Down a friendly street dotted with Edwardians, this two-bedroom house with a garden has been expertly redesigned around a host of pretty period details. The result is a warm, welcoming space, perfect for setting down roots in the heart of Tottenham.
Dowsett Road, Tottenham, 2 Bed. House
Perfectly proportioned and beautifully remodelled around its plentiful period features, this two-bedroom house with lovely patio garden in Tottenham has that ever-elusive quality: personality. That’s down to its clever design, which brings attention to showpieces like those original tiled fireplaces, while also employing a less-is-more strategy via exposed brick walls and patinated floorboards. It’s a brilliant mix that’s especially captivating in the elegant reception room, the hearth-like dining room and the peaceful master bedroom. And the warm welcome extends out of doors, too, by way of the charming walled garden.
Just down the road from Bruce Castle Park, the house is also close to Lordship Recreation Ground—always abuzz with family-friendly activities. Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes await along Tottenham High Road. The nearest station is Bruce Grove Overground, but speedy Victoria Line service from Tottenham Hale is walkable, too. Which means you can make it to Liverpool Street or Kings Cross in less than 30 minutes, door to door.
THE OWNERS SAY
When we were looking for our first home, we were really taken with the properties in Tottenham; there are so many architectural gems. Dowsett Road is lined with Edwardian houses, with flagstones marking the original date of 1908. We love the size of our rooms and our high ceilings.
The house has worked wonderfully as a well-connected location for work, as well as a place to host parties and friends. It’s also close to our favourite spots: the Beehive and Bluecoats pubs, San Marcos, Hochima and Beavertown Brewery. And there are lots of shops, restaurants and pubs opening on the back of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
As a family, we’ve enjoyed frequenting Bruce Castle, Downhills Park and Lordship Recreation Ground regularly, and we’ve found Tottenham to be a friendly place to live. We’ll be sad to leave this home, as it’s filled with many happy memories.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D and Environmental Impact Rating: D.
In the Borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,704.63).
In the last five years, the current owners have extensively remodelled the entire space, including fitting a new kitchen and bathroom, new boiler, updating plumbing and electrics, removing an internal wall in dining room to create a bigger space, enlarging the entryway to the kitchen, installing new back doors, removing an internal wall upstairs to create a larger master bedroom with closet, restoring the original hardwood floors, exposed original fireplaces, decking the back garden and adding a new fence, installing folding loft stairs, boarding the loft space, installing new radiators and replastering and repainting walls throughout.
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Named after Robert the Bruce, former owner of its grounds, this remarkable Grade-I listed manor house has a long and storied history. Its owners include Henry VIII’s “Groom of the Bedchamber” and Sir Rowland Hill, inventor of the postage stamp. Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and Charles Babbage all paid visits to the castle. And on its grounds is the magnificent Bruce Castle Oak, runner-up for England’s Tree of the Year in 2018!
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.