Halfway down the gentle slope of Nelson Road, stands this glorious, double-fronted family home. Even within this pretty enclave, this five-bedroom house, over three substantial floors, stands out for all the right reasons.
Nelson Road is a superb spot. A short stroll from the broadway, yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle, it epitomises the best of Crouch End and why it's such a great place to live – a village-like community with an abundance of independent stores, amenities and restaurants. