Forest Drive West, Leytonstone, London, E11
- 4 Bedroom House
- Currently Arranged As Flats
- Double Fronted
- Sought After Location
- Detached Garage/Workshop
- Excellent Transport Links
- Large Garden
- Chain Free
- Nearest Station 0.2 miles
Guide Price £875,000 - £925,000. For those familiar with the area will know that double-fronted properties like these do gain a fair bit of interest, with this property likely not to be an exception. Although currently arranged as Three separate flats could provide a great rental opportunity, or for the more ambitious could convert back a once again impressive house (Subject To Planning Permission).
Located on Forest Drive West in Upper Leytonstone, externally it is an impressive sight and with the additional benefit of off-street parking, a real bonus to have in the area.
Once you enter into the fabulous entrance hall you will be greeted by the elegant original staircase which provides a sense of how this property would have formally been with the original doorways into what would have been the reception rooms. The family originally purchased after the war around 1952 and was purchased as two flats, they were then split into two in roughly 1955 and registered with LBWF with separate council tax (both Band B). You will need to walk the length of the hall to gain access to the two ground floor level flats. Both flats are of reasonable equal size, being a mirror of each other, and include one bedroom, reception, kitchen, and bathroom. In addition, there is a good size cellar for further storage and access to the garden is gained at the rear of the property.
Moving upstairs the format has been considerably altered from the original layout. Turning left up the wood-panelled stairway is the last remaining flat of the building, while is it set up as two flats, the house was extended around 1970 to create x2 new bedrooms and an extended bathroom, and around 1984 the first floor was configured to encompass the additional flat where a family friend resided for about 15 years. They moved out in 2008 and it has remained empty, so LBWF rescinded its council tax status and therefore the two flats became one under planning status. The current arrangement offers, a through lounge which could provide enough space for a separate dining and lounge area. The kitchen also includes a utility area as well as access to loft space. The bedroom also has some elevated storage space and gives access down a few steps to the bathroom, including shower cubicle. The final self-contained flat has a more open plan kitchen and reception, bedroom, beyond which has a good size bathroom with a large frosted window brings in plenty of natural light. Before the house was extended and converted into flats there would have been four/five bedrooms located on this floor with a family bathroom.
The generous sized garden has some interesting aspects to it. Although not used for some years there is a raised swimming pool (which was built roughly in 1970's) to the first section of the garden, with a mainly paved area beside it. Beyond there would have been a more ornate part of the garden which also includes elements such as summerhouse with patio doors, which also forms part of the large garage and workshop accessible from the rear of the property.
In terms of the property location, the area of which is a sought after part of the Leytonstone area is a short walk away from the Leyton Midland Overground Station, with Leytonstone Central line Station also within walking distance. Leytonstone itself has plenty on offer, whether it a quick catch up over a coffee, a meal out or a night on the tiles, there are options for socialising and with a selection of retail outlets and large supermarket all amenities are close at hand.
Here are a few comments from the seller: "This was a family home and my brother and I lived with our parents at this property until the early 1980's. They were great times and we especially enjoyed using the pool. The neighbourhood is a diverse and friendly one and we regularly chat with our neighbours. The transport links to London are great; if the Central Line has issues, the London Overground from Leyton Midland Road goes to Barking where C2C operate into Fenchurch Street . There are also frequent bus services to either Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line) or Stratford (Jubilee, Overground and National Rail services). My father died in 1998 and little has been done to the property since that time, as my mother wanted to keep things as they were. My mother happily lived all her married life at this house until she moved into a Care Home in February 2019, so we are selling the property chain free."
EPC Ratings commissioned separately as arranged as separate flats (carried out 2013). Flat 1: D / Flat 2: C / Flat 3: E (Flat 4: E).
To book your viewing contact us today 020 8558 1147 email@example.com
These Property Details
Whilst every care is taken these particulars are intended as a general guide. All measurements are subject to a margin of error. Trading Places have not tested any of the appliances, services or connections and therefore cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. This includes heating systems. All photographs and floor-plans are for guidance purposes only and some photographs may have been taken using a wide angle lens. Fixtures and fittings are only included subject to arrangement. Reference made to the tenure and where applicable lease term is based on information supplied to the Trading Places and we strongly recommend potential buyers seek verification on tenure and lease term as well as all other matters through their solicitor.