Mr Clarke thinks :
The copious hidden storage is a genius play to disguise those home items we need but don’t always want on show.
Nestled between two deep terracotta terraces, this property is a stylish sanctuary in bustling Harringay. This is a perfectly neat yet ample five bedroom, terraced property that shows how timeless, contemporary living can be achieved in a Victorian build, with the clever use of storage solutions all over the home for sleek, stylish living with plenty of attitude.
We could say “Minton Tiles on the front porch” and leave it at that, but this home has so much more to reveal in its interior splendour, it would be madness to stop. A shade of barely blue washes over the front façade, around stone bays, framing windows, the lower half of which have been frosted for more privacy. It’s the little touches that really make a difference here.
Inside, this home has been delicately designed, breathing life into original features and enhancing its Victorian heritage through clever remodelling by George Beedle Architects. Cornicing in the hallway is complimented by beautiful restored oak flooring and the natural undulation of the original stairs invites you in. A view through to the modern kitchen extension and of the upstairs light well is all the temptation you need to take the next steps.
Custom storage is everywhere: hidden under the stairs concealing white goods, coats and shoes; custom cabinetry built in to the alcoves of the living room; functional storage in the kitchen and outdoor bike and garden sheds. Do not be deceived by the simplicity of this home, it packs a punch in hidden treasures too.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The fact you can see right through the house from entering. It's so bright and airy.
The original flooring continues through the front living space and more formal dining options. In the living area, you’re drenched in sunlight from the large bay windows. With an armchair nestled into the bay, the front room of the home feels peaceful and private for day and evening downtime.
The subtle nods to Mid-Century living sit harmoniously. The dining room a prime example. Simplicity is key here and a tonal grey palette edged in deep skirting and finely chiselled architrave sets the mood and offers a sophisticated space away from the hustle of the kitchen.
The kitchen space is a testament to what you can do with natural resources in light and an extension for space. An uber stylish, modern kitchen with waterfall island, paved in geometric tiles on one side, sits proudly in this custom fit kitchen. What can be concealed through integration has been, allowing the design details to sing.
Bi-folds open the kitchen up onto the garden, making the most of every corner. In the garden, the fully landscaped area is a low maintenance outdoor space to be enjoyed to its fullest. You could while away the day sat in the reflection of this. Light tumbles in from the pitched glass roof onto built-in shelving, one of many stylish storage options in this home.
Upstairs the rooms have been set up to provide quiet solitude - ‘quietude’ for work and slumber. The journey continues into the roof space, which has been extended to best effect, benefiting from even more light in the rear of the property and a beautifully calm, neutral palette washed throughout the second floor space. Five bedrooms allow for a growing family to work, rest and play.
The main bedroom comes up trumps with the upstairs bay window, naturally, and the further four bedrooms all benefit from light throughout. The loft bedroom has an en-suite and Velux windows with integrated blackout blinds. The family bathroom boasts underfloor heating and LED lighting for ultimate relaxation.
- Design Features : The waterfall island with its geometric tiles is such fun and adds a layer of designed-in art.
- Connectivity : You're less than a 10 minute walk to Turnpike Lane station.
- Three words : That kitchen vibe.
Our favourite part
The clever kitchen extension that pays homage to the natural flow of the original house.
A feast of cultures!
Here is where you'll find a magnificent combination of cultures. You just need to walk down Green Lanes to experience the wonderful mix of mega-kebab houses, coffee shops, a truly global selection of restaurants, whole food stores and everything in between.
Head to Crouch End and wander down Stroud Green Road - you're in for a treat - and take a visit to our friends at Mosey Home, Finsbury Park.
Victorian and Edwardian terraces of "The Ladder", lots of new developments springing up (Woodberry Down is now well established)
You are spoilt for incredible green spaces here - Finsbury Park, obviously, but also Clissold Park and Woodberry Wetlands are nearby.
If you wanted to venture further out you've got the overground east and west from Harringay Green Lanes station, Piccadilly line from Manor House, National rail and more from Finsbury Park. There's also a great selection of schools and nurseries. Bingo.
Good time vibes.
- Post Office: 1
- Supermarket: Big Sainsburys and Lidl nearby.
- Pubs: The Salisbury is a family favourite. So is The Finsbury!
- Walks: Woodberry Down Wetlands is a real escape from the daily hustle.
- Tech Spec: Nest Hello video doorbell and Nest Minis are located throughout the house. Lutron automated lighting system features on the ground floor and Nest thermostats control the interior temperature. A micro-irrigation, internet controlled LinkTap water timer feature is outside.
- Living Spaces: The living room is a more grown-up space, opening into a relaxed dining room and then into an extraordinary kitchen with instant hot tap for a quick cuppa(!) and underfloor heating. Both receptions rooms are adorned with Flos Tatou lights.
- Sleeping Spaces: Five double bedrooms (1 with en suite).
- Outdoors: A terraced area connected to the kitchen, steps up to a simple garden, beautifully planted and lit. Cedar cladding on the back wall, Easigrass Kensington Realistic Grass, raised beds and a micro-irrigation system making it low maintenance. There is a front garden too.
- Decor: Paint & Paper Library.
- Local Authority: Haringey.
- Council Tax Band: D.
- Setting: The Harringay Ladder off Green Lanes is bustling and vibrant, perfect for families looking to live within the London Borough of Haringey. Fairland Park has evolved into a great hub for all families on Fairfax Road and other neighbouring ladder streets. It is also an easy walk to Alexandra Palace and Finsbury Park.