98% of asking price for us is disappointing, but we'd had 12 viewings over 3 weeks and truly tested the market, the flat's layout bought challenges, so in the end £395,000 was a good result for our client who'd bought it for only £375,000 a couple of years prior, (coincidentally it was also a flat our Director, Graham, had sold many years ago in a previous role, small world eh!)
A stunningly presented two double bedroom flat in a truly magnificent period building close to central Crystal Palace. With a very long lease and a high level of finish with a beautiful kitchen & bathroom as well as pretty communal gardens this is a great purchase and certainly a home that will also perform well over time.
The space is arranged over two floors, adding to the sense of space and the quirky nature of the flat, which gives it a real charm and makes for a great home for anyone that would have guests, or works from home as each of the bedrooms are on different levels.
The entrance floor has a tremendous ceiling height which adds to the sense of space, especially in the master bedroom, which combined with that huge window, which is double glazed but sympathetic to the style of the building, makes for an absolutely gorgeous bedroom. The bathroom is on the same floor and is again sympathetic to the style of the building, harking back to the Victorian era, it’s modern yet classically finished. There is a shower over a full size bath, with mostly tiled walls, floor and also a large window and useful storage cupboard.
Moving down that hall, which has lovely wooden floors, you find the reception, kitchen and second bedroom. The reception is a great space with a velux window that has a southeast facing aspect, which makes the space incredibly bright during the day, there is also ample space for a defined dining area and a large lounge space too, the secondary window gives a view to the rear of the building overlooking the garden and the continuation of the same quality hardwood floor found through the hall finishes the room off nicely.
Adjacent to the reception is the kitchen, which is very well finished, with pretty wooden tops, masses of storage and another southeast facing velux window, there are tiled splashbacks all around and a tile effect floor which complements the style of the flat really well.
The second bedroom has a pretty aspect over the front of the building and is a generously sized second room, it would be a great work from home space, or perfect for those who might want to share the flat with someone else as it is on a different floor to the master bedroom!
The flat also benefits from a communal garden which isn’t overlooked by neighbouring buildings and has a lawn as well as a patio and would make a great space for a BBQ or entertaining friends.
It is believed the flat has…
…a lease in the region of 116 years …a service charge of £1200 PA …a ground rent of £250 PA …a council tax banding of C, which is approx. £1600 PA and is in the borough of Croydon
Location wise the flat is 0.7mi from Crystal Palace Station which has a direct link to London Victoria and to London Bridge via Tulse Hill. “The Triangle” is also 0.6mi away and offers an array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and many celebrated pubs, there are also some larger chain shops and a large Sainsbury’s supermarket. The much-loved Crystal Palace Park offers 200 acres of grade 2 listed grounds to enjoy, it also houses the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre with its Olympic swimming pool, 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.
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