DescriptionA beautifully presented and much improved 1930s-built end of terrace house in a quiet part of sought-after Mundania Road and near to the wonderful Peckham Rye Park spaces.
To the front of the house, you have off-street parking and a recently installed 'PodPoint' electric vehicle charger. The exterior of the house was newly painted and exterior window frames restored, with a combination of Dulux 'Weathershield' and Farrow & Ball paints.
As you enter you can't help but notice the beautiful original style stained glass door. Inside is a lovely wide hallway with underfloor heating, with a lounge to the left, a dedicated utility room with a recently installed Samsung 'EcoBubble' washing machine, a downstairs cloakroom, and stairs to the upper two landings.
Looking ahead of you the space opens into an expansive and bright kitchen/diner/family room where you'll do your cooking, dining, and entertaining. The room benefits from beautifully polished natural oak wood floors (recently refurbished and a visual highlight of the room). Bi-fold wooden doors lead out to the landscaped garden. You can find a list of some of the many garden shrubs and plants at the end of this description.
At the rear of the garden is a brilliant summer house that has electricity and internet connectivity. Upgraded and improved with bespoke shelving, it would make an ideal workspace, art studio, home gym, or children's playroom. The garden itself is around 60 ft in length and features side return access along the building through a side entrance gate.
The kitchen is modern, beautifully installed, and designed with bespoke oak shelving and rich Farrow & Ball and The Paint Library colours. It also comes with a Rangemaster Professional+ cooker, integrated microwave and dishwasher, and a newly-installed Samsung 'SpaceMax' fridge/freezer. Large skylights with recently added blinds flood the space with additional natural light.
Set over two further levels are four bedrooms and a very stylish and contemporary bathroom with underfloor heating, everything being beautifully presented using a mix of traditional F&B colours and other sympathetic paints. The main bedroom boasts views across gardens and the treetops of Peckham Rye Park to recognisable Central London landmarks such as One Blackfriars and even the London Eye and The Shard when lit up at night. You could easily extend the loft further to create additional living space or an en-suite bathroom.
Mundania Road is a quiet road, so popular with families due to the larger-than-average gardens as well as its proximity to Peckham Rye Park (with playing fields, themed gardens, playgrounds, and café) and a number of excellent schools (including Ofsted Outstanding Fairlawn Primary School, Goodrich Community Primary School, and several Outstanding Secondary schools). Mundania Road is conveniently positioned for access to the shops on Forest Hill Road (a 5-minute walk away), where you will find a Co-Op, Post Office, GP, Dentist, Pharmacies, Dry Cleaners and a number of small family-run restaurants, and a popular pub with good food and a summer garden.
It is a short walk to Forest Hill Road to catch the 63 or 363 buses which can be taken in the direction of Crystal Palace or central London (Kings Cross). A short ride on the bus will take you to Peckham Rye Station with quick services to London Victoria and London Bridge. Honor Oak Station and Overground service is a 15-minute walk away.
As well as Peckham Rye Park, locally there's also Brenchley Gardens, a 6-minute walk away, One Tree Hill (with views over London), approximately 12 minutes walk away and Horniman Museum & Gardens, which is approximately 11 minutes by bus or 23 minutes walk away.
Other green spaces within a 15-minute drive include Sydenham Hill Woods (approximately 6 minutes drives away), Hilly Fields with a great children's playpark (approximately 10 minutes drive away), Crystal Palace Park and National Sports Centre (approximately 12 minutes drive away), and Ruskin Park (approximately 12 minutes drive away) and Brockwell Park & Lido (approximately 14 minutes drive away).
For the cinema and other child-friendly restaurants, there are lots of choices on Lordship Lane, a few minutes away in the car or by bus.
Garden Plants include:
- Camellia japonica 'Fairy Blush'
- Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
- Cornus alba 'Sibirica' -- red-barked dogwood
- Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web'
- Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
- Hydrangea macrophylla -- big leaf hydrangea
- Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'
- Magnolia × soulangeana 'Alba Superba'
- Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (back garden) and 'Little Lady' (front garden)
- Loropetalum chinensis 'Black Pearl' - Chinese witch hazel
- Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame' -- lily-of-the-valley shrub
- Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) - Sango Kaku and Osakasuki
- Japanese ornamental cherry tree - (Prunus 'Shogetsu' - aka Blushing Bride Tree)
- Minarette apple trees (Malus domestica): 'Scrumptious', 'Sunset', 'Charles Ross'