An entrancing five bedroom house built circa 1908 and architect re-imagined in 2017 into a breathtaking 21st century home
Valetta Road is amongst my favourite family streets in the area. Quiet and leafy with a genuine family feel the area is calm without being prissy, tucked away without being remote and smart without being up-tight. There are many beautiful family homes on the road and I have had the pleasure of visiting and selling many of them. None of this experience however, prepared me for what lay behind the front door of this outstanding, no astonishing home. Re-imagined and rebuilt from the brickwork outwards in 2017 by award winning architects practice Office S&M the house delights and beguiles with every glance. I will not attempt to articulate what can clearly been seen when you view the house but suffice to say the choice of colours and materials is brave and playful the use of space is clever and imaginative and the practical solutions to 21st century family life are abundant and bespoke. At this point I normally talk about the accommodation but there is a floor plan for that kind of spade work so instead I will mention that the house won the 2018 Dont move improve award for Best use of Materials presumably for its witty covering of wooden shingle to the loft extension (which also features three fantastical arched windows) and has featured in many publications including House Beautiful, Dezeen and the RIBA website. Unique is an oft misused word in estate agency but I have to say on this occasion it falls shy. Unique.