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4 Bedroom Apartment Flat 107 Biddulph Mansions , Elgin Avenue, London, UK, W9 1HU

£1,800,000

Property highlights

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Cloakroom
  • 1 Study/Storage Space

Full description

This incredibly bright and spacious four-bedroom mansion apartment is situated in a popular, well-maintained, red-brick mansion block on one of the wide avenues in Maida Vale. It is the only apartment in the block with a spacious roof terrace giving far reaching views of London. The property comes with share of freehold.

Accessed on the third floor, the property comes with a master bedroom with plenty of built in storage; a second double bedroom overlooking the large front balcony; a spacious sitting-room which also overlooks the front balcony; a bathroom and a guest cloakroom. All the old, draughty sash windows have been replaced with double-glazed sash windows.

Also on this floor is a very spacious, high end, kitchen/diner/family room with windows all around to create a light, airy space with wow factor. The worktop is in teak wood and high spec appliances are Bosch, Neff and Siemens. It has access to a back balcony and a statement staircase up to loft space providing ample storage space and currently used as an office. This space comes with air-conditioning and provides direct access to the roof terrace.

The large, bright hallway leads to the main staircase which takes you to two single bedrooms (each with air-conditioning) and a bathroom. Space has been maximised to include storage and one of the bedrooms provides direct access onto the roof terrace. The roof terrace is a wonderful sun-trap in the summer and great for al-fresco dining.

Ideally located, the property is very close to Paddington Recreation Ground, the boutique shops and cafes of Lauderdale Parade and Clifton Road, and is a short walk to Little Venice and its scenic canals. It’s a 5-minute walk to Maida Vale Tube Station on the Bakerloo Line and within easy reach of the West End, London City and Canary Wharf. Good local schools include the American School in London along with a number of ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated Primary and Secondary schools.

The property also benefits from a communal garden and caretaker. EPC D.

Large Open Plan Kitchen Diner Living Space

Separate Reception Room

Roof Terrace

2 Balconies

Double Glazing Throughout

Communal Gardens

Caretaker

Plenty of Storage Space

Share of Freehold

Approximately 1500 sq.ft. / 140 sq.m

See on Map:
Nearest stations :
  • Kilburn High Road( 0.65 mi)
  • Queen's Park Station( 0.77 mi)
  • Paddington Station( 0.95 mi)
  • South Hampstead( 1.03 mi)
  • London Marylebone( 1.2 mi)
The apartment up for grabs is situated on the third floor and accessed by a wide, sweeping communal staircase. Once inside it’s on two floors and is the only flat in the block with a roof terrace, giving wonderful views over London.

Accessing the apartment is easy for anyone who can get around on their own two feet, however, our six year old Ollie, who has Down’s Syndrome, doesn’t fall into that category as he’s not terribly mobile. On the plus side he can generally get up stairs on a good day with enough encouragement but is hopeless at going downstairs so has to be carried, well, you get the picture – he isn’t getting any lighter! So after 16 wonderful years of living here we have decided, with some regret, we need somewhere more suitable.

We got quotes from a couple of estate agents in autumn of 2016 which both suggested a valuation in the region of £1.8M (flat 137, with loft conversion but no roof terrace, sold for £1.7M in 2015); very nice, but our timing was all wrong as we discovered – nobody wanted to spend money on expensive properties in London with Brexit on the horizon and who could blame them. Cut to a year or so later and, with the London property market continuing to stagnate, we spotted a news article about house competitions. Having done a fair bit of research in the meantime we realised there are risks if it’s not done properly and it’s essential to get the right advice, but there are advantages; no estate agents; the chance to get a lucky person, hopefully two with a decent second prize cash offer that could be used as a deposit, on the London housing ladder; at the same time being able to donate a decent lump sum to charity.

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1st Prize

107 Biddulph Mansions, an apartment within an Edwardian red-brick mansion block in Maida Vale, London, W9. Furnishings seen in the property photographs are not included, the property will be unfurnished. The property will be transferred to the winner mortgage free with no stamp duty to pay. The prize includes £3000 (including VAT) towards the cost of solicitor fees and one year of ground rent, service charge and sinking fund up to £6000.

 

2nd Prize

There is a second prize of £100,000 in cash.

 

Runner Up Prizes

There is are five runner up prizes of £10,000 cash each.

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