Central London boutique developer Portobello Trust is expanding into outer London

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KALMARs, the leading South and East London estate agents has this week announced the launch of Lordship House at 128-130 Lordship Lane in East Dulwich; a residential scheme by boutique developer Portobello Trust which provides eight new design-led one and two-bedroom apartments, including a penthouse with private roofterrace, set behind the retained Victorian façade of a locally well-known building.

Painted in 1871 by French impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, Lordship Lane serves as the local high street and hub for East Dulwich and is one of the oldest streets in the region, dating back to Tudor times and predating the Victorian buildings that line the lane. Lordship House and the other buildings on the street were originally constructed between 1865-1885, creating a local suburban-village which is now a sought after London address.

Children’s author Enid Blyton (1897-1968) was born on Lordship Lane on 11th August 1897. The Blyton family lived in an apartment located above the cutlery shop owned by Enid’s father Thomas Blyton. Blyton’s famous books The Famous Five and Secret Seven were partially inspired by the surbuban-village life provided by Lordship Lane and East Dulwich.

Behind the retained Victorian brick and white-render façade, Lordship House provides new apartments over ground and three upper floors. There are four generously sized one-bedroom apartments, either 512 sqft or 546sqft in size; three two-bedroom apartments, up to 786 sqft in size; and the two-bedroom penthouse which provides 977 sqft of living space opening onto a circa 400 sqft rooftop terrace.

The apartments have been built to a high specification devised by interior designer Josh Stone of design house Caroline Peterson Interiors, who has been voted one of the UK’s top 100 interior designers.

Each apartment has a reception room engineered timber flooring, providing a living and dining area. The fully fitted bespoke-design kitchen is located off the reception room and has Carrera quartz worktops, sleek white base and cupboard storage units and integrated appliances.

The bedrooms have engineered timber flooring and fitted wardrobes with a selection of the larger apartments, including the penthouse, benefitting from a master bedroom suite with luxurious ensuite bathroom. The stylishly appointed bathrooms and ensuites have underfloor heating, marble and stone effect Minoli Tiles, fitted mirrors and white cantilevered sanitaryware.

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