Grand Victorian Conversion | Sydenham | London | SE26

Vintage Victorian

Sydenham | London | SE26


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Spread over two floors of an impressive early Victorian villa, this 3 bedroom/ 2 reception maisonette benefits from an abundance of space and a large private garden.

The property has high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms throughout plus a host of period features preserved as part of The Recycled House project created by its current owners. Adapting the existing décor of the house rather than replacing it has led to discovery of vintage wall coverings and original features remaining intact. The property was featured in the Guardian Weekend as well as being opened to the public for Artist Open House events to show the potential of living a sustainable lifestyle.

On entering,  a mahogany banister staircase leads to a central hallway.  This opens onto the large airy living room with original sash windows, alcoves and picture rails; the dining room/ forth bedroom, featuring original wooden floorboards and an open fire; a good-sized bedroom, and a bathroom, complete with bath and shower.  An archway leads to the kitchen with views of the garden, and a small staircase which leads to two further bedrooms. The upstairs rooms have sloped ceilings and window coves plus an abundance of storage space easily accessible from each room. 

Outside, the 60’ x 40’ garden is an oasis of peace and quiet, with the benefit of a large shed/ workshop, bike storage and greenhouse. It benefits from mature fruit trees and a wildlife area.

Set in the desirable upper Sydenham area, the property is close to the beautiful Wells Park, Sydenham woods and Crystal Palace Park. It has excellent public transport links, being 10 minute’s walk to Sydenham overground and Sydenham Hill Stations, with regular trains to central London in less than 20 minutes. The property is a short walk from Sydenham High Street’s independent shops, cafés and bars. Alternatively, Crystal Palace with its organic market, vintage shops and exciting nightlife, is only a 10 minute walk away.

Longton Avenue is conveniently located in the sought after area of Upper Sydenham.

It is a short walk to Sydenham Station  with Overground connections to East London and the underground system, plus rail links to London Bridge  and Croydon;  Sydenham Hill station has a regular train service to Brixton, Victoria and Orpington,  and there are numerous regular buses with excellent connections to Peckham, Blackheath, Central London and surrounding areas.

There are a variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants within a short walking distance, both on Sydenham High Street, Crystal Palace and Forest Hill.

There are large supermarkets (Sainsbury's) in Forest Hill and Lower Sydenham, both less than 10 minutes drive.

The area boasts a multitude of open spaces including Sydenham Wells Park (3 minutes walk),  Crystal Palace Park with its boating lake, dinosaurs and city farm, Sydenham Woods, Dulwich Park and the fabulous Horniman museum and gardens.

Local leisure facilities include Forest Hill and Crystal Palace Leisure centres, 2 gyms and Dragonfly yoga studios, all within a 10 minute walk. For braver types, there is the newly opened open air wild swimming at Beckenham Place Park.

There are  a number of excellent schools nearby including Kelvin Grove School, Eliot Bank, St Bartholomews and St Michaels C of E. Secondary schools include Kingsdale, Sydenham Girls and Harris Academy Crystal Palace.



Tenure: Leasehold

Lease Length: 93 years

Service Charge: £360 PA

Ground Rent: £10 PA


Longton Avenue, SE26


Energy Efficiency Rating (Current)
Energy Efficiency Rating 73%
Energy Efficiency Rating (Potential)
Energy Efficiency Rating 79%


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