Architect: Galberg & Weal

London, BR3



A classic Mid Century Modern townhouse, carefully refurbished by the current owner (a designer), situated on a quiet residential road close to Beckenham Junction station (which run services to London Victoria in just 22 minutes). Accommodation includes five bedrooms (one with en suite shower room), a kitchen / dining room, living room and workshop arranged across six split levels in this wonderfully-light home that overlooks beautiful communal gardens.

Thought to be designed in 1970 as show houses for the surrounding small development, this elegant row of eight houses are constructed from an unusual dark brick with shuttered concrete detailing. This property is at the end of the row, allowing for further windows on the side elevation and increased light throughout the interior. There is off street parking space to the front of the house and a private south-facing garden to the rear which leads out to the expansive lawn of the communal gardens (shared between sixteen properties).

The refurbishment has been sympathetic to the original 1970 design – the tropical wood bannisters have been retained for instance – but has also improved many details that were in need of updating. On a practical level, a new heating system has been added, as has extensive insulation and updated electrics. Elsewhere a new kitchen / dining room has been created on the ground floor, with Marmoleum flooring, whilst engineered walnut flooring has been added to the living room.

The house can be found on The Avenue, a leafy residential road in Beckenham, a popular district of the London Borough of Bromley that lies south east of the capital’s centre. It is a short walk to Beckenham High Street, with its wide range of shops and other services, and to Beckenham Junction and Ravensbourne train stations. The former runs services to London Victoria in just 22 minutes, whilst the latter runs direct services to London’s Farringdon station in approximately 38 minute. Both stations are in London Zone 4. The area is well served for schools, green spaces and leisure facilities including the renowned Beckenham Lawn Tennis Club.

There is a monthly contribution of approximately £55 required by owners of this property to go towards upkeep including maintainence of the communal areas and periodic external repainting of the property.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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