Perched atop the first and second floors of a Edwardian[MJ1] conversion in Hornsey, this three-bedroom flat is ingeniously designed to make the most of its generous square footage, with a mix of private and social spaces, plus plenty of smart storage.
Moments from Hornsey station, the flat is an easy walk to the high street, Middle Lane Market and pretty Priory Park. The myriad amusements and green sweep of Alexandra Palace and Park are minutes away on foot, too.
Gisburn Road, Hornsey, 3 Bed. House
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D and Environmental Impact Rating: D.
In the Borough of Haringey, the flat falls into Council Tax Band D (£1640 in 2019/20).
The flat, one of only two in the building, has a share of freehold with 993 years remaining on the lease and a monthly service charge of £50.
Over the past six years, the current owners have completely renovated the flat, including adding the loft extension and skylights, installing reclaimed hardwood floors throughout, replacing the plumbing, fitting a new bathroom and kitchen appliances, installing the mezzanine platform and skylight, adding acoustic insulation, and replacing the roof.
Arranged over the top floors of a pretty Edwardian conversion, this three-bedroom flat in Hornsey strikes a clever balance between social spaces and private nooks. Designed around its ample light and square footage, the flat is airy and bright throughout, yet each room has its own unique character. The modern loft master suite features rooftop views from its bi-fold balcony doors. One spare room does double duty as an office with a sleeping loft and every booklover’s dream: floor-to-ceiling shelves with library ladder. A welcoming reception/dining room, a classic bath and a trove of bespoke storage complete the picture.
Hornsey station is at the end of the road, and there is plenty to see, do, eat and drink along the high street all the way to Priory Park, with its paddling pool, café and playground. Ally Pally is walkable, too, so it’s easy to picnic in the park, explore an exhibition or spend a night out with your favourite band.
THE OWNERS SAY
All the bedrooms have big south-facing windows, so they get loads
of light—particularly the master bedroom, which has two large bi-fold doors.
The mezzanine sleeping platform in the third bedroom and the loft also give the
flat a sense of privacy and space.
We’ve lived in the area our whole lives and have seen Hornsey
and Crouch End change a massive amount over the past 25+ years. We like Middle
Lane Market (a wine and cheese deli) and The Great Northern Railway Tavern. And
Tomo does great pizza.
It’s so easy to walk to Alexandra Palace and the farmers’ market
there every Sunday. The flat is also perfect for commuting: it’s a one-minute
walk to Hornsey station, which takes you to Finsbury Park, Highbury and
Islington, Old Street and Moorgate.
Explore North London
1 Tomo Pizzeria
On Hornsey High Street, this is the best local Italian around for lunch or dinner. Seriously delicious grub – the pizza is amazing – and friendly staff who are happy to accommodate even the messiest child with grace, make this such a grat place to visit. The menu changes regularly too, which keeps things interesting, but we always seem to have the calamari starter!
2 The Harmless Store
An idea whose time has most definitely come, The Harmless Store is a vegan grocery store that stocks provisions with minimal packaging. Bring your own containers for grains, cereals, nuts, coffee beans and loose teas, snacks, sundries and everything else you need to stock your new pantry.
3 Through the Woods
Behind the unassuming shopfront, hides one of the area's standout restaurants. Open Thursday to Saturday, you must book ahead as they are a single-sitting place, which – in our view – only enhances the experience, putting the food centre stage. The menu changes daily, and while the influences are broad, it definitely has a Scandi-vibe. The food is extraordinary, providing one of the best dining experiences available anywhere in London.
4 Arthouse Cinema
Occupying the site of the old Salvation Army Hall music palace, the entirely independent Arthouse Cinema showcases critically acclaimed flicks, streams National Theatre productions and even hosts the Haringey film festival—proving it’s a true neighbourhood institution.
5 Bistro Aix
Simply delicious, traditional French cuisine in the heart of Crouch End. It always feels a special occasion to walk through the heavy velvet curtain as you enter this superb restaurant. The food is consistently excellent, and oh such a treat to indulge in their to-die-for chocolate fondant.