Developed in the 1820s by the Roupell family who turned their hand to property, building and renting out houses to artisan workers of the time. Having narrowly avoided the Blitz and Waterloo’s expansion, Roupell and the adjoining streets make up the conservation area, known as the Lambeth Estate.
On entering the property, the first thing you notice is the original paneling which runs along one side of the entrance hall. Off this are two reception rooms, originally parlours. The first has sash windows with views looking out onto the historic street, further paneling on one wall, original fireplace, wooden floorboards and built-in cupboards with shelves above for books.
The second also features the original fireplace and wooden floorboards but differs in the addition of french doors, which lead out to a pretty courtyard garden. A door under the stairs leads down to the basement; proving a generous storage space.
A deceptively spacious kitchen leads off the reception room with a dining area at the far end next to french doors leading out to the secluded garden.
On the first floor landing, there is a generous sized bathroom with a large window above the bath, separate shower cubicle, traditional basin and WC, plus a fireplace dating back to the 1790's.
On the second floor, there are two double bedrooms, both benefiting from inbuilt cupboards, sash windows and fireplace inlays.
Roupell Street is surprisingly quiet given its central location, minutes from Waterloo Station and Waterloo Bridge. Southwark and Borough are a short walk away offering up a plethora of restaurants, theatres and galleries to choose from. Given this you may never need public transport again. Be it the City or the West End, you are perfectly placed to exploit London.