- 5 Bedrooms  /
- 3 Bathrooms  /
- 2 Receptions
Double fronted with character, an outstanding architect designed rear and loft extension, off road parking for three vehicles with a huge, detached outbuilding to the rear â€“ this outstanding, rarely available five double bedroom Edwardian home has everything to offer in the popular Aldersbrook area of Wanstead.
There are few homes that come to market that tick every box, but in this instance there are few boxes this one off home doesn't tick. Open plan family living space with two additional grand receptions to the ground floor, a huge master suite to the second floor, and four double bedrooms to the first floor, these things are hard to find by themselves in Aldersbrook, but when combined with off road parking for three vehicles, a huge rear outbuilding and original character combined with cutting edge, high quality design, it is hard to pinpoint the last time something similar became available to market.
Positioned on Empress Avenue, the home is connected to everything in Aldersbrook. Aldersbrook Primary School, rated outstanding by Ofsted, is a short 0.4 Mile walk, whilst a mere 140 yards away you have the expansive Wanstead Flats that offer scenic walking and cycle routes towards Forest Gate and Leytonstone whilst the cityscape of Canary Wharf reminds you are only a short distance to the City. Bordering the opposite side of Aldersbrook, you are only a 0.3 mile walk to Wanstead Park which boasts ancient woodland walks, historical structures such as The Temple and The Grotto aswell as beautiful lakes. Once operational, the much-anticipated Elizabeth Line will be 0.8 Miles away, accessible from Manor Park Station.
The property itself, a highly imposing, semi-detached, double fronted Edwardian home, has been immaculately renovated and this is instantly apparent at first glance. Externally all of the original brickwork has been restored and re-pointed, with the rear extension painstakingly built in the home's original bricks to blend into the original property, creating a seamless appearance. The recently replaced high quality, double glazed sash windows upgrade the home's energy efficiency without detracting from the original look and blend beautifully with the restored front door and intricate iron porch.
As you step inside onto the beautifully restored mosaic, Minton tiled floor you are able to see straight through to the outstanding rear extension, but have the option of immediately accessing the two large reception rooms either side of the hallway. Both receptions benefit from carefully restored exposed floorboards, with the first offering an extremely roomy formal lounge with attractive bay window and original cupboard.
The second, larger reception has been cleverly opened to the rear extension, but without removing the feeling of the room being a distinctly separate space. The stunning cornicing and ceiling roses within the room mirror the grand mouldings above each of the reception doors and utility door in the entrance hall and provide a feeling of elegance and grandeur. The architect designed rear extension really is breath-taking. The huge expansion of glass, encased in a slim, Crittall-style aluminium framework, provides not only a huge amount of natural light and view of the large rear garden but adds architectural interest to the space. The extension benefits from underfloor heating and provides a magnificent, high-quality kitchen with a range of inbuilt Samsung and Bosch appliances and a generous family dining/seating area. The separate utility area ensures that the noisier appliances and the general household clutter can be tucked away, whilst the downstairs shower room is a handy addition. There is also a cellar accessible from the ground floor.
To the first floor there are four incredibly generous double bedrooms, all of which enjoy the same restored exposed wooden flooring as the reception rooms and first floor landing. The largest of the rooms to the first floor can comfortably accommodate a separate seating area and could be used as a generous guest room for a visiting friend or relative or accommodation for an au-pair. The family bathroom has been stylishly modernised in a semi-industrial style with herringbone patterned tiling adding simple but elegant interest to the walls.
Like the rear extension, the loft has been architecturally designed to create an outstanding master suite. The space provides a semi-open plan shower area, custom built storage cupboards, eves storage and plenty of floor space.
To the rear there is a large, recently landscaped garden with new fencing running down both boundaries. From the house the large decking area leads down to a newly levelled, top soiled and turfed lawn and in turn this leads to a large detached outbuilding, currently used as a gym area. The outbuilding feels much larger due to the roof being approximately 4 meters high, something not usually seen in outbuildings. There outbuilding is powered and lit with large bi-fold doors providing access and making it a potential summerhouse, office area or playroom. In addition, the land surrounding the outbuilding has been fenced and securely gated with additional storage sheds behind.
CURRENT EPC RATING: D65
SITTING ROOM 17' 3" (into bay) x 11' 11" (5.26m x 3.63m)
RECEPTION ROOM 23' 3" x 12' 0" (7.09m x 3.66m)
KITCHEN/DINER 29' 9" x 13' 5" (9.07m x 4.09m)
UTILITY ROOM 10' 11" x 10' 8" (3.33m x 3.25m)
BEDROOM ONE 20' 8" x 26' 11" (6.3m x 8.2m)
BEDROOM TWO 18 ' 7" x 11' 11" (5.66m x 3.63m)
BEDROOM THREE 13' 4" x 12' 2" (4.06m x 3.71m)
BEDROOM FOUR 12' 2" x 9' 7" (3.71m x 2.92m)
BEDROOM FIVE 11' 11" x 9' 7" (3.63m x 2.92m)
GYM 21' 9" x 12' 9" (6.63m x 3.89m)