Our clients were a bit ambitious with a £550,000 asking price, after many viewings and much evidence proving it wasn't the right strategy they agreed with us to ask for offers over £525,000 and it yielded a sale at £540,000 pretty swiftly! It's ALWAYS about the asking price!!
A three double-bedroom & two-bathroom end-of-terrace house in a quiet yet convenient location within a beautiful, gated development with Georgian influences and a rich history. There’s an off-street parking space directly outside the house, a low-maintenance garden, and a quality finish throughout the home.
Elderwood Place is home to one of West Norwood’s oldest buildings, originally built in 1810 it was designed to house & educate less fortunate children in the borough, which it did until 1939, after which it was evacuated and then used as a care home until it was sold to a developer in the 1980s and became the beautiful, gated community it is now.
The development is mixed between terraced houses and some stunning flats. This particular home has a degree of individuality to it compared to its neighbours with its layout upstairs; giving it the third bedroom and second bathroom. The ground floor living space comprises of a large reception to the rear with French doors leading into the garden, it’s space can easily accommodates two large sofas and a dining table and is finished beautifully with hardwood floors, which also run through to the entrance hall & front door.
There’s a modern separate kitchen at the front of the house, which is nicely finished with metro-tiled splashbacks, acres of worktop space and masses of storage, there’s a gas hob for those that enjoy cooking and the overall finish of the kitchen is sleek and clean.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, all of which are double rooms, the master overlooking the front of the house has an eastern aspect making for a gloriously bright space in the mornings, there’s another double bedroom at the rear overlooking the garden and the third bedroom and shower room are in the part of the house that is over the drive adjacent to the house, these two additional rooms give the house a unique character compared to its neighbours and add a lot more space. This third bedroom also has an eastern aspect and has a notable view over the development and its Georgian architecture as well as the manicured internal gardens, making for a great work-from-home space, it also has considerable integrated storage too.
Both the bathrooms match in style, with one having a shower over a full-size bath, and the other with a large walk-in shower, both are fully tiled in matching tiles and have modern clean sanitaryware.
The garden is an incredibly low-maintenance space, with an astroturf lawn and pebbled border, it’s large enough to entertain and have a BBQ and doesn’t require any significant investment of time to maintain or clean, it’s also a very private space that is not overlooked and benefits from a south-west facing aspect.
Elderwood Place has an active and caring resident association that are entrusted to ensure the development is well-kept. For the development's upkeep and to contribute towards lighting, gardening, maintenance etc, there is a monthly service charge of £145.
Location wise the house is 0.6mi from West Norwood Station, and the many cafes and celebrated gastro pubs in West Norwood as well as larger chain shops, supermarkets and the Picturehouse Cinema. Gipsy Hill Station is only 0.8 mi away, (18 mins walking according to google maps) which provides another great transport link, with trains going to London Bridge & Victoria. Norwood Park is literally opposite, which has a skatepark, a café, a playground, and a Montessori nursery. Crystal Palace Triangle is just under a mile away and offers an array of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, gastro pubs and a celebrated farmers market open on Saturdays.