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Sold STC - Forest Drive West, Upper Leytonstone, London, E11
£550,000

3 Bedroom Flat

Architecturally designed over two floors

Semi-detached first-floor Victorian flat

Three large double bedrooms

High attention to detail throughout

Large and bright loft extension & bathroom

Open plan living room and dining kitchen

Spacious, light & photogenic atmosphere

Close to Leyton Flats and Hollow Pond

A completely remodelled three-bedroom first-floor apartment within the vicinity of Leytonstone's town centre and the delights of Francis Road, with the scenic Leyton Flats and Hollow Pond just a short stroll away.

Inside, a pared-back Scandi-meets-loft style offers a fantastic sense of light and space. Solid oak and vintage pine floors, brickwork, white marble and plasterwork blend and contrast across all surfaces. Wall finishes feature original and restored lime render, brickwork and structural woodwork, offering a balanced blend of natural textures. Other walls have been skimmed and painted in a subtle range of off whites and neutral pastels. In addition, much attention has been paid to the lighting scheme, subtly illuminating the space and the architecture.

Since 2017 the architect owner has fully designed and remodelled the property to maximise space quality while incorporating a myriad of clever and considered details. You will find every corner and joint reveals superlative attention to detail, bespoke cabinetry, worktops, handrails and built-in wardrobes, making the property particularly appealing to the design conscious.

The property is set back from the leafy street behind an established prairie style landscaped garden, with climbing Wisteria reaching up to an attractive Victorian exterior of London stock yellow brickwork, prominent bay windows, and an archway over the recessed front door.

On entering, a welcoming feel prevails in the communal hallway, where pretty light patterns are cast on the lime rendered walls glimmering through reeded-glass windows, while aged pine flooring and panelling add warmth and period detail. From here, a staircase lined in oiled old pine treads rises to a first-floor landing with vintage pine boards, leading you into the striking double-height main room.

The newly opened up kitchen and living areas flow together with a double-height ceiling finished with roof lights. The combination of clean surfaces and rough textures, together with quirky details like exposed copper piping, create a unique space with a blend of loft living and renovated barn styling. In addition, the high ceiling with elongated pine double Velux windows set in a matching timber surround floods the expansive space with light. When fully opened, an indoor-outdoor feel is naturally created, offering biophilic benefits to the room.

Rear and side windows, recessed LED shadow gap lighting with dimmer, and flush spotlight tracks with directable and sliding spotlights add further lighting settings to this wonderful socialising area.

The sleek, natural-tone kitchen cabinets with custom oak trimmed worktop, natural marble splashboard, and open shelving above are neatly fitted away at the back, leaving plenty of room for a big dining table and lots of relaxed seating. Integrated appliances include a Samsung oven, Bosch hob with extractor hood, Kenwood fridge and freezer and a dishwasher.

As a unique experience within this space, a treehouse-style platform accessed by a ladder above the dining kitchen offers scenic views through the skylight across a chimney-lined roofscape towards London's skyline (subject to structural assessment).

Off from the main room and up a few steps is an upper hallway, where plenty of practical storage is sited and acoustically insulated white-washed oak flooring features underfoot. Flowing off this are the bedrooms and bathroom.

The primary front-facing bedroom features elegant cornicing to the ceiling and a run of seamless satin-finish floor-to-ceiling wardrobes with a generous canted bay window drawing light into the room.

Adjacent to the master bedroom is a stylish and contemporary bathroom with coved ceiling, front window with recessed blind, and natural white marble tiling. It offers superior fittings, a cantilevered bath with screened overhead rainfall shower and mounted handheld attachment, a rectangular basin with chrome accents, a wall-hung loo and a traditional-style radiator. The bespoke mirrored cabinet with flattering lighting, concealed behind doors, provides ample storage on glass shelves perched against the rustic brick and timber frame, in contrast to the clean lines.

Another large bedroom lies behind the master and comes with bespoke in-built wardrobes and a rear window.

A skylight guides the way up a white-painted staircase, off of which is a cleverly hidden, expansive storage area including a Samsung washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.

At the top of the stairs is a loft conversion with an artful designed third bedroom/home office area and bathroom. In the main room, two Velux windows help create an airy and versatile space and offer a view of London's iconic skyline.

The bathroom, with graphic-style tiling and concealed mood lighting, comes complete with a cantilevered bath with overhead shower and skylight, chrome heated towel rail, vanity basin and close-coupled loo.

A NOTE FROM THE OWNERS

'We love the sense of light and the amount of space, catching glimpses of faraway corners, and the light patterns on floor and walls that make the quality of the space change throughout the day and seasons. Every day is different and a surprise!'

IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Forest Drive West occupies a convenient spot in Upper Leytonstone, about an eight-minute walk from Leyton Midland Road station and a short distance from Leytonstone Underground station (Central Line - 24 hours at weekends). The town centre is also close by, where you'll find such local favourites on the High Road as The Red Lion pub, Wild Goose Bakery, Panda Dim Sum, Yard Sale Pizza and plenty more besides. The current owners also recommend Perky Blinders (c. 10 mins) for coffee and GAIL's bakery in Wanstead.

Some of the wonderful open green spaces within walking distance include Leyton Flats or Henry Reynolds Gardens (both reachable with 15-20 minutes), with Wanstead Flats and Park extending beyond.

Alternatively, hop onto the A12 and head down to Stratford for shopping and to enjoy sporting events and concerts at the London Stadium; continue to Canary Wharf; or take the A11 into the heart of the City.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM EELEVEN

Descriptions of the property are subjective and are used in good faith as an opinion and NOT as a statement of fact. Please make further specific enquires to ensure that our descriptions are likely to match any expectations you may have of the property. We have not tested any services, systems or appliances at this property. We strongly recommend that all the information we provide be verified by you on inspection, and by your Surveyor and Conveyancer.

Fees

Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent


Security Deposit Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000


Rent - The agreed monthly rent


Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT


Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses


Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue


Replacement keys - Limited to the reasonable costs of replacement


Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract


Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details - Money Shield 59788387


Property Redress Scheme Membership details - TPO SALES AND LETTINGS Membership No: D13794


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