Flats like this are so incredibly rare, with an insane 1578 ft2, it had more space than many local houses, but the location wasn't for everyone. We had to kiss a lot of frogs with this one! 19 viewings later we accepted an offer at £440,000 which sadly fell through at a late stage in the sale (and at a point where the market had slipped considerably), so after a really dogged few weeks kissing loads more frogs we found a prince charming who completed on the sale within 6 weeks!
A substantial flat spanning the top floor of an impressive Villa style period building with a private roof terrace, communal garden, three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Located in a convenient spot for Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction Station and many shopping amenities too.
Flats with this much space at this price point are rare, and this beautiful flat offers space in abundance, with great light and views it’s a unique home that offers flexible accommodation and represents brilliant value.
We could see this working incredibly well for those that are downsizing; due to its large footprint, also for those who may want to rent out spare rooms to help subsidise costs, or those with flexible working who need space apart from their living space to work from and of course those with children or plans to have children and need the extra space.
A nice feature of the flat is that the living and bedroom spaces are at opposite ends of the flat, which many buyers will appreciate. One half of the flat has the reception room and kitchen; the reception is a chunky room with a bright dual aspect and generous floor space, easily enough to accommodate a large dining table and many sofas, it’s a warm space the windows are quality double glazed items and the flooring is a quality laminate.
The kitchen is nicely finished and has acres of worktop space, masses of storage and is in proportion to the overall size of the flat and will happily accommodate its multiple residents, behind it is a large amount of eaves storage too.
The landing gives way to the roof terrace, accessed via sliding double glazed doors, it’s an incredibly private space which is not at all overlooked, it’s a bit of a suntrap and also allows access onto the building’s main roof, whilst not in this flat’s demise, it has panoramic views of the surrounding area and gets uninterrupted sun too, (see our 3D Virtual tour for the views!).
The master bedroom also has new sliding double glazed doors onto the roof terrace, which is a lovely feature. Coupled with the large skylight on the opposite side and a pretty arched window on the exterior wall it makes for an incredibly bright room. It also has an en-suite bathroom with a large skylight, a shower over a full-size bath and tiled walls.
There are two further double bedrooms, which would share a large modern bathroom, one of the bedrooms has a great space for a desk under a large window with a stunning view overlooking the North Downs, it also has really useful eaves storage. The third double bedroom is also an incredibly bright room which has a skylight and a large window overlooking the communal garden to the rear.
The flat has…
• A lease of 90 years (this is currently being extended) • A service charge of approximately £1600 PA • A ground rent of £150 PA • A right to manage company, whose directors are elected from the building residents, giving control over the running of the building • Access to ample off street parking at the front on a first come first serve basis • A communal garden to the rear of the building • Access to lockable bicycle shed
Location wise the flat is positioned within easy reach of Crystal Palace where you have an array of celebrated restaurants, award winning gastro pubs & indie coffee shops, but we have to mention the diverse and growing mix of eating and drinking spots in South Norwood, including the Craft Beer Cabin, Café Yahe Noha, and Mama Dough for incredible pizza, Yah-So Caribbean is another popular Jamaican bar / restaurant that you’ll find yourself visiting time and time again!
The area is blessed with beautiful parks of different types, including Norwood Lake Park, Grangewood Park which is part of the old Great North Wood and full of amazing mature oaks (plus very diverse fungus and wild flowers), Whitehorse Meadow, Norwood Country Park (which has a Park Run) and of course Crystal Palace park is within easy reach (also has a Park Run).
Transport links include… Norwood Junction (0.5mi away / 9 mins according to google maps) which has a direct link to London Bridge (in 12 mins!) and onwards to Blackfriars, City Thameslink and Kings Cross and is also on the Overground, stopping at Penge, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Brockley, New Cross, Wapping and further into the East & the City, Shoreditch, then Highbury & Islington etc. There is also a direct train link to Gatwick and you can easily access Crystal Palace, Gipsy Hill & West Norwood.
A quick note about Expose! We’re a full-service agency with a boutique approach that firmly believes estate agency needs to be better. We create beautiful marketing because it makes a difference and we enhance our customer’s journey using the best tech available, from booking an instant viewing online 24/7 to viewing immersive and revealing virtual tours. We are accountable, responsible and ultimately – we care. We’re strategic and intelligent in our approach and if you have a home to sell we’d love an opportunity to offer you advice on the best course of action for you. To book your viewing online, just look out for the email you’ll instantly receive when you enquire via rightmove or zoopla. You will also instantly receive a whatsapp where you can communicate with us and register outside of office hours too, we’re pretty responsive out of hours so do feel free to drop us a line, we’re also happy to chat on the phone during office hours too!