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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, SE23

Guide Price £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • PREVIOUSLY HAD PLANNING GRANTED FOR CONVERSION INTO FLATS
  • Over 2500 sq ft of living space
  • DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE
  • Side garage
  • Basement with potential to develop subject to consent
  • SOUTH FACING REAR GARDEN
  • Developed to be lived in by Interiors specialist
  • Designer fixtures and fittings
  • In proximity of highly acclaimed schools
  • Guide price 1,000,000 to 1,250,000

Full description

HUNTERS EXCLUSIVE estate agents in Forest Hill are the vendors sole agent.

Guide price £1,000,000 to £1,250,000

PREVIOUSLY HAD PLANNING GRANTED FOR CONVERSION INTO FLATS.

Located in Forest Hill is this stunning example of a detached, double fronted period house.

Whilst the building is stunning to look at from the outside with ornate bays, sash windows, exposed brickwork and many period features, the current owner has elevated the house internally to a level rarely seen locally whilst also retaining many of the period features.

The current owner of the house is an interior specialist, and this is apparent from what he has created inside.

There is an array of designer fixtures and fittings which includes Flos lighting, paintwork in Farrow and Ball, organic Dutch mineral paint, Miele appliances and much more.

Whilst we will provide an overview of the house in this description, we note that the images will provide a far better impression of what the house has to offer. In this description we’ll advise of things to consider you will not see in the images as many of these features represent high value.

Note to prospective buyers: The current owner is happy to work with any prospective purchaser should they wish to rework any part of the house. As an example, if a buyer felt they would prefer the kitchen to be a slightly different layout, this is possible to achieve with the existing kitchen fixtures as they can be rearranged. Further there is a lower level of the house (currently arranged as a utility area and bathroom) and there is loft space, both of which have potential to be developed subject to consents. The current owner would be happy to work with any protective buyers on schemes for development of these areas.

Not so easily seen in the images is the rear entrance drive. There is a gate at the rear of the garden which provides off street parking, however the current owner rarely uses this as there is a side garage accessed at the front of the house.

The house offers over 2500 sq ft of living space and has a south facing rear garden which the current owner has enjoyed growing fruit trees in.

The landing of the property is a feature in its own right. There's a feature window with seating which the current owner uses as a chill out area but this could be utilised as a study or library space.

Unusually for a house of this size. the house is being sold chain free.

We felt it was important for buyers to be made aware of the specification used for the interior. We have therefore provided some bullet points below for consideration:

• THE OWNERS DESIGN PRINCIPLE:

Respect all original features yet make the house functional, practical, eco-friendly and effortlessly luxurious

• RETENTION AND REINSTATEMENT OF ORIGINAL FEATURES:

The plaster work in the house including the cornicing, ceiling roses amongst others has been restored. As you will note in the images these are striking and stand out in the rooms due to the colour co-ordination and design principles implemented.

All the fireplaces are working and have been given detail to ensure they are a strong feature in each room. A rare feature of the fireplaces is that they are positioned against flat walls internally. Often, fireplaces are found on a chimney breast internally that protrudes from the wall. As this is a detached house, the chimney breast, are located on the outside of the building. This lends to the clean visual finish internally.

The chimneys have all been swept by the current owner.

Period style windows have been retained with the addition of shutters as can be seen in the images. The shutters are FSC® certified White Teak and have been finished in Farrow and Ball paint.

On the upper floor, in some areas the floor boards have been exposed and finished to complement the rest of the house.

• FEATURES AND FINISHES:

A Worcester Bosch boiler was installed in 2015

Nest has been installed to control the heating remotely. This system can be added too to increase home automation capabilities.

Walls have been painted in Pure Original organic Dutch mineral paint

Woodwork has painted in Pure Original and Farrow & Ball paints

There is a feature wall in the kitchen area which is finished in Artisan Microcement which is water proof and has antibacterial properties

There is marble through the property in several places including the wash rooms and kitchen dining room floors. The marble has been specifically sourced. There is a combination of French noir Saint Laurent marble and Italian Carrera.

