This lovely one-bedroom garden flat in central Crystal Palace performed particularly well, despite its slightly odd distribution of space it had its own entrance and a huge garden! We had 23 viewings and 7 offers, the first offer accepted sadly fell through, but we were back under offer within hours, such is the strength of our favoured pricing strategy where we always have backup buyers!
A refurbished & stunningly presented one-bedroom Victorian ground floor garden flat (private & with direct access), that has a share of freehold and is in a great location, moments from the station & park.
Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment the flat is presented in fantastic condition, the list of works carried out is extensive, to mention just a few jobs tackled; it’s had a new kitchen, new bathroom, new plasterwork, new boiler, plumbing and radiators and also windows. It’s been remodelled to make better use of the space, which does flow really well.
On entering the flat via your private entrance, you are greeted with a lovely open kitchen which has been well thought out; there’s a beautiful herringbone wood floor and wonderfully contrasting blue kitchen units, atop which there is acres of worktop space and also the all-important gas hob. Storage is plentiful, and there are also some useful open shelves which help the open feel of the space and there's also a handy little shelf at the perfect height for a pair of stools; ideal for casual meals and breakfasts.
The living room is a beautiful and calm space, which leads onto the garden via French UPVC doors. Its lovely neutral grey tones create a really relaxing space, there’s room for a dining table and sofa, and in the spring and summer months, the outside space will very much feel a part of the living space, especially when the wide French doors are open. There are stripped wooden floors which match those found in the bedroom too; they add a touch of period charm that blends well with the modern and contemporary finish of the flat.
The bedroom is at the front of the flat and benefits from the building’s bay window, it’s a stunning room and has truly generous proportions. It’s bright too, as that large bay faces southeast and is the ideal direction for a bright room in the morning. It also has new windows and new plantation shutters, which really do finish the room off beautifully. There’s plenty of space for wardrobes in this room and an opportunity to create some lovely bespoke wardrobes in the alcoves too.
As mentioned, the bathroom has been newly installed, with cool jade tiles adorning the walls; there’s a shower over a full-size bath; the bronze rain shower complimenting the jade green tiles perfectly. From a practical perspective, there’s a large and very useful storage cupboard and a heated towel rail as well.
The garden, which has a western exposure, gets the afternoon and evening sun, it’s a huge space, probably bigger than our photos suggest and ideal for entertaining your friends and family, it has so much scope too, the installation of an office/studio would make a huge amount of sense and in our new world of flexible working will add a lot of value too, notably there is an existing concrete base in place that would work really well for this. There is also access via the side of the building straight into the garden, making access with bikes really easy; also if you were to landscape the garden or build in it, this access would be invaluable.
The flat has… A share of freehold and a lease of 962 years A service charge of £30 pcm No ground rent (being a share of freehold)
Location-wise the flat really is in a prime spot, situated so near to the station and the park! Trains from Crystal Palace Station go directly to London Victoria and London Bridge via Forest Hill. There’s also access to Beckenham Junction, Brockley, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston and Highbury & Islington too.
As well as being well connected for transport, there are also a few very cool spots right on your doorstep. Some of our favourites include Crespidia coffee, the newly opened Crystal Palace Wine Club, the Paxton Arts Centre, everyone’s favourite Café Chic (which does the best wraps, amongst other Persian delicacies!), and the infamous Chatsworth Bakehouse (be prepared to queue). There’s also useful mainstream stuff, such as a Tesco Express and post office, which are mere seconds away too.
The Triangle is 0.4miles away (a short walk uphill) and gives you a delicious selection of gastropubs, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. There’s an Everyman cinema, yoga school, large Sainsburys and a million other brilliant shops, which are mostly independent. There’s also the fabulous Haynes Lane Food Market, which is open every Saturday and will likely become your beautiful Saturday morning ritual!