The unique qualities of this building come largely from its history as a well preserved Victorian Coach House. Set back behind rows of traditional 1900s brick built homes in the surrounding streets, this building is tucked away making it quiet, secluded and secure. The impressive exterior shows off the retained industrial architecture of the building which is echoed throughout the interiors.
The property is reached via a gated entrance from the street and is fronted by a small courtyard. Unusually the entrance is through an ornately facaded room currently used as a large Utility Space with lots of flexible storage for bikes etc as well as housing the washing machine and tumble dryer. This room forms part of the planning consent granted to the owners to convert this to form a living space. Beyond this, another private internal courtyard sits adjacent to the Crittall style double doors which lead into the main house.
The clever styling of the large open plan Living Area is a well balanced and thoughtful mixture of exposed brickwork and dark paintwork with some lovely wallpapered walls. The design notes here are "warmth and texture". A soft polished and plastered wall on one side contrasts with white marble alsace tiling opposite which surrounds the fitted deVOL kitchen, capped by black soapstone worktops all complemented by LG appliances and a stunning feature free standing oven & hob from luxury Italian brand, Ilve. A central feature of this room is the magnificent skylight, a strengthened slab of glass which brings an extraordinary amount of natural light into the room.
The exposed wood flooring in the Living Area is complemented by the dark painted brick wall with its inset mini bar area with Primavera marble top. This is a room that, when combined with the adjoining kitchen, becomes an impressive socialising space. In one corner of this space a door leads to a ground floor Bedroom. In another corner, a whitewashed brick-clad staircase leads to the Main Bedroom with vaulted ceiling and mezzanine area used as a wardrobe space. Across from the Main Bedroom a corner bathroom with more retro styling houses a sublime Japanese soaking tub with overhead shower enclosed by bottle green wall tiles. The kitchen and main bedroom are also graced with state of the art, wall mounted aircon/heating units.
Research hasn’t yet yielded an enormous amount of historical content about this building and who it served but it’s believed to pre-date all the surrounding houses. It’s understood that the first residential occupants moved in during the 1970’s.
Out and About.
Whether it’s a coffee at your local artisan cafe, green spaces to meander through or evening drinks and good food at local pubs, the regeneration of the surrounding area has produced an extensive list of places to visit. Some of the current owners favourites are The Pear Tree on Yeoman Street with its all-day Australian menu, The Plough Way Cafe, an Italian deli at the heart of the neighbourhood on Seafarer Way and Mouse Tail Coffee at Deptford Station. Wolfy’s on Bailey Street is a good place for locally brewed craft beer and plates and pastries from local suppliers. For a complete change of scene, Tanuki Gaming, a board game cafe on Deptford High Street is the place to go to eat, drink and play the most extraordinary selection of board games from around the world. One thing we’re pretty sure of is that exploring the local scene won’t ever be a chore - there are new places springing up all the time. This is a central hub for London regeneration.
Alloa Road is situated between two great green spaces: Deptford Park is pretty much on the door step while a few minutes away on foot, the larger Southwark Park is available. For weekend walks, Greenwich and Blackheath are within easy reach. There’s a large shopping centre just up the road and Surrey Quays caters for day to day shopping and groceries.
Transport Links and beyond.
Central London is very close as the crow flies so the commute is a conveniently short one, especially if your work is based in Canary Wharf or The City. The easiest option for travel is Surrey Quays Station, which can be walked in about 10 mins. From here pick up the London Overground and head North as far as Dalston from where you can travel across North East and East London. Canada Water is just one stop from Surrey Quays which links to the Jubilee Line with Canary Wharf (one stop) or accesses the West of London Via London Bridge, just two stops. There’s also an abundance of bus routes to be found at the top of Alloa Road where it meets Evelyn Street.
EPC Rating D
Alloa Road | Deptford | SE8