Greatwood

Chislehurst, Kent

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This large townhouse designed by the acclaimed architect Norman Starrett in 1962 is located on a quiet cul-de-sac, designated as a private road, in Chislehurst. Arranged over three storeys, the four-bedroom house offers generously-proportioned, light-filled accommodation, most notably in the open-plan living / kitchen / dining area which occupies the entire first floor. Chislehurst is a popular and attractive town with excellent links to central London (train journey times to London Bridge are approximately 15 minutes).

Greatwood is a small development of 19 houses, all designed by Starrett in a style he called the 'H2 Design'. The houses are arranged in small groups of staggered terraces to give maximum privacy. Located in a quiet setting away from the main road, Greatwood retains a private and tranquil atmosphere.

The development is one of a small number in the Southeast London area designed by Starrett for Hyndewood, a development company that is perhaps only rivalled by Span in the postwar era for the quality of its housing. The development was given a Civic Design Award in the 1960s, and the architecture and setting of Greatwood have been recently protected by a local listing. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner also singled out the development for praise in his celebrated Buildings of England series.

The property being offered for sale is an end-of-terrace house in a privileged position on Greatwood. It has been the subject of extensive updating by the current owners with work including a renewal of the heating system, a reconfiguration of the ground floor, and redecoration of the internal accommodation and a renovation of the exterior terraces. It has a large garden which is landscaped into three terraces.

Greatwood is five to ten minutes' walk from the high street of Chislehurst and fifteen minutes from Royal Parade, both of which boast a wide range of independent shops, chain shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. It is also ten minutes' walk from both Chislehurst (Zone 5) and Elmstead Woods (Zone 4) trains stations. Journey times are from 15 minutes to London Bridge and 25 minutes to Charing Cross. European train travel is possible from nearby Ebbsfleet International (a fifteen-minute drive). The M25 and M20 are within five minutes' drive.

The area is particularly well-served for both primary and grammar schools. The local recreation ground is a five-minute walk, with larger green open spaces at Chislehurst Commons.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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