Sunderland Road
London SE23

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“Green kitchen cabinetry echoes the apartment's verdant surroundings”

Occupying an elevated position in Forest Hill, this light-filled apartment has beautiful views over surrounding treetops. Carefully renovated, its open, bright plan makes use of a colourful palette with understated fittings. At the rear lies a large, east-facing garden that captures the best of the morning sun.

The Tour

The apartment is positioned on the first floor of a handsome Victorian terrace, characterised by London stock brick, white stucco and a striking pitch. A cherry red front door opens to a communal hallway with a staircase ahead leading to the apartment’s private entrance.

Via an L-shaped hallway, a short set of timber steps lead to a wonderfully open-plan living area, with the kitchen arranged at the rear and living room at the front. Large sash windows along three aspects frame vignettes across the neighbouring gardens and mature leafy trees. These green shades are echoed out in the kitchen, where sage-coloured cabinets provide plenty of storage space. Oak floorboards traverse the length of the room, elongating the spaces.

The large double bedroom is set behind a large bay window, where clean lines and a neutral palette create a restful space, level with the street’s canopy of trees. Contemporary radiators have been installed throughout, pairing stylishly with the house’s period features.

A bathroom sits adjacent. White metro tiles line the bathtub and surrounding wall, where the remainder of the room has been selected in a bold midnight blue. Heated towel rails complete the room’s sleek finish.

Outdoor Space

The apartment has a large private garden below, laid to lawn with many shady spots in the lea of tall, mature trees.

The Area

Forest Hill is an extremely popular area of south-east London, in part due to the London Overground extension. As a result, there are plenty of very good independent cafés, 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.

Sunderland Road is within easy reach of several green spaces and woodland parks, including Dulwich, Sydenham Hill Wood and Crystal Palace. Mayow Park is eight minutes’ walk away and has tennis courts, a playground and the charming Brown & Green cafe. Dulwich College, Alleyn’s School, James Allen’s Girls’ School, and Sydenham High School for Girls are all close, as is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” German-British kindergarten.

Transport links are excellent, Forest Hill Station is just under a six-minute walk from the house; this runs Overground and Southern Rail services to London Bridge, Canada Water, Shoreditch and Highbury & Islington. Sydenham Hill Station is also nearby and offers trains to City Thameslink and Victoria in under 20 minutes.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Length: Approx. 102 years remaining
Service Charge: Approx. £1,300 per annum
Ground rent: Approx. £170 per annum
Council Tax Band: B

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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