A rare opportunity to buy a substantial Victorian family home in need of complete modernisation - on one of Camberwell’s premier roads. Internally the property measures 1900sqft (176.5m2) with five large double bedrooms but offers the potential to extend on the groundfloor (subject to planning).
For those who like period features you’re in luck. If you pull back the carpets, you are sure to find the lovely wooden floorboards underneath that are just screaming for a sand down and a polish up. The property also has with some original sash windows, period fireplaces, cornicing and Victorian tiling. You don’t need to go looking for a reclamation yard. All these period features are kept within and on the outside walls of this house.
As you walk through the front door you are faced with a large open hallway. To your right, you have a large reception room with a huge Bay window. Just behind is the second large reception room where there is a door that leads you through the side return into the garden.
Back in the hallway, there is a doorway with steps going down into the large cellar. Wine aficionado? This could be the perfect place to store it.
Towards the rear of the property, there is a scullery and walk through kitchen that could do with redesigning, but is large and gets ample light through the double doors but lends itself to a side return extension to create an amazing entertaining space.
The garden is of a reasonable size and would make a wonderful family and entertaining space, in the meantime close by you have Myatts Fields Park with its tennis courts, state-of-the-art play areas and boutique community café.
From the hallway, a lovely balustrade staircase links you from the ground floor up onto the first floor. On this floor, there are three double bedrooms – the master spans the width of the house and measures in excess of 17ft, each in need of modernisation, but offering ample living space. There is also a bathroom with a separate wc on this floor.
Follow the balustrade staircase up onto the second floor and you are faced with another two large double bedrooms, another one of which measures in excess of 17ft.
Camberwell is currently undergoing regeneration which has seen a new library, improved public spaces and a general uplift. With its proximity to central London, fascinating history and community spirit, this is a brilliant area for families and young professionals alike.
Transport comes in the form of the bus artery that is Camberwell New Road – an easy 2 min walk away. It’s just a couple of bus stops to Oval tube (Northern line). Buses will also take you from Camberwell New Road to Vauxhall, Victoria and Paddington. Your nearest train station is Loughborough Junction, a pleasant 0.6 mile walk, for connections to King Cross and Thameslink Services. There are plenty of café bars, restaurants and shops in nearby Camberwell, plus leisure centre with pool, brand new library and Saturday farmers’ market on the revamped Camberwell Green.