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2 bed flat for sale

Sotheby Road, Highbury, London N5

  • Sold subject to contract
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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 reception room
  • Quiet, tree-lined street
  • Split-level garden flat
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Spacious living room with a connected kitchen
  • Modern family bathroom, recently refurbished
  • Original period features
  • Wide, wooden floorboards throughout
  • Planning permission granted to add a third bedroom
  • Leasehold (89 years)
  • 851 ft2 / 79 m2

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Along an attractive, tree-lined street of uniform red-brick Victorian terraces, you’ll find this standout two-bedroom garden flat. The cleverly configured living space, coupled with sensitive period features give this home a delightful feel.

Sotheby Road is smack bang between Highbury and Clissold Park, and enjoys the best of all worlds: Grown-up independent shops, a plethora of dining options, walking distance access to one of Hackney’s most-loved parks and excellent transport links. Although we’re not sure why you’d want to leave!

Brickworks Says

For us — unsurprisingly — one of the best features is the sash panel windows throughout, which have been brought back to former glory. The exposed wood adds warmth to the crisp, whitewashed rooms, and frames various lovely views to the outside world.

The lower level contains an enormous master bedroom with south-facing bay windows, flooding it with light in the mornings. The inclusion of built-in storage and an ensuite shower room means it can also be very private.

On the level above, things get more sociable with open-plan living. The front of the flat is ideal for entertaining with a large reception. But the talking point of the room is that seriously good, grand-sized traditional fireplace decorated with original Victorian tiles.

Elegant doors connect a second double bedroom directly onto the soft-landscaped back garden, perfect for summer catch ups — the paved corner has ample room for some seating and a bbq. It's large enough to excite anyone green-fingered.

The Owners Say

This is a really socially-orientated flat — the semi-open plan living space is great for dinner parties, and in the summer, the two sets of double doors leading onto the garden create a fantastic environment for BBQs and lazy summer days.

It's an incredibly flexible space too. The two floors and two bathroom setup meant that, in the early years, it was perfect for us to rent out a room. Now that we are a bit older, it works well for us as a family, and our toddler loves exploring the garden.

We absolutely love the area: One direction and you are a five minute walk from Clissold Park and all the independents of Church Street. A little further and you have the buzzing nightlife of Dalston. In the other direction, it's a short walk to the delis at Highbury Barn; the green spaces of Highbury Fields; the endless shopping opportunities of Upper Street and the vibrant, fast-changing Finsbury Park.

Points To Consider

The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C & Environmental Impact Rating: C.

Part of the borough of Islington, the flat falls into Council Tax Band E (£1,747.10 for 2017/18).

There are currently 89 years left on the lease. The owners are talking to the Freeholder to get a handle on how much it will cost to extend. Please ask the Brickworks office for more information.

Building insurance is collected annually at £172, ground rent at £150 per year, and there’s a contribution towards electricity for common areas.

There’s room to expand, as the current owners have planning permission granted for a rear extension, adding a third bedroom.

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  • " role="presentation" aria-hidden="true"> St John's Highbury Vale CofE Primary School 0.2 miles
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  • " role="presentation" aria-hidden="true"> Drayton Park 0.5 miles

Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
16th Apr 2018 £840,000 First listed
19th Apr 2013 £579,000 Last sold

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