Everything about this spacious four-bedroom Edwardian house in Sydenham is impressive, and it wears its beautifully preserved features with understated elegance.
Kingsthorpe Road, Sydenham, 4 Bed. House
THE OWNERS SAY
We fell in love with our house as soon as we saw the white roses gracing its entryway, the distinct stained glass windows and all the original features with the sun streaming through the central landing. Not to mention the lovely private garden where we've enjoyed sitting outside surrounded by greenery in the warmer months.
We will miss the friendly street, neighbourhood and community in Sydenham. In particular, our daily strolls in beautiful Mayow Park, grabbing coffee and treats at Brown and Green cafe. We also love being close to many wonderful parks: Sydenham Wells and Crystal Palace by foot and a quick hop away: Dulwich Park, Sydenham Woods, and Beckenham Place Park (with its swimming pond and Sunday market not to miss).
We have everything we need on our doorstep – the high street has every convenience you could desire, as well as friendly local pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops. As our next chapter takes us out of London to be closer to family, we will always hold this place very dearly.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating B.
In the borough of Lewisham, the house falls into Band E (£2,354 in 2023/24).
Current monthly costs are approx — Gas £185, Electricity £55, Water £30.
The current owners have recently restored the wooden floors upstairs.
Kingsthorpe Road's position is super convenient for accessing National Rail and the Overground networks, mere minutes walk away at Sydenham, meaning you can be in Victoria or London Bridge in under half an hour and travel across the city with ease. Adding to the mix, Penge East also provides direct links to London Victoria via Herne Hill and Brixton.
While the house already has four bedrooms and plenty of room for a couple or growing family, there is scope to convert the loft to create more living space (subject to the usual consents).
The owners are selling chain-free.
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.
Along a handsome tree-lined street, part of the Thorpes Conservation area in Sydenham, sits a four-bedroom house that exudes character, evident as soon as you see the tiled path and step beneath the arched brickwork entrance.
Inside, its generous footprint is also immediately apparent, with a wide hallway and graceful staircase. Successive owners have carefully restored many of the architectural features, from the ornate stained glass and stripped boards in the hallway, the parquet flooring in the kitchen, and the magnificent fireplaces present in almost every room.
And yet, this isn't a house preserved in time. Updates have been sensitively incorporated, making this a thoroughly modern home. The kitchen is very much at the heart, with space to entertain and a range cooker with a striking black surround. There is a soft, warm palette that runs throughout, extending to the well-proportioned bedrooms – four in total. Outside, the west-facing garden is a glorious mix of mature trees and spots to enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
Kingsthorpe Road is located off the high street in Sydenham, a buzzing corner of South London beloved by locals for its village-like amenities, coffee shops and close proximity to other gems, such as Crystal Palace and Dulwich. It's extremely well connected to the city, with direct lines into London Bridge, Victoria and East London. Still, when you want to escape urban life, you can take five in one of the many green spaces locally.
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