The Orangery was developed from an carpentry shop where they made the stairs and window frames for the houses being built in Wandle Road in the 1890s'. The land was bought by Nicholas Castagli, who did up several houses in the street before developing The Orangery in Georgian style using old pine doors and fittings. We were its first owners.
The house is approached through a tunnel between two houses and is protected by an electric gate. It has its own driveway and a parking area sufficient for two cars. Looking through the gate from the roadside, one couldn't see the house or even the cars, so it was very secluded.
The garden was paved and planted when we moved in.
|The entrance to The Orangery between no's 76 and 80 Wandle Road|
|The Orangery garden. The houses behind are separated by their gardens from the back of the house|
|The Orangery garden in spring|
|The Orangery garden in spring - overlooked by two bedroom windows and the study window|
|The Orangery - main seating area|
|The Orangery - main dining area|
|Mahonia, wisteria, choysia and honeysuckle|