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Bolingbroke Grove is one of Wandsworth’s most sought-after addresses. Named after the politician and political thinker Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, the avenue is stuffed with good-looking Victorian homes stretching alongside the japanese aspect of Wandsworth Common in southwest London.

The transformation of No 52 halfway alongside the street has been a labour of love for the house owners, Joanna Vickery and Alfonso Carvajal. When the husband and spouse purchased the four-bedroom townhouse in 2014 it was in want of some TLC. “At the very least it wanted a facelift,” Vickery says. “We’re not the individuals to purchase a home completed and prepared. You get loopy individuals like us who prefer to strip one thing again and construct it once more.”

The avenue, on the japanese aspect of Wandsworth Common, is one of the most sought-after in the space

The late Nineteenth-century mid-terrace home was