Our client had tried to sell this flat several times with other agents. In need of extensive work and also some remodelling that would create a stunning home, our vision of what could be possible helped our buyer see the possibilities and they secured their first home, we may have to revisit this in a blog one day as the space could be truly magnificent!
An incredibly spacious top-floor flat measuring over 900ft2, with the scope to add considerable value through cosmetic updating and potentially remodelling, situated on a desirable road close to Gipsy Hill Station and The Triangle, with tremendous views to the city, which is offered to the market chain free.
The flat is currently laid out as a three-bedroom, which works well, and for those who work from home, there’s space for a decent office as well as two large double bedrooms.
However, it could be an amazingly spacious and grand two-bedroom and has scope to be remodelled in several different ways, it could be an entirely open loft-style apartment, or by simply knocking through from the hallway to the kitchen and then to the reception, it would be utterly transformed, giving a large open plan living space, whilst retaining its three bedrooms.
Most of the internal walls are partition walls, so any remodelling would see a sizeable return on investment as it is inexpensive to remove partition walls. Another option might be to knock together the two rear bedrooms to create a large living space that takes advantage of the city view, a view which spans from Battersea Power Station to The BT tower & The London Eye. It’s astonishing at night too and is a real spectacle on New Year's Eve & Bonfire Night.
It occupies the entire top floor of a rather handsome and sizeable Victorian building, which has recently had the entire roof replaced, it presents very well on the exterior, and the flat itself, whilst needing some cosmetic updating, is otherwise in great shape, it also has high-quality windows, all of which are double-glazed.
Lease-wise, the flat has 161 years remaining, the service charge is approx. £2500, a part of which goes into a reserve fund.
Location wise the “The Triangle” is 0.3mi away, which we are sure needs no introduction, but for those unfamiliar, it offers an array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and many celebrated pubs, there are also a couple of larger chain shops and a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
The wonderful Crystal Palace Food Market on Haynes Lane which operates every Saturday offers the best from small sustainable farmers and local food producers and is within a short walk. Brunch, dinner and cocktails are all catered for within minutes of the flat, and the choice of coffee shops around The Triangle is just dazzling.
The much-loved Crystal Palace Park is a short stroll away (0.5mi) and offers 200 acres of grade 2 listed grounds to enjoy, and it also houses the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre with 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, there’s also the dinosaurs, a boating lake and urban farm which are popular features with locals.
Gipsy Hill station is 0.3 mi away and has direct links to London Bridge & Victoria.