Steeped in local history dating back to 1886, the St Augustine’s Mission Hall became St Augustine’s Church in 1910 and was converted into housing in 1978, giving rise to arguably the most uniquely appealing dwellings ever seen in Beckenham.
Set within this highly sought after gated development is this a simply stunning 3 bedroom property, offering a fantastic opportunity to acquire a truly outstanding residence.
The accommodation occupies 4 floors of this magnificent building with the original arch serving as a captivating focal point. In our opinion it will appeal to an extensive range of buyers, such is the unparalleled charm and character featured throughout each floor.
For those with a commute the property is a short walk from Clock House and Birkbeck Railway Stations with regular services to Central London and the West End via Charing Cross and the City via Lewisham, London Bridge and Cannon Street. Kent House Station is approximately 10 minutes’ walk away and offers regular, direct services to London Victoria.
Avenue Road tram stop is within 5 minutes’ walk, with connections to East Croydon providing links to Gatwick Airport and the South Coast. The property is also within a short walk of the 194 / 227 / 358 and N3 bus routes and the 354 bus calls immediately outside the property. Beckenham and Bromley Town Centres are within easy reach, offering a comprehensive range of shopping, dining and recreational facilities.
Locally, Beckenham Road offers many amenities including The Spa Leisure Centre, Tesco Metro, Sainsbury’s local and Sainsbury’s superstore, whilst the Tesco superstore is just a short drive away. Churchfields Recreation Ground is right on the doorstep, and South Norwood Country Park is at the end of the road, offering a delightful green space of some 116 acres. The property is within the catchment area for Churchfields Primary School.
Externally, the property features a car park for residents accessed via a gated entrance, with a pedestrian security gate. This west-facing property is located on a secluded rear corner and benefits from a paved, wrap-around garden. A raised seating area attracts plenty of sun, ideal for alfresco dining. The entrance lobby of the property features a utility room with WC and space for a washing machine.
Internally, this property comes into its own as you enter the hugely impressive living area with a vaulted ceiling, skylight and spiral staircase leading to the remaining floors. The ground floor also incorporates a well-equipped, open plan kitchen with integrated gas hob, oven and extractor hood, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, and access to a storage area above.
The first floor features a single bedroom with feature bay window and bench with storage. The room also benefits from an in-built wardrobe. A tiled bathroom is adjacent, incorporating a bath with wall-mounted shower unit, close coupled WC and wash hand basin.
The second floor is occupied by the double aspect master bedroom with two skylight windows to the front and a smaller window on the end wall. This L-shaped space is configured to incorporate a deep storage cupboard. The character-laden eaves room of the third floor is currently being used as a guest room and home office, and can potentially fulfil a number of roles, again with skylights allowing natural light through.
The property is offered as a share of freehold, and benefits from gas central heating, a gas fireplace and a security entry phone.
In our opinion, interest in this property will be immediate and significant and all prospective purchasers are strongly advised to view immediately to avoid disappointment.