This architecturally striking maisonette in Crouch End stands out from the crowd, with an impressive sunroom and terrace with rooftop views.

Barrington Road, Crouch End, 3 Bed. Maisonette

£850,000

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THE OWNERS SAY

We have loved living in this area for the past 14 years. Crouch End is a family-friendly area with easy walkable access to interesting shops, varied restaurants and even two cinemas.

There are good nearby school options for children. Plus, we are close to many wonderful green spaces, such as the nearby Priory Park, Highgate Woods and Alexandra Palace grounds with fantastic views across the city.

Ally Pally also has an ice rink, skate park, music venue, food markets and firework displays. Central London is easy to get thanks to a range of onward travel connections.

BRICKWORKS SAYS

Located between the leafy north London neighbourhoods of Crouch End and Muswell Hill, this elegantly designed split-level apartment occupies the upper two floors of a converted Edwardian house.

On entering, you find a bright living room and a separate kitchen on the first floor, alongside a family-sized bathroom and two double bedrooms. Upstairs, in the contemporary extension, and on a half landing is a wood-panelled lounge-cum-office space that opens onto an open-air, walled terrace with stunning views. Up again, the principal bedroom is flooded with light from the mansard skylights and has a private shower room.

The design feature of this home, around which all else pivots, is the bespoke, open staircase, while a palette of neutral colours provides calm. Every inch in this wonderful space is cleverly utilised, with custom joinery ensuring there is no shortage of storage.

Moments from not one but three coveted high streets – Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Hornsey – Barrington Road is lined with handsome properties and backs onto Priory Park. Alexandra Palace is fewer than 10 minutes away on foot, along with a multitude of independent pubs, shops and restaurants.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate:
Current energy rating C. Potential rating C.

Council tax:
In the Borough of Haringey, the property falls into Band D (£1,879.72 in 2022/23).

Tenure:
Share of Freehold.

Ground rent & service charge:
None.

Utilities:
Current monthly costs: Gas £35, Electricity £110, Water £30. Figures are approximated.

Recent work:
The owners have completed a loft conversion to the property and redecorated throughout.

Onward plans:
The owners are looking to move closer to family.

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1 Bar Esteban

We love this vibrant tapas bar in Crouch End for a flavour of contemporary Spain. Particularly impossible to resist is the tortilla Española, which is pretty much perfect in our book.

2 Through the Woods

Behind the unassuming shopfront, hides one of the area's standout restaurants. Open Thursday to Saturday, you must book ahead as they are a single-sitting place, which – in our view – only enhances the experience, putting the food centre stage. The menu changes daily, and while the influences are broad, it definitely has a Scandi-vibe. The food is extraordinary, providing one of the best dining experiences available anywhere in London.

3 Victoria Stakes

The Victoria Stakes is an independent pub that is genuinely part of the local community. Refurbished following a fire a few years back, the disaster seems to have only galvanised the owners and clientele – it's come back better than ever. With a courtyard out back for summer feasting and first-floor dining room for more formal occasions, everything you could wish for from you 'local' is covered.

4 Bistro Aix

Simply delicious, traditional French cuisine in the heart of Crouch End. It always feels a special occasion to walk through the heavy velvet curtain as you enter this superb restaurant. The food is consistently excellent, and oh such a treat to indulge in their to-die-for chocolate fondant.

5 Alexandra Palace Farmer's Market

The Farmers market at Ally Pally has become an institution for local foodies. The range of produce is superb, and there are always some delicious morsels being cooked fresh on the day. And, if you're feeling fit, you can press on up the hill and be rewarded with one of the finest views of London to be found anywhere.