Offers Over £700,000
REF: JAGUN - This light-filled FOUR DOUBLE-BEDROOM Victorian terrace house, sits in the
Forest Gate Lanes neighbourhood.
REF: JAGUN - This light-filled FOUR DOUBLE-BEDROOM Victorian terrace house, sits in the
Forest Gate Lanes neighbourhood. Combining restored Victorian features with touches of contemporary polished concrete, the house has been extensively renovated by the current owners who have created a set of open-plan, carefully executed spaces that prioritise natural light.
Boasting new hard wood sash windows throughout and a south facing garden backing onto the leafy West Ham Cemetery, the property is bright and open.
Situated moments from Wanstead flats, the house is wonderfully connected to the vast green spaces and woodland of Epping Forest. Walking distance to both Elizabeth line and Central Line as well as London Overground.
Fully renovated in 2018, the property is fitted with new electrics, gas, roof and plumbing.
The house is situated on the quiet, much sought after Trumpington Road. Set back from the street with a herringbone brick front garden and reclaimed Victorian tile path, the property has smart ivory stonework and new midnight-blue sash windows with conservation double glazing. A matching hardwood and amber glass front door opens onto a hallway with a built in coat-cupboard, tall ceilings and original mouldings.
A brass-knobbed, pine door leads off into a large open-plan living area with white-washed walls and polished pine floorboards. Still containing the original cast-iron fireplace, the space has been opened up to create a double living room with floor to ceiling book cases, intersected by a heritage Canadian-pine shelving structure.
The living room flows into the kitchen area through two knocked through access arches. With solid oak built-in kitchen units, a central island cleverly intersects the space maximising both storage and work surface area. The polished concrete floor and underfloor heating add a contemporary twist whilst a side return extension with hard wood sepele beams and pitched glass roof give the kitchen and first reception room outstanding natural light.
Up the wooden staircase, the first floor boasts a massive light filled family bathroom with roll top bath and fitted shower, as well as two large double bedrooms. The first bedroom is south facing with double height ceiling, built in cupboard storage and views over the garden. The second a very large space with original mouldings is currently being used as an artist studio.
Continuing up a chic electric blue staircase to the newly built L-shaped dormer loft conversion, sunlight floods in from an overhead light well. Two more double bedrooms sit in the extension. A south facing bedroom with extra wide double-glazed casement window, this room boasts the best view of the house. It has an off-white micro cement floor and an inbuilt cupboard. Finally, the master suit, with views out over the garden as well as two massive velux windows, the room features an exposed brick chimney stack and love seat reading nook.
French doors open from the kitchen directly out onto the garden’s brick herringbone patio perfect for outdoor entertaining. The back of the house is framed by flowering wisteria and a clover lawn stretches the length of the garden, flanked by raised brick flowerbeds. The garden also contains a large built-in Iroko love bench, decking area with substantial garden shed and a mature apple tree that offers an abundance of delicious eating apples over the late summer months.
Council Tax: Band C
Energy Rating: C
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EACH ROOM AND THE SURROUNDING AREA:
KITCHEN: All solid oak, built-in kitchen units with a polished concrete floor and underfloor heating. A side return extension with hard wood sepele beams and pitched glass roof give the kitchen and first reception room excellent natural light. French doors opening directly out into the garden making the space feel open and bright. The kitchen contains a combi boiler installed in 2018, a five hob Smeg gas oven, a large chrome American style fridge freezer with ice machine as well many built in cupboards and shelves. One cupboard has the plumbing and drainage already in place for a dishwasher.
RECEPTION ROOM 1: Containing the original fireplace and polished original pine floor boards. It opens up in two places onto the kitchen and on the other side opens up into reception room 2, framed by a Canadian pine wooden support and shelving structure. There is also a secret, push-to-open cupboard under the stairs, and built in book selves on either side of the fireplace.
RECEPTION ROOM 2: Polished original pine flooring, with built in cupboards, one smaller book shelf and solid oak counter top ready for a TV. Three solid hard wood, double glazed, heritage style sash windows give excellent light. The back wall has had the plaster removed to reveal the beautiful brickwork has been painted with a special breathable super-mat clay paint.
