Exuding contemporary style, this gorgeous two-bedroom garden flat makes for the perfect pad in vibrant South Tottenham.
Philip Lane, Tottenham, 2 Bed. Flat
Occupying the ground floor of a handsome Victorian redbrick building, this charming apartment offers an urban sanctuary in one of North London's most-loved neighbourhoods.
The layout lends itself to easy living with a cosy sitting room complete with wood burner. The high ceilings and bay windows flood the space with light. Down the hallway, two well-proportioned bedrooms give privacy and offer a potential work-from-home space. And there is a beautiful bathroom between the two, with modern nods to a Victorian aesthetic.
The owners' eye for detail is apparent everywhere you look. Perhaps most evident in the kitchen, where they have installed a contemporary, Shaker-style kitchen with a chevron wooden floor, adding warmth and interest. Overlooking the garden with plenty of space for eating outdoors in warmer months, and a handy tool shed to keep your fingers green.
Philip Lane is close to two expansive green spaces: Lordship Rec and Downhills Park. All wants are covered by these two parks, from family-friendly pursuits, such as BMX tracks, playgrounds and tennis courts, to the fantastic community cafés. You are also within touching distance of a growing hub of independent shops, cafés and restaurants such as the Dusty Knuckle bakery, True Craft for sourdough pizza or your soon-to-be new favourite local, The Palm.
THE OWNER SAYS
This has been our home for four years, and while we don't want to leave, it's time to hand it on to new owners to make it their own.
There are so many great aspects to living here, from coffee shops, lively pubs and music venues to a huge variety of cuisines within a stone’s throw away. We are also near good transport links - bus, tube and Overground.
We would stay in this property forever if we didn’t need more space. We will have many happy memories from living here - it has been the perfect first property for us.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current energy efficiency rating: D
Potential energy efficiency rating: C
In the Borough of Haringey, the flat falls into Band C (£1,671 per year in 2022/23)
Leasehold with approx. 121 years left on the term.
£150 per annum.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas: £50; Electricity: £50; Water: £29
One of two flats in the building.
The current owners changed the living room windows, added the shutters, renovated the kitchen and bathroom, installed the wood burner, and uncovered the original wood floors. The electrics were also updated throughout the flat.
Being close to Seven Sisters means easy access to the speedy Victorian Line. It also connects you to the London Overground network, offering direct access to Liverpool Street in around 20 mins. Alternately, various bus routes run from the Seven Sisters or along Philip Lane. For example, the 243 runs to Waterloo via Stoke Newington, Shoreditch and Old Street.
Explore North London
Run by two lovely sisters with North African & Tottenham roots, this sweet independent coffee shop & deli on nearby Philip Lane packs a punch serving amazing coffee roasted by Perky Blenders in local Leytonstone. With a changing menu of sandwiches, sweet treats and blooming excellent croissants that always hit the spot, the ladies also offer gluten-free options, a range of halal meats and wonderful cheeses.
Having recently had a massive refurbishment, the facilities are now excellent. These include three pools, a gym, sauna and an ever popular soft play area. There is also a cafe where parents can rest up and watch the kids let off steam.
This is everything a local pub should be: craft beers/ales on tap, delicious food and bar snacks, and–to top it off–a brilliant team that runs it. Whenever we just “pop” in, we can’t help but stay for hours. Plus, we can assure you their Sunday Roast is pretty much perfect.
The eponymous Bernie Grant Arts Centre, founded by the Tottenham Labour MP during the 90s, was designed by David Adjaye and was built to showcase the best of independent and international arts with a focus on culturally diverse practice. There is a fantastic arthouse cinema, dance and theatre auditorium and cafe/bar/shop. All well worth a visit in our opinion.
This Japanese shop and takeaway counter is a hidden gem. Tucked along Phillip Lane, just down from Downhills Park, the friendly team serves excellent sushi and hot dishes. Top-notch and alwasy great value.