Friday, 1 August 2014

Two London property "do-uppers"


I struggle with London, I really do. It just doesn't make sense to me that people would pay so much to live there.
Now I know you Southerners are probably fed up of us Northerners saying stuff like that, and obviously I can understand the having to live there bit, what with London delivering 80% of new jobs in the UK, but wanting to live there? Nope - you've lost me.
Anyway, setting aside my personal preference for living elsewhere, I'm looking at London "wrecks" today.
Mostly because Sam and his wife, who run the London renovation property site www.propertyrenovate.com, kindly offered me free access to their swish search engine and I had a good trawl through.
The house above, in Eltham, SE9, caught my eye - not least because it still has the original air raid shelter in the back garden. How cool is that!


The garden itself is an impressive 95-feet long, with brick-built garage and off-street parking (both of which you could probably rent out nowadays through an app or something).

The house needs modernising but there are some nice original features and it has a lovely, open feel.
It's detached, with three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs; two receptions, kitchen and garden room downstairs.
On Dobell Road, it's up for sale at offers around £450k through Robinson Jackson, details and more pix here.
I also liked the four-bed, Edwardian semi, below, on Fox Lane in Palmers Green, N13:


Lovely big rooms and lots of fab original features, including fireplaces and stained glass windows. Plus a pretty and secluded garden.


It's on the market at a fiver under £700k (not so keen on that bit!) through Anthony Webb. Details and more pix here.