Elcot Avenue, Peckham
Dreamy architect-designed two double bedroom Victorian conversion flat, on a quiet and tree-lined residential Peckham backstreet. You’re close to Queens Road Peckham and Peckham Rye stations (both are Fare Zone 2 and on the London Overground network). You can also pick up plenty of buses on nearby Old Kent Road.
Welcome features include a smart low-maintenance private garden (with direct access from the reception room), well-considered storage, solid oak flooring, and old school style radiators. Parking is unrestricted on the street.
There’s a neat communal hall which is shared with the one flat upstairs. In your own front door and to the front of the flat, is the west-facing master bedroom of 13ft by 11ft. It has a big bay window, and custom-made shutters, plus bespoke rails and shelves in your alcoves.
The second bedroom is adjacent - another double, with built-in alcove storage and clothes rail, and a large double-glazed window onto a small external courtyard space.
The bathroom is a clean, contemporary offering, with brick-style tiling, bath and overbath shower, modern fittings, and a double-glazed door opening out to the courtyard area.
In the hall space of the flat, find three useful cupboards, making excellent use of the under stairs area.
The main event is at the rear of the property, where the plot has been superbly exploited to provide a huge reception room with vaulted ceilings. This is open-plan to the kitchen (which is fitted in the once side-return space, with additional units to the near wall of the room). It’s approximately 15ft by 14ft, and is especially-bright owing to a generous volume of glazing: two skylight windows, a brilliant ‘box’ window - complete with heated seating, and bi-fold doors delivering you to the garden.
The fitted kitchen is slick and white in design, with trendy tiling, wooden counters, and integrated appliances. Large format square tiles grace the floor throughout the through-room.
The garden has been thoughtfully landscaped with planted established borders, and it faces east (you’ll get plenty of early sun). The square ground tiles are an inspired touch - mirroring those inside, and giving you an outdoor-room feel. Perfect for entertaining.
Queens Road Peckham and Peckham Rye stations are each a circa 15 minute walk, for Overground and regular rail services. London Bridge, London Victoria, Clapham Junction and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water) are all easily reached.
A short walk from the house, find Brimmington Park, which is flanked by a beautiful Grade II listed crescent (Clifton Crescent), with a local residents group: ‘Friends of Peckham East’. Burgess Park, Peckham Rye Park and Common, and even Greenwich Park, are all but a short bus ride or cycle.
It’s a strong spot this. You’re close to Peckham’s iconic, Stirling Prize winning Library designed by Will Alsop, and Peckham Pulse (for gym and swim). Next door to that, Mountview (Academy of Performing Arts) has a cool roof-top bar/cafe: Skylight Peckham. And there’s a weekly Farmers’ Market in Peckham Square every Sunday 9am to 1pm.
Bellenden Road, Rye Lane and Queens Road are all close for independent shops, plus general staples, supermarkets, and great places to eat and drink and enjoy life. Peckham Plex cinema, Bussey Building & Copeland Park, Peckham Cellars, Mamma Dough, Ganapati, The Begging Bowl, Persepolis, Beer Rebellion, Kudu and The Blackbird Bakery are a large handful of recommendations.
You’re also close to all things New Cross - including the contemporary art gallery: Goldsmiths CCA. Telegraph Hill Conservation Area's Victorian parks are pretty and serve up great views and a cute Saturday Farmers’ Market.
Other local town centres include Camberwell, Bermondsey, Nunhead, East Dulwich and Deptford.
- Tenure: Leasehold (approx. 108 years remaining)
- Service charge: £800 per annum
- Ground rent: £300 per annum
- Council tax band: B
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900