This sold for £17,100 less than another flat we sold on the road (which wasn't as nice as this one and which we asked for offers over £400,000 on) this was a poignant demonstration of the direction the market was heading in and the rapidly changing landscape we were in due to rising interest rates in early 2023.
A gorgeous two bedroom conversion garden flat with a super long lease, on a cute one way residential road in Crystal Palace. The flat occupies the entire first (top) floor of this pretty Victorian building with direct access to the garden, which will be a bonus for anyone who wants to be above ground floor but still wants outside space.
The space in this flat is really well distributed and the finish of the flat is lovely, it is presented in fantastic condition and is ready for a new owner to just move in. The reception is at the front of the building, which is a bonus that these first floor flats have over their ground floor neighbours; as they benefit from the extra width above the entrance hall below, there’s lovely stripped wooden floors and a period fireplace as well as shelving built into the alcoves which is a lovely touch finishing off the room nicely.
Along the hall is the master bedroom, which has an east facing aspect making it lovely and bright in the morning, there’s really high ceilings and a large integrated L-shaped wardrobe. Further down the hall is the second bedroom, which would make an ideal guest room or office / study.
The kitchen is to the rear and is a really functional space, especially for those that love to cook; with its gas hob and lovely wooden worktops! There’s a quality wooden floor too and a door leading out to a terrace which leads down to the garden. The kitchen also has some pretty magnificent views towards Crystal Palace and the London skyline, with the Crystal Palace Tower being the most prominent feature in the view.
The bathroom is nicely finished and has a rain shower over a bath, with partially tiled walls and useful storage built into the wall surrounding the bath it’s been well thought out. Unlike a lot of the flats along Queen Mary Road the bathroom is not accessed via the kitchen which will be another bonus for many buyers.
The southeast facing garden is accessed directly via stairs at the rear of the flat, there’s a small terrace off the kitchen and then stairs which lead down to the garden. Whilst the garden is currently open to the neighbours share of the garden there is nothing stopping the next owner of this flat from creating a boundary to separate their garden from the neighbours, if they so wished.
The flat has no service charge, there is a ground rent of £10 PA and a lease with 952 years remaining, the flat also has the added bonus of owning the loft space, making a loft conversion a possibility, notably others on the road have already done which sets a precedence, but of course any extension work is subject to planning permission.
Location wise the flat is just over a mile to the Triangle, where you’re spoilt for choice with restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes, as well as the renowned Farmers Market which operates on a Saturday. West Norwood is three quarters of a mile away too and is also known for the quality of its local shops, pubs and its diverse and vibrant feel. Transport wise West Norwood Station is 0.9mi away with services to London Bridge and Victoria, and the flat is nearby many lovely parks including Norwood Park with it's amazing views across London, The Rookery and Biggin Hill Woods too.
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