Heathfield Road, W3
Additional key features:
- Original Arts and Crafts architectural features
- Catchment area for schools with good Ofsted ratings
- Fast commuter links with Heathrow, West End and (from 2018) the City.
Well-proportioned entrance hall leads off to
- Library and dining room with window seats and original decoration;
- Drawing room with working fireplace, shelving and cupboards, uplighters and portrait lighting;
- Breakfast room with cupboard storage and arts display area giving on to kitchen with gas hob, electric ovens, washing machine, fridge, Bosch dishwasher and dryer.
Drawing room leads out through French windows onto the terrace with a view over south-facing garden.
Kitchen connects with terrace for easy serving of al fresco meals, barbecues.
Garden has second lower terrace, studio-sized shed, rosebeds, ornamental shrubs, rear access door onto Hanbury Road for parking and 5 min walk to Acton Town Underground (Piccadilly and District lines) and South Acton (North London line).
Hall leads into cloakroom with toilet and basin, and garage area with front and rear access.
First-floor landing leads onto
- Master bedroom with basin
- Main guest bedroom with Edwardian fireplace
- Front bedroom with Edwardian fireplace
- Rear bedroom with basin and Edwardian fireplace
- Loft with full insulation and large Velux window.
Other features and amenities:
Double-glazing on most windows; gas-fired CH / HW; French windows leading onto main terrace; second terrace at end of garden
Security features include substantial safe, smoke alarms, split-level intruder alarm system, locks on all doors and windows
Original architectural and design features: large tiled Edwardian porch, fireplaces in Edwardian decorative style, cornices. Original wooden picture rails, skirting boards, floors, stairway
Style of décor: contemporary neutral colours – whites, greys - inviting buyer to imprint personal style in early stages of residence, if wished.
Extensive storage space: utility room / garage, loft, shed, understairs etc
Potential for extension: although planning rules on demolition and structural frontage changes in conservation areas are there to uphold architectural excellence and historical interest and reduce building density, Mill Hill Park’s status does not forbid developments such as side returns, loft extensions, basement developments, conversion into flats or conservatories. All of these have been approved by Ealing Council in the 25 years since Conservation Area designation.
Conservation environment: Mill Hill Park Conservation Area is based on walled garden suburb developed by William Willett, originator of daylight saving (British Summer Time), from 1876 in grounds of Georgian house built in 1810 by Richard White, lawyer. Historic wall surrounding the then private suburb forms southern boundary of 50 Heathfield Road. All houses incl. no. 50 governed via by Willett’s resident architects’ standards of design / finish; this property (1909) was named Rosecroft in pastoral / idyllic style of Edwardian period.
Strong community aspects: active Mill Hill Park Residents’ Association, with monthly social events; Mill Hill Gardens is a secluded, attractive park (formerly cricket and croquet ground for Mill Hill Park) with playground for young children only
Connections: 21-minute commute to central London by Underground (District and Piccadilly Lines); 10-minute access to Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) at Acton Main Line station (opening 2018), with fast connections to Heathrow, West End, City of London and points east
5 mins to shops, restaurants, supermarkets on Gunnersbury Parade, or Acton High St. 10 mins by car / underground to Chiswick High Street, Ealing Broadway
Good access to independent / state nursery / primary / secondary schools: nearby are Twyford High School (Church of England), Ark Academy, International School of London, Acton High School (alma mater of The Who rock band) with Centre for Media, Arts and Applied Learning, London Japanese Secondary School, West London Languages School, others.
Short Underground journey to top UK independent schools Godolphin and Latimer, Latymer Upper, St Paul’s Girls and Notting Hill & Ealing High.
Nearby development: the £600 million award-winning Acton Gardens development to the south is replacing the 1960s buildings previously there.
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