Having a garden, balcony or roof terrace is second only in importance to prospective purchasers to the overall size of the property, according to a survey by Chestertons
A recent survey by estate agents Chestertons estimates that having a garden or outdoor space can add 8% to the value of a property. Londoners are also the most willing to invest in their garden or outdoor space, with the average amount spent on maintaining and improving gardens and outdoor spaces in the capital at £561, compared to £366 across the rest of the UK.
The cause of this is perhaps the time we spend in our gardens, with recent research showing that 37% of Brits are spending more time in the garden than they did five years ago. Since a garden can add value to a property, maybe it’s time to invest in one? The Resident takes a look at some of the best homes with gardens on the market in London:
Norfolk Crescent, Hyde Park W2
This four-bedroom house on Norfolk Crescent, Hyde Park W2, has a ground-floor reception room and separate kitchen, as well as a second-floor reception room that leads to the roof terrace – just perfect for summer entertaining. There’s also a fist-floor master bedroom with en suite shower room, three further double bedrooms and two shower rooms.
£3,250,000 from Chestertons Hyde Park on 020 7298 5900
Theed Street, Waterloo SE1
Tucked away on Theed Street, London SE1, this freehold warehouse presents a unique buyer’s opportunity. With bags of character, including the vaulted ceilings and a charming, private walled garden, the two-bedroom property is perfect for those who need easy access to the City.
£2,280,000 from Chestertons Tower Bridge on 020 7357 7999
Canonbury Square, Islington N1
This magnificent, five-bedroom, five-floor Georgian house on Canonbury Square N1, a historic central Islington Square, has been beautifully restored and refurbished. The property has three reception rooms, three bathrooms and a delightful terrace, patio and landscaped garden.
£6,000,000 from Chestertons Islington on 020 7359 9777
Annandale Road, Greenwich SE10
This five-bedroom, three-bathroom Victorian terraced house in east Greenwich is set over three floors and has in excess of 1825 sq ft. The house benefits from a double reception, large open plan kitchen/dining room with bi-folding doors leading to a paved garden that’s perfect for entertaining. There’s a small front garden too.
£1,150,000 from Chestertons Greenwich on 020 8104 7500
Kingwood Road, Fulham SW6
This stunning example of a newly refurbished terrace house, this four-bedroom property on Kingwood Road, Fulham SW6 is spread over three floors. The spectacular living space enjoys an entirely open ground floor overlooking the beautifully designed garden.
£1,980,000 from Chestertons Fulham Munster Road on 020 7471 2020
Wadham Gardens, St John’s Wood NW3
On the market for the first time in over 30 years, this detached, double-fronted family home is situated on Wadham Gardens St John’s Wood NW3, a very sought after road close to Primrose Hill. The nine-bedroom property has four reception rooms and is currently arranged over three floors, boasting spacious entertaining areas and a private rear garden.
£9,750,000 from Chestertons St John’s Wood on 020 3040 8611
Roedean Crescent, East Sheen SW15
Roedean Crescent, East Sheen SW15, a wide road lined with large prestigious houses, is a popular with families looking to be close to Richmond Park. This six-bedroom house offers fantastic living space with large, well-proportioned rooms throughout and excellent entertaining spaces. The kitchen/breakfast room opens on to a spectacular orangery to the rear of the house, and the generous west-facing garden overlooks Palewell Common
£5,000,000 from Chestertons East Sheen on 020 8104 0580
As a long-term supporter of the Royal Academy of Arts, Chestertons is giving away two pairs of tickets to readers of The Resident for the blockbuster exhibition, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, which runs at the Royal Academy until 20 April. Click here to enter