One of three houses on the Bickley Park Estate designed and built by renowned architect Ernest Newton and local builder Francis Duthoit. Completed in 1904 ‘Crosshand House’ is one of Bickley’s most iconic houses and an example of Newton’s shift in styles from Arts and Craft’s to Neo Georgian.
Offering approximately 7,500 sqft of living space this magnificent residence’s west wing was once separated into three self contained dwellings. However it is now one house and can offer up to nine bedrooms, five bathrooms, an en suite and a minimum of six reception rooms.
This imposing Grade II listed home is, as you would imagine, gifted with high ceilings, period mouldings and a mixture of original sash and leaded light windows throughout. To the ground floor is a kitchen fitted by Stoneham’s including a central island, granite work tops, walnut units, Miele appliances and an Aga Stove with AIMS control settings. The drawing room is spacious and has a working marble fireplace, the sitting room located in the middle of the house also boasts a working marble fireplace and a charming curved bay with bespoke French doors. Both these reception rooms are decorated and presented in keeping with the character and period origins of the house. Furthermore there is a formal dining room, large utility room fitted by Stonehams, two downstairs WC’s plus a further reception, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom where the ground floor dwelling used to be, making an ideal granny annexe or home office perhaps.
The first floor includes six bedrooms, three bathrooms, an en-suite to the master bedroom and a study. Off the first floor there are two staircases leading to the top floor (formerly a one/two bedroom dwelling) comprising three more receptions/bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen.
The west wing accommodation offers the ultimate in versatility whether it be independent living quarters for relatives, mature children, an Au Pair, or integrated with the main house as it is currently.
Occupying an impressive size plot of approximately 3/4 of an acre, ‘Crosshand House’ is accessed via a gated carriage driveway, punctuated and perfectly screened along the boundary by mature shrubs and trees. To the rear there is a quintessentially English garden, befitting a home of this stature with beautifully landscaped tree, shrub and flower borders and flowing green lawns.
Located close to a great choice of gastro pubs, restaurants and cafes in and around Chislehurst village and Bickley. The Glades Shopping Centre is close by and offers extensive shopping and entertainment facilities. Several excellent schools are close by including Bromley High School, Eltham College, Bullers Wood, Bickley Park and Braeside. Three mainline stations are close by, Bickley (0.5) offering fast and frequent services into Victoria, Chislehurst (0.7) and Elmstead Woods (0.8) with regular services into London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross.