Guide Price £950,000 - £1,050,000. Beautiful and truly spacious three bedroom house for sale in Leytonstone, with three receptions, conservatory, garden, cellar and much more... Read more
Guide Price £950,000 - £1,050,000. Beautiful and truly spacious three bedroom house for sale in Leytonstone, with three receptions, conservatory, garden, cellar and much more...
Guide Price £950,000 - £1,050,000. Beautifully presented Victorian three bedroom house in the heart of Leytonstone, offering many benefits including high ceilings, extensive family space, large bedrooms and a huge garden. Location-wise, you have access to four tube/train stations, fabulous amenities and both Hollow Ponds and Leyton Flats within walking distance.
From the street, the property has a lovely yellow painted facade with complementing terracotta gable, and a paved front yard providing plenty of off street parking – which comes with the added feature of spot-lights for convenience and safety. The covered porch has some pretty, original mosaic tile work on the floor and the side walls, leading up to the black partially glazed front door.
Upon entering, you’ll be struck by the height of the ceilings and the view reaching straight through the property giving natural light from front to rear. There’s also ornamental cornicing around the roof in the hallway adding to the sense of grandeur – it really is quite the welcome into this wonderful and immaculately presented home.
The first door to your left leads to the first reception room, with its original huge square bay sash window and stunning feature fireplace – the Victorian-style tiling and surround cleverly set-off with the more modern, gloss-tiled hearth. There’s a clever dual mantel design around the fireplace, with a fitted mirror and two shelves for your favourite items and photos. There’s a range of well-fitted shelves and units built into the recesses either side of the chimney breast, and by the window, using the space intelligently and efficiently and giving extra storage without using unnecessary floor space. The treated wooden floorboards give a wonderfully traditional feel to the space, along with the ornate cornicing and ceiling rose. There’s plenty of room for a couple of large sofas and a coffee table, plus any further storage or display units you may require, and the neutral decor gives you the scope to quickly stamp your own personality on the space. By day, a bright and airy space, helped further by the half-glazed wooden door, and by night, with the curtains drawn, fire lit and a few candles dotted around, this would make for the perfect romantic hideaway, or indeed a cosy space for a fun family film night.
Heading past the stairs, the next door on the left is the second reception room which would make for a perfect home office, a family ‘snug’ or a play room. There’s a large sash window providing a decent amount of natural light and the wide chimney breast creates recesses either side for bookcases, shelving or storage units. The room is carpeted in neutral beige providing a perfect blank canvas for a fun and colourful playroom or a more conservatively-styled office depending on your family needs.
Under the stairs in the hallway is the door to the cellar which is perfect for that all-important extra storage space. The cellar is split into two sections, there’s the area with the stairs and a larger open space. If you need an extra room for entertaining, or a space to give your teenager a little more privacy, you could consider converting this into a useable additional living space, as there’s decent head room and a good footprint to work with.
The next room down the hallway right up ahead of you is the third reception or dining room, which is directly connected to the kitchen by an adjoining door. This is another brilliantly spacious room which could easily be the ideal central hub for your busy family life. The wooden flooring gives a sense of the traditional and the French doors to the south-east facing conservatory bathe the room in natural rays. The lighting is modern with spotlights around the outside of the room along with contemporary pendant fittings towards the centre of the ceiling. There’s room for a large family dining table and a few storage or display units should you require – perhaps even a home bar!
The kitchen is clean, modern and simply stylish, with the base and wall units cleverly fitted to the space – there’s plenty of them too, providing storage enough for this family kitchen. The dark tiled flooring works well with the lighter grout and the black marble look worktop, elevating the wood-style units. The sink sits under the wide window which looks out over the side-return and provides lots of sunlight. There’s a fitted gas hob and oven with an extractor hood, and room for a fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Back into the dining room, pass through the French doors with glazing all-round and into your conservatory, a magnificent bright space with two large skylights in the ceiling. It’s large enough to use as a family space, for entertaining or as a quiet haven to enjoy a coffee and a book. It would also make a great utility room – the size and layout of this house offers so many options, it’s really a matter of what best suits your lifestyle and family’s needs. The black and white chessboard floor is classy and contemporary, and the French doors to the garden coupled with the skylights provide sunlight all through the day.
A very useful addition you’ll note in the conservatory is a door to a small downstairs shower room, with toilet, sink and a fully-tiled shower cubicle. The tiled flooring of the conservatory flows cohesively into this space, and the walls are painted the same pastel mint green as the conservatory itself.
