The ‘Changing Rooms’ star has decided she’s in need of a change of rooms, as the acclaimed interior designer puts her spacious East Dulwich home up for sale.
Whilst she may have risen to prominence on the 90s' DIY home improvement show - famed for its often dramatically over the top makeovers - Linda Barker’s own ‘classic meets contemporary’ style is much more tasteful. And it’s evident in this property.
Barker originally purchased the four-bed Victorian home in 2004 with the intention of turning it into a TV set. So it’s no surprise that a property with interiors fit for the screen comes with a sizeable price-tag. It’s currently on the market for a cool £1.35m.
What’s the home like?
The 2,000 sq ft property features a sprawling master bedroom and an imposing entrance hall for welcoming guests, maintaining a light-enhancing neutral colour scheme throughout.
The kitchen has played host to celebrity chefs and personalities over the years, including Ainsley Harriott and Loyd Grossman. Each made use of the two kitchen islands (the second being moveable to accommodate cameras when filming) and the open-plan living and dining space.
Not to be overshadowed by the airy interiors, the property also boasts lavish outside spaces including a roof terrace, a 100ft garden and off-street parking for two cars.
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Where is it?
Situated in south east London, the property finds itself in an area nestled between ‘hip and happening’ Peckham and the more upmarket Dulwich Village. And whilst it’s only a short train ride to the city centre, there’s enough independent bars, restaurants and amenities on the doorstep to justify staying local.
What else is interesting about the area?
Perfect for a Sunday afternoon amble, the nearby Lordship Lane is the epitome of new-meets-old south London living. The arrival of young professionals to the area hasn’t dampened the palpable sense of community spirit, with the vibe of the street remaining eclectic yet distinctly easy-going.
Speaking of eclectic, the Horniman Museum can also be found slightly further south, with its random assortment of oddities, from insects to instruments, on display to the public.