Flooded with light from all angles, this three-bedroom house in Green Lanes has been lovingly renovated to accentuate its intrinsic charm.
Hermitage Road, Green Lanes, 3 Bed. House
THE OWNERS SAY
We lived happily in this house for six years, and over the years, we have tried to create an ideal family home. The kitchen and garden are the heart of the house; light-filled and the site of many joyful gatherings.
The neighbourhood has a great combination of city, nature and community. We have loved the shops, cafés and restaurants on Green Lanes, the green spaces of Finsbury Park and Chestnuts Park, and sailing and swimming in the reservoir. Plus, easy access via tube and overground to all that London has to offer.
THE LEGAL BIT
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Set on a vibrant residential road, this beautiful yet functional Victorian home has three double bedrooms, bathroom, and a separate WC downstairs. The owners have carefully remodelled the interior and exterior, with an extension and skylights that give each room purpose and luminescence.
Bifold doors lead from the kitchen – with an enlarged island just right for busy breakfast times – onto a curated garden with decking and in-built planters. The newly fitted bathroom and kitchen are neutral in tone, while each of the bedrooms makes a statement with the rich use of colour.
Hermitage Road offers something for urbanites and nature lovers alike. Finsbury Park and the Woodberry Wetlands are a short walk away, as is the delightful yet little-known New River Path which connects the two. For a city fix, Green Lanes' mix of restaurants and shops is within easy reach. Multiple tube and rail stations are within walking distance, and you can be in central London within half an hour by bicycle.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C and a potential rating: B
In the borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax band D (£1,992.32 in 2022/23).
Current utility bills are unknown.
The house has been extensively updated inside and out. Internal works include a side return extension, a new bathroom and kitchen. The owners also updated the electrics and installed a new boiler, skylights, windows, bi-folding doors, and engineered oak flooring. Anti-damp treatment has been applied on the ground floor. The roof was also replaced. Outside, the back garden has been renovated, and a new front fence and gate fitted. The brickworks has also been repointed at the back of the house.
The closest Tube is Manor House, which is on the Piccadilly Line. Jumping on here gives you direct access to Central London. Just a bit further away is Seven Sisters, with access to the Victoria Line. Numerous bus routes also operate along Green Lanes. For example, the 341 tales you to Waterloo; the 141 to London Bridge. Completing the mix, Harringay Green Lanes is part of the Overground network, running from Barking to Gospel Oak.
The loft can be converted and extended to create more space and additional rooms.
The owners have moved back to Canada, so the house is being sold chain-free.
Explore North London
1 The Dusty Knuckle
Their second location shares more of the good stuff: a bakery/café by day and a pizza and wine spot by night. The Dusty Knuckle is a purpose-driven business that helps at-risk young people take forward steps in their lives through on-the-job training and mentorship. Insanely popular and utterly delicious, there isn't anything about his place we don't like.
2 The Salisbury
The grand establishment that is The Salisbury harks back to the days when the area was rather well-to-do. It’s both a relief and a delight that despite various refurbishments over the years, no one has gone and done anything silly like ripping out the original Victorian saloon bar and décor. A wonderful pub. And even more special when you can call it your ‘local’.
3 Yard Sale Pizza
Mouth-watering Yard Sale Pizza has made its way to Tottenham. Grab a few pizzas with friends and enjoy al fresco across the road in Downhills Park.
Fuelling our coffee addiction since the day it opened, Perkyn's is one of the best for a coffee hit. A bottle shop, too, fridges filled with beautifully designed craft beers and wine that makes any occasion feel like a real treat.
5 The West Reservoir
Lush outdoor swimming spot, in the summer it even warms up enough for fair-weather swimmers.