Sunshine floods the smart interior of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat in Crouch End. Lovingly restored to show off its elegant proportions, it’s a hop and a skip from the Clocktower and has a section of lawned garden to boot.

Middle Lane, Crouch End, 2 bedroom Flat

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THE OWNER SAYS

We have loved living here. We adore the grand proportions, the period features and the beautiful light throughout the flat. Having an en-suite, a utility and outdoor space has also been invaluable. We are moving with a very heavy heart.

BRICKWORKS SAYS

This stylish Crouch End flat is the business, with good bones and great light. High ceilings, exposed wooden floors, and a marble fireplace bring elegance to the lounge/dining room and work as a counterpoint to the sleek, contemporary lines of the kitchen. Here, the design is on point with metro tiles, a vintage-style radiator, and floor-to-ceiling pale blue cupboards to hide everything away.

The main bedroom has the luxury of an en-suite, from which doors lead to a separate utility room. The whole space is tied together with a cool off-white palette.

Outside, the long back garden has been split between the building’s three flats, so you have a section of garden to enjoy. It’s walled along three sides with a wooden fence with a gate on the other, providing a sheltered spot to rest and relax on summer days.

The home is located halfway down Middle Lane, which runs from Priory Park into the neighbourhood’s muddle of wine bars, cafes, and shops. A perfect spot from which to explore this much-loved village-in-the-city.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate:

The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating of C.

Council Tax:

Part of the borough of Haringey, the property falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,804.70 in 2021/22).

Tenure:

One of three flats in a Victorian building, the flat has a share of freehold with 970 years remaining on the lease.

Service charge & ground rent:

There is no ground rent or service charge, maintenance work is agreed upon and arranged by the freeholders as needed, and costs split.

Half of the large garden to the rear of the building belongs to the downstairs flat, the other half is shared between this property and the upstairs flat.

Recent work:

The current owners have lived in the property for some years, completely renovating it in that time, fitting a new kitchen and bathrooms, adding a utility space off the en suite, overhauling the garden, decorating and laying new carpet. The boiler was replaced in 2021.

Utilities:

Monthly utility costs are usually £70 for gas, £87 for electricity, £30 for water.

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