Gracefully settled on one of the prettiest streets in Tottenham is this three-bedroom Victorian house with garden. Thoughtfully renovated to preserve its period roots, this house also features a swoon-worthy contemporary kitchen and dining extension.
This home sits at the heart of a neighbourhood that’s become more and more popular amongst foodies, families and fans of its true community vibe. The green spaces of Downhills Park and Lordship Recreation Ground are nearby, as is fast Victoria Line service to central London via Seven Sisters station.
Dongola Road, South Tottenham, 3 Bed. House
It’s rare to see a home so finely tuned to both the old and the new, but this three-bedroom Victorian makes them sing in perfect harmony. The front of the house is punctuated by period details including an elegant fireplace, stripped-oak doors and a stained glass entryway. But that’s only a prelude to the showpiece Scandi-esque kitchen extension, complete with sun-catching skylights, clever storage and bespoke wooden furniture. It’s an absolute marvel of a room—and a natural gateway to the perfectly manicured back garden.
Upstairs feels just as thoughtful, with its beautifully tiled bath, bright bay window-fronted master bedroom and perfectly proportioned spare/nursery rooms. The flow is effortless, the space and storage plentiful and the entire vibe calm and collected. No detail has been overlooked in the quest to create a flexible, welcoming and inspiring family home.
Then there’s the location. Situated on arguably the loveliest street in the neighbourhood, the house is a short walk to Downhills Park and Lordship Recreation Ground, whose community hub has no shortage of classes for kids and adults alike. Food and fun is in plentiful supply, too, as new gastropubs and cafes pop up next to old favourites along Philip Lane and West Green Road. Seven Sisters tube station is nearby, which puts Kings Cross a mere 30 minutes away via the speedy Victoria Line.
THE OWNER SAYS
We’ve lived in Tottenham for nine years now and have been overwhelmed with the lovely people. We were always very happy with the location, as it provided such easy access into central London via the Victoria Line, but we’ve also been really pleased with the local community. We have several lovely pubs to visit at the weekend, and recently we’ve been able to add The Palm to that list; it does wonderful food and has a great atmosphere.
We’ve been extremely happy with the local schools, childcare and child-friendly activities—of which there are plenty! Especially good is nearby Lordship Rec and Downhills Park. During the summer, they’re full of lovely families and events. We feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful house in such a welcoming area. We’ll be sad to leave!
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C & Environmental Impact Rating: C.
In the Borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,640.40 for 2019/20).
Over the past four years, the current owners have done extensive renovations, including adding the beautiful kitchen and dining extension at the rear of the house, updating all the electrics, installing a new boiler and radiators, and fitting new bathrooms. All the windows and doors have also been replaced, too.
Explore North London
1 With Milk
Run by two sisters, 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.
2 The Palm
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.
3 Sushi Heads
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.
4 Ten to One
We jumped for joy when this cocktail bar and restaurant opened in an ex-betting shop. A Whiskey Sours in hand while watching live music and feasting on Nashville chicken wings has become a Friday tradition for many. And why not?
5 Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
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.