Waveney Avenue, Nunhead
Architecturally-treated extended detached Victorian house of 2014 square feet, over three floors. The beautiful and bountiful house has three reception rooms, a large kitchen, five bedrooms, both bath and shower rooms and a downstairs w.c., plus an internal garage with sedum roof - which is accessed internally and externally (via the pavement and via the side of house). A pro-landscaped low-maintenance garden completes the package.
The property also pleasingly boasts double-glazing throughout, a new roof - which was replaced when the loft was converted, underfloor heating to the kitchen and bathrooms, a water softener, and mains pressure hot water throughout. Additionally, a new boiler was fitted in 2015.
It’s a quiet and tree-lined residential back street this - away from the hustle and bustle, yet so brilliantly-connected; walk just three minutes to Peckham Rye Park and Common, 12 minutes to Nunhead Station (it’s eight to the high street), and 15 minutes to Peckham Rye Station and Rye Lane.
From the pavement, open the bespoke cedar gate - which matches the cedar garden fence and has video gate intercom - to meet your pleasing plot and front door. You open into a high-ceilinged hall, with handy under stairs coat cupboard immediately to your right.
First to your left is the formal front reception of over 16 feet by nearly 11 feet, with classy period fireplace, solid wood flooring, custom-made alcove shelving, and a big bay window with sashes onto private garden views.
Straight ahead from the hall and you open into a second smart reception - this one’s over 13 feet by over 12 feet, and once again, a bay window and handsome fireplace impress.
The large kitchen is next up (also accessed via part-glazed double-doors from the front reception); this has absolutely loads of slick built-in storage. Smart stone counters compliment high-gloss wall units. And a fitted automatic bean to cup coffee machine is the ultimate luxury.
Beyond the kitchen’s a skylit dining room (a clever addition to the house’s original footprint) with a handy guest w.c. set off the room. At the other end of the room you’ve a door to the modernised and super useful long garage; with electric remote operated roll-up door, double-glazed window, and back door too.
Up to the first floor and you’ve got two large double pale-carpeted bedrooms above your large receptions; both with more lovely big bay windows and dreamy high ceilings. The third double bedroom is a respectable size at over 10 feet by over 9 feet, and is currently enjoyed as a generous home office with bespoke built-in storage cupboards. A neat windowed shower room serves this floor, with contemporary fixtures and fittings.
The second floor’s one of the best loft conversions we’ve ever seen… hosting two double bedrooms (one is double-aspect and the other has skylights and a regular window), and a full bathroom with brick-style tiling, and both bath and independent shower. Eaves storage is accessed via the bathroom and the smaller of the bedrooms.
Green space is the order of the day round this way! Nice spots (beyond Peckham Rye Park and Common's delightful 113 acres) locally include Nunhead Cemetery, Horniman Gardens, Telegraph Hill Park, and Goose Green.
And you'll not need to venture far for a spectacular feed or evening out. Locally, check out Mr Bao, Peckham Bazaar and Banh Banh. Or trot a teeny bit further for Bellenden Road offerings including Artusi, Ganapati and The Begging Bowl. Rye Lane is also local for The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex, and Peckham Levels, as well as fruit and veg stalls, banks and handy high street shops.
Local pubs include The Rye Hotel, The Clock House, The Ivy House, The Herne Tavern and The White Horse.
Nunhead’s high street is close for such delights as The Old Nun’s Head, Ayre’s bakery and Soper’s wet fish shop, plus a lovely community centre by AOC architects, on the green. And Kudu opens its latest restaurant soon (on nearby Nunhead Lane). For more options, East Dulwich, Camberwell, Brockley, Deptford and New Cross are all within easy reach.
Kids? Childcare is strong locally. Handily, you have two nurseries on the street (Purple Jay and Bright Horizons). The Villa is also popular - a short drive away on Lyndhurst Grove. Local primaries include Ivydale and Edmund Waller.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900