Roosting atop a converted, Victorian townhouse in Alexandra Palace, this three-bedroom flat has a vast, south-west facing roof terrace with sweeping views of Alexandra Park and the skyline beyond.
Alexandra Park Road, Alexandra Palace, 3 Bed. Flat
Above it all, yet beautifully within reach, this standout three-bedroom flat near Alexandra Park has been entirely remodelled to maximise light and space. The lower floor hosts an open-plan kitchen/living room with a period fireplace, plus a bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs, two more bedrooms and an en suite shower room are carved out of the eaves.
This super-flexible layout (with loads of built-in storage to boot) offers a home office and guest bedroom. And the icing on the cake? That glorious decked roof terrace, drenched in sun and ideal for entertaining friends or grabbing a bit of quiet time while gazing down upon the treetops.
With a vast, vibrant park as your back garden, there’s plenty to do and see—including a weekly farmers market, numerous festivals and tonnes of activities for little ones––within moments of the flat. A longer stroll puts you in the centre of Muswell Hill, with all its shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Alexandra Palace mainline station is closest, but Bounds Green on the Piccadilly Line is walkable, too. So it’s easy to travel to town for working days or evenings out.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating and Environmental Impact Rating: C.
In the Borough of Haringey, the flat falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,804.70 in 2021/22).
The flat, one of five in the building, is leasehold with 93 years remaining. However, the current owner is beginning the process of a lease extension with the freeholder. Ground rent £250 per year and a monthly service charge of £40.
Over the past six years, the current owners have completely refurbished the flat, including creating the open-plan kitchen/living area, fitting a new bathroom, adding triple-glazed windows throughout and adding two bedrooms and an en suite shower room on the top floor.
THE OWNERS SAY
When I first saw this flat, the expansive view captured my imagination. It took a year to completely remodel the space, but now it’s just the nicest flat to live in. A flyby of geese, an amazing fireworks display, the sounds of music and theatre from the park—lots of things remind you are in a very special part of London.
The living room overlooks northeast London all the way to Epping Forest. I can spend hours on the sofa, watching the weather and seasons change. The back of the flat overlooks Ally Pally, so you’re surrounded by trees. The flat tracks the sunshine; it’s flooded with light all day long. Sunrise and sunset are my favourite times, and the large roof terrace feels like the south of France in the summer.
The location gives you the best of both worlds: the proximity to Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Ally Pally mean you have three lovely enclaves close by, but with convenient access to central London from the station.
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.
Explore North London
The iconic Alexandra Palace, also known as Ally Pally, hosts a fantastic calendar of gig events, from comedians and musicians, to ice skating, to world snooker and darts. Alexandra Palace Theatre also recently opened, hosting names such as Ronnie Scotts and Michael Kiwanuka. The surrounding park has breathtaking views of London, a kids' play area, and a boating lake.
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