This beautiful two bedroom/two bathroom flat has been lovingly refurbished by the current owners, with precision, care and an artistic eye. Spanning two floors, with a split-level stairwell, the apartment is remarkably light and spacious – it is a very special property indeed.
Trinder Road, Crouch Hill, 2 Bed. Flat
We adore everything about this flat. The fact that you have split-levels creates natural zones of use: the lower lends itself as a home office or guest bedroom (with personal shower room). The second floor is the linchpin with its glorious, open-plan entertaining space. While the upper level is the sanctuary within – a calming hideaway from the cacophony of urban life.
The design details in every room show skill and thought, but if pressed we would have to vote for the kitchen as our favourite spot in the flat. The contrast of the two-tone units, dark navy to white, tricks the eye (in a good way); accentuating the feeling of space, while the white brick-shaped tiles tie-in perfectly with the real, exposed brick fireplace. Every element has been realised with aplomb.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: E
Part of the London Borough of Islington, the property falls within Council Tax Band C (£1,270 for 2018/19).
There are two flats in the building (in total), and both share the freehold 50/50. The two owners split the building's insurance, but there are no other regular service charges or ground rent – collective maintenance costs are discussed and agreed as and when required.
Finsbury Park station and Archway are both within 15 mins walk (fewer by bus or bike), so you have three tube lines (Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria) within walking distance that get you pretty much anywhere across London.
Talking of transport, Finsbury Park is (un)officially the best-served hub in Zone 2 and can get you most places double quick: Kings Cross in less than 10mins, Oxford Circus in 15mins and direct overground trains to Old Street and The City.
THE OWNERS SAY
This is a lovely, spacious flat which gets amazing natural light throughout the day. The sun pours in to greet you in the morning and then bathes everything in a warm, golden glow in the afternoon/evening.
The open plan living area is a generous, flexible space that's as perfect for hosting friends as it is a quiet night in. The master bedroom is huge for a London flat, so there's space for a dressing area or desk if you want somewhere private to work.
The two bedroom, two bathroom set up means whoever is living/staying at the flat still has plenty of private space. This makes it easy to let out the second bedroom, host AirBnB guests or have the in-laws to stay.
We truly love the area. Our neighbours are wonderful, and Trinder Road is well placed to get the best of both Crouch End and Stroud Green. The parkland walk is a gloriously leafy stretch of green space that'll take you to Finsbury Park or Highgate Woods. Moreover, the Brave Sir Robin is a fantastic new craft beer pub that's opened just around the corner.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
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