I Spy again

As per usual, whoever first names the spot wins our hearty esteem. Whereabouts in the local area is this mythic creature to be found?



24 comments:

sonofagun said...

Is It a house on Vicars Hill ?

Tressillian James said...

yeah i was thinking of the house on the corner of vicars hill , opposite the entrance to the park

Hugh said...

What are house prices doing in Brox en ce moment?

M said...

Hugh,
I've been thinking about a move and from my enquiries it seems prices are about 10% down from the giddy heights of 2007. However there is a high demand for properties in the area and they sell fast.
You're welcome.

Tressilliana said...

http://tiny.cc/OrLuA

Will they get £1.2 million for this house?

Monkeyboy said...

Hey! I've got a door with Stained glass like that (slide 28) The rest of my house is not quiet up to that standard.

Hugh said...

Is it the Red House (the one some tool thinks he can still sell for its 2007 price)?

Tressilliana said...

No, it's on Tressillian Road.

Anonymous said...

Actually the Red House is a bargain (and I write as someone with no interest in it, for the avoidance of doubt). There simply is very little supply of big houses close to the central wealth generator of the UK - ie the City.

JAGS and Dulwich College are relatively nearby as well though v comeptitive to get into.

Tamsin said...

Isn't the dragon on St Margarets Road?

On bargains and family houses within reach of the City (NXG to London Bridge) and the Dulwich schools or Blackheath High - a friend is selling up in Jerningham Road

"After 23 happy years, the time has come to sell my much loved family house on Jerningham Road. It's on the market with Peter James and can be viewed via their website (you can't miss it as it's the only house for sale on Jerningham at £675,000). The house has lots of flexible accommodation with a huge though sitting room, 4/5 bedrooms, stunning views, a landscaped and easily maintained garden, off street parking and would be ideal for another family to take over and love as much as I have. I'm not in a chain so that lucky family could move in for Christmas!"

Hugh said...

If the Red House is a bargain it's funny that it's been on the market for two years.

mb said...

back to property prices, the center of gravity of BC. The place opposite is on the market for £369k

Headhunter said...

I think asking prices have slipped a bit since 07 and actual sale prices for 2 bed flats seem to have gone back to about the stamp duty threshold (£250k). Demand is definitely still high, a couple of people I know in the area have sold up very quickly, if not to the very 1st person viewing! One of our friends got full asking price a couple of months ago. They had about 3 offers and it almost went into a bidding war. We still get loads of leaflets through the door asking if we want to sell.

I've been to that house on Tressillian which is up for £1.2m! The guy has a studio thingy in the back garden which is open during Open Studios. The garden is gloriously overgrown. It's like walking through a jungle and then you suddenly come across the studio at the back.

The people selling the red house are obviously in no hurry to sell, they're happy to leave the place on the market til the market comes to them, be that at 2007 prices or not.

I've got a friend who rents a house in Herne Hill and it's been on sale for months at 07 levels, the owners just don't care how quickly it sells as they've got rental income anyway, they're just putting it out there in case they get a good offer. Doesn't cost anything to do that, apart from the hassle for the people living there to have people viewing it every weekend.

Anonymous said...

Most areas In Lewisham are blighted with Estate Agent leaflets asking If you want to sell, Brockley's not exclusive In that aspect.

Headhunter said...

True. I suppose an element of that may be just EAs trying to drum up trade, but I think there still is a lot of demand out there, right across London.

Anonymous said...

It must be starting to pick up again,A friend of mine got out of the Estate business for about a year,And has just gone back Into It,Couldn't face real work I suppose.

drakefell debaser said...

HH, You have to fork out £150 - £300 for a HIP these days before you can market your property.

aero-static said...

That's on Kent House, at the top of Vicar's Hill, opposite the entrance to Hilly Fields. Needs a good scrub ;)

Headhunter said...

I suppose that's true about HIPs, but the red house has probably been on sale since before HIPs came in!

Tressilliana said...

Kent House was built as the Headmaster's House for West Kent Grammar School, later Brockley County, now Prendergast. Not a lot of people know that.

HH, I wondered if anyone else had visited that house during Open Studios. I saw that the male owner now exhibits. His wife/partner graduated from Open Studios many years ago:

http://www.anitaklein.com/

but I went to the house in probably the last year she exhibited there. Bought a couple of postcards - sadly the real thing is out of our league pricewise!

Headhunter said...

I think I've been to that house each year for the past 3 years. The guy usually sits in the conservatory at the back tapping on his laptop whilst people file past and down the garden to the little studio. Bit unusual as most exhibitors for Open Studios try to engage you in conversation/offer you a drink/nibbles etc etc

Graham said...

It's between Arabin and Braxfield road on brockley road above the best one shop ish.

Brockley Kate said...

Sonofagun got it right first time, with Tressillian James adding extra accurate detail - so it's a tie!

Anonymous said...

I Knew It,been up and down Vicars Hill since I was a lad,you just asked were It was not who built the house lol.Is It a tie because James got his name In Blue.

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