There is a German underfloor heating system in the kitchen, bathroom and en-suite

In the lounge the flooring is Artisan oil stained European oak flooring

Double glazed crittall windows and doors by Fabco feature in parts of the property. This is a company that work for V&A, Grand Design, Harrods, Royal Palaces to name some of their clientele.

The lighting fixtures are by Italian designer Flos and Modular.

The mirrors in the house have been made bespoke to sizes and purposefully placed.

The stunning radiators have been prepared bespoke to stand out as design features.

There is a monitored alarm system which buyers can inherit upon purchase.

• KITCHEN:

The kitchen being the centre piece of any house has been given a lot of attention and is packed with designer appliances and features.

The island is by Italian designer Boffi + Foster and was designed by Norman Foster. It has an integrated Miele dishwasher, a retractable extractor which disappears below the work surface (please see our video), a stainless-steel work top and sink.

To the rear of the kitchen you will find matching Boffi cupboards which span from the floor almost to the ceiling. Here you will find several integrated Miele touch operated appliances which include double oven, coffee machine, microwave and a Sub-Zero full height fridge.

• NEIGHBOURING PROPERTIES

The property is positioned on Stanstead Road and has the convenience of local shops nearby which the current owners have a good relationship with. The current owner advises us that many of the local businesses and local home owners send each other Christmas cards, take in parcels for each other and generally have a great community spirit. The current owners advise us that some of the local convenience shops are open until the evening which is great because they can pop in to grab anything needed after work.

• THE CLOAK ROOM

The cloak room has not been spared any expense with an Alape hand basin, Agape W/C and a Fantini Mare basin mixer tap.

• THE MAIN BATHROOM and EN-SUITE:

The main bathroom is larger than we expect to see for this reason feels luxurious.

The W/C, wash basin, tap, bath, shower and accessories are all Agape. This room also features Crittal winds and underfloor heating.

The en-suite to the master bedroom has and Alape basin, a Cea tap and under floor heating.

• SCHOOLS, TRANSPORT AND LOCAL RECREATION

A key feature of this house is its proximity to highly acclaimed schools, train stations (and bus routes) and the town centre.

Kilmorie and Rathfern schools which are both OFSTED rated "Outstanding" and independent St Dunstan's College (3 - 18 years of age) are three out of several very well-regarded OFSTED rated schools locally.

Four train stations are located in proximity of the property, these include: Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Catford and Catford Bridge. They offer some of the following travel times to central London stations:

London Bridge in approximately 17 minutes
Victoria in approximately 35 minutes
Charring Cross in approximately 22 minutes
St Pancras in approximately 32 minutes
Canary Wharf in approximately 32 minutes
Blackfriars in approximately 22 minutes

Several bus routes are available from the south circular for late night travellers, night bus N171 runs from Tottenham Court Road through Waterloo, Elephant & Castle.

Local high streets include Honor Oak, Forest Hill and Catford, where you will find Sainsbury's, Tesco your choice of boutique cafés, restaurants and trendy gastro pubs, as well as leisure centres, libraries and even the odd cocktail bar...

There is also a retail park in Bell Green which offers shops such as Next, Sports Direct and B&Q to name a few.

If you ever fancied a greater selection of shops, eateries and social activity there are travel connections to the adjoining towns of Lewisham and Bromley both of which have shopping centres and high streets with many well-known brand names shops and restaurants.

Locally, there are numerous points of interest and some of the most popular include:

The Horniman Museum and Gardens with regular events such as a farmer’s market, live music and seasonal festivals to name a few.

You can read more about the Horniman museum and gardens here:

http://www.horniman.ac.uk/

Blythe Hill Fields is also located in the local area and offers recreational facilities such as the "Trim trails" which is an exercise trail. It also hosts local events where the residents of SE23 and SE6 get to know each other better and enjoy the community spirit. You may look up details about Blythe Hill Fields on their website:

http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk/index.htm

Some of the eateries nearby we know well are the award-winning Babur Indian restaurant. There's also the popular Mama Dough (Sour Dough) pizza restaurant and Le Querce - run by a Sardinian family serving traditional dishes.

The Honor Oak pub was refurbished a year or so ago and is now a popular gastropub with a beer garden out the back.

Additional conveniences include Woolstone Medical Centre with 2 chemists also in the vicinity.


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