"Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever." John Ruskin
Nestled behind a row of Giant Firs, this beautiful two-bedroom maisonette represents the elegant marriage of modern interior design with handsome early Victorian architecture. The result is a living arrangement that expresses space and light in a truly harmonious fashion, on London Road moments from Forest Hill station.
Internally, the most impressive space is the large reception room. Natural light is drawn in through beautifully proportioned bay windows towards the rear of the property. Glazed doors lead onto a decked dining area, sheltered by a mature Japonica, and out into a peaceful garden with a wide array of mature plants and shrubs. A galley kitchen and family bathroom share this ground floor, along with a pantry and utility room.
Pine floorboards run throughout the property, including the first floor where a large master bedroom enjoys another generously proportioned bay window, high ceilings and built-in wardrobes. A second sizeable bedroom at the rear has large sash windows and an exquisite feature fireplace, along with raw plastered walls.
The structure of this property dates back to approximately 1850, which may explain the prominent nature of its expansive garden, stretching to just over 17 metres, offering peace and seclusion amidst the Forest Hill Conservation Area. Forest Hill has become an extremely popular area of south-east London with the help of the London Overground extension. As a result, there are plenty of very good independent cafes, restaurants and pubs in the area. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a popular destination for young families, with a child-friendly café, anthropological museum and farmers’ market every Saturday morning.
The nearest station is Forest Hill, running London Overground services to Highbury & Islington via Shoreditch High Street and Canada Water (for connections to the Jubilee Line). Southern Trains runs direct services to London Bridge with a journey time of around 20 minutes.
Tenure: Leasehold with Share of Freehold
Lease length: approx. 62 years (an extension to this lease can be arranged simultaneously to the sale 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.