Some of the most talked-about and admired homes in and around Wimbledon Village are opening their doors to the public as part of what is billed as the world’s largest showcase of architecture and design.

The 24th Open House London weekend is taking place on Saturday and Sunday (17 and 18 September).

Wimbledon properties take part in Open House eventThe annual event, which this year gives free entry to 750 of the city’s best buildings, will see the the following houses in Wimbledon take part…

15 Edge Hill SW19 4LR

Owner and architect Asif Malik will be holding guided tours around his Victorian house that has been transformed by a rear extension that involved remodelling the property’s ground floor to create a large open-plan flow-through living, dining and kitchen space

9 Parkside Avenue SW19 5ES

Owner and architect Richard Holden will be showing visitors around his a 1950s box house that has been extended and remodelled to create a new entrance front on the road and so all the principal rooms overlook the garden. Internally, the house has references to the dramatic and hidden sources for lighting spaces seen in Baroque churches and the work of Sir John Soane.

Wimbledon House, 24 Lingfield Road, SW19 4QD

Designed by Dominic McKenzie Architects, this property now features a mirror wall, Crittall steel windows plus a must-see garden.

Open House director Rory Olcayto says: “From a Battle of Britain Bunker to the Argentine Ambassador’s residence, Open House weekend gives Londoners the chance to explore the city’s great buildings and places that are usually off-limits.

“Whether its super-contemporary private homes, iconic skyscrapers or hidden gems like the Crystal Palace subway, very little is off-limits during the two days.”

Click on the links for a full list of buildings in Merton that are taking part in Open House London, including Wimbledon Windmill – a Grade II* Listed landmark that is being restored after one of its sails sheared off and smashed through the windmill’s roof last summer.

To visit any of the properties taking part in Open House London, it is advisable to book tickets in advance. For more information, click on the link below:

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