BACK GARDEN: a spacious landscaped South facing garden gets excellent sunlight throughout the day. Two wisteria climbing plants grow either side and over the kitchen doors to give gorgeous purple flowers in the spring and summer that drip down the façade of the property. Outside of the kitchen has been paved by Victorian bricks in a herringbone pattern with slightly raised brick flower beds on either side. A clover lawn covers the majority of the garden, with a raised brick flower bed leading onto a large built-in Iroko hard wood seat-cum-sunbed, honey suckle grows above.
Next to this is a mature apple tree that offers an abundance of delicious eating apples over the late summer months. At the far end of the garden is a slightly raised wooden decked area with a large garden shed. Framing this decking is a wooden arch with young climbing roses planted on either side, which in the coming years will grow into a charming rose archway. A small climb over the back-garden wall lies the serene West Ham cemetery.
FRONT OF HOUSE: A built-in covered unit houses a Sheffield bike stand together with room for the wheelie bins. The front door and outside of the new sash window at the front of the property are all painted a navy blue. The new solid hardwood door also contains double glazed amber ‘bubble glass’ and is framed by the original Victorian wood work, now sanded back to reveal the attractive pine with the original stained glass above the door. Herringbone Victorian bricks pave the front garden and the walk way has recently been re-laid with reclaimed Victorian tiles. The wall between the next-door neighbour’s property is a wooden planter, ideal for small plants and flowers. The stone work to all the front window sills has been recently refurbished, repaired and painted and a new Victorian style rolled lead roof covers the bay window area, all circa 2021.
ENTRANCE CORRIDOR: With polish original pine flooring, the entrance way also
has a unique inbuild storage for coats and more.
THE STREET: Trumpington road is a wonderfully quite tree lined street. Recent one-
way systems and road blocks in neighbouring streets means the road has remarkably low traffic. The large number of trees are of varying species, many blossoming in the spring.
BEDROOM 1: Again, the original floorboards have been carefully retained and
polished. The ceiling in this room has been raised to make it over 3 meters tall, with
an inbuilt cupboard and more storage above the door. The large south-facing
window vaunts a view into the cemetery and is again a newly installed hardwood,
heritage style, double glazed sash window.
BEDROOM 2: This spacious double bedroom has two new hardwood sash windows.
It is currently a working studio-space, however the walls will be re-plastered and
repainted before sale.
BATHROOM: The property boasts a massive family sized bathroom. Solid tongue-
and-groove oak floor boards have been installed to ensure no spilt water can seep through to the ceiling bellow. A cast iron roll-top bath has a custom polished concrete
surround that allows it to also be a shower without the usual roll-top-bath problem of
escaping water. Two large obsidian-green cupboards currently house a washing
machine and airing cupboard and have additional large item storage space above.
BEDROOM 3: With an extra wide double-glazed casement window, this room boasts
the best view of the house. It has an off-white micro cement floor and an inbuilt
BEDROOM 4: The master bedroom of the house, this extra-large, light and airy room
has two sizable velux windows in the slanting portion of the roof, with an additional
double-glazed sash window facing out to the south with an amazing view. It has
generous storage in the eves of the roof as well as a build in cupboard.
This room already has plumbing in place behind the walls and floor to easily install a
en-suit bathroom should the new owners desire.
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: The property is around the corner from two Ofsted highly
rated primary schools: Jenny Hammond and Buxton School. The railway arches as
the other end of the street are home to several wine bars, breweries, and the locally
renowned Wild Goose Bakery. Just past these railway arches is the vast expanse of
Wanstead flats and beyond, Wanstead Park and Leyton flats - both with their extensive network of ponds and lakes. The Holly Tree is an excellent family-friendly
pub at the end of the road.
LOCAL TRANSPORT: The house is a 12 minute walk to Forest Gate station which is
on the newly opened high speed Elizabeth Line (15 minutes to Tottenham court
Road!). It is a 15 minute walk from Leyton Station on the Central Line and a short
bus ride to the transport and shopping hub of Stratford and the gigantic Westfield
Council Tax Band: C
Price:Offers Over £700,000
Property Size:1291.00 sqft