6 Bedroom House For Sale
Remodelled by Minifie Architects, this 5/6-bed detached home has a remarkably elegant interior, exceptional living space and enjoys revenue from location shoots. Walk to Chislehurst station in 5-minutes, also near superb local schools.
The first of three homes on Lubbock Road designed by Geoffrey Carter and Chu in 1982, this was more recently adjusted by Ben Minifie of Minifie Architects. Additions included a double-height extension, a new fibreglass roof, a full rewire, two new boilers, a water softener, new doors and windows and new insulation. Sonos compatible ceiling speakers and Amtico flooring are present in living spaces. Rooms are deliberately flexible and able to function as bedrooms, games rooms, dressing rooms or offices. Featured in many music videos and commercials, the property benefits from consistent filming revenues.
Dramatic external lighting showcases its clean lines at every hour. The house is clad in treated cedar and black steel and has a sweeping stone driveway with illuminated gabion walls. Open the electronic gates via video screen and guests in via the commercial-grade front door.
The entrance hall is light, large and opens to a bespoke kitchen with endless storage space, and fold-away doors that conceal cooking and breakfast areasboth with Calacatta marble splashbacks. Cabinets and shelves are underlit while Miele appliances include two ovens, a dishwasher, microwave an induction hob, an extractor and a full-height fridge and a full-height freezer. Four metres of Corian worktop is fitted, with the large kitchen island having an integrated breakfast bar at one end and a Quooker boiling water tap. The contemporary Stovax gas fire is remote-controlled, underfloor heating is laid, theres a large wine fridge and custom-made display shelves.
Doors slide open to a raised garden terrace tiled to match the kitchen. Children will adore the wooden play area under the fir tree featuring a Tarzan swing, rope ladder and firemans pole. Adults might prefer the large swing and exceptionally leafy views. To the right are two double bedrooms, the largest being 20ft long with wall-to-wall fitted storage and a door that opens to the garden. Currently this is used as a family games room. There's also a perfectly turned-out shower room and two sets of hall cupboards.
Upstairs is a fabulous 40ft long reception, part divided with a study area with built-in bookshelves and wall-to-wall glazing. Of the two double bedrooms here, one stretches the width of the house, while both have fitted wardrobes. There's a huge dressing room/bedroom, a shower room with a double-width shower, a guest shower room near the study and a bathroom with a freestanding bath. Three Juliet balconies overlook the garden and the staircase is hand-built, finished in black oak and glass and has a concealed cupboard.
Walk to Chislehurst train station in 5-minutes for links to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Local primary schools include St Nicolas and Red Hill (both Ofsted 'good'), while secondary options include Bullers Wood, Harris Academy Greenwich and St Thomas More (all Ofsted 'outstanding'). Coopers and Chislehurst Girls' have both been graded 'good.'