Found on a quiet street, a stone's throw from Downhill's Park, this classic three bedroom house is located within a coveted corner of N17. Set out over two floors but with the potential to extend into the loft, the home provides space and scope for a couple or young family to put down roots long-term.
Alton Road, South Tottenham, 3 Bedroom House
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: D
Part of the borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,400.72 for 2018/2019).
The current owners have done a lot of general updating since they bought the house. Cosmetic stuff, such as repainting throughout with Farrow & Ball colours, to some more significant upgrades like the refurbishing all of the sash windows and upgrading the bathroom with new fittings and turquoise metro tiles from Fired Earth.
If you’re a cyclist, the Cycle Superhighway (CS1) begins at Seven Sisters and ends at Liverpool Street providing a faster and safer, direct route into central London.
THE OWNERS SAY
We loved living in this house. It's such an easy, comfortable and relaxing house to live in. Cosy in the winter; light and cool in the summer.
A couple of things we really love are the French doors in the kitchen which open directly onto south-facing decked garden, which is fenced on all sides, providing additional space that we use all year round. There’s also a hidden paddling pool built into the deck which can be used as a sandpit.
We'll miss living in this lovely house, but our new life is starting in Bristol now, so hope to pass onto another family who will love it as much as we did!
The exterior, with its weathered red-brick and petrol blue woodwork, means it's a handsome house from the street. That positive first-impression continues inside, where the large double reception room and soft tones instantly create a calming atmosphere. Added to that, the back garden faces south, so light streams in from the rear of the house, bathing it in warm sunshine all day long.
The three bedrooms upstairs are all a decent size, particularly the main bedroom at the front, which is wide and welcoming and clearly the master. The pretty, original fireplace gives a pleasing focal point to the room and the two double-glazed sash windows draw in plenty of natural light.
A final but important mention for the back garden which is a bonafide sun trap. Fully decked with hardwood, so ultra low-maintenance, but with some mature planting that softens the whole the scene. Some clever soul has also added a small, hidden splash pool under the deck, which is a genius idea – brilliant for little ones.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
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