If you head out through the rear doors of the conservatory, you’ll find the beautiful paved garden which is an oasis of peace and quiet in this busy East End suburb. There’s a small tidy shed, fencing down both sides and a white painted brick wall to the rear. Initially laid to gravel, this leads to a large, beautifully paved patio area, large enough for some garden furniture, a barbeque and some kids’ play equipment. There are a few flowerbeds created from sleepers with mature shrubbery growing well in the sunlight of this south-east facing garden. There’s also a very generously-sized side return for any additional storage requirements, such as toys, bikes and garden furnishings.
If you head back through the conservatory and dining room, down the hall to your right you’ll find the staircase to the first floor which houses all of the three bedrooms. At the top of the stairs, heading down the landing and sitting at the rear of the property is the large family bathroom. A modern masterpiece of design, it comes with a fantastic double shower in standalone cubicle, large heated towel rail, a grand bath and toilet unit with hidden cistern. A beautifully thought-out vanity unit offers “his and hers” sinks with plenty of storage underneath, along with a large mirror with glass shelving either side and spotlights above – more of which have been inset into the main ceiling. The smart square light stone tiling and large sash window creates a light and relaxing atmosphere, and the ultra-modern style throughout gives this bathroom a spa-like air of luxury. If this all sounds like the perfect space to unwind after a hard day, we’ve saved the best till last... this bathroom also comes complete with its own TV. That’s right! Inset into the wall, you can lie in a hot bath full of bubbles and drift off to your favourite show. That’s if you can get the kids out first!
Back to the landing and immediately to your right you’ll find the property’s third bedroom – but this is not the usual ‘box room’ scenario. Easily large enough for a double bed and with space-saving wooden fitted wardrobes, it’s decorated in neutral tones with a beige carpet and walls which would make it easy for you to spice it up with a splash of colour or your favourite artwork. There’s plenty of room for a dressing table or extra storage and bedside units, and another large sash window looks out above the side of the garden, letting in a good amount of light. It would make a perfect guest bedroom or child or teen’s bedroom, or even a home office, hobby room or nursery.
As you walk towards the front of the property past the stairs, you’ll find your second bedroom to your right, which also contains fitted wardrobes and a beautiful original fireplace. Another exceptionally generous space, again it would make a great room for a child, teen or your guests, with room enough for a comfy double bed, bedside units and dressing table or study desk. The decor here is neutral, again makingit easy for you to put your stamp on it to suit your own style. The large sash window fills the room with light throughout the day making it a bright and airy place to work or relax.
The final room lying to the front aspect of the property is the main - and largest - of the three bedrooms, which comes with a particularly charming and unusual feature... its own balcony looking out over the front yard of the property, with wrought-iron railings and enough space for a small chair to take a moment with a coffee. It also has a large sash window, plus useful fitted wardrobes either side of the working fireplace, which has a beautiful decorative surround in keeping with the original characteristics found throughout the property. The floor is carpeted in beige and the walls are magnolia making it easy for you to use your own artistic flair to create your perfect space. There’s room for a double bed or larger if you want real luxury, bedside units, a dressing table, a chest of drawers... you could even put a small sofa or loveseat under the window.
One final thing worth mentioning about this property is that there is also a great sized loft space with not one but two access points. Boarded throughout, this provides another vast storage space for all those bits and pieces you want to stow away out of sight but don’t want to part with.
This truly fantastic three bedroom house has so much space you could easily configure it to become your absolute dream home – but it’s not just what’s on the inside that counts. Whatever your situation, this property will put you in easy access lots of outdoor spaces for walking, exercising and socialising, all your personal and household shopping needs, health and leisure facilities and much more. There are a range of cafes, bars,rest aurants and takeaways, with The Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel and its popular Rear Window restaurant a short stroll from your front door. With Whipps Cross Hospital, Leyton Sixth Form College, Leytonstone School, and Leytonstone Underground Station all local and also within walking distance, this property is not likely to be on the market for long.
the Owner Added... 'After 35 years of training and working in the City, East London and Essex we are getting ready to downsize and move nearer family. Transport links have got even better during that time with more cultural, employment and leisure opportunities now than ever. Stratford International brings our visitors more easily and gives us day trips to Kent. There are green public spaces for active young professionals and families who appreciate the space and potential of traditional Edwardian houses. Maple is a quiet, friendly road close to the conservation area and St. Andrew’s church.
We will miss being within 15 minutes of the Olympic park and pool, Epping Forest, Westfield, Walthamstow village, Francis road and Wanstead high street. Upper Leytonstone is a mixed and friendly area of outer London with a welcoming vibe. It is easy to live, to eat out, and to shop here. Unity café, Filly Brook bar, Hitchcock hotel and Birds pub are close to home. The Leytonstoner and the Maples Whatsapp group keep us in touch with local events and share useful information between neighbours'.
Tenure - Freehold
Council tax band – E
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