Tucked away on a quiet street in West Norwood, this immaculate four-bedroom house has been sensitively decorated to show its charming character, making the most of versatile spaces, inside and out.
Maley Avenue, West Norwood, 3/4 Bed. House
THE OWNERS SAY
When we first walked into the house, we fell in love with the sunlight streaming through the big, sash windows. We were smitten from day one.
The front garden is a bonafide sun trap, where we spent many late summer evenings watching the sun go down with friends. But the thing we will miss the most? The best Sunday roast and Bloody Marys at the Tulse Hill Hotel.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Currently energy rating D. Potential rating B.
In the borough of Lambeth, the house falls into Band E (£2,029 in 2022/23)
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £175, Electricity £125, Water £50. Please note that these figures are approximate as the owners have rented the house out in recent times.
The owners have extensively refurbished the house during their time, including replacing all sash windows with double glazing, brand new bathrooms, modernising the kitchen, installing a more energy-efficient boiler, and landscaping both gardens (front and back).
With this location, you could roll out of bed and be at Tulse Hill station in under five minutes. From there, you can jump on the Southern line to London Bridge or a Thameslink to get across town and beyond. Alternatively, hop on a bus to nearby Brixton for the Victoria line, opening up the rest of the London network.
Behind the unassuming front gate lies a superb townhouse, elegant in style and practical in function. It's a house of Victorian detailing, complemented by modern décor. Pared-back wooden doorframes sit happily alongside more luxe touches, such as the marble-inspired shower. Light spills through the broad sash windows, illuminating a pale, calm colour palette.
The social spaces are adaptable and seamless. With a satisfying flow downstairs and the living room currently on the first floor, this flexible layout opens up a variety of uses which can be personalised to your needs. And the bedrooms offer a welcome sanctuary; each is a true double (no box rooms here).
Just as the living spaces offer adaptable living, so do the outdoor areas. The secluded front garden is just as inviting as the back garden. With an in-built bench and mature climbers, it's the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee beneath the blossom.
Maley Avenue is found in a well-loved nook of South London, moments from Tulse Hill, meaning you're never far from a decent brew and a selection of choice pubs. Plus, you're on the doorstep of West Norwood, Brixton and Dulwich, all neighbourhoods with a big fanbase thanks to their unique characters and thriving communities.
Explore South East London
1 Strowger Hardware
A decent DIY shop on your doorstep is a godsend, especially in an emergency. This independent hardware shop stocks everything you could ever need and is always ready to help while remaining reasonably priced.
2 Blackbird Bakery
Whether starting your weekend bright and early with a fresh loaf of bread or blowing away last night's cobwebs with a late-morning coffee and bacon roll, Blackbird has you covered. Their mince pies are legendary.
You can find some real gems at these auctioneers selling antiques and artworks. Beware, this can become an addictive hobby!
4 Revive It Interiors
A treasure trove of fabrics, this independent interiors shop is fantastic for helping make those design decisions, as well as more practical services such as reupholstering and curtain-making.
5 The Great North Wood
A true local in every sense. Pop in for a quick half on the way home; escape there for a date night, or spend a lazy Sunday enjoying their ridiculously delicious roasts.