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5 bed detached house for sale

£825,000 Offers over

Forest Drive East, Upper Leytonstone, London E11

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Property features

  • Five Bedrooms
  • Double Fronted House
  • Sought After Location
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Freehold
  • Original Features
  • First Floor Bathroom
  • 70' Rear Garden
  • Chain Free
  • EPC Rating - D

Property description

Are you looking for a restoration project; a chance to return one of Leytonstone's finest to its former best? This double fronted terraced house located on Forest Drive East isn't for the faint-hearted; however, with the right buyer, this grand old house could become magnificent once again.

Having walked along the pathway and up to this impressive house, which has been passed down through the same family since the 1920's, a stained glass front door opens into the large entrance hall. It's from here you can begin forming a mental image as to what this home once was, and the potential for it can become. The hallway runs through the centre of the property, and located off to the right there's a through lounge, which we are told was built to the specifications of the very first owners, and in here you will find a masterful marble fireplace, accompanied by original cornicing and high level skirting boards. At the rear of this generously sized room, there's access to a conservatory, which in turn leads you out to the garden.

Across the other side of the hallway lies a dining room in which the character and overall theme of the property continues. A fireplace and other period features get to work on your imagination in a room that could once again lend itself to guests and after-dinner entertaining. To complete the ground floor accommodation, a morning room, which, yes you've guessed it also has a feature fireplace, with the kitchen sitting just behind this room, located at the very rear of the property.

As you would expect, the first floor is also very generous on the size, front; an ornate staircase taking you to the bathroom and separate W.C. Initially, before raising you up a little further to where the five bedrooms are situated, four of which have a feature fireplace. Of these rooms, the notable master bedroom is naturally the largest, and also benefits from a connecting door to bedroom five, offering up a few ideas, such as a walk-in dressing room or perhaps the perfect first bedroom for a new addition to the family.

There are a few more things we would like to touch on, starting with the cellar, and let's face it a large family will benefit from all available storage. Then there's the garden, which is of considerable size, reaching lengths of 70'. Other nearby properties have opted for upwards expansion, so if you want even more space, then this could be a possibility, although a matter for which you would need to make your own enquiries of course.

The property has been vacant for some time, adding to the degree of work that is required, and we have seen signs of a structural nature that most certainly warrant investigation, so you may wish to source a suitably qualified surveyor, before making an offer.

So, as you can probably tell by reading our description, both imagination and some creative vision are required if you are to visualise this house as a fully functioning family home, yet we know only too well that many such buyers exist.

The location puts you close to Epping Forest, with Hollow Ponds boating lake a favourite haunt in the summer months, especially on bank holidays and at weekends, and also useful all year round to dog walkers, joggers and anyone looking for an excuse to tire the kids out a little. Also nearby you have Whipps Cross Hospital and the Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, serving food (roast dinners on a Sunday) and beverages, with an open log fire burning away during the colder months.

Given the size and level of work required to bring this house back to its former glory, we would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes for the viewing, which you can arrange by speaking with a member of our friendly and helpful sales team.

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Market activity
Average price paid £514,762 Sales 465 Current average value £572,755 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £35,732 ▲ 6.65%

Property value data/graphs for E11

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £1,296,306 £681 4.1 £768,967
Semi-detached £882,255 £624 3.8 £812,838
Terraced £597,746 £604 3.1 £609,906
Flats £376,082 £621 1.8 £352,455

Current asking prices in E11

Average: £474,169
Avg. current asking prices in E11
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £262,500
(2)
£463,500
(15)
£572,045
(44)
£788,031
(16)
£893,214
(14)
Flats £286,857
(35)
£367,716
(78)
£414,269
(13)
- -
All £285,541
(37)
£383,165
(93)
£536,061
(57)
£788,031
(16)
£893,214
(14)

Current asking rents in E11

Average: £1,339 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in E11
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £748 pcm
(14)
£1,313 pcm
(4)
£1,741 pcm
(23)
£2,049 pcm
(16)
£2,711 pcm
(9)
Flats £1,008 pcm
(56)
£1,332 pcm
(73)
£1,519 pcm
(14)
£1,959 pcm
(2)
-
All £956 pcm
(70)
£1,331 pcm
(77)
£1,657 pcm
(37)
£2,039 pcm
(18)
£2,711 pcm
(9)

Fun facts for E11

Highest value in E11
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Grove Park £1,734,926
Felstead Road £1,532,846
St. Mary's Avenue £1,521,127
Draycot Road £1,517,668
The Warren Drive £1,496,013
Highest turnover in E11
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Aylmer Road 45.8%
Cowley Road 36.2%
Kingfisher Avenue 35.0%
Brockway Close 34.3%
Elm Close 33.3%

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  • currently 4 stars
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Nearby transport

  • Leytonstone (0.5 miles)
  • Leyton Midland Road (0.5 miles)
  • Leytonstone High Road (0.8 miles)
  • London City Airport (5.3 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (21.0 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (23.7 miles)
  • East India Pier (4.6 miles)
  • Canary Wharf Pier (4.9 miles)
  • North Greenwich Pier (5.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Gwyn Jones Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Barclay Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • George Tomlinson Primary School (0.6 miles)
  • Big Creative Academy (2.0 miles)
  • Beacon Business Innovation Hub (2.3 miles)
  • London Academy of Excellence (2.4 miles)
  • Leytonstone School (0.2 miles)
  • Belmont Park School (0.5 miles)
  • Norlington School and 6th Form (0.5 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£3,459 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 82,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £2,969 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £70/mo (£842/yr)
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Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy

Gas £82 Electricity £77 Estimated energy cost £159/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 32200 kWh/year
Electricity: 7100 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Waltham Forest

Estimated tax band F Council tax cost £222 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water

Supply £21 Sewerage £18 Estimated water cost £39 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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