On the corner of St John’s Road and St John’s Hill, Battersea sits a former department store and now a suite of elegant Victorian apartments. It’s unusual to find this level of restoration and craftsmanship within sight of the city – so we’re delighted to introduce Francis House.
There are eleven one, two or three bedroom apartments and penthouses offering up to 120 square metres of beautifully refurbished space. Graceful Victorian features have been enhanced or replicated and include authentic wooden sash windows, stately architraves and coving while the characteristic high ceilings add to the feeling of light and space. All the apartments are open plan, most contain restored fireplaces and some come with balconies or private roof terraces. The choice of appliances, accessories and fittings complement the Victorian charm and underpin our values of quality, security and efficiency – themes that run deep at Francis House.
Francis House is within walking distance of parks and open spaces, the banks of the Thames, a leisure centre, several highly rated state and independent schools and all manner of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Clapham Common and its 220 acres of tree-lined grassland is a magnet for dog walkers, picnickers, weekend amblers and those exploring its lengthy perimeter in search of a friendly watering hole.
A short stroll to the south, the Northcote easily makes the grade as the ‘local’, a bustling gastropub with an excellent selection of real ales and a popular weekend haunt. This marks where Northcote Road begins – a half mile stretch of thriving shops, bars and restaurants and well attended weekend markets. Northcote Records is an established rendezvous with live music, authentic pizzas and marvellous mohitos or opt for the sophisticated yet relaxed vibe of The Bank.