A ‘cared for’ family home, dating from the 1930’s period and presented in a characterful order with the benefit of 3 BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION – Set within one of the most sought after locations, in the heart of Highams Park Village! Potential to extend (STPP)!
A note from the current owner…
“I have lived in this safe, quiet, friendly Avenue since November 1986 – almost 35 years with very helpful neighbours. Breakfast in the front garden or sunny dining room. Lunch or dine under a patio parasol in the west facing rear garden from May to October. See stunning sunrises, sunsets & cloudscapes from the bedrooms. Catch the last sun’s rays by dining in the rear bedroom! Move between the rear garden’s many shady nooks over the day. I’ve enjoyed being able to walk round Highams Park Lake, the Repton landscaped grounds and Epping Forest woodland in the changing seasons, just 10 minutes walk away or 4 minutes drive. Children will be mesmerised by the wildlife and can let off steam in the great playground & grounds. Walk or bike through Larkswood Woods on a tarmac path to Chingford Leisure Centre’s cheap, gorgeous sunny pools and gym. Or hop on the W16 or drive 8 minutes. Parents will be pleased to know you have numerous primary/secondary schools – all with good OFsted ratings – nearby also including the Highams Park Campus!
I will be really sad to say Au Revoir to Highams Park and its very many benefits!”
The property is approached along a pathway leading to an exterior arched storm porch and a traditional 1930s panel and stained glass door with stained glass casements to either side.
Vibrant leaded window casements to entrance door provide a warm introduction into this charming characterful property.
A spacious hallway gives access to each room leading off, including stairs to first floor accommodation. There is a useful under stairs storage cupboard housing electrics, as well as a double radiator to one side.
Dining Living Room (11′ 08″ Max x 12′ 06″ or 3.56m Max x 3.81m)
An attractive, well lit reception dining room, having a wide bay to the front elevation with double glazed replacement windows and an outlook onto Richmond Avenue. The exposed wood flooring brings the character to this reception room, with high skirting and a radiator to one side.
Living Room (14′ 08″ Max x 10′ 11″ or 4.47m Max x 3.33m)
This cosy living room can be accessed either off the hallway or through charming concertina doors that open through to the front reception room. The fireplace creates a delightful focal point with ornate surround and inlaid tiles, grate and hearth (not tested). Double glazed door with casements above and either side provide access to the patio terrace and garden. Other features include a traditional hatch opening to kitchen, as well as a radiator beneath.
Kitchen (11′ 11″ x 9′ 02″ or 3.63m x 2.79m)
Galley style kitchen with a range of wall and base units in a matching design, and worktop space on two sides, white 1 & 1/4 bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, space for cooker and fridge freezer, plumbing/provision for washing machine, part tiled walls, radiator and power points.
First Floor Accommodation
A good size landing space, with doors leading to each room off. Selection or airing cupboards and storage space, as well as access to loft space. This large landing gives an opportunity to further extend into the loft, subject to relevant planning permission.
Bedroom 1 (11′ 08″ x 11′ 06″ or 3.56m x 3.51m)
A beautiful bright and tranquil space, offering views across Richmond Avenue/ Crescent. The large double glazed replacement bay window to the front provides plenty of natural sunlight. Hanging rails to one side of the fire breast and radiator to one side.
Bedroom 2 (12′ 10″ x 10′ 0″ or 3.91m x 3.05m)
Another good sized double bedroom to the rear elevation, with a double glazed replacement window overlooking west facing garden and beyond. A selection of built in storage space to one alcove, one of which houses the boiler, single radiator to one side.
Bedroom 3 (8′ 09″ x 6′ 06″ or 2.67m x 1.98m)
An excellent 3rd bedroom, ideal as a bedroom or indeed a home office. With an Oriel style window to the front elevation and radiator beneath.
In keeping with its original 1930s layout, the bathroom is currently detached from the W.C. The current bathroom provides a panel bathtub with part tiled surrounds and chrome shower fittings, as well as a wall mounted wash hand basin. There is a double glazed replacement window to rear and double radiator to one side.
Traditional style avocado green low level toilet system with double glazed replacement window to the rear elevation.
The most delightful west facing garden with a selection of shrubs and plants to either side and a small self contained garden shed to rear. The garden backs onto the overground tracks, however is kindly obscured by trees and foliage. The gentle hum of the overground passing through every 15 minutes or so certainly doesn’t interrupt this otherwise peaceful sun trap.