Amongst the grand period properties on Filey Avenue, within a handsome converted building, is this brilliant three bedroom flat with its own garden.
Set out over two floors, and over 1000 ft2, with a large, open-plan living room at the back and three bathrooms, including two en-suite, there is space to live and grow.
Filey Avenue is a fantastic spot – close to Clapton to the east, and within easy walking distance to Stoke Newington to the west. Both areas continue to evolve, offering myriad shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs to explore and enjoy. The respective stations are also close by (0.5 miles) and equidistant, so transport is well-covered. And with regular fast-trains to Liverpool Street, you can board and be in central London in 15 minutes or less.
Filey Avenue, Clapton, 3 Bed. Flat
The owners have put considerable effort into reconfiguring and improving the flat. By removing a smaller, less useful bedroom, for example, and adding a second ensuite, they have created a hugely practical and versatile home.
We love the generous master bedroom, located on the raised ground floor. The bespoke storage, wallpapered feature wall, modern ensuite shower room and lovely views to the back garden come together beautifully.
The heart of the place – the sociable living area on the lower ground level – is a standout, having direct access to the sunny south-facing garden. Inside, the spacious and multi-purpose open plan living room is stylish yet neutral, and pretty much a blank canvas to work with as you wish.
Heading outside through double-glazed doors and onto the pebbled patio, there is ample room to entertain. Up some steps reveals an attractive, well-kept garden, which is large enough to tire out the little ones or simply chill and relax with a glass of wine.
THE OWNER SAYS
This is a handsome building both inside and out. The street and neighbourhood are very safe and friendly, and we're really close to both Stoke Newington and Clapton.
There is the incredible Jubilee School just one minute away, and it’s got effortless access into Central London. We just love it here!
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: D
Part of the borough of Hackney, the flat falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,374.67 for 2018/2019).
*Currently, the property is leasehold, but an agreement is already in place to buy the freehold, so the new owner(s) will inherit a flat with a share of the freehold and a 999-year lease.
There are four other flats in the building. Service charges last year were reasonable at £600 and included insurance, ground rent, communal garden upkeep and general building maintenance as-and-when needed. The common parts are kept to a high standard.
Hidden green space: Springfield Park is a bit of hidden secret, but we think it's just as great as some of the more well-known in Hackney. From the park which is only moments away on foot, you can pick up the River Lea, which leads to Tottenham Hale in one direction and Hackney Wick in the other. By foot or by bike, this historic thoroughfare is a great connection to have close by.
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