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RARE TO THE MARKET FOUR BEDROOM END OF TERRACE VICTORIAN PROPERTY: Dating from 1900, this brick-fronted family home is one of a small handful built in the same style in the area.
The first thing you notice about this house is the original front-door with etched glass panels. There are plenty of other pleasing features to notice before you go inside: the grand bay, sash windows, gable roof and door hood complete with decorative ironwork all help to make this house stand out from the rest. Unusually, there is also a second door at the front of the house which opens into a hallway leading onto the cellar. We believe this would originally have been used for coal deliveries, but these days it is probably more useful as a handy bike store.
Once through the front door you find yourself in a spacious entrance hall. The ground floor boasts plenty of entertaining and living space, consisting of two separate receptions rooms with feature fireplaces and high ceilings, the second reception having double doors leading to a generous private rear garden. To the rear of the property there is a charming kitchen-dining room which also leads out to the garden.
Take the winding stairs up to the first floor of the property, and you will find three double bedrooms, one of which benefits from the grand bay window. There is also a delightful bathroom which manages to be on-trend' without trying to be.
Take the stairs again to the artist's loft-room studio! It is easy to see why the current owner used the loft extension to pursue their passion for painting; the full-length windows at the rear flood the room with natural light, and there is plenty of space to get creative. This room offers interesting possibilities for the new owners what would you use it for?
Lyndhurst Drive is a charming residential street in a part of Leyton known locally as the Barclay Estate (the famous Barclay banking family owned a manor house in Leyton, and many of the streets in the vicinity were built after they sold off the land). This part of Leyton is characterised by houses that are generally larger than those closer to the underground station.
Leyton High Road is less than a quarter mile from the house, meaning that local shopping facilities are easily accessible, and there are excellent public transport links with Leyton Midland (0.2 miles) and Leytonstone Underground (0.8 miles) stations both nearby. Also within a mile of the house is Leyton Flats and Hollow Pond, a part of the Epping Forest which is popular with walkers, joggers and anglers.
What the Owner Says
I bought the house in 2010 from a man who was of retirement age who told me that he had been born there. That means there have probably been two owners in the past 80 plus years, and that is the reason it still has a lot of the original features. Some of my neighbours refer to the house as 'the only house that still has 'everything' in it'. This was one of the main things that attracted me to the houses, simply because these sorts of houses are sadly so rare nowadays.
Very few properties of this style exist in Leyton, and even fewer have retained so many original features. We recommend this property for buyers looking for something a little out of the ordinary, and especially for those people who want to live in an interesting period building.