The Dulwich Team

020 3397 1144

The Honor Oak Team

020 3397 1166

Benson Rd, SE23
5 Bedroom House
(Available)


£1,350,000
KEY FEATURES
5 Bedroom(s)
2 Bathrooms
  • Exceptional 5 bedroom Victorian semi-detached family home
  • SOUTH facing, landscaped rear garden
  • Quiet residential street
  • Offering plenty of character and charm from plenty of period features
  • Two reception rooms
  • Stunning architecturally designed, side return kitchen/dining extension
  • Luxurious family bathroom with separate shower enclosure and a further bathroom in the loft
  • Beautifully refurbished throughout
  • Close to local amenities such as Horniman gardens and highly rated primary schools
  • Close to Forest Hill Station and Honor Oak Park (Southern London Bridge and Overground)
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

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, 2106 sqft (195.65 sqm) of internal living space and is located on one of Forest Hill’s premier roads.

This handsome period house has great kerb 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 walled 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 impressive and a great architectural feature.

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 sandstone 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.
To the side of the house is a side return shed, perfect for storing gardening equipment and bicycles.

Back inside the house off the hallway is access to the side return and a door under the stairs leading to the cellar. There is plenty of storage space down here and currently houses a dryer. Off the half landing, up a few steps, is a handy WC, perfectly located for guests and kids.

Off the half landing upstairs, to the rear of the house, is study overlooking the extension and the garden below through a new double-glazed sash window. A perfect space to work from home.

At the far end of the house is the luxurious family bathroom which has been recently installed. It has stylish floor tiles with a free-standing contemporary style bathtub that sits above. There are his and hers butler style sinks with vanity units below, a toilet and a separate shower enclosure. Funky green metro style tiles act as a splash back surrounding the bath, sinks and the enclosed shower area. A frosted sash window to the rear allows for natural light and ventilation.

There are three further double bedrooms on the 1st floor, all three bedrooms have carpeted flooring with the original stripped wooden floorboards underneath. 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 countryside.

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 and Horniman Primary School. This is a perfect family home in a superb location.