Tucked along a wide but unassuming street in N7, this sublime four-bedroom home has been restored with love and skill. The owners have created an urban sanctuary that honours the building's Victorian heritage yet introduces a keen contemporary edge. Spanning three atmospheric floors, it has so much style and individuality it’s hard not to fall for it.
Jackson Road, Islington, 4 Bed. House
The property has undergone an extensive renovation by the current owners and the level of thought and attention to detail is remarkable. When it comes to standout features, every room offers its own delight, some obvious and some that reveal themselves more slowly.
Downstairs the living area is spacious and full of light, with beautiful parquet wood flooring and bespoke shelving; there is also a glazed doorway which allows your eye to be drawn to the hallway beyond, extending the sensation of light and space.The kitchen has a moody vibe; dark, earthy tones combine with the vintage French ceramic sink, smart integrated appliances and teak, end-grain flooring. The re-landscaped garden has a lovely tropical feel with antique reclaimed palette tiles and a timed, watering system to boot.
Upstairs, the first floor is home to the master bedroom with bespoke built-in wardrobe and ornate ceiling cornices. This level is also where you’ll find the second bathroom (possibly our favourite room of all) complete with roll-top bathtub, double school sink, exposed brickwork and reclaimed floor tiles. The combination of materials here, as elsewhere, is what sets this home apart. It's a joyful place to be.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: E
Part of the London Borough of Islington, the house falls within Council Tax bracket G (£2,482.78 for 2019/20)
Updates during the owners time include a new roof, full electrics and central heating, a new boiler and radiators, a security door with laminated safety glass, double glazed sash windows, and much more.
Jackson Road and the adjoining streets are a great part of Islington but still a little under the radar. Culinary options are endless with a range of tastes catered for and new joints springing up almost by the day. There’s plenty of green space nearby too with Highbury Fields a little walk away and, further north, both Clissold Park and Finsbury Park. Holloway Road Tube is just 5 minutes on foot and Highbury & Islington Station, with its extensive range of connections, about a 10-15 minute walk.
THE OWNERS SAY
We love the house and will miss it dearly, as well as the high ceilings and proportions of late-Victorian houses more generally.
Jackson Road is very wide for a residential street and so the house is neither overshadowed nor overlooked from front or behind and receives sun at the back in the morning/early afternoon and to the front in the late afternoon/evening.
The area's mixed and vibrant with new restaurants and shops opening frequently. The neighbours in the street have always been friendly and positive. Great for public transport, Holloway Road underground station is basically at the end of the street and gets you to Covent Garden in under 15 minutes.
We have children and often walk to Highbury Fields (10 min) and also used the raised surrounding grounds of the Emirates stadium as a great car-free space to jog, workout, walk dogs, and for the kids to ride their bikes.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
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