The Avenue, Beckenham
Bright and beautiful five bed, two bath end of terrace seventies Freehold townhouse of 1710 square feet, with integral garage/workshop space, off-street parking, a south-facing private garden, and a large communal garden to boot.
One of a terrace of just eight - this house being the show home for the small development of just 16 homes - you’ll bask in triple-aspect living here, with six split levels of well-designed space. As with most builds of this era, thoughtful designed-in storage features throughout. Zero excuse for mess, then!
Find the generous property on a wide, mature-tree-lined residential street, just a 10 minute saunter from Beckenham Place Park’s amazing 237 acres. Beckenham Junction Station is but a 15 minute walk (20 minutes to Victoria, plus trains to London Bridge and Blackfriars).
From the entrance hall a neat w.c. rests to your right. On through and you’ve a cloak cupboard to your right and a door to the utility room which in turn opens to the garage/workshop space. It’s worth a note here that other houses in the terrace have easily converted their spaces to an extra room/living space/home office (permissions not required to do so).
Down the stairs and you land in a fabulous double-aspect kitchen/dining room of over 16 feet by over 13, with slick fitted units plus open shelves, Marmoleum flooring (eco-points there!), and wall-spanning sliding doors onto the south-facing garden. Beyond which you have direct access to the large communal garden (immaculately-kept). The kitchen/dining room also has a generous store/larder off the main space.
Next up, above this room, is the large living room of over 16 feet by over 13. As downstairs, the room enjoys double-glazed windows to two walls - these face south and west. Engineered walnut flooring is underfoot and you have crisp white walls - as throughout.
Up again and you’ve two sunny bedrooms with built-in wardrobes set to the rear of the house (these are over 10 feet by over 8 feet, and over 13 feet by over 7). The master bedroom impresses: more verdant vistas from multiple windows, and it takes the width of the terrace. It has a generous bank of built-in wardrobes and you’ve an en suite too - with a walk-in shower and cool monochrome styling.
The second floor delivers two further double bedrooms (of over 9 feet by nearly 10, and over 13 feet by over 8). And you have the main bathroom with a high-set window (great for privacy!), contemporary sanitary ware, and inset shelving.
Once home to David Bowie, Beckenham has lots going for it beyond its leafniess. You’re just 10 miles from central London (a super spot for access to The Big Smoke), but this is a town with an identity - and even a cinema - of its own. You have plenty of bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants, plus independent shopping, alongside the massive Waitrose and M&S Food Hall. We like Flock & Herd (of Bellenden Road butchery fame), Hortons (fishmonger), and The Beckenham Bookshop.
Beckenham Place Park is a bloomin’ gorgeous spot with Palladian mansion/community and arts centre (managed by the folk behind The Bussey Building & Copeland Park: Peckham’s Cultural Quarter), cafe, outdoor food events, and new popular swimming lake. It is listed as a Local Nature Reserve and has amazing wildlife. Its dramatic recent transformation is thanks to a £4.9 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration.
The area gets top marks for sports: with lawn tennis and cricket clubs and lots of other training grounds and gyms just streets away. You’ve also got Breeze Yoga close by on Albemarle Road.
High street and mall shopping is close in central Bromley. Crystal Palace, Sydenham and Dulwich are also close for further options.
State primary schools within easy walking-dstance include St Mary’s, Harris and Clare House. For secondaries you’ve got Sedgehill and Harris, and you’ve plenty of Independents local to you too.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900