Halfway down a quiet road in Tottenham is this bright three-bedroom terraced house with its own south-facing garden. Overlooking allotments at the back, this peaceful home has been cleverly remodelled to create a cheerful, modern vibe.
Situated between Green Lanes and Seven Sisters, the house is close to all manner of shops, cafes and pubs. It’s also strollable to both Chestnuts Park and Downhills Park, and the tube and Overground station is just down the road.
Elmar Road, South Tottenham, 3 Bedroom House
This three-bedroom terraced house with southerly garden is full of clever touches that maximise both space and character. The kitchen-diner, with its partially glazed roof, is—quite literally—a highlight, bathed in sunshine and overlooking the garden. It’s a lovely spot for morning coffee, family dinners and friendly entertaining. Upstairs, the original layout has been shrewdly reconfigured to introduce a small third bedroom, ideal for a nursery or home office. There’s also plenty of ingenious storage.
Always a coveted spot because of its lack of passing traffic, Elmar Road feels safe and neighbourly, and it’s only a short walk from Seven Sisters tube (on the speedy Victoria line) and Overground station. For a bit of green beyond the garden, Downhills and Chestnuts Parks are both walkable, and the wilds of Walthamstow Wetlands are only a bit further afield.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact Rating: D.
In the Borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax Band C (£1515 for 2020/21).
Over the past 13 years, the current owners have remodelled the house, including removing the structural wall between the two ground-floor reception rooms to create a more open space.
THE OWNERS SAY
We have loved living in this house and have really enjoyed being part of the Elmar Road community. We love the fact that our garden backs onto the allotments. We still enjoy hearing the birds from our back garden every morning.
THE LEGAL BIT
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