Putney is bursting at the edges with home buyers and renters priced out of the centre. Traditionally a family area, it is now attracting more singles and couples, often City professionals and discerning downsizers who value the riverside setting and surrounding open spaces.
After a spate of in-your-face developments, Oakhill Park returns to the district’s more sedate roots with its traditional-style mansion block scheme tucked away in a leafy road less than five minutes’ walk from East Putney Tube. Restrained architecture of mellow yellow brick and glass balconies dovetails nicely with the neighbouring grand detached homes.
The 52 energy-efficient flats come with 999-year leases — owners also get a share of the freehold — plus underground parking, concierge and gym. Two-bedroom apartments cost from £850,000. Call Savills on 020 3430 6920.