Mr Clarke thinks :
The location is perfect for a discerning family, as you’re only a short stroll away from Crouch End Broadway and Hornsey High Street…and a number of our favourite pubs.
Nestled on a quiet one-way street in Hornsey, you find this magnificent home. By maximising light, this garden flat creates a coherent, contemporary place. There is a lovely relaxed vibe about this Victorian home; the gorgeous high ceilings and feature fireplaces makes it feel like a very special space.
The interiors are great to move straight into, but also welcome some creative flair if that’s what you anticipate. The flooring throughout are warm timber hues and cooling carpets which breaks up the decorative tiling which you first spot whilst approaching the front door. Through the entrance hallway, you come into the inner hallway which is welcoming and comfortable. There’s two doors here which lead to the two front facing bedrooms. But to the heart of this home is the rear kitchen. This is a lovely room which fits a big dining table amongst the rest of your vintage finds. Turn Sonos on, prepare your meals for the week and have a boogie whilst having a drink (or you could always admire your garden). The utility room also makes us do a little dance - it’s such a rarity, but something we now couldn’t live without.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The raised beds in the garden - they are just waiting to be crammed full of edible goodies.
Next-door is the living room. A huge space with high ceilings - perfect for popping a projector on the wall, or for letting all the light in through the sliding doors which open onto your private rear garden. You’ll be pleased to know that there’s a lower ground room. It’s not dingy at all… the owner converted a very dark and dank cellar to create the extra space their family needed to stay here for a few more years. It’s a really versatile space, currently used as a bedroom, but has also been a playroom. The family bathroom is back up the stairs and after a busy weekend, is suited for a spa like soak on a Sunday’s eve.
- Design Features : A thoughtfully converted flat which has been enlarged by the addition of a versatile basement room.
- Three words : Spacious. Garden. Home.
Our favourite part
The more social spaces compliment the more intimate, relaxing rooms.
A collection of lush places in London
A thriving high street and influx of new home owners and some of London's best green space on its doorstep. Priory Park, the New River Path, Highgate and Queen's Wood's are great places to wear your new shoes in. You'll also predominantly spot Victorian and Edwardian architecture on your travels, however it's quite fun seeking out the high quality new builds which have recently been completed.
People love living here with their children, partners, pets and friends. You'll often hear stories of once hectic lives, now settling in this relaxing place. For kids Rokesley Junior School is well loved, and during Christmas holidays they can always pop over to the ice rink.
A broad selection of good schools at all levels.
Small, independent shops dominate, with well known stables completing the shopping offering.
A large Sainsbury's has recently opened.
We can't mention Hornsey without swooning over the gorgeous ground and incredible entertainment Alexandra Palace offers. Another fancy spot is Through The Woods, Middle Lane...would recommend for a birthday treat. Well established neighbourhood restaurants adorn the surrounding streets so you really have a tough time choosing!
If you want to explore a little further afield, you can do so rapidly. Transport into London is via Hornsey Railway Station so you can get to Moorgate in 20 minutes. If you just want to sit and watch the rest of London, then definitely go to Ally Pally; it has one of the best vantage points.
Friendly vibes, amazing entertainment & great food
- Stores: The high street is awash of good and useful independent shops.
- Supermarket: We recommend Middle Lane Market for the best quality produce, coffee and wines.
- Pubs: So many to choose from, but we have had lots of fun over the years at the Great North Railway Tavern.