Another successful sale on Blandford Road, this one-bedroom garden flat had been thoughtfully refurbished by our client who wanted to relocate to Canada. They saw the value in our approach and took our advice to market the flat for a more realistic £325,000. It yielded 14 viewings and 4 offers, the end price of £360,000 truly does demonstrate how potent our pricing strategies and marketing are. £360,000 for a one-bedroom flat on this road is another record set!!
A beautifully designed and recently refurbished maisonette with its own entrance and two outside spaces (a private garden & a patio off the kitchen), there’s generous & flexible internal space and the added bonus of a work-from-home studio in the garden, and all this is positioned in a convenient location for multiple transport links.
Offered to the market with no onward chain, this stunning home has recently undergone a thorough refurbishment with much thought and love put into it. It has a flexible layout and could be used as a two-bedroom but we think it’s best as a glorious one-bedroom, with a large open-plan kitchen/diner and a separate reception room.
The reception room is positioned at the front of the flat, which has a sunny southeast aspect. It's finished beautifully with plantation shutters, herringbone flooring (which runs throughout the flat) and bespoke storage and shelving in the alcoves. There’s an electric heater in the fireplace, but the fireplace is open and can easily accommodate a wood burner.
Next along the hall is the bedroom, which is a great size room, it has a large integrated wardrobe which exploits the brilliant ceiling height of the room; creating masses of storage. The décor is neutral and the room feels bright, spacious and airy, there’s also a double-glazed window which overlooks the pretty patio area.
Leading towards the kitchen/diner, at the end of the hall; is a very useful storage area, there is also an under-stair storage area which gives you all the practical storage space needed. This space could also be repurposed as a workstation but it works brilliantly as it is and there is also storage above, again exploiting the excellent ceiling height the flat benefits from.
The kitchen/diner is a stunning space, the owners have remodelled this space to create a large room that will likely be the heart of this home, it’s a great space for entertaining; there’s room for a large dining table, and you could also bring in a sofa or have a kitchen island if you wish. With the sliding doors onto the covered patio space, it feels really airy, and the sliding doors are great for ventilating the space when having parties or cooking.
The kitchen is beautifully finished but is also very practical too, there are quality (Bosch) integrated appliances, including a full-size dishwasher & fridge freezer, an induction hob and an elevated oven, there’s masses of worktop space and plentiful storage it’s all finished off incredibly well with those stunning tiles, built-in mood lighting and nice touches such as the brushed sockets with USB charging points.
Quite intelligently there is a separate area along the hall for the coffee machine & kettle, affectionately known as “coffee corner” this space frees up kitchen space by creating a dedicated “mini kitchen” for drinks! This hall is also home to the washing machine and tumble dryers, which are neatly tucked away in their own space, creating a mini utility area of sorts.
To the rear is the bathroom, which is in keeping with the rest of the interior, it’s finished to a high standard and has a large shower cubicle with a rain shower-head and separate hose attachment. The wall and floor tiles are high quality as is the sanitaryware, all of which have been recently installed.
The private garden has been designed to be low maintenance, it gets the southern sun from the front of the building during the summer months; when the sun is higher in the sky and also the western afternoon/evening sun too. There’s a decked area off the flat, with a water butt and outside power supply, the end of the garden has a paved patio area which gets the sun and makes for a great BBQ space, there’s also a proper work-from-home studio, which is insulated, wired for electricity and has a great wifi connection from the flat.
The flat has a lease of 145 years, there are no service charges or ground rents and the annual contribution towards the buildings insurance is approx. £315 per annum.
Location wise the flat is nearby multiple transport links, with Avenue Road tram stop being the nearest which is only 0.2mi away, this is only two stops from Beckenham Junction where there are a host of transport options including a fast link to Victoria and also London Bridge. Kent House & Clock House stations are also approx. half a mile away and Birkbeck station is at the end of the road, which you can use to pop up to Crystal Palace.
For those who might put down roots in the local area it’s worth noting that Balgowan Primary School is nearby and residents of Blandford Rd have known to get placements at Balgowan, Stuart Fleming (rated Outstanding) is within a short walk and Churchfields is moments away too.
Nearby at Elmers End there is a large Tesco supermarket, and more locally just past Birkbeck station there is a post office, a Co-Op, a couple of cafes catering to all tastes, a barbers, gym and other amenities too.
Beckenham High St is really easy to access via the tram (less than 10 mins) and offers a wide selection of shops and offers a village feel, there is a cinema, dentists, Sainsburys and an array of restaurants from chains such as Zizzi, but there’s many more independents which are locally celebrated; there really is something for everyone on Beckenham High Street. Penge High Street, Crystal Palace and Sydenham are all within easy reach as well.