This beautiful Victorian conversion is found down a leafy street just off Stoke Newington Road. Currently set up as a one-bed, but equally practical as two, the owners have lovingly carried out extensive works to this home, including a fantastic side return extension.

A short walk from both Kingsland Road and Church Street, Brighton Road is a ridiculously good spot, close to everything Dalston and Stoke Newington have to offer. The transport links are also excellent, so getting around and about and into central London is easy as pie.

Brighton Road, Stoke Newington, 2 Bedroom House

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BRICKWORKS SAYS

This home is full of period detailing, and every addition has been well thought through, both practically and visually.

There is so much to admire, but the star has to be the striking, modern living space. Flooded with light from three Velux windows, it is wonderfully versatile. We love the bespoke kitchen, shipped all the way from Scandinavia; and the contrast between the dark blue units and the white hexagonal tiles creates texture and warmth.

And with grey bi-fold doors opening onto a secluded patio, this truly is a tranquil oasis, allowing for a complete inside/outside experience. There is ample room for eating, barbecuing and pottering around in your garden while chatting to whoever's in the kitchen!

Other points of note include an additional 'baby' courtyard off the main bedroom, which means you can sleep with your door open, allowing in the autumnal breeze. You also get the added bonus of a large cellar for all your storage overflow.

THE OWNERS SAY

We fell in love with the flat as soon we saw it.

The garden backs onto a no-through road which means it's quiet and secluded – a sanctuary after a long day at work. We love opening the bi-fold doors and basking in the sun which pours in from morning 'till dusk. Our friends always invite themselves round on sunny days for BBQs.

You can't beat the location with two buzzing neighbourhoods on your doorstep. We love Sunday strolls, window shopping and lazy brunches along Church Street. Brunch at the Good Egg or L'atelier are to die for. Whatever the reason, we almost always end up in The Shakespeare.

There are also amazing food and farmers markets galore and some of the best vintage clothing and furniture shops all within five minutes’ walk. You can get to the cocktail bars and clubs of Dalston within two minutes on foot (Vogue Fabrics, Ruby’s, Dalston Superstore, Bar-a-Bar etc.) Or, if you just want to relax in the garden or have a quiet night in with friends you can do just that!

POINTS TO CONSIDER

The house has an Energy Efficient Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: E

Part of Hackney Council, the property is in Council Tax Band C (£1,181.33 for 2017/18)

The flat comes with a 50% share of the freehold, with only one flat above. There is no ground rent or service charge. 98 years remain on the lease.

There is a great community on Brighton Road. It had its very first street party this year with over 150 neighbours attending, of all ages and backgrounds. A perfect snapshot of N16.

The front room is being used as a second living space, but could also work as a generous second bedroom. The alcoves are perfect for inbuilt storage and, in our view, the expanded room at the back of the flat is large enough to be your sole living space.

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1 Ruby’s

A retro cinema sign above the entrance sets the scene for this cosy underground cocktail bar and lounge. Exposed brickwork and soft lighting create a perfect setting for date night, the martinis are all excellent and the Manhattan is a true classic.

2 Victory Mansion

This insanely cool bar/laid-back restaurant is a little gem. Not making a big statement from the outside, the interior has real Art Deco glory, with a beautifully crafted wooden bar, and sumptuous palm wallpaper. We love trying inventive cocktails and their delightful small dishes. One of our team's favourites is the charred leeks with crispy quinoa, it's utterly delicious.

3 Rio Cinema

This independent “art deco picture palace” has a storied history, but its real appeal is arthouse and family-friendly fare in a rare and wonderful setting. Come for the film, stay for the new whisky bar, situated conveniently next to Screen 2.

4 Stoke Newington Bookshop

Like all good bookshops this is much more than a place to buy something to read. Stoke Newington Bookshop been part of this community for 30 years, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are quick to offer reading advice. Come here for talks from local authors or to read to little ones in the lovely children’s corner.

5 Jidori

Modeled on a traditional Japanese izakaya, Jidori even has a grill shipped straight from Tokyo. The open kitchen puts it on full display, so you can see the chefs whipping up signature yakitori: grilled chicken skewers served with delicate sides. There are some great veggie options on offer, too, as well as yummy cocktails. The katsu curry Scotch egg is a must.