Moments from Downhills Park and the buzzy bars of Philip Lane, this striking two-bedroom flat features dreamy interiors and its own idyllic garden.

Handsworth Road, Tottenham, 2 Bed. Flat

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THE OWNERS SAY

We've really loved living here - we were drawn to the flat for its unique layout, the huge amounts of natural light and having a private garden has been a real luxury. It's so quiet and peaceful to the point it's easy to forget you're in London!

We love the area as it's really well connected, and there's a real sense of community as well as lots of places to eat and drink, including The Palm at the end of the road.

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.

BRICKWORKS SAYS

Dating from 1906 and complete with its original aspect, this elegant two-bedroom first-floor flat has over 700 sq ft to play with, as well as a 40ft garden oasis the current owners have completely redesigned.

When you step inside, you're welcomed by an impressive reception room with plenty of space for living, dining or working from home. Down the hall, the bright kitchen has contemporary cabinetry spanning both sides and a sweet breakfast spot overlooking neighbouring gardens. Two bedrooms - also with pretty garden views - bookend a roomy bathroom that has the luxury of a separate bath and shower.

The current owners have managed to honour the bones of the property by stripping the original floorboards and highlighting Edwardian details while simultaneously introducing a contemporary feel. A considered colour palette runs throughout the property, and the west-facing garden is filled with shrubs, perennials and climbers. A patio at the rear offers the perfect spot for summer barbecues and sundowners.

Handsworth Road is a quiet street that lies between leafy Downhills Park, the speedy Victoria line at Seven Sisters and the lively hotspots of Philip Lane and West Green Road. If you're feeling peckish, you're spoilt for choice. Take a short stroll to With Milk for your morning cortado, Yard Sale for perfect pizza, the newly opened Pasero for seasonal sharing plates or Kinome for top-notch sushi. There are also several excellent nurseries and primary schools on your doorstep, including Harris Academy and The Willow; both with 'outstanding' Ofsted reports.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current and potential energy efficiency rating: D.

Council Tax:
Part of the borough of Haringey, the property falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,770.95 in 2022/23).

Neighbours:
The building is made up of four flats, and all owners live in the building.

Tenure:
Leasehold (share of freehold) with 900+ years left on the term.

Ground rent & service charge:
£75 per month for service charge and no ground rent.

Utilities:
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas & Electricity combined £124, Water £34.

Recent work:
The current owners have carried out a full electrical rewire, sanded the original floorboards and installed new carpet in the bedrooms. The garden was a complete redesign.

Getting around:
Handsworth Road is ideally positioned between Seven Sisters and Turnpike Lane underground stations for the Victoria and Piccadilly lines as well as the Overground at Bruce Grove, which quickly gets you into Hackney and Liverpool Street.

Anything else:
This double-fronted building was originally built as four separate, purpose-built flats, each with its own garden. This design is rare (possibly unique) in the area. The result is a layout with a satisfying flow and purpose.

Onwards plans:
The current owners are moving out of London and are actively looking.

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1 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.

2 First Reform Pilates

This Pilates Reformer studio in Tottenham is open to everyone and is led by some of London's top instructors. It's a welcome addition to the area.

3 Luna D’Amore

Say hello to your new local, and very tasty, woodfired pizza takeaway. This lot aren’t afraid to break the boundaries of pizza-making with regularly changing specials, but purists will be satisfied with the freshness and delicious dough.

4 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.

5 Downhills Park

This wonderful Victorian Park has a playgroup, playground, tennis courts, community cafe, and a charming lavender and rose garden, making it a place for all seasons.