This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Empress Avenue, Wanstead, E12

Offers in Excess of £1,050,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

 Petty Son & Prestwich are delighted to offer for sale this substantial three/four bedroom, double fronted Edwardian home. Situated in the highly sought after Aldersbrook Estate this property benefits from being within the catchment of Aldersbrook Primary school, which recently received an outstanding Ofsted report. The location also benefits from excellent transport links, including Manor Park mainline, Wanstead tube station and the much anticipated Cross-Rail due to open in in 2019. Located in the heart of the Conservation Area, this property is just a few minutes’ walk from the idyllic Wanstead Park, which offers stunning woodland views with its ornamental lakes, country walks and easy access through to Central Wanstead and Wanstead flats offering wide open spaces for runners, dog walkers and children to play.


The property itself is the very essence of Edwardian splendour. On approaching the home the restored tiled mosaic pathway, ornate awning and attractive brickwork all help create a sense of grandeur, typical of these historic builds. Once inside, the impressive hallway sets the scene for the rest of the ground floor, with each room brimming with original features such as multiple bayed windows, ceiling roses, high ceilings, sash windows, original flooring and ornate cornicing. The accommodation to the ground floor is comprised of two formal reception rooms, one of which spans the whole length of the house and enjoys a double aspect view allowing light to flood in creating a cheery bright atmosphere. The home’s kitchen/diner is exceptionally large and highly practical, in which the dining area is slight raised, suggesting a sense of a separate reception space and creates the perfect area to host dinner parties or deal with chaotic family mealtimes. There is also room at the end of the hall to provide a downstairs toilet (STPC).


On the first floor you will discover three impressive bedrooms and a large family bathroom, all of which are large in size and are perfect for any family. The first floor’s original configuration provided 4 bedrooms and a bathroom and could easily be converted back as such. The property then continues up to the loft conversion on the second floor, which spans the full width of property. There is further opportunity to add dormer windows to this already impressive loft space to transform it into either a grand master suite with an en-suite and dressing room, two additional bedrooms or as a study or playroom (STPC). The garden to the rear is in excess of 130ft in length and is low maintenance and well-kept. At the rear of the garden is an impressive, contemporary and highly practical Lugarde Log Cabin, which is fully insulated and equipped with electricity and Cat6 cabling for fast internet access. It is currently being used as a music studio, but could be used as an office, snug room, gymnasium or guestroom depending on your needs. The property is the epitome of grand family living in a desirable location. However, if you are looking to create your ideal space there is further potential to extend to the rear (STPC).

A few words from the owner… 

The house was built in 1902 and we are only the 4th family to occupy the property in 114 years, which we feel highlights the ability for this house to adapt to differing family requirements across time and within a generation. For us, it has been a wonderful family home with: a kitchen that allows for 16 family members for Christmas dinner; a garden that has been perfect for various children’s activities over the years such as a slimline tennis court, a skateboard half pipe and even a 15 ft. wide, 6 foot deep over ground swimming pool. It is a fabulous neighbourhood with a good balance of generations that has fostered many good friendships.  

•    Three/Four bedroom Edwardian House   •  Located on the popular Aldersbrook Estate

         •   Double fronted   •   Original features throughout

•   Large rear garden     •  Log Cabin to the rear of the garden

•     Two formal reception rooms


Room Sizes


Cellar - 22'6 x 6

Sitting Room - 23'9 x 12

Music Room - 12'3 x 13'1

Dining Room - 12'5 x 12

Kitchen - 14'7 x 11'11

Bedroom One - 13 into bay x 13'1

Bedroom Two - 17'3 x 12

Bedroom Three - 11'9 x 11'5

Play Room - 26'2 x 10'6 narrowing to 8'9

Home Office - 12'10 x 11'1

Studio - 12'10 x 6'4

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 October 2016


Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference PET333-t-4847. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Petty Son & Prestwich Ltd , Wanstead. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* This is the maximum possible speed. Broadband speed may be lower at peak times and can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. The information is provided and maintained by

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.