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Stewarts Lodge, 217 Stewarts Road, London, SW8
London Borough of Wandsworth
Number Of Apartments
56 Luxury apartments
35 Underground parking spaces
Short walking distance of Wandsworth Road rail station, with trains to Waterloo, London Bridge and Victoria taking between 5 and 10 minutes.
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Stewarts Lodge, an Overview
As an outlier to the Nine Elms regeneration, Stewarts Lodge on the corner of Stewarts Road and Wandsworth Road, offer investors and owner-occupiers an exceptionally affordable opportunity to be part of London’s largest development scheme since Canary Wharf.
With only 56 apartments, Stewarts Lodge proves the adage that good things come in small packages and its selection of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments with a variety of configurations means that the development very much appeals to ‘real Londoners’ whether they be affluent singles, newly-wed couples, empty nesters or young families.
Within walking distance to Queenstown Road, Wandsworth Road, Stockwell and Clapham North Stations, Stewarts lodge has great access to London’s political and financial districts. Additionally, the building of the American Embassy, new commercial district and a whole host of shops and galleries around the Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station developments, Stewarts Lodge owners are bound to see a price increase in their property investment.
However, it would be fair to say that as it currently stands, Stewarts Lodge is a pioneer within its surrounding areas, but then perhaps that is why it is named after 18th Century landowner James Stewart. Stewart was a Victorian entrepreneur who also saw the potential of such a fantastic central London real estate opportunity.
A History of Stewarts Lodge
The history of Stewarts Road and the Nine Elms area is very typical of the development of London, or more aptly, London as a series of villages that have somehow come together to make the fantastic Metropolis that it is today.
Rich landowners who then leased and sold off bits of land to prosperous tenants owned most of the area that we now know as Nine Elms. Nonetheless, until the early 1800’s much of it was agricultural, with a number of houses and churches dotted about. It was the arrival of the train station and the industrial age that saw Nine Elms develop into what was an awkward mix of farmland and full steam ahead, as cows grazed alongside Rolling Stock.
Certainly, an unfortunate anecdote shows how desolate Nine Elms was prior to this.
George Wagstaffe, a gardener, lived alone in a farmhouse on his seven acres of market garden. Late one night, he was robbed and Wagstaffe and his servant were left tied to their bedsteads. Although the robbers were caught and hanged, Wagstaffe never got over the trauma and was committed to an asylum.
However those dark days are now long gone and Nine Elms is now one the most talked about neighbourhoods in London, promising to be ‘the’ new destination for Londoners and visitors alike with a wide range of cultural, retail and leisure pursuits.
Stewarts lodge sits just on the edge of the main regeneration, but as a result is also much closer to the ‘grittier’, authentic parts of London, such as perennially cool Clapham whose pubs and clubs have been attracting London’s partying pleasure-seekers for many years.
For those seeking greener pastures, Stewarts Lodge is only a short walk away from Larkhall Park while Battersea Park, Clapham Common and Vauxhall Park are also just a hearty, Sunday stroll away.
It would be fair to say that in the past the development of Nine Elms has been mixed. Like much of London, it suffered extensive bombing during the Second World War and had to be rebuilt. Trouble was, that much of the architecture that superseded it was fairly monstrous, though in defence of this, the then government had to swiftly provide new homes for a post-war, booming population.
Now however private developers such as Henley Homes can take the time to provide, attractive, well thought-out homes that offer warmth, space and light: Writing another positive chapter in Nine Elms history.
Living & Investing In Stewarts Lodge
Functional and spacious, the apartments in Stewarts Lodge, have been designed with ‘real life’ in mind. Living spaces are designed to let in as much natural light as possible, while built-in storage allows all those day-to-day household items to be tucked away.
Décor is neutral throughout, with practical, attractive finishes such as soft closing cupboard doors, AEG appliances in standard apartments and Siemens appliances in the premiere apartments.
One-bedroom flats are around 550 sq ft, two-bedrooms about 740 sq ft and three-bedroom flats over 1110 sq ft. Configurations vary making each apartment feel very different yet all offering the same high quality. Bathrooms are fully fitted white suites with chrome fixtures and fittings. Carpeted bedrooms add a warm, luxurious feel and the open-plan living rooms and kitchens offer more light and open space than separate rooms with unnecessary walls and corridors.
Externally, Stewarts has been designed to both compliment the area and yet stand out, with traditional red brick being complimented by zinc clad finishing.
The double height atrium is a light fused welcome home and the mix of communal gardens and private balconies means that everyone has access to outdoor space.
Simple yet elegant, Stewarts Lodge is yet another great example of London Living by award winning developers, Henley Homes.
Stewarts Lodge & Beyond
To date the SW8 postcode of London is most often associated with the area Vauxhall, though Nine Elms as a district may well take the crown as it develops into a new central London quarter.
Vauxhall itself is seeing something of a regeneration but still SW8 is associated with a diverse, sub culture of gay clubs, the Portuguese community and family friendly parks to name a few.
Residents of Stewarts Lodge are likely to be aware and very much want to be a part of this. Restaurants are casual, made for spending time with friends in. Pubs are mixed, with good old-fashioned boozers sitting alongside award winning gastro pubs and guest list only cocktail bars.
This vibrancy makes London the capital city to live in. It’s back streets and spread-out neighbourhoods making for a series of quirky communities that all add to London’s melting pot.
Wander towards Stockwell from Stewarts Lodge, down a seemingly dull back street and you may just happen upon the Grosvenor Pub. From the outside, a dull working men’s club, inside a positively eccentric ski-lodge-meets-royalist-souvenir-tack in this friendly bar that hosts open-mic nights, pop up markets and live bands on a nightly basis.
Further South, the beautiful people of Clapham, Battersea and Vauxhall venture to Lost Society, and this writer confesses to a frequent loss of dignity in this eclectic, coolly decadent bar.
More prosaically SW8 still boasts many greasy spoon cafes, including the Three Lions, a, err, traditional Portuguese café that just happens to serve a fantastic, Eggs, Bacon Chips and Beans with a mug of tea in true English style.
Stewarts Lodge, very much passes the pint of milk test, with newsagents, supermarkets and off licences all being within walking distance.
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