A boldly redesigned four-bedroom Edwardian maisonette full of colour and grace. Extended to include a fourth bedroom, a larger kitchen, and a new bathroom, this versatile property is located near the iconic Alexandra Palace.
Albert Road, Alexandra Palace, 4 bedroom Maisonette
THE OWNER SAYS
We adore the family kitchen and bi-fold doors down to the garden. And our kids love their bedroom with its secret den.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating of D.
In the Borough of Haringey, the maisonette falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,804 in 2021/21).
One of only two in the building, the maisonette has a share of freehold with 900+ years remaining on the lease.
There is no service charge.
The current owners have extended the property to include a fourth bedroom, a bigger kitchen, and a new bathroom.
While we’d never go as far as calling a home ‘an immersive experience’, there’s something about the various themed rooms of this top floor maisonette that feels like stepping through a storybook.
The large, light-filled dining/kitchen area provides the backdrop for gatherings, big or small, and its current owners love stepping through the door and down to the private garden for a morning coffee. Inside, the reception room creates a grand focal point, with its original cast iron fireplace set against Cole & Son wallpaper. As for the two bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, colour has been recruited for maximum impact. Upstairs, the show-stopping master suite comes with an en suite shower room, while opposite, there’s a fourth bedroom with a secret den that would suit kids or teens alike.
Alexandra Park, with its panoramic views of the city and Grade II listed Alexandra Palace, is just a short stroll away. There’s also easy access to Muswell Hill’s historic Broadway with its independent cafés, restaurants, and pubs. And for transport, Bounds Green tube station is ten minutes away by foot, with Piccadilly Line service to Kings Cross in under 20 minutes.
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