Bright and quiet with an unassuming air, this three-bedroom semi in Tottenham makes terrific use of its space—and its verdant back garden. Quirky details meet classic design to create a perfect first-time home with room to move and grow.
Flexmere Road, Tottenham, 3 Bed. House
This three-bedroom house in Tottenham has a pretty private garden, American style back porch and that ever-elusive quality: personality. You can feel it in the sunlight pouring through every window, the classic design of the apothecary-esque kitchen and bathroom, the charming cast-iron fireplaces, the painted floors and parquet ceiling in the open living/dining room. Every detail feels intentional and welcoming.
There’s a nice balance between communal spaces and private rooms (ideal for a new family). And that garden is lush and lovely, whether you’re entertaining from the covered patio or lounging amongst the trees and fragrant blooms.
This bit of Tottenham is nicely connected to the rest of London, but a world to itself, too. The tree-lined avenues of Bruce Castle Park are down the road, and a leisurely walk to Walthamstow Wetlands is punctuated by fantastic indie restaurants and cafes. London Fields is a couple of stops from nearby Bruce Grove station, Hampstead Heath is a ten-minute drive and Kings Cross is about 30 minutes from the door.
THE OWNER SAYS
It’s so hard giving up our old house. We spent years renovating it just the way we wanted. In fact, every time we visit, we consider moving back in and keeping it for a little bit longer. We enjoyed the place to its fullest while we were there, and we became good friends with our neighbours on Flexmere Road.
Our favourite moments have been Sunday brunches on the back deck when the garden is in full bloom, having friends over for BBQs in the summer or just relaxing with a nice glass of wine and a good movie in front of the fire on winter nights.
A few of our favourite local spots: the Beehive is an excellent pub, Craving Coffee does great coffee and an amazing Banh Mhai, the Beavertown Brewery has superb beers and Bruce Castle Park is literally on the doorstep.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating and Environmental Impact Rating: E.
In the Borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,458.13).
The current owners have renovated the entire house, including fitting new kitchen appliances, replacing the fuse board, installing a new extractor fan and fitting a wood-burning fireplace stove.
Planning permission has been granted for a two-storey side extension.
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