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Hither Green Gem 3 bedroom semi-detached home for sale on thornford road

The property is now on the market and exclusively represented by our agents, KFH

The sunlight filled entrance hall leads through to the large kitchen and conservatory with glimpses of the garden beyond. On the right is the open plan living and dining room and the stairs ahead lead to the first level with a rear bedroom and bathroom with a further short flight to the master bedroom and the final third bedroom

It all looked rather different back in 2013 when we first viewed the house, but as you can see we retained the green theme in the hall but lightened things up

Random note - the pendant lights shown in the main photo are the "Emition 26" by Nordlux and look fantastic with either clear bulbs (throwing dramatic shadows on the walls) or frosted bulbs giving less shadows.

Depending on the time of year, the sun streams in through the front door panels casting beautiful patterns on the walls

The living room floods with light from the south facing aspect and has ample shelving and cupboard space for keeping cables tucked away out of sight

All the windows are double glazed and those facing the street have some frosted panels with a touch of creativity

"Symphony Steel" is the colour we chose to make the space bright and inviting

Open plan with the dining area, and additional access to the garden at the rear, make this a lovely space for entertaining and relaxing with friends or family

The dining area gets light both from the french doors to the patio (behind the photographer) and the south facing bay window to the front

Random note - the photo on the wall is from Bordighera in Liguria when we went house hunting in Italy back in 2008

When we lived here, we had converted this room into a library, but have now restored the room to its original use for dining

Let's head upstairs

Your feet are amongst the first to tread on the new stair runners

The bathroom has an integrated heated towel rail and underfloor heating to keep your toes nice and toasty

The rear double bedroom has space for a desk and overlooks the conservatory and garden

We chose a restful apple green for the second double bedroom

We used this room as a small designer's studio in our time in the home, but have restored it to a double bedroom with room to work at a desk. The large built-in wardrobe comes with ample storage beneath

Random note - the main photo in this room is of the rustic farmhouse we eventually did buy in Le Marche, Italy

We loved the light and fitted wardrobe space of the master bedroom. We added the frosted window manifestation for added privacy without curtains and warm tones on the walls help this room feel restful and calm

The owners before us used this small landing for a computer centre / shared office space. The loft is entered through a hatch above with expanding ladder for ease of access.

It's time to checkout the kitchen, conservatory and garden

The spacious kitchen has plenty of room for cooking and eating together

Wooden floors transition to tile over concrete. To the right, before the steps is a small door down to the cellar area which is handy for storage that you want more accessible than the loft space

As a keen amateur cook, I loved the ample preparation space as well as the double range cooker

Plumbed for dishwasher and washer / dryer, the new (in 2018) gas boiler is tucked away in the cupboard out of sight

We love the way the kitchen blends into the conservatory and then the garden beyond

The conservatory is double glazed with a frosted polycarbonate roof. When we had the dining area converted to a library, we used to eat in here all the time and had a dining table and benches in this surprisingly large space

The patio leads the transition from indoors to out

Random note - the wallpaper is Harlequin Lacarno from John Lewis

In this early 1870's map, Thornford road has yet to be built and the location marked is where the house would soon be. Built on the nursery for Campshill House, we think the kink in our garden aligns with the older boundary between the house grounds and the nursery. We like to think the Apple tree in the garden is right at home and perhaps a descendent of one that once stood in the nursery. By the next map of 1877, Thornford and Harvard roads have been constructed.

April 2017 shortly before we moved to the USA

2017

We fell in love with the garden, although as you'll see later, it has undergone quite a transformation

Random note - I put the mirrors on the back fence as a focal point for the garden back in 2016, astonishingly they are still in place despite being only mounted with velcro

Full of light, we've used the garden for entertaining as well as relaxing

Random note - we had this wall erected to replace the original that was starting to fall over and it blends in with the continuation around the corner on the deck

We love that the garden isn't overlooked by other houses and is surrounded by green in the summer months

Tucked round the corner, this deck and entertaining space is perfect on summer evenings and the fruit bearing apple tree is wonderful when in full bloom

Random note - we added the pool ladder to make the upper bed more accessible

We planted the Himalayan birch trees back in 2014 and added the raised bed for growing vegetables for the kitchen

The bed on the left is filled with Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire' and provides lovely winter colour. The ornamental Tibetan Cherry tree at the front was also planted by us in 2014 and is a slow growing cultivar

Random note - much of the original planting has now gone leaving you a bare canvas to create your own wonderful garden space

This is the "before" photo from when we first viewed the house in August 2013. Yes the wall on the right is indeed being held in place by the honeysuckle and as you see today, we replaced it with a new wall matching the style of the one by the raised entertaining deck

Summer 2016 and the garden was finally complete and ready to enjoy

A short video of the garden transformation

Flowers loved the sunny spots (summer 2016)

Our cat enjoying the Apple Tree, well, we think she was enjoying it!

Exclusively represented by Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward

10 minute walk west to Ladywell Station / 12 minute walk east to Hither Green Station

Trains from Ladywell to London Bridge, now as fast as 9 minutes and direct to Cannon Street in 18 minutes. Ladywell direct to Charing Cross under 20 minutes. I loved the commute into the city each morning as I could walk past Lewisham park and then through the church yard and Ladywell fields to the station.

Renovation, staging and project management by Amanda at Property Reviver

Disclaimer: This personal website is not affiliated with KFH in any way, it is a site created by the owners to offer additional photographs and information about the house in advance of the official listing which as of March 10th, is now available.