This gorgeous garden flat is found between Stoke Newington and Dalston. Currently set up as a one-bed but equally practical as two, it embodies everything good about period-property living.
Brighton Road, Stoke Newington, 2 Bed. Flat
There is so much to admire about this beautiful home. Brimming with Victorian verve, every contemporary addition has been considered and introduced practically (and visually) with great care.
The star of the home has to be the striking, modern open-plan living space. Flooded with light from three Velux windows, we love the bespoke kitchen ––shipped from Scandinavia–– and the contrast between the dark blue units and the tiny, white hexagonal tiles, which creates texture and warmth. And with bi-fold doors opening onto a pretty garden, you get a true inside/outside experience. Facing south and backing onto a no-through road means it's quiet and secluded at all times.
On top of that, you can't beat the location with two vibrant neighbourhoods on your doorstep. Brighton Road is a short walk from Kingsland Road and Church Street, so you are close to everything Dalston and Stoke Newington have to offer. And when you need to get further afield, you have a choice of nearby stations, making the journey into central London as easy as pie.
THE OWNERS SAY
We've enjoyed every minute of living here on Brighton Road. The kitchen, living space, bedroom and garden are all south-facing. We've loved the sunshine streaming through the skylights on a sunny Saturday morning and opening up the bifold doors for barbecues and al fresco dining.
There's an inviting living room ideal for hosting and nights in. Plus, you're a stone's throw from the bars and restaurants of Church Street and Kingsland Road, beautiful outdoor spaces like Clissold Park, Abney Park Cemetery and West Reservoir, and awesome venues including EartH, the Rio Cinema, Vortex Jazz bar and the Arcola Theatre.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current energy rating C. Potential rating C.
In the borough of Hackney, the property falls into Band C (£1,485.42 in 2022/23).
The flat comes with a 50% share of the freehold with the flat above.
Service charge & ground rent:
There is no ground rent or service charge. Costs are split as and when required.
Current monthly costs: gas £25, electricity £25 & water: £30. Figures are approximated.
The flat was in good condition when the owners bought it five years ago. However, they installed double-glazing in the front room and replaced the exterior door from the bedroom (to the patio) with a high-quality timber and glass frame.
You are a hop and a skip from Stoke Newington Road, where numerous bus routes run. For example, the 76 bus starts at Tottenham Hale and passes Stoke Newington on the way to Waterloo via Old Street, Moorgate and Chancery Lane. Alternatively, jump on the Overground network from Rectory Road, Dalston Junction or Kingsland stations.
The current owners use the front room as a dedicated living room, but it could also work as a second bedroom. You also get the added bonus of a large cellar for all your storage overflow.
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