Wanstead’s newest home?

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Times must be good. The former Startin Builder’s office on the corner of Sylvan Road and Wanstead High Street, which has just been converted into a one-bedroom bungalow, has just gone on the market.

It’s yours for £300,000.

It’s before Wansteadium’s time, but we believe the building started life as a ticket office for the railway – presumably in days before the line it served was actually part of the Central Line. But this meant the building needed quite a bit of refurbishment before it would be suitable for a house – including installation of some insulation.

What was a paved front area for the builder’s office has now become a recently laid winter lawn, benefiting from the mild wet weather no doubt.

So who would it suit? Conceivably someone who works in the City who wants somewhere to sleep during the week (and who likes trains, probably).

We are seeking a comment from George C Parker posthaste.

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12 thoughts on “Wanstead’s newest home?”

  1. I certainly recall this building being the office of Charringtons Coal Merchants in the 1950’s when there was a siding (mainly for coal) just beyond where Eagle Court on Hermon Hill.

    Goods trains from Stratford continued to serve various goods depots up to Epping until the late 60’s/early 70’s.


  2. Well, I find it a rather fine ‘reboot’ of this latterly unloved (see http://goo.gl/maps/1KHdi) corner.
    I like the sturdy new front door, the neatly-matched railings and the discreet reassurance of the alarm box on the side. The lawn is also a great improvement on the rather tired paving which came before.
    This “House for One” well appeal as a pied-a-terre for somebody who appreciates the proximity to Wanstead High Street, but who also needs to be near the Tube for access to town. As for the value – we may be surprised!

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