A modern two-bedroom house nestled away in the pedestrianised section of Crystal Palace’s Triangle, offering a genuinely peaceful haven with all the best that Crystal Palace has to offer quite literally on your doorstep. Having been lovingly and painstakingly upgraded by the current seller over the years to create her dream London home, the house has been subject to many detailed, expensive and thoughtful touches that enhance its functionality, attractiveness and usability. It also boasts a garage and studio.
With the recent addition of a secure studio in the garden this stunning home also offers new world practicality with a spacious work from home space separate to the house, it also has an incredibly useful and very bright loft room which offers another work space, giving couples enough practical space to work from home if needed, although this room could be used in a number of ways.
The ground floor space comprises of a modern fitted kitchen which is separate to the reception room, it has an integrated gas hob, oven, dishwasher and space for a washing machine, with a nod to the wonderful Victorian architecture Crystal Palace is home to, the serving hatch has been filled in with Victorian style stained glass, which has created by a local artist who has used original pieces to create these subtle reminders, they also feature atop the bedroom and bathroom doors too.
The reception is a generously sized room which has lovely hard wood floors, space for a defined dining area and lounge area too, there is a useful storage space under the stairs and a lovely view out over the garden through those stunning windows, worth a mention they are manufactured by Danish firm Velfac, with a composite outer and wooden inner they give a beautiful aesthetic inside & out, they also minimise the bezel around the frame allowing for more glazing, making the windows appear larger and allowing more light in, the door going into the garden is also by Velfac.
Upstairs the bedrooms are both doubles, positioned on opposite sides of the house which gives each occupier a bit more privacy, the rear bedroom has a view over the garden and the front bedroom has a private aspect overlooking the front. The front bedroom has a generous amount of integrated wardrobe space and more could be added if wished. The windows in both upper rooms are also Velfac windows, which really do add the look and feel of the rooms.
The landing has been cleverly reimagined, with the original 1980’s balustrade replaced with a creative alternative in a bookshelf that is made of the original balustrade! There is also a secured set of steps leading up to the loft room, which was created to provide a useable space by the current owner, and it is very much unofficial, we are not marketing it as a bedroom and warn that buyers do not see this as an official space.
The garden is a little sun-trap, as the house sits on an east to west axis it has a lovely aspect, mainly paved with some small borders it is easily maintained and provides a quiet little oasis in the middle of the triangle! There is a feature mural by a local artist on one fence and another nice touch is the house and the studio have anchor points where a sail can be affixed to give the garden shade and also protect it from rain, this helps the garden become a more useable space for many months of the year.
The studio is a massive addition to this house and adds a tremendous amount of space from which to work or enjoy for leisure, it could well be the dream man cave / home pub or a brilliant work space, recording or artists studio or a place for therapists, yoga / pilates teachers etc, it’s been professionally kitted out with cat 6 cabling, a robust electrical system, air conditioning and an eco roof, it’s a serious upgrade for the house and being in the upper Norwood conservation area was installed with planning permission.
The house also benefits from a garage, but unlike the house which is a freehold, the garage sits on a lease, currently with circa 57 years remaining, this lease cannot be extended and therefore we cannot entertain any enquiries around this. There is also a nominal annual service charge of £100 PA to maintain the communal parts of the estate.
Location wise the house sits in a very bright spot that is literally in the middle of the Triangle, it’s on a pedestrianised section of a small estate developed in the 1980’s by Barrett homes. Surrounded by Westow Street, Westow Hill & Church Road which form Crystal Palace’s celebrated “Triangle” you are spoilt for choice with restaurants, pubs, brilliant eateries, an Everyman Cinema across the road, yoga schools, coffee shops and the list goes on! There is also a Sainsbury’s supermarket 0.1mi away and the wonderful Crystal Palace Food Market on Haynes Lane which operates every Saturday offering the best from small sustainable farmers and local food producers.
Both Gipsy Hill & Crystal Palace Stations are just half a mile away, giving access to London Bridge & Victoria as well as the city, Shoreditch and East London. Crystal Palace Park is also on your doorstep, which offers 200 acres of grade 2 listed grounds to enjoy, it also houses the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre with its Olympic swimming pool, a gym, squash courts and a few activities you wouldn’t find at your average gym including trampolining, beach volleyball and an on-site physio.
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