Introducing Commonweal Lodge
The first – and only – luxury apartments on the exclusive Webb Estate
The Webb Estate on the outskirts of Purley is a true urban oasis, an area typified by beautiful gardens, wooded lanes and areas of open grassland. Conceived and developed by local estate agent and entrepreneur William Webb in the late 1800s as a ‘country landscape for city dwellers’* and located just 15 miles from central London, award-winning developer Alfred Homes are about to launch the first – and only – apartment development on the estate: Commonweal Lodge.
These four incredible apartments – two spacious ground-floor homes, each in excess of 2,250sq ft, and two duplexes at 2,710sq ft – present a rare opportunity to purchase understated and stylish luxury in a wonderful and highly desirable location.
Commonweal Lodge, on the site of the estate’s former prep school from which it takes its name, has a smart, period-style exterior, echoing the architectural themes of the immediate area, with an interior that combines the best of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary living.
“We are delighted to be working with Alfred Homes on the launch of Commonweal Lodge,” commented Toby Bassett from local agents Walter & Mair.
“We know the Webb Estate well and it’s a real hidden gem. Having four new homes here, let alone luxury apartments, is unheard of and it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy something special. We’re also equally delighted that it is a company with Alfred Homes’ reputation for excellence that is building these new additions to the Estate.”
The two ground-floor apartments benefit from large master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, superbly furnished dressing rooms and lovely bay windows presenting views of the front gardens. Overlooking the landscaped rear gardens and private terraces, Number One has both an elegant drawing room and a second seating area as part of the kitchen and dining space, while Number Two has an exceptional kitchen/dining/family room that spans the entire width of the home. Both have large guest bedrooms, a separate shower room, a further double bedroom, separate utility and a cloakroom.
On the first floor, the duplex apartments have a similar layout, with first-floor accommodation comprising master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, excellent dressing rooms, plus spacious, L-shaped kitchen, dining and family areas with two sets of traditional French doors opening onto private terraces, presenting elevated views across the landscaped rear gardens. There is also a separate utility and a cloakroom. On their second floors is the guest suite and a further double bedroom, family bathroom and a generous study with a feature dormer window.
The communal entrance hall is reminiscent of a top-class hotel, with beautiful marble flooring and stairs, enhanced with bespoke lighting. There is also an all-important lift to the first floor. Complemented by an attractive garage block, additional parking and beautifully laid out gardens all securely accessed by a video-entry system, Commonweal Lodge really does present a unique opportunity to combine luxury with a semi-rural retreat.
Guide price: From £1,350,000
For viewing appointment, please contact:
Toby J.D. Bassett MNAEA
Director, Walter & Mair
t. 020 8660 6674
*William Webb, Garden First, 1916