Griffin House is a city-close home with a country feel. Set on a walled half-acre site, the historic residence is just outside central London in the village of East Sheen.
Originally a coach house, the property has 80 feet of frontage, old-growth trees and a 180-foot-long garden—ample space for a sports court or swimming pool.
In the three centuries since the stone structure housed horses and carriages for a large manor, it has been transformed into a gracious two-story residence.
Generously proportioned rooms with high ceilings make up Griffin House’s more than 4,000 square feet of living space.
Sunlight pours in from 11 triple-glazed south-facing windows. Panoramic views take in the tranquil garden. Wembley Stadium, some 10 miles away, can be seen from the first-floor landing.
A double-height foyer with a sweeping staircase creates a grand first impression upon entering the home. Three large reception rooms feature parquet floors and garden-facing floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.
A wood-burning antique marble fireplace sits in the living room. Nearby are a library/TV room and an oversized bedroom/bonus room with a bathroom and separate access. The space could be used for an office, studio or granny flat.
The upgraded kitchen is outfitted with Miele appliances, a central island/breakfast bar and radiant floor heating. A separate back entrance leads to the driveway. The ground floor also contains a powder room and laundry room.
Upstairs are four double bedrooms, including a primary suite with two dressing areas, dual bathrooms and vaulted ceilings. There are a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The walkable community of East Sheen offers country living with city access via London transport. Paddington Station is about a 30-minute ride away.
“The lifestyle here is relaxed,” Genders says. “Smart but unpretentious.”
Centuries-old pubs, boutique-lined cobbled lanes, cafes, schools and Sheen Common, popular with cricket players, lawn bowlers and dog walkers, are among community amenities. But perhaps the main attraction is the adjacent 2,500-acre natural parkland.
“People live here for Richmond Park,” Genders says. Once the hunting grounds of royalty, the ancient woods and grasslands are now a habitat shared by free-roaming herds of deer, hikers and joggers.
The asking price for the Stanley Road property is GBP 6.25 million or about USD $7.76 million.