We love a bit of local history, so when we saw this house we were sure we would be able to find whole tomes on its story. Alas, it has proved to be, in the words of Churchill. “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”. But then again, maybe that’s even better – as the new owners, imagine the enjoyment to be had in researching the history of your new home, of finding out who built and lived in it before you, of their lives and legacies. What doesn’t need research though, is the fact that this is a visually imposing house. We’ve rarely seen one as impressive in E17, and that’s before even venturing inside. Once you do venture over the threshold though, this property will continue to impress, whether it’s the beautiful stained glass in the front door, the height of the ceilings and their stunning plasterwork, the richness of the stripped wood flooring in the reception rooms, or the sheer amount of light that floods in through the enormous bay window to the front and elegant glazed door to the rear. Everywhere you look is another lovely original detail, telling the history of this wonderful house. In practical terms, this house scores highly too. As well as the aforementioned reception rooms, there is a bright and modern kitchen, utility room and shower room on the ground floor. Ascending to the first floor, you will discover thee double bedrooms and the family bathroom, whilst the second floor presents two further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room. This last bedroom also benefits from a wonderful roof terrace, offering views across the tree and roof tops of E17 and beyond. This amazing house is rounded by a private rear garden, complete with sheltered area for when the weather can’t make up its mind! Oh, and there’s even off-street parking to the front. We don’t think it comes any better than this house…
Guide Price: £900,000 - £950,000.
We suspect if we bought this house we would never want to venture out again, but that would be a shame, as this part of E17 has so much to offer. Perched on the very edge of the Village, and yet within easy strolling distance of central Walthamstow, this house could hardly be more handily positioned. Wander into the Village, and there are a stack of things to do, from brunch at Eat 17 or The Bakery, leisurely lunchtimes at The Queens or The Village, coffee at Froth & Rind or Huck’s, or evenings wondering at the neon delights of God’s Own Junkyard (with a gin cocktail from Mother’s Ruin in hand of course). Head down to central Walthamstow instead, and as well as the station for the dreaded commute into work (booh!) there are blockbusters at the Empire cinema, cocktails at the magnificent Mirth Marvel & Maude, comedy at the Olde Rose & Crown, or dinner with friends at one of the many eateries dotted along He Street. So grab your coat and head out into the wonders of E17 – be a shame to miss it…
In This Area - By Walthamstow Diary
Barkers Arms is named after the pub of the same name which stood on the junction of Lea Bridge Road and Hoe Street. The building survives but the pub has long since closed. Happily, the Bakers Alms Houses which the pub was named after still survive. The alms houses can be found just around the corner on Lea Bridge Road. Built by the Master Bakers Benevolent institution in 1857, they are a grand architectural reminder of times past. On the other side of Lea Bridge Road you’ll find the King William the IVth pub, which is also home to Brodie’s Brewery. Further up Hoe Street is the incredible Hornbeam Café, a great spot to enjoy fresh, locally produced food. The Hornbeam also host live music and film nights. This end of Hoe Street links Walthamstow to Leyton and has good transport links. There’s a good mix of properties here, and if you like to keep fit, this is the place for you. Leyton Gym and Leisure Lagoon (complete with water slides) is just around the corner.
Via front door leading into:
Staircase leading to first floor. Door To
Reception Room One (5.59m x 4.01m (18'4 x 13'2))
Reception Room Two (3.96m x 3.68m (13'0 x 12'1))
Door To Rear Garden.
Kitchen (3.91m x 3.66m (12'10 x 12'0))
Utility Room (0.91m x 1.52m (3'0 x 5'0))
Ground Floor Bathroom (1.98m wide x 2.16m (6'6 wide x 7'1))
First Floor Landing
Staircase leading to second floor. Door To All First Floor Rooms.
Bedroom One (4.52m x 3.99m (14'10 x 13'1))
Bedroom Two (3.99m x 3.96m (13'1 x 13'0))
Bedroom Three (3.68m x 3.66m (12'1 x 12'0))
First Floor Bathroom (3.02m x 1.50m (9'11 x 4'11))
Second Floor Landing
Door To Bedroom Four & Bedroom Five.
Bedroom Four (5.21m x 4.22m (17'1 x 13'10))
Door To Sun Terrace & Ensuite Shower Room.
Ensuite (2.59m x 1.22m (8'6 x 4'0))
Bedroom Five (3.89m x 3.35m (12'9 x 11'0))
Rear Garden (approx 19.81m (approx 65'))
Off Street Parking
Parking for two cars.
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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
7th Apr 2018
Price reduced by £50,000
1st Nov 2017
Price reduced by £45,000
10th Oct 2017
16th Jan 2004