Shepherds Green, Chislehurst BR7


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  • Bedrooms: 6
A stunning locally listed Arts & Crafts period home, designed by the renowned local architect E.J May. The house has been extended and updated over the years to create an impressive family home, just under 5,700 square feet, that blends its original charm and character with all the comforts of modern day living.

The recent ground floor contemporary addition extends across the whole back of the house which changes the flow of the property, and provides modern day living spaces with views over the rear garden. The garden is a lovely size as well as being flat and measures approximately 170' X 70'. Being walled adds to the feeling of privacy and tranquillity with the overall plot being 0.45 of an acre.

The accommodation is over three floors. On the ground floor, the impressive square entrance hall with original parquet flooring, fireplace and window seat gives you that wonderful sense of home. There is a large kitchen/breakfast room with painted shaker kitchen units, granite worktops, professional range and adjoining utility room. The two original receptions rooms are well proportioned and lead into the new garden room and a family room overlooks the front garden. The ground floor addition which provides the amazing garden room, has been beautifully designed to contrast and complement the Edwardian design and successfully blends new and old. The large sliding glass doors gives you that feeling of being more connected to the garden. The extension also provides a games room with bar which overlooks the extensive decking and patio area. The majority of the ground floor has 'wet' under floor central heating.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms, four of which have ensuites that have been cleverly created plus a family bathroom. The top floor is a master bedroom suite with dressing area and spacious ensuite. Three of bedrooms have air conditioning and the master suite also has wet under floor central heating with the ensuites having electric matting under floor heating.

There is plenty of private parking to the front accessed via remote gates and an integral garage. The front garden is well screened by mature hedging providing privacy.

Chislehurst station is 1.3 miles, Royal Parade 0.3 of a mile and the High Street 0.7 of a mile. Farringtons independent school is next door, which caters for students from ages 3 to 18, perfect if you want to avoid the hectic school run. Scadbury Park Nature Reserve with over three hundred acres of beautiful countryside is free to the public to explore and is only a 5 minute walk away.

London Borough of Bromley - Band G - £2,819.20

A little history: Edward John May (1853-1941) was the last pupil of Decimus Burton, one of the foremost English Architects and urban designers of the 19th century. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1873, and won the riba Pugin Prize in 1876.

From the 1890's he was resident in Chislehurst, where he was responsible for a wide range of Arts & Crafts houses.

This house was constructed in 1907 and is a fine example of Arts & Craft architecture. The house is mentioned in the renowned publication 'Pevsner Buildings of England, London South VII (ref p. 179).

Footnote by Richard Piddock, Partner at jdm. "I am fortunate to have had the privilege of visiting many of Chislehurst's finest properties and this stunning period family home has a real charm and grandeur that cannot be replicated in modern houses. The contemporary addition adds a different dimension that enhances this fine house and makes for a truly unique home.

London Borough of Bromley - Council Tax Band G - £2,661.40

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