Halfway down Beaconsfield Road sits this standout three-bedroom, terraced house with west facing garden. Restored with respect for the past, yet with a keen contemporary eye, it's a home that radiates the best of old and new.
Beaconsfield Road, Seven Sisters, 3 Bed. House
Every inch of the house has been refurbished by the current owners. And it shows as soon as you step through the front door with the beautiful herringbone of the parquet floor stretching out in front of you.
Arranged over two generous and light-filled floors, the layout follows a traditional design with the kitchen and a double reception room below and three good-sized bedrooms plus bathroom above. However, less clear from off, is that the house is appreciably bigger than many in the local area. And you feel and benefit from that extra space when inside.
With most major works perfected by the current owners, you can happily move in from day one, but, the stature of the property means it could easily handle being extended up into the loft for additional bedrooms and bathroom. For us, it offers a near-perfect combination of immediate comfort and exciting potential.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: E & Environmental Impact Rating: E
In Haringey Council, the house falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,640.40 for 2019/20).
If you cycle to work, the Cycle Superhighway (CS1) begins at Seven Sisters and runs to Liverpool Street, providing a direct route into central London which is faster and safer.
THE OWNERS SAY
What stood out to us when we first saw the house, and something that we love about it now, is the space; it’s so well proportioned. We never felt we’d compromised on a smaller kitchen, bathroom or any other room for that matter! It’s just perfect for family life.
We love the garden too. It’s so peaceful (a rarity in London), with the canopy of trees overhead giving it a sense of calm and tranquillity. We love being able to throw open the French doors and spend time out there on sunny days.
The house was a renovation project for us, but it was rewarding being able to restore it to its former glory with original fireplaces and sash windows. It was very much a labour of love, and now we hand it over with a mixture of emotions – we will miss it and the area greatly.
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.
Explore North London
1 Bernie Grant Arts Centre
The eponymous Bernie Grant Arts Centre, founded by the Tottenham Labour MP during the 90s, was designed by David Adjaye and was built to showcase the best of independent and international arts with a focus on culturally diverse practice. There is a fantastic arthouse cinema, dance and theatre auditorium and cafe/bar/shop. All well worth a visit in our opinion.
2 Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
Having recently had a massive refurbishment, the facilities are now excellent. These include three pools, a gym, sauna and an ever popular soft play area. There is also a cafe where parents can rest up and watch the kids let off steam.
3 With Milk
Run by two lovely sisters with North African & Tottenham roots, this sweet independent coffee shop & deli on nearby Philip Lane packs a punch serving amazing coffee roasted by Perky Blenders in local Leytonstone. With a changing menu of sandwiches, sweet treats and blooming excellent croissants that always hit the spot, the ladies also offer gluten-free options, a range of halal meats and wonderful cheeses.
4 True Craft
In this crazily-good pizza joint on the West Green Road, local craft beers (like Beavertown) sit happily next to quality imports (think Weizen-style Bavarian), giving you all kinds of problems when it comes to ordering. One of the most favourite spots in South Tottenham, and rightly so, you can also 'takeaway' if you fancy.
5 The High Cross
All quaint and Tudor-y, this micropub is actually situated in what used to be a 1920s public toilet. (They don’t make ’em like they used to…) Renowned for its surprisingly large selection of beer and an absolutely delicious Sunday Roast, this eccentric wee gem could be your new local.