Mr Clarke thinks :
The Garden - sitting outside, it is hard to think that Ridley Road market is a few minutes walk away...its so peaceful here!
This stylish and spacious home is tucked away from one of London's most exciting areas - Dalston. The light filled interiors are calm and quiet and the garden is a luxury that we all require right now.
One of the beauties of the house is its anonymity - it is so hidden away that you feel far from the hustle of the city. There is a parking space for a car, which could be used instead for a bike shed or perhaps a separate studio.
The large entrance hall welcomes you into the light-filled, modern interior. Downstairs has a subtle twist on the traditional, and we are here for it. The open-plan main living space comprises of a comfortable living area, a contemporary kitchen and a smart dining space. There’s no better place to try out new recipes whilst half watching your favourite program. In the summer months you can throw the French doors open and spill out onto the lush garden to try your culinary creation. This wedge-shaped room also boasts a dramatic glass sided staircase which transports you to the first floor bedroom suite. To the right on this floor, there are two bright bedrooms - one with an en-suite shower room - and the main bathroom.
A beautiful, private and quiet garden is a luxury we all require right now. The paved area to the front of the house would be a lovely home for potted plants, hanging baskets, and some storage space.
Mrs Clarke loves :
I love the living and cooking spaces - perfect for an evening of entertaining and conjuring up afternoon nibbles.
This unique home is the city dwellers dream, as well as being a sanctuary for the slower evenings. You really have it all here. The double bedrooms are perfect for a family, or a sociable couple who want a guest suite - everyone will feel right at home.
There is a purposeful, simple and beautiful aesthetic throughout the home.
Even though the current owner extended the home some years ago, there is still potential scope to increase it’s footprint. The creative potential from simple decor to creating a garden studio is exciting - you can seek inspiration from the diverse and dynamic neighbourhood.
- Three words : Hidden. Urban. Gem.
A dazzling array of cultures and people
Once London's hippest neighbourhood, Dalston retains its edge but has grow up into a sophisticated place to live, relax and play.
A young, hip crowd are drawn here for diverse day and night life. Intergenerational multiculturalism sits side by side with post-millennial coffee co-working spaces, yakitori restaurants and anything-goes nightlife venues. This home is incredibly located for some of London's best green space (London Fields and Victoria Park), and has thriving food and music scenes.
Hopping off the overground you'll spot graffiti clad urban decay, cutting edge new apartment blocks, Victorian villas and the architypal East End squares of terraced houses. Dalston Curve garden is a cute place to spend the weekend and learn some new plant names. Another lush space is Dalston Roof Park where you can pop over for a nice cold bevvy whilst watching the city lights and sunset.
You don't need to leave this place, however if you did Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland are close by meaning the whole of London is covered.
Symbolising modern London
- Stores: The whole food stores and Ridley Road market are where the locals shop.
- Pubs: It's a toss up between Farr's School of Dancing and The Scolt Head.
- Walks: London Fields Lido, Hackney Downs and Regents Canal are close by.
- Local Authority - Hackney.
- Council Tax Band - D.
- Services - Gas central heating, electric and broadband.
- Tenure - Freehold.
- Air Quality Score - 4.