With clean lines, airy spaces and a practical layout, this three-bedroom home in Brockley nails the appeal of Scandinavian simplicity.
Coston Walk, Brockley, 3 Bed. House
THE OWNERS SAY
We have really cherished the light in the house. The spacious open-plan area downstairs is flooded with sunlight in the mornings through the big sliding glass doors. It's a joy - especially in the spring and summer - to wake up with a coffee while bathed in warm sunshine. Then, after about 6, the evening sun streams in from the other side through the Venetian blinds in the kitchen and bedroom.
A quick shout-out to our local coffee shop, Good As Gold. It's been a refuge, an occasional work spot, and an indulgent treat. As well as serving snacks and brunch, it turns into a fantastic restaurant in the evenings. We will miss it and our lovely home.
As soon as you enter this three-bedroom home, you’re struck by its feeling of space. With the downstairs being opened up, you’re able to take in the entire depth of the living area. Warm wooden floors that run throughout the downstairs add to the sense of one cohesive space, and your eye is drawn to the wall of glass that lets the light pour in. The kitchen’s minimalist style perfectly matches the uncluttered design of the rest of the home. Overlooking a pedestrianised walkway means it’s free from road noise.
Naked wood floors continue upstairs throughout the bedrooms –– two double and one single –– which are flexible spaces. The use of colour has been kept neutral, with creative touches to keep things interesting. Take the bathroom tiles in cyan blue, which will cheer the soul in the morning. Outside, the front garden easily accommodates two-wheeled vehicles, and the back feels secluded, a perfect spot for people who want a hassle-free outdoor space.
Coston Walk is within touching distance of some of South East London’s most-loved neighbourhoods. It is adjacent to Brockley, with its independent shops, buzzing coffee spots, and the village feel of Nunhead, where the high street will satisfy every shopping need. But, in South East style, you’re never far from green spaces. Frendsbury Community Garden is on your doorstep when you feel like getting green-fingered. Alternatively, fill your lungs at lovely Hilly Fields, stroll in Peckham Rye, or take in the atmosphere at Nunhead Cemetery.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating B.
The property falls into Band C (£2,052 in 2023/24) in the borough of Lewisham.
Current monthly costs are approximately: Electricity £47, Gas £65 and Water £55.
£76 per month
The current owners have installed a new oven and redecorated the home throughout.
A short stroll will take you to Brockley station, where you can pick up National Rail (direct services to London Bridge and Victoria) and the Overground network, which opens up more options into the capital. Alternatively, head to Nunhead, where you can jump on a Thameslink train that will take you across London and further afield.
The owners are moving areas due to work. They are actively looking.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to provide accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these should be intended as a guide. Total floor plan measurements are sometimes rounded for ease, and distances are approximated. Purchasers should always satisfy themselves through personal inspection.
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