and fitted carpets and the use of a white metro-tiled bathroom. The green open spaces of Tooting Bec Common and the charms of Abbeville Village are on the doorstep. Through Winkworth (020 8012 3579).