A skilfully extended, beautifully presented four bedroom Warner house on Penrhyn Avenue.
This fantastic family home is over 1,200 square feet, set across three floors, with a wonderful chalet-style outbuilding in the South-facing rear garden. The house has been sympathetically refurbished by the current owners, who have reinstated many original period features. The ground floor comprises two practical and family-friendly spaces. To the front is a delightful sitting room, with stripped wood flooring, feature fireplace, and plenty of built-in shelving. To the rear sits the hub of this home: a capacious kitchen diner. There is plenty of space here for the family to gather together, whether on the sofa next to the wood burner, or at the dining table at meal times. The kitchen is fitted with stylish cabinets and surfaces, including a beautiful island unit, complete with Belfast sink. There is a large skylight and stunning full-width bi-fold doors.
On the first floor there are two good size doubles (one with another feature fireplace), and a single, which is currently configured as an office. All have more of that stripped wood flooring underfoot, and are as tastefully presented as the floor below. This floor also contains the family bathroom, which is utterly charming, with a bespoke hand-painted mural by a local artist. It offers a three-piece suite including a high-level flush WC and a claw-foot roll-top bath, complete with shower over.
- The loft extension houses the final bedroom. Another double, it forms part of the principal bedroom suite, is dual aspect, and has tons of built-in storage. The en-suite shower room rounds things off in the house, and contains a modern three-piece suite.
Outside, there is a private garden to the rear. It is mostly laid to lawn, with established border planting and a decked area immediately adjacent to the house. The chalet outbuilding is a multi-purpose space (currently used as an office and gym), benefiting from light and power.
Living here... - Lloyd Park and its surrounding streets have long been popular with people looking to move to E17, and it's easy to see why. This lovely Warner house sits just to the North of the Park, and is ideally located to keep everyone occupied, be they young or old. The Park itself is just the shortest of short strolls away and offers something for everyone. You can satisfy your artistic curiosity at the William Morris Gallery (or just have coffee and a slice of cake in the café), partake of a quick spot of exercise on the tennis courts or bowling green, or watch the kids play on the field or in the playground. And if you still have any energy left after all that, why not pop into The Bell or The Dog and Duck for a quick drink and bite to eat before heading home. Seriously, why would you want to live anywhere else?
In This Area - By Walthamstow Diary - William Morris was a Walthamstow lad - he lived in the Water House on Forest Road. His childhood home is now the William Morris Gallery, the only gallery dedicated to his life and work. Lloyd Park, in which the gallery stands, is named after another former resident of the Water House, Edward Lloyd, a publisher of penny dreadfuls. As well as having a medieval moat, playground and a cafe, the park is also home to some great local events, including the Barbican's Walthamstow Garden Party, and the May Day dog show which shouldn't be missed. The best dressed dog round is amazing. One year it had a Star Wars theme, with staffie Princess Leia competing against AT-AT Great Danes - it was glorious. The park is surrounded by quiet streets of ex-Warner properties, The Bell pub is around the corner from the gallery, and the cafes of Hoe Street and Chingford Road are just a few minute's walk away. Give Wyndwood Art District a go - this little cafe has a lot going on, including a running club and regular exhibitions. Tommy's Tuc Inn cafe, opposite the park, is a popular spot for a morning after reviving breakfast. All this is only a fifteen minute walk from the Walthamstow Central station.
In The Owners Words... - "We have lived in the house for over 3 years, after falling in love with it. It is such a warm and comfortable family home. In summer months, the garden acts as an extension of the kitchen / dining area, as the bi-folds open right up to bring the garden in. Having the outside space is a real blessing and the 'little house' (as our kids call the summerhouse), has been a lifeline for us throughout 2020, as a space to work as well as to exercise.
The location is perfect for families, with the amazing Lloyd Park a couple of minutes' walk away plus the BMX ramps at Cheney Row in the other direction. Pizzas at the family-friendly Dog and Duck are a fab way to end the week on a Friday evening. We were spoilt for choice when it came to primary schools - our children have been very happy at Chapel End Infants (less than 10 mins walk away). We will be sad to leave this house and the area."
Entrance - Via front door leading into:
Entrance Hallway - Staircase leading to first floor. Door to reception room & dining room.
Reception Room - 3.45m x 3.28m (11'4 x 10'9)
Family Room - 5.36m x 3.58m (17'7 x 11'9) - Open to:
Kitchen - 4.34m x 3.20m (14'3 x 10'6) - Sliding patio doors leading to rear garden.
First Floor Landing - Staircase leading to second floor. Door to all first floor rooms.
Bedroom One - 4.27m x 3.43m (14'0 x 11'3)
Bedroom Two - 3.43m x 2.62m (11'3 x 8'7)
Bedroom Three - 2.21m x 1.73m (7'3 x 5'8)
First Floor Bathroom - 1.70m x 1.70m (5'7 x 5'7)
Second Floor Landing (Loft) - Door to:
Bedroom Four - 5.18m x 3.66m (17'0 x 12'0) - Door to:
Ensuite - 2.26m x 1.04m (7'5 x 3'5)
Rear Garden (South Facing) - 24.38m x 5.49m (80'0 x 18'0) - Access to:
Chalet Outbuilding - 3.78m x 2.84m (12'5 x 9'4)
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