Asylum Road, Peckham
Rarely-available residential loft conversion apartment of 1281 square feet, found on the first floor of a former perfume factory: The Carlton Works. The striking and inviting building was converted in 2002, and dates back to the early C20th.
The current owner of this incredible unit is an established architect, who has expertly remodelled and renovated the apartment to exacting standards - you are in for a total treat!
The location is a winner, too. Walk just nine minutes to Queens Road Peckham Station for regular and Overground services, or hop on a bus from Old Kent Road (your closest bus stop is a two minute walk).
Such a large, light and lovely two bedroom apartment - a real more than the sum of its parts situation. There are so many welcome features; like its designated parking bay, sky-high ceilings (of 3.80 metres), loads of built-in storage, industrial column detail, and dreamy and huge Crittall windows. You are east-west oriented - meaning great light throughout the apartment throughout the day.
Pedestrian and vehicle access is gated. Once you’ve parked up or strolled on in, a generous shared hall is a pleasing welcome. Take the stairs or lift from here to the first floor and your own (oversized) front door. You land in a large hall. It’s a left for your main room - which incorporates seating, dining and kitchen spaces. It runs 26 feet - enjoy buying big furniture! Smart engineered oak floors feature (as throughout).
To the right of the hall is the sleek and modern bathroom with white suite and over-bath shower, under-basin drawers, contemporary fittings, and terrazzo floor tiling.
Back in the hall and a large built-in hall cupboard is great for a washing machine and cleaning bits. A cool pocket door is a second access point to your bright white kitchen - complete with bar area and high-end integrated appliances.
Adjacent is the double-aspect master bedroom stretching 37 feet (!) by 13 feet, with a fab run of floor to ceiling built-in cupboards, and a Juliet balcony.
The second double bedroom is also accessed from the hall and features a wall painted with a magnetic coating - great for sticking cards and posters on the wall without the need for mechanical fixings!
This is a very well-connected spot with buses running day and night up to Elephant and Castle and Bermondsey from Old Kent Road, nearby, and with fast and frequent trains a nine minute walk away at Queens Road Peckham Station (Zone 2 and on the Overground network). It’s just a couple of stops to London Bridge from there.
Local landmarks include Asylum Chapel: a beautiful Grade II listed building built in 1826, used for shoots, exhibitions, theatrical events and weddings etc. and the architecturally-interesting early C19th almshouses (Caroline Gardens) are also Grade II listed, and the largest almshouse complex in London, no less. A genuinely historically-interesting immediate locale. A newer highlight in the area is AMP Studios (for events, pop-up markets and such).
The patch around QRP Station is attracting more and more cool businesses; we particularly like Peckham Cellars, Mamma Dough, Beer Rebellion, Kudu’s three offerings, and Blackbird Bakery.
For more options, walk/bus/bike to trendy spots on Bellenden Road and Rye Lane. And Camberwell, Dulwich, New Cross, Deptford, Bermondsey and Borough are also easily reached.
Green spaces locally include Brimmington Park with active ‘Friends of’ group, and the larger Burgess Park.
- Tenure: Leasehold (approx. 103 years remaining)
- Service charge: £5,200 per annum
- Ground rent: £250 per annum
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900