4 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Reception | Freehold
This extensive three-storey apartment of nearly 2300 sq. ft exceeds the size of most of the nearby Victorian family homes.
Converted into three apartments from the superintendent’s house of the former Hither Green Hospital, Park House is tucked away in a leafy corner of the site and retains its heritage looks. A mixture of mature lawns and shrubs surrounds the building, with a pathway leading to the apartment’s private front door at the rear.
The ground floor lobby sets the scene with a generous space that’s home to plenty of practical storage. A wide, ornate staircase carries you first to a landing with plenty of scope for an office area, before opening into a large first floor hall.
From here, every door leads to a cavernous room. Currently laid out in their wonderful original form, you can’t help imagining the possibilities. If you didn’t need all three bedrooms and four bathrooms, you might look at opening up areas for a glamorous loft-style home. In fact, even removing the wall between the spacious living room and kitchen would create a remarkable lateral space.
Glorious ceiling heights add to the grandeur, while multiple large windows flood the floor with natural light. And with the entire freehold included with the apartment, getting the building owner’s permission for your plans is assured.
Meanwhile, back to the staircase, one more flight carries you to a huge and lofty principal bedroom suite of 439 sq. ft including a private bathroom. Sitting on its own at the top under an angled roof line, it almost feels like a self-contained apartment.
Outside, Park House is close to one of the original main entrances to the hospital, giving easy access to the expanding list of independent shops on Hither Green Lane. Highlights include French boulangerie Le Délice, artisan food, coffee and wine at Found Hope Store, brilliant breakfast and brunch at Arlo & Moe cafe, and a local Co-op.
Head further on and around a six to seven minutes’ walk via the pedestrian railway underpass; you’ll find the charming village area of Station Parade. The Station Hotel is a super gastropub and a fabulously social place to meet up with friends (not least for its marvellous Sunday roasts). Over the road you can choose from authentic Italian food at Sapore Vero, delicious Mediterranean cooking at Feta, and the delightful florist and coffee house that is You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.
Hither Green Station is exceptionally well connected, with non-stop trains reaching London Bridge in 9 minutes, before traveling on to Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Charing Cross. One stop away is Lewisham for connections to Victoria or a change to the DLR for Canary Wharf, Bank, Greenwich and Stratford. Or switch to the Overground at New Cross for the creative corridor of Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hackney and Dalston.