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2 bed flat for sale Drake Court, Tylney Avenue, London SE19

2 beds
1 bath
884 sq. ft
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Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Paxton Primary School0.2 miles
  • Gipsy Hill0.3 miles
  • Kingswood Primary School0.5 miles
  • Sydenham Hill0.5 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Leasehold
This bright two-bedroom apartment is situated within Drake Court, one block of a group of iconic buildings within the award-winning Dulwich Estate. Located on Tylney Avenue and designed by renowned architects Austin Vernon & Partners, the block was built between 1957 and 1963, and is positioned amongst quiet communal gardens, mature trees and sloping lawns. The apartment is replete with original features, which have been carefully preserved by the current owner in keeping with the estate’s mid-century charm. For more information on the Dulwich Estate, please see the History section below.

The Building

An area well-known for its exceptional modernist architecture, the Dulwich Estate occupies approximately 1,500 acres and includes numerous private roads that are managed by the estate. It is noted for its concentration of outstanding 1950s and ’60s design, much of it by Austin Vernon & Partners. The mix of houses and thoughtful landscaping make for an appealing and unique place to live.

The Tour

The apartments within Drake Court have a thoroughly peaceful atmosphere and overlook a quiet, leafy street. This apartment is situated on the third floor and lies towards the rear of the block, with lift and stair access off a communal lobby at ground floor level. It is replete with mid-century details that have been sensitively set against its verdant surroundings.

An internal third-floor lobby leads to the front door of the apartment, which is finished in a bright orange. The apartment retains its defining modernist features while benefitting from the introduction of considered contemporary touches, resulting in a bright and airy space that is perfect for modern living.

The door opens to an internal hall and living room, where west-facing Crittall windows span the entire width of the room and allow in an abundance of natural light. Grounded by timber floors in a dark wash, white walls promote the flow of natural light that streams through the treetops and characterises the homes on the Dulwich Estate. There is space for dining at one end of the room, where an original sliding door opens to reveal a kitchen replete with black rubber floor tiles and a corner Crittall window.

The main bedroom is finished in neutral tones and also enjoys tranquil west-facing views through the trees. The second bedroom has one wall of forest scene graphic wallpaper, and while it sits on the opposite side of the apartment, it also has leafy views over the surrounding treetops thanks to the clever layout of the plan. The bathroom is finished with light blue and white floor tiles, with metro tiles forming the bath panel and wall. A large obscured window casts generous levels of light over the space.

Outdoor Space

The block is situated amongst mature trees and communal grounds. It is extremely close to Dulwich and Sydenham Woods, now a wildlife nature reserve; the lake, maze and open spaces of Crystal Palace Park are also a short walk away.

The Area

Local attractions include the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Horniman Museum and the local town centres of Crystal Palace and Dulwich Village. Crystal Palace, which was included in Lonely Planet’s “Greatest little-known neighbourhoods in the world”, is a short walk away, and is a vibrant area with award-winning restaurants and bars.

The apartment is well-positioned for access to the transport network; Gipsy Hill Station has direct rail links to London Bridge (23 minutes) and Clapham Junction (15 minutes). Crystal Palace station is also within walking distance (approximately 20 minutes). Connecting trains (via Sydenham) will take you to Canada Water in 20 minutes and Shoreditch High Street in 30 minutes. There are also excellent bus links to Central London.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Length: Approx. 127 years remaining
Service Charge: Approx. £1,200 per annum
Freeholder: Incorporated Trustees of Dulwich Est
Council Tax Band: C

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