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Published: 23/09/2015   Last Updated: 23/09/2015  

Victorian homes built during the reign of Queen Victoria, between 1837 and 1901 were the first houses in the UK to benefit from proper sanitation.

They sprung up in their millions in cities around the UK, as people, poor and middle class migrated from the countryside to enjoy the modern city living. Victorian houses have an easily recognisable style with their uniform fronts, brick structures, slate roofs and large sash-windows. This new style of architecture encompassed large panes of glass not available in the former Georgian and Regency period, as advances in glass technology enabled architects to design houses with larger openings, which in return let much more light into people’s homes.

It was around this period that Britain was a world leader in glass technology and hence we saw the birth of Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace a wonder feet of modern engineering, utilising plate glass and iron to create a wonderful umbrella canopy.

Victorian properties are a huge part of our heritage and remain highly sought after by property buyers as these homes that have been carefully renovated still have their have high ceilings, ornate cornices and beautiful original fireplaces.

At Hawes and Co we are currently marketing this beautiful Victorian property in Goodenough Road, Wimbledon, SW19 for £839,950. This charming property is situated in this highly sought after residential cul-de-sac. Comprising three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property has already been subject to skilful extension work into the loft to create a large, bright bedroom and bathroom, whilst there is still ample scope to extend STPP to the rear of the property. Dundonald Primary School is situated within 110m and Wimbledon Town Centre with all its excellent transport, shopping and recreational facilities is also within easy reach.

For more information please contact our Hawes & Co Wimbledon office, contact us by telephone on 020 8542 8689 or alternatively please check out the property link