Sat on a handsome Victorian street in Forest Gate, this two-bedroom house has been renovated throughout to accentuate its Victorian charm and comes with a private patio garden.
Pevensey Road, Forest Gate, 2 Bed. House
Moments from the tranquillity of Wanstead Flats, this exquisite two-bedroom Victorian terraced house has enjoyed a top-to-bottom renovation, stretching from the sage-coloured, sun-filled galley kitchen to the fully boarded and insulated loft.
A London Stock brick facade and newly double glazed front door give way to two separate reception spaces on the ground floor: the front room with warm, sandy shades, a large bay window and cornicing; the rear with sleek, inky walls and immaculate timber flooring bathed with light from the adjacent private garden. The bathroom and kitchen, overlooking a well-kept patio, complete the set on this level.
Upstairs, two lovely double bedrooms are finished in neutral, earthy tones, slowing the pace and inviting you to unwind. Alcove storage and space for a chest of drawers or wardrobe ensures each is not just beautiful but functional, too.
Forest Gate is loved by locals for its independent cafes and bars, but this popular pocket of east London also lays claim to one of the capital’s best green spaces – Wanstead Flats – just minutes from the front door. Two nearby rail stations connecting mainline and Overground trains make commuting a doddle.
THE OWNER SAYS
We moved to Forest Gate in the mid-90s because it gave us three things – great transport links to get around London, we wanted our own garden and access to nature (Epping forest), and a friendly neighbourhood. Since then, the transport links have improved and Stratford is an amazing place to have on your doorstep.
Now there are even more families moving into the area and it is as vibrant as ever. We love Forest Gate and we enjoyed one last stay at number 50 before putting our home on the market – it’s forever in our hearts.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating of E.
Part of the borough of Waltham Forest, the property falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,725 in 2021/22).
The owner has owned the house for over 20 years, in that time adding double glazed windows and front door, boarding and insulating the loft, installing a fitted kitchen and bathroom, and updating the electrics.
Monthly utility costs are usually £80 for gas, £80 for electricity, £50 for water.
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