Every inch of this handsome four-bedroom house in South Tottenham has been beautifully designed. The result is a masterclass in matching high style with a homely atmosphere.
Kirkstall Avenue, Tottenham, 4 Bed. House
Nothing has been overlooked in the renovation of this exquisite home. Sensitively decorated to enhance its natural character, each room is considered and satisfying. The extended kitchen, with a double height ceiling and industrial accents of Crittal and exposed brickwork, is the bighearted centre of the house, perfect for modern-day living. Design innovations such as the underfloor heating are a seamless addition, yet the subtle touches, like the butler sink, keep it firmly rooted in its Victorian past.
Every detail has been expertly configured and artfully executed, from sensible storage solutions to the bedroom’s integrated dressing table. The family bathroom enjoys a real sense of opulence – we love it! And the design decision to take out the ceiling and add a skylight in the back bedroom is a clever one, capitalising on space and light.
Kirkstall Avenue is part of a delightful corner of South Tottenham, so close to Downhills Park that you’ll consider it part of your everyday routine. You won’t have to travel far for a caffeine fix (Perkyn’s or With Milk) and a proper pub (The Palm). While in nearby Seven Sisters, you’ll find a riot of international flavours, all set in a vibrant community that people are passionate about.
THE OWNER SAYS
Kirkstall Avenue is part of a lovely neighbourhood of three really quiet roads, which don’t get any through traffic. We’re lucky to also be incredibly close to the lovely Downhills Park, with its cherry blossom in Spring and the friendly neighbourhood café.
Our daughter attends the popular, park-side Dorset Hall nursery, which is just a 3-minute walk away. One of the most special things about the house is that you get views across London, including the Shard and Canary Wharf, from the loft bedroom. It makes for excellent fireworks viewing on bonfire night!
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The current energy rating is C. Potential rating B.
In the borough of Haringey, the house falls into Band D (£1,900 in 2022/23).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £50, Electricity £50, Water £100.
The house has undergone extensive and well-executed refurbishment completed by the current owners. A total rewiring and plumbing accompany the loft and side return extensions.
There are several well-regarded local primary schools nearby, including the Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated Harris Academy just around the corner on Philip Lane. And there is a pick of Nurseries, too, including West Green Playgroup, Wiggly Worms Day Nursery & Dorset Hall (Parkside).
Seven Sisters (Victoria) and Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly) are close enough to walk to as part of a regular commute, providing access and the Tube and National Rail services (from Seven Sisters). You can also pick up the Overground network (ON) from South Tottenham.
Explore North London
1 Ten to One
We jumped for joy when this cocktail bar and restaurant opened in an ex-betting shop. A Whiskey Sours in hand while watching live music and feasting on Nashville chicken wings has become a Friday tradition for many. And why not?
2 Sushi Heads
This Japanese shop and takeaway counter is a hidden gem. Tucked along Phillip Lane, just down from Downhills Park, the friendly team serves excellent sushi and hot dishes. Top-notch and alwasy great value.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.