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Land Sold in Sydenham - £1,250,000

land with planning permission

0.4 acres

2 buildings easily possibly

freehold cottage included

architecturally superior plans

planning for 1 or 2 houses

very secluded

close to trains/Overground

good local schools

revered location

This large parcel of land was once the grounds of Fountain House, a house long demolished and with a delightful 1930s block in its place. On the site itself is The Cottage, the former groom's mews cottage found on one side of the plot.

Full planning has been obtained to redevelop the property either as two large modern-style family houses, or alternatively to develop it as one new enormous family house. Alternative to both of the above the existing cottage on the site, though tired and needing renovation, could also be lovingly restored and extended to create a fine family house set in its secluded and massive garden. So there are several variations to what could be resolved on this wonderful plot, which are in summary:

" The two new houses to be constructed would be in net internal size 366 sq meters (3,940 sq ft) and 218 sq meters (2,345 sq ft) respectively.
" Alternatively, the one new large house on the plot would be 5,077sq (472 meters).
" Alternatively, to extend and renovate The Cottage alone would produce a house of c. 248 sq meters (2,670 sq ft) or even larger (subject to planning consent for the extension).

The proposed new houses of the two-house scheme are to be constructed using an elegant rectilinear form of stretched-plan format to give geometric simplicity. A simple palette of external materials would be employed in the construction using harmonising sections of self-coloured render, Western Red Cedar cladding and blue-black engineering bricks. Generous internal ceiling height on the ground floor (2.7m) encourages a sense of volume and drama to the interior space; the general layout of the properties is a progression of interlinking 'boxes' overlooking a series of courtyards, adding interest and charm to the well-designed interior space.

What is certain and available using any of the proposed redevelopment solutions is that this is a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful and secluded residential development plot. The plot itself is enhanced and softened in context by an abundance of surrounding yet not structurally inconveniently-sited trees. This is truly a rare and secluded building plot found at the end of a private drive being itself reminiscent of a country lane more than a typical suburban road.

Plans for the one or two house development scheme and an indication of how the existing property may otherwise be extended can be seen at our offices together with other documents relating to the planning consents.

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Descriptions of the property are subjective and are used in good faith as an opinion and NOT as a statement of fact. Please make further specific enquires to ensure that our descriptions are likely to match any expectations you may have of the property. We have not tested any services, systems or appliances at this property. We strongly recommend that all the information we provide be verified by you on inspection, and by your Surveyor and Conveyancer.