A newly decorated two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of Taymount Grange, a well-maintained early Modernist block in Forest Hill. Situated at the top of Taymount Rise, the apartment — with its original large Crittall windows — is light and bright with far-reaching views of London and overlooks the picturesque communal gardens and grounds. The flat benefits from a fitted kitchen with washing machine, a large living room with stripped wooden floors, two good sized double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. Due to the apartment being favourably located on the corner of the building, the main bedroom also benefits from being dual aspect. Many original featured are retained, such as the doors, ironmongery, fitted cupboards and cast-iron radiators.
Forest Hill offers a number of good independent cafes, restaurants and pubs. Taymount Grange is located close to the Horniman Museum and Gardens, and is well placed for the shops and restaurants of Dulwich Village and East Dulwich, as well as the open spaces of Sydenham woods and Dulwich Park.
Forest Hill station is just 5 minutes away, with London Overground services to Highbury & Islington via Shoreditch High Street and Canada Water (for connections to the Jubilee Line). Southern Trains runs direct services to London Bridge with a journey time of around 20 minutes.
The property is available to rent now and is offered unfurnished. Rent is inclusive of cost of central heating.
Built in 1935, Taymount Grange was designed by architect George Bertram Carter who trained at the Royal College of Arts and was a pupil of Sir Edwin Lutyens from 1919 to 1922. The building was built on a former a 19th-century house (Taymount), and the former Queens Tennis Club. The developer was Sir Malerham Perks. It has a steel frame with masonry infill and a rendered finish, flat roof and metal streamlined windows. Advertised as ‘The servant problem solved’, the new apartments were aimed at the middle classes and many of the flats comprised two units: a large one for the occupants, a smaller one for the servant. Facilities available to residents included guest-rooms, lounge, restaurant, terrace, landscaped gardens, swimming pool, seven tennis courts and a putting green. Taymount Grange was also fully staffed with everyone from porters to domestic help.