This stylish two-bedroom flat on the Harringay Ladder has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners with thoughtful design touches throughout.
Frobisher Road, Harringay Ladder, 2 bedroom Flat
On the first floor of this turn-of-the-century terraced home on the Harringay Ladder, this two-bedroom flat is complete with an exquisite front living-dining room flooded with light thanks to two large original Victorian stained glass sash windows, neatly configured with plantation blinds.
Moving through the apartment, a generous master bedroom with Victorian proportions occupies the centre of the home, while down a half-flight of stairs are the remodelled bathroom and kitchen containing a pleasing ensemble of materials. The midnight blue melamine-faced worktop contrasts with the birch-ply cabinets, while a crisp bathroom white is teamed up with terrazzo tiling. At the rear, a second bedroom doubles as the perfect home studio.
Frobisher Road sits towards the northern end of the Harringay Ladder, a row of 19 terraced streets that feed into Green Lanes. The parade has been long coveted for its array of Turkish restaurants and delis – rivalling any in London –– but it now has a more diverse edge, with a mix of recent editions popping up in recent years, including The Dusty Knuckle and Mum’s Whole Food. For transport, there is a selection of Zone 2 and 3 under-and above-ground stations, all within easy walking distance.
THE OWNER SAYS
We’ve loved living here and will be sad to move on. We were initially attracted to the area because of the great transport links of Turnpike Lane and Hornsey on the doorstep, but over the years, we discovered more and more of what Haringey has to offer.
We love to grab a coffee and pastries from Music & Bean at the weekend and walk over to Ally Pally. In the evening, the Picturehouse cinema in Crouch End is close enough to reach on foot, and you can grab a late Turkish dinner from one of the many excellent restaurants on Green Lanes.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Efficiency Rating D & Potential Rating C.
In the borough of Haringey, the property is in council tax band C (£1,670.87 in 2022/23).
One of two in the building, the flat comes with a share of freehold with 989 years left on the underlying lease. All maintenance costs and insurance for the building are split between the co-freeholders.
The current owners have fitted a new kitchen and bathroom with new engineered oak flooring in the kitchen and second bedroom, in addition to changing the windows to the rear.
The loft is demised to the flat and the current owners have previously received planning permission for an additional bedroom and ensuite.
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