This two-bedroom maisonette in Crouch End is jam-packed with character thanks to standout features and outside spaces that burst with life.
Crescent Road, Crouch End, 2 Bed. Flat
THE LEGAL BIT
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In the heart of Crouch End village, this exemplary two-bedroom maisonette spans two spacious floors of a handsome Victorian building. Reimagined by the current owners, they have created a natural flow and maximised the outdoor space, in combination with beautifully preserved or replicated features, such as the parquet flooring and ornate cornicing.
Being end-of-terrace, the living room has windows along two elevations, which flood this impressive space with light. Each bedroom has an adjacent bathroom, while the main one has its own dressing area. Plus, the freestanding tub has been placed perfectly beneath the skylight to enjoy the night sky.
But the real boon is the privacy of our absolute favourite spot - the exquisite roof terrace. Reached by a wrought iron spiral stairway, you can enjoy total tranquillity amongst a riot of colour and foliage with the stunning backdrop of the spire at Christ Church on Crouch End Hill in view.
Leafy Crouch End is beloved by locals for its community, convenience, and 'village' feel. With the hum of Crouch End Hill below, you are in the wonderful position of being seconds from a bounty of independent shops, friendly pubs and a tapestry of different cuisines. And when you feel the need for escapism, get back to nature by taking the Parkland Walk, London's longest linear nature reserve connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace.
THE OWNER SAYS
I've loved living here for over 20 years. I raised both my daughters here and it has been a wonderful family home as well as a great place to entertain friends. In spring and summer, the living room looks out on the surrounding trees in full bloom, and despite it being so close to the vibrancy of Crouch End, it feels almost secluded.
One of the highlights of this flat is its position. We like to entertain and have friends to stay over. Over the years, we have had countless drinks parties and dinners that go on into the early hours without there ever being an issue with the neighbours. The roof terrace is not overlooked, and we have had many a weekend in the sunshine enjoying the views of Alexandra Palace in the distance - we often get a great view of the fireworks from the comfort of our home too!
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating D.
In the borough of Haringey, the flat falls into Band D (£1,992 in 2023/24).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £87, Electricity £299, Water £35.
Leasehold with 102 years left on the lease term.
Service charge & ground rent:
Service charge is approximately £350 pa. Ground rent £50 pa.
The current owners have carried out extensive work to remodel the property, including improvements to the layout, modernising the kitchen and bathrooms and enhancing the outdoor areas. There is underfloor heating in both bathrooms, kitchen and dining room.
It may not have its own tube –– it’s part of the reason Crouch End has retained its distinct personality –– but you’re only a 15-minute walk to the Overground at Crouch Hill, giving you fast and frequent connections across the city. Alternatively, buses run regularly to Finsbury Park, where you can pick up the Piccadilly and Victorian Lines to whisk you into town.
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