It needs some updating, but originality is a selling point with this 1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed townhouse on the Dulwich Estate, London SE26.
The Dulwich Estate covers around 1,500 acres, with a strong number of significant 1950s and 1960s-designed properties, many of which were the work of Austin Vernon & Partners.
The agent described this property as ‘one of the finest mid-century terraces on the prestigious Dulwich Estate’, complete with panoramic views thanks to a location at the top of Sydenham Hill, not to mention plenty of style and space.
The living space is spread out over four floors. The lower ground level has a ‘large, bright’ kitchen, with access to the garden and communal grass and woodland beyond, the latter being another key selling point. As the house is built into the hill, the land ‘falls away’ from the back of the house so that the garden is on a level with the lower ground floor kitchen. Alongside the kitchen is a laundry and store room with original period fittings.
The ground floor is described as ‘a self-contained suite’ and made up of a living room, bedroom, shower room, separate WC and a small kitchen. There is also a WC / cloakroom by the front door plus access to the integrated garage.
The main reception room is located on the first floor, with excellent views across the woods towards central London. The west side of the room is ‘a wall of glass’ (so plenty of light), while a door gives you access to a terrace overlooking the garden. A bedroom and family bathroom is also on this floor.
The top floor contains a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, along with two further bedrooms.
The agent adds that the property as being in ‘good decorative order’, which is evident from the images. However, it perhaps does need sharpening up a little for the 21st century (without losing those all-important original features) and if like, extended too. Other houses have already gone into the loft to add space, which is also an option here.
Always sought after, both in terms of the architecture and the location. Hence the asking price of £1,200,000.
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