3 bedroom detached house for sale
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- DETACHED COTTAGE
- TWO RECEPTION ROOMS
- THREE BEDROOMS
- ACCOMMODATION EXTENDS TO APPROXIMATELY 1187 SQ FT
- RIVERSIDE LOCATION
- EASY REACH OF WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE
- WITHIN ACCESS OF OLYMPIC VILLAGE
- REDEVELOPED AREA
Once part of the rich history of the capital's waterways, the truly individual Blaker Street property is right at the heart of vibrant East London life.
The detached home at City Mills Lock is close to the Olympic Village, the impressive Westfield Shopping Centre and superb transport links.
This house is in a most unusual position and would really appeal to someone who wants to live somewhere a little bit different that is right in the centre of Stratford, said the agent marketing the property.
The house is surrounded by waterways; it has a canal in front and behind it, and is in the perfect place for catching sight of all sorts of water and urban wildlife.
The unique home dates back to 1933 and would once have been home to the lock keeper and his family. From here he would have opened and closed the waterway, allowing canal boats and barges to pass through with their passengers and their loads.
Today the waterways are still very much part of life at this house. I could see how life here could really appeal to someone with an interest in the canals.
Equally, the Blaker Street property is well situated for anyone who wishes to be close to the Olympic Village and Stadium this summer or in the future. It is also an ideal position for someone who works in the City.
The house, which has a distinct blue exterior, and has been decorated internally in a traditional style, has two reception rooms on the ground floor.
These could be arranged to suit new owners but are currently a drawing room and dining room.
Either of the rooms, however, could equally be used as a second sitting room or even a study.
The dining room leads through to the kitchen. There is also a bathroom downstairs, as well as a storage lean-to, he said.
There is scope for some reorganisation of the layout of this house should new owners wish to make changes.
The canal can be seen from all the rooms, said the agent. Upstairs, is the master bedroom and two further guest or children's rooms.
People living here will wake up to views of the water every morning, he said. The largest bedroom is at the front of the house.
From the room at the back, new owners will be able to look out across London towards the Olympic Stadium.
The house offers great potential for anyone keen to make the most of its central location and its waterside position.
There is great scope for this property, said the agent. There is space inside to make the accommodation really work and the location is very special.
This is a unique home for many different reasons and for the right person, looking for somewhere to live that is different but central, it could be perfect.
Once through the front door you will notice the ground floor accommodation is easily accessible. The ground floor offers two reception rooms which both have views to the front and rear. The dining room has access to the sun room and to the kitchen. The kitchen area offers a range of units. Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The first floor boasts three bedrooms, two of which are doubles and the third being a large single. Also with the loft access on this floor, the potential to convert into further accommodation is available subject to the usual consents being obtained.
Setting the Scene
After a long day imagine sitting out on your terrace area enjoying a glass of wine watching the world go by, knowing that you have one of the most unique properties in the E15 postcodes.
The Blaker Street house has garden to the left and to the right, and parking behind.
Both in front and behind it, it enjoys views out over London's waterways.
The garden is a diamond shape and there is potential for redevelopment here, said the agent.
It is mature, however, and there is space to sit out and enjoy the sunshine as you look out across the water and catch sight of birds and other wildlife.
Within Easy Reach
Westfield Stratford City, home to 300 stores, is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games main base will be at the Olympic Park, which will contain a significant number of venues including the Aquatics Centre and London Velopark. Some of the new Stratford City accommodation will serve as the Olympic Village housing athletes. Stratford itsself offers venues, bars and cafes.
The property is within easy reach of the A12 and A406, making the M25 an easy choice for Gatwick and Stansted Airports. Stratford Station connects with the Jubilee and Central Lines as well as National Express East Anglia for services to Liverpool Street, Essex, East Anglia and London over ground services, making Central London easy to access.
If you are coming from the A12 at the Blackwell Tunnel, Blaker Street is the third turning on the right hand side.
For those with satellite navigation the postcode for the property is E15 2PY.
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