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The Honor Oak Team

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Benson Road , SE23
5 Bedroom House

5 Bedroom(s)
2 Bathrooms
  • Exceptional 5 bed Victorian semi-detached family home
  • Stunning family friendly kitchen/dining room with a separate lounge
  • Large formal reception room with period features
  • 2 bathrooms and downstairs WC
  • Equidistant to Honor Oak and Forest Hill stations (Overground & London Bridge
  • Close to Fairlawn Primary School and Horniman Primary School

A truly exceptional 5 bedroom Victorian semi-detached family home radiating an abundance of period features, character and charm. The house also benefits from a sunny SOUTH facing rear garden and is located on one of Forest Hill’s premier roads.

This handsome period house has great curb appeal, its striking façade of red brick walls and ornate period detailing is very pleasing to the eye. The property is set back from the street protected by a nice front garden. An authentic Victorian tiled pathway leads to an attractive arched porch giving access to the house though a large period front door.

As soon as you enter the house you are greeted by a spacious hallway with a continuation of the Victorian tile flooring outside. The spiralling staircase, leading both upstairs and down, is seriously impressive and a great architectural feature. Off the half landing, down a few steps, is a handy WC, perfectly located for guests and kids.

At the front of the house is a grand formal reception room with high ceilings, original cornicing, a Victorian fireplace, original wooden flooring and a large sash bay window which illuminates the room.

The rear of the house has been completely remodelled to create a stunning family friendly kitchen/dining room with a separate lounge. The lounge area is part of the original house and has been fashioned into a lovely cosy sitting room. From one side this room is connected to the kitchen through a large open walkway and the on the adjacent side the original patio doors have been retained to allow natural light to flood in. With a chunky period fireplace this is a great room to snuggle down to watch a movie.

An architecturally designed side return extension has significantly expanded the rear of the house to create a stunning kitchen dining room area. This wonderful living space is the heart of the house, sympathetically designed, balancing stylish modernism with a rustic feel.
The polished concrete floor has underfloor heating throughout and there is a cleverly designed skylight overhead which filters light efficiently down the open brick work of the rear elevation into the rear rooms of the house.

Large bifold double doors open up to a neatly landscaped South facing rear garden which really does bring the outside inside. A grey sand stone patio spreads seamlessly from the rear extension which is a great entertaining space! Down a few steps is the lower part of the garden which has a grassy lawn area.

Off the half landing to the rear of the house is the bathroom which has fully tiled walls, mosaic tiled floors and a modern white 3 piece suite with shower over the bath. The bedroom at the rear is currently set up as an office and has lovely views over the garden.

There are three further double bedrooms on the 1st floor, all three bedrooms have the original stripped wooden floor boards, painted to match the décor of each room. The two bedrooms at the front of the house have lovely feature fireplaces and the two larger bedrooms have fitted cupboards in the alcoves around the chimney breasts.

The 2nd floor is a competently converted loft to create a lovely master suite or guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The bedroom offers a generous space and has amazing views over the London and the Kent country side. The en-suite bathroom is clad in travertine tiles and has a white three piece suite, a heated towel rail and a skylight that fills the room with natural light.

Benson Road is a very popular family orientated road, with no parking restrictions and plenty of available parking. Located equidistant to both Forest Hill Station and Honor Oak Park (Overground and National Rail London Bridge connections). Both Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park high streets offer an array of trendy shops, cafes, delis, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Just up the hill is the fabulous Horniman Gardens and Museum which is a hive of activity throughout the year, in the summer the gardens are a bursting with colour, there are regular live music events on the bandstand, a mini farm and there is nothing better on a cold winters day to visit the Museum which will entertain all ages.
Benson Road is also close to Fairlawn Primary School (Outstanding Ofstead) and Horniman Primary School (Good Ofsted).

This is the a perfect family home in a superb location.
Council Tax Band F.