I guess we would call this a period house with potential – although the price of this six-bedroom 1930s art deco house in Blackheath, South East London doesn’t really make it a renovation project for the majority of us.
But it does have a great basis to work from. Presumably that high price is down to two things – location (not far from Greenwich Park and Westcombe Park Station) along with plot size, things that always come at a premium. As do original art deco houses in truth, of which this is one, despite details of its heritage being fairly limited in the agent’s write-up.
For your money you get a house that, even in the agent’s words, ‘does require some refurbishment’. He or she is not wrong, with most of the work done looking like a relic of the 1980s rather than the 1930s. Mismatched windows don’t help to sell it either.
Look beyond that though, think about that large plot and the amount of space on offer here. An entrance lobby leads to a ‘grand’ reception room, a second reception, kitchen, utility room and ground floor WC. A split level landing on the first floor leads to six ‘generous sized’ bedrooms, the master with en-suite, a family bathroom and a staircase that takes you up to a roof terrace.
Outside, you’ll find gardens, a garage and additional parking on the gravel drive for several cars. All of that is perhaps the reason why the agent is asking for offers around £1,650,000. With some work, who knows what it will be worth.