Looking down on one of the very best streets in Clapton is this two-bedroom flat with private roof terrace. Plenty of space, loads of personality and a host of thoughtful details make this home a treehouse-like sanctuary in a must-live neighbourhood.
Evering Road, Clapton, 2 Bedroom Flat
Perfectly positioned in the middle of Stoke Newington, Clapton and Hackney Downs, this home is a one-of-a-kind find. Arranged over two floors, it has a luxe bohemian vibe that feels homely, inviting and just a bit whimsical. Upstairs is the open-plan kitchen/dining room, with built-in seating, reclaimed parquet wood floors, exposed brick walls and earthy ceramic tiles. The bright master suite (complete with roll-top bath) stretches out under two skylights and offers built-in wardrobes and loads of storage under the eaves. Downstairs is a quiet second bedroom and an ingeniously designed shower room. Then there's that roof terrace, drenched in sun and completely private, providing an enchanting view over the rooftops of this friendly, and much-adored neighbourhood.
The indie shops, foodie-favourite restaurants and lively pubs of Stoke Newington High and Church Streets are on the doorstep. So are the green spaces of Hackney Downs, Clissold Park and Abney Park. Rectory Road station is at one end of the street, Clapton at the other, which puts Liverpool Street and the City about 20 minutes from the doorstep.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C.
In the Borough of Hackney, the house falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,344 in 2020/21).
One of only three in the building, the flat has a share of freehold with 117 years remaining on the lease. There is a monthly service charge of £50.
Over the past three years, the current owners have fitted a new bathroom and kitchen, added eaves storage and installed reclaimed parquet flooring.
THE OWNERS SAY
I loved this flat from the moment I first set foot inside. Hidden on the top floor, it’s my London oasis: cosy and quiet, with treetop and sunset views. The flat is full of quirks, levels and nooks, plus a roof terrace that gets sun from coffee to G&T time. It’s private enough to sunbathe in your birthday suit! It also overlooks the downstairs garden, which blooms with peonies and roses throughout the spring and summer months.
I’m crossing my fingers to stay on Evering Road. It’s truly special: wide, tree-lined, diverse and community minded. During lockdown, a wonderful photographer snapped the residents and put them all on Instagram. Follow @everingroad to see who your future neighbours might be.
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.
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