Cool, crisp and sophisticated sums up this four-bedroom townhouse on a tree-lined street in ever-popular Kentish Town, with a cherry-on-top roof terrace.
Grafton Road, Kentish Town, 4 Bed. House
Prepare to be impressed by this four-bedroom house, which encompasses the elegant look. Pulling off top-to-toe mood-elevating white, it is serene, satisfying, and oh-so sleek. The living space is wonderfully welcoming and being open plan, you can appreciate the original curled banister, echoing the beautiful curved corners of the rooms. The contemporary kitchen has clean lines and a subtle colour palette, with touches of texture and a stream of natural light from the skylight. The bi-fold doors seamlessly connect the courtyard garden, creating one convivial space.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, two on each floor, all with a fireplace centrepiece, and between them more built-in cupboards than you could shake a stick at. Your gaze naturally leads to the eye-catching cornicing. The large bathroom would be at home in a plush hotel, thanks to marble tiling and a walk-in shower. But the icing on top of this rather elegant cake is the roof terrace, situated on the second floor. It is a secluded spot, where you can nestle down undisturbed amongst the surrounding rooftops. The pared-back aesthetic isn’t just fresh-feeling, it’s a versatile foundation for anyone who may want to imprint their creativity.
Grafton Road lies at the heart of the terrific triangle of Kentish Town, Camden and Primrose Hill, each with their own distinctive and appealing neighbourhoods. Locally you won’t tire of the abundant international cuisine, coffee shops and breweries. But you don’t have to stray too far to enjoy the nearby delights or the green pastures of Regents Park and Hampstead Heath.
THE OWNERS SAY
We have loved living and raising our family here for the past eight years. Kentish Town is such a lovely, friendly place with an amazing community spirit. There are endless great restaurants and cafés and a huge cultural offering. We love the feeling of living centrally but with great parks and open spaces around the corner. Being so close to both Hampstead Heath and Regents Park for jogging or weekend walks is such a bonus, and we’re a minute away from Kentish Town Sports Centre for a quick morning swim or gym.
The house has a lovely feel to it and we have particularly delighted in our bright kitchen and patio space as well as spending summer evenings on the roof terrace. We hope that the new owners will enjoy it as much as we have!
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Current Energy Rating E. Potential Energy Rating C.
In the borough of Camden, the house falls into Band F (£2477 in 2023/24).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £140, Electricity £200, Water £37.
The current owners have carried out considerable improvements including reconfiguring downstairs and installing a new kitchen, bathroom and updating the electrics. They have also fitted a fire curtain on the ground floor, replaced the railings on the roof terrace, and installed in-built cupboards throughout.
Take your pick! Grafton Road benefits from being equidistant to both Kentish Town Underground, where you can pick up the Northern Line, and the Kentish Town West Overground which both open up options across London.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to provide accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these should be intended as a guide. Total floor plan measurements are sometimes rounded for ease, and distances are approximated. Purchasers should always satisfy themselves through personal inspection.
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