From Thomas Cromwell to Nick Clegg and Konnie Huq, Putney is a storied part of London and has produced plenty of famous sons and daughters. It’s almost always described as a leafy, affluent suburb with a family-friendly vibe, with good reason. If that appeals, why not look a little closer? We explore the best new build homes in Putney today, as rated by the very people who live there.
Where is Putney?
Putney occupies a wide sweep of the South West London borough of Wandsworth. It presses against the River Thames at its northern border, with Wimbledon to the south and the great green expanse of Richmond Park further west.
Why live in Putney?
Putney really is a top choice for families looking to enjoy easy access to outstanding schools, green spaces and the delights of riverside café culture. Putney also has a great mix of professionals, retirees, and young couples alongside the families. It’s generally more diverse than at first glance, and enjoys a great mix of cultural influences in its restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment venues.
However, one of the prime attractions of Putney is that it is peaceful. It’s certainly less hectic than nearby Clapham or Wandsworth. It’s also more chilled (and a fair bit cheaper) than the likes of Chelsea and Fulham across the river. If you want to enjoy lovely outdoor spaces at your own pace, Putney is the ideal London location to do so.
For excitement, there’s no shortage of great pubs and riverside venues to enjoy. And if you want something livelier still, the buzz of Clapham and Balham is just 5-10 minutes away by train. Staying locally, there’s also a decent calendar of Putney-specific events and attractions. Perhaps the premier event is the Oxford vs Cambridge University Boat Race, as the start line is just beyond Putney Bridge.
So, if you’re looking for a part of South London that’s well-positioned, relaxed and entirely at ease with itself, Putney is for you.
Transport in Putney
Putney is a Zone 2 TfL area, and sports two Underground stations, East Putney and Putney Bridge, both of which are on the District Line. There’s also the main train station, and you can get to Waterloo in just 15 minutes.
There are also popular commuter bus routes that serve Putney well, and you can pick up both the South Circular and the A3 with ease.
Cycle lanes are a growing strength for Putney, and if you are close to the river then the Thames Clipper or River Taxi services are a useful added extra.
Property prices in Putney
Putney is a consistently desirable area, making its property market reliably expensive. Zoopla’s latest average house price for Putney (June 2022) is a shade over £868,000. Admittedly, the area includes plenty of extremely grand townhouses and riverside properties that drag this average up. However, flats in Putney still go for upwards of £540,000 on average. For a detached house, you’re easily talking one or even several million pounds.
Renting in Putney can be surprisingly less expensive to manage. Current estimates hover around the £500 per week mark. Not cheap, but not extortionate, given the inherent quality of the area. Within this range, it’s possible to find rental prospects much closer to £250 per week.
New build homes in Putney: 5 highest rated developments
Now that you have a much better idea of what Putney can provide, let’s look at some specific properties. These are the current top 5 leading developments across the entire HomeViews rankings. As always, these results are based purely on residents’ reviews, giving you the insiders’ view of the top of the leader board.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
4.52 (19 reviews)
4.52 (19 reviews)
Our top-rated development is London Square Putney, a new-build development from London Square and designed by signature architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. It offers one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, and has an excellent location that’s neatly between Putney Mainline and East Putney stations. It’s also just a short walk away from the amenities of Putney High Street. Residents point to the facilities and concierge with regular praise.
The runner-up (but not by much) is Putney Rise from Barratt Homes, which offers 125 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 30 houses all situated within a gated development, designed by Carey Jones Architects. Putney Station is nearby, and residents also have access to the District Line at East Putney and Putney Bridge stations.
In third, Putney Square is a Barratt London development designed by PRC Architects, offering 215 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Residents benefit from private car parking spaces, landscaped gardens and bicycle storage. The development is also conveniently located between Putney station and East Putney underground station. Residents say it’s a “Safe, affluent and enjoyable” place to live.
In 4th is a St James development for Berkeley, Emerald Square offers a selection of homes located just off Roehampton Lane, and situated close to the green expanse of Richmond Park and the Roehampton Club. Local bus routes go to nearby Barnes and Barnes Mainline station, and trains from here go directly to Waterloo.
And finally, Langham Square is another St James development, directly adjacent to East Putney underground station. The development is a collection of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses, all with their own private outdoor space. Residents of this 104-apartment development also benefit from ground floor retail shops, cafes, a public piazza, and basement car and cycle parking.
Do you want to keep up with the best new build homes in Putney as they enter the market? Check out our constantly updating area guide below. There’s plenty of added information about Putney and its attractions, as well as the full listing of properties reviewed on HomeViews.
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