Zanara Court

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Zanara Court

Post by SydenhamOwl » 12 Oct 2017 12:58

http://www.acornnewhomes.co.uk/property ... 6-P211663/

"Sydenham, being one of South East London's most exciting hot spots with its vast open spaces and diverse range of eateries"

Hmmm

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Post by rod taylor » 12 Oct 2017 14:25

...and those kind of boxy apartments are so characterless.

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Post by angela53 » 12 Oct 2017 18:48

Sorry to have to disagree but I think they are quite ok and better than what was there beforehand
Nothing has to be perfect, I am happy with good enough

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Post by sherlomi » 12 Oct 2017 19:53

I dont know where Zanara Court is - please tell me.

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Post by SydenhamOwl » 13 Oct 2017 10:03

sherlomi wrote:I dont know where Zanara Court is - please tell me.
New development on Sydenham Road. Opposite Calabash of Culture and Cherry and Ice.

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Post by bjc » 13 Oct 2017 10:48

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Post by Spark plug » 13 Oct 2017 11:45

I heard a rumour the old Volkspares site will be new council flats,twenty was mentioned.

vbsydenham
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Post by vbsydenham » 13 Oct 2017 11:47

£400K for a 1 bed flat in a middling town in Zone 3 borders :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

World's gone mad

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Post by mosy » 13 Oct 2017 12:01

rod taylor wrote:...and those kind of boxy apartments are so characterless.
I'm guessing you mean the featureless insides of boxes?
If so, I'm 50/50 on that as although og skirtings and fancy cornices or plate racks and dados look nice, they aren't half dust collectors, which is not good with asthma on the rise.

The absence of a chimney breast plus alcoves is perhaps most noticeable, which unfortunately makes cupboards look out of place just stuck there. (You'll notice that you rarely see a cupboard or wardrobe in show flats.)

That said, they're perfectly adequate if you just want somewhere to hang your hat, which probably means you haven't accumulated 30 years' worth of junk and memorabilia, oh yes and kids lol, to need nooks and crannies for ;)
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The assumed deposit for the 1-bed flat linked of £77K is I suppose a sign of the times.

Zanary Court looks OK to me, the density of these new blocks springing up is a concern though.

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Post by rod taylor » 13 Oct 2017 12:15

mosy wrote: I'm guessing you mean the featureless insides of boxes?

The absence of a chimney breast plus alcoves is perhaps most noticeable, which unfortunately makes cupboards look out of place just stuck there. (You'll notice that you rarely see a cupboard or wardrobe in show flats.).
Precisely Mosy. I appreciate we’re in the realms of personal taste here (so please don’t shout at me people) but so many of these new developments are a set of cell-like boxes. They are less rooms than compartmentalised space.

At least when the Japanese do something similar they imbue a zen-like minimalism in the space so it feels light and airy.

In the consumer-collectible culture of Britain/London, however, the effect is both alienating and cheapening. Which is ironic as it will set you back the best part of a half mill.

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Post by Pally » 13 Oct 2017 18:26

Not having seen them without the scaffolding, my impression is that there has been a definite attempt to make them fit in with the surrounding buildings which is quite positive compared to some other developments.

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Post by mosy » 13 Oct 2017 20:34

Yes Pally, the council insisted on the facade and materials being sympathetic alongside its neighbours for Zanary Court.

It's different from blocks built on their own spacious ground in that respect that can develop their own character or attributes. Though how the blocks behind The Greyhound were approved remains a mystery to me.

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Post by bensonby » 14 Oct 2017 10:41

That price for a one bedroom flat is insane. What sane person would pay that?!

vbsydenham
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Post by vbsydenham » 14 Oct 2017 11:10

A Russian or Chinese one.

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Post by owlwise » 14 Oct 2017 12:02

Definitely much better than what was there before. :D

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Post by Pally » 14 Oct 2017 12:41

mosy wrote:Yes Pally, the council insisted on the facade and materials being sympathetic alongside its neighbours for Zanary Court.

It's different from blocks built on their own spacious ground in that respect that can develop their own character or attributes. Though how the blocks behind The Greyhound were approved remains a mystery to me.
Trouble is , some "built on their own spacious ground" are most definitely not built to "develop their own character or attributes!" The ones behind the Greyhound have to be an improvement on the monstrous Army green box things in Bell Green ....on the main road before the traffic lights crossroads with Perry Vale and Sainsburys Road !

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Re: Zanara Court

Post by Spark plug » 15 Oct 2017 14:44

Update on the Volkspares site,it's forty council flats not twenty.No Idea when the redevelopment starts

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Post by alywin » 15 Oct 2017 23:15

bensonby wrote:That price for a one bedroom flat is insane. What sane person would pay that?!
Well, there was one going on Venner at £425K, I believe. Don't know what the buyers actually paid for it.

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Post by TredownMan » 16 Oct 2017 12:19

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Post by syenhamboy » 16 Oct 2017 22:33

Dare I ask where the residents of Zanara Court will park their cars? The residents in the surrounding roads struggle to park their cars due to Sydenham Station commuters, Sydenham Road Shoppers and the endless shop staff and estate agents parking their cars in the area. Residents can't park and now a load more flats with no parking facilities.

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