Guide price £400,000 to £425,000
Are you seeking a trendy lifestyle apartment combined with period character?
An apartment that offers modern day trend but also the charisma of a 1950s’ hotel?
This three double bedroom apartment located on Sydenham Hill in a 1950s’ style apartment block offers something rare and delightful.
The current owner has embraced and brought back to life the endearing features of this third-floor apartment whilst adding some great modern finishes.
Examples of this can be seen throughout the apartment and include but are certainly not limited to:
Pipework and radiators, including the radiator controls reinstated visually as a feature.
The original gas fire is in working order and once again a feature of the living area.
The living room has views out over the gardens below through the south facing double doors of the balcony. Given the livings rooms size, there in addition to a comfortable lounge area there is sufficient space for a dedicated dining area. With three double bedrooms, and in our opinion, a larger than average hallway which has a wonderful feature wall seen immediately upon entry, this apartment offers approximately 850 sq ft of living space.
From the kitchen and master bedroom window you will note there are far reaching views towards the city skyline. In fact, if you were seated at the table in the kitchen, you’d enjoy that view whilst drinking your morning coffee.
On each floor of the building you will find only two apartments which adds to the privacy and appeal of the building.
A well serviced lift offers easy access, great for children’s buggies and carrying heavier loads to the flat.
The well-tended communal gardens have a very rare feature - direct access to the very reputable Sydenham Hill Woods (approximately 9 hectares which we understand is a designated local nature reserve).
Looked after by a team of gardeners and a full-time caretaker, the communal gardens are host to many varied birds and wild flowers – owls, nuthatches, blue bells, violets, Herb Robert and lady's smock to name a few. The current owner of this apartment enjoys listening and looking out at the variety of birds in the trees.
The Horniman Museum and a playpark is within the immediate surrounding area and is a very popular local attraction especially during the weekends with its farmers market. In the summer its bandstand is busy entertaining the locals and other regular events are always a pleasure to attend.
You can read more about the Horniman museum and gardens here:
The property is also in the catchment area of OFSTED rated "Outstanding" primary and secondary schools which is great news for those considering a family home in the area. Elliot Bank is a very highly acclaimed local school as it’s also rated in OFSTED’s top 10%.
Forest Hill train station is served by the Overground and Southern Rail and offers the following approximate travel times to central London stations:
London Bridge in approximately 17 minutes.
Shoreditch High Street in approximately 22 minutes.
Victoria station in approximately 30 minutes.
As well as having a Sainsbury’s, Forest Hill is well served with a variety of high quality independent shops, including a renowned traditional butcher. There are also gastro pubs, a gym, cafés, delis and restaurants to name but a few of its excellent amenities.
The Sylvan Post, a well-known pub, Canvas and Cream and Stag and Bow all variously host, music events, exhibitions and craft days, and have brought to Forest Hill a cool and trendy vibe.
Off the high street you'll also find the excellent Forest Hill pools and library which has recently undergone a refurbishment.
And If you ever desire a further choice of drinking and eating establishments, then the vibrancy of Dulwich can be found a walk or bus ride away.