4 bedroom terraced house for sale by owner LondonLondon, Droop Street, City of London, Greater London
£1 200 000Offers in Region of
Listing ID: 1993
Added on: more than 14 days ago
Property type: House
Listing Type:for sale
Postal Code:W10 4DQ
County:City of London, Greater London
Last modified:more than 30 days ago
Condition of the property:Good
Outside spaces associated with the property:Back Garden, Private Garden, Patio
Heating related features:Central, Double Glazing, Eco-Friendly, Electric, Gas, Under Floor
We have a beautiful four bedroom house on a quiet and friendly residential street in the Queens Park Estate (listed Victorian cottages). It has been perfect for our family, and we think would be perfect for other families too. We completely renovated the house In 2019, opening up the downstairs into a spacious floor where cooking, relaxing, eating, hanging out is all easy and comfortable - and when the sun is out the back of the house opens up to the garden. We love cooking and the kitchen is set up for that, with a six burner stove, double oven, cabinetry made from reclaimed wood panels from a Dutch cheese factory (combined with concrete and metal surfaces), and a nice island in the middle for chopping and chatting. There is a bathroom downstairs with a shower in it and some groovy tiles.
Upstairs on the first floor there are three bedrooms which we used for our kids (and when our twins moved into the same room one became an office). Ttwo of the three bedrooms have wardrobes. The 'family' bathroom is on the first floor too, with a shower and family sized bath and more space than the ground floor bathroom.
On the second floor we have converted the eves into our bedroom, with a king sized bed and plenty of closet space. There are three skylights upstairs so lots of light, and sticking your head out one of the skylights at night is lovely for looking at the stars (on clear nights) and listening to the birdsong in the morning (our local park is one block away and the birds sit up in the top of the trees and sing in the mornings). All through the house are lovely wooden floors, a private garden in the back (with a washer and dryer in a shed in the garden).
We are currently doing some work on the back corner of the ground floor level of the house - the Council decided that we built our side extension too long, and so we are having to take down the back 1.5 square metres of the side extension (so that it is 'subservient to the original footprint of the house to comply with the Council guidelines for the conservation neighbourhood that the house is in). It will not meaningfully change the floor space or character of the house, but will mean the back wall of the ground floor - which is currently a single roll away door - will be big double doors and a picture window instead.
Less than 10 minutes walk from Portobello Road, Queen’s Park and Chamberlayne Road. Our local park is one block away, and an even bigger park is 10 mins walk. Farmers market, butcher and fishmonger nearby. Lots of shops, cinemas, pubs, cafes and restaurants in all directions. Great sports facilities, tennis and swimming pool, in the area too.
Lots of transport options including tubes from Queen's Park (Bakerloo), Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove (H&C), Overground (Kensal Rise) and lots of buses.
We live on the Queens Park estate, which was built in the 1860s for the railworkers who were building Paddington Rail Station, so it has a lovely village in a city feeling. We are smack in the middle of a bunch of great neighbourhoods, with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and markets in all directions. There are three local high streets full of shops and cafes and such (Chamberlayne Road, Salusbury Road and the Harrow Road). One of the other major attractions within walking distance is the Portobello Road and Goldborne Road markets and shops (full of cafes, pubs, food, and more too) – market days when all the stalls are out are Fridays and Saturdays, but there are often stalls out during the week on Portobello Road during the Summer and early Fall months.