Flooded with light from all angles, this three-bedroom house in Green Lanes has been renovated to accentuate its intrinsic charm, capped off by its glorious kitchen diner that seamlessly connects to a lovingly-tended garden.
Hermitage Road, Green Lanes, 3 bedroom House
Set on a vibrant residential road, this beautiful yet functional Victorian home has three double bedrooms, a large bathroom, and a separate downstairs WC. The owners have carefully – and comprehensively – remodelled the interior and exterior spaces, with an extension and skylights that give each room a natural luminescence.
Bifold doors lead from the kitchen – complete with an enlarged island just for busy family breakfast – to a curated garden with decking and raised planters. The newly fitted bathroom and kitchen are neutral in tone while the main bedroom makes a statement with rich, petrol blue walls.
Hermitage Road offers something for urbanites and nature lovers alike. Finsbury Park and the Woodberry Wetlands are a short walk away, as is the delightful yet little known New River Path which connects the two. For a city fix, Green Lanes’ heady mix of restaurants and shops is within easy reach. Multiple tube and rail stations are within walking distance, and you can be in central London within half an hour by bicycle.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C and a potential rating: B.
In the borough of Haringey, the property falls into band D (£1,879.72 in 2022/23).
Current monthly costs are approx. £128 for gas and £41 for water.
The current owners have completely renovated the house’s interior, including an extension into a side return. They have also removed walls to create more space, fitted a new bathroom and kitchen, installed new electrics and skylights, windows and bi-folding back doors and engineered oak flooring. An anti-damp treatment has been applied on the ground floor. The roof has also been replaced, a new boiler and appliances fitted.
Outside, the garden has been renovated, a new front fence and gate fitted, and brickwork repointed at the back.
The loft can be converted and extended to create more space and additional rooms.
THE OWNER SAYS
We have lived in this house for six years, and have turned it into an ideal family home. The kitchen and garden are the heart of the house; light-filled and the site of many happy gatherings.
The neighbourhood has a great mix of city, nature and community. We have loved the shops, cafes and restaurants on Green Lanes and elsewhere, as well as the green spaces of Finsbury Park and Chestnuts Park, and sailing and swimming in the reservoir. Plus easy access via tube and overground to all that London has to offer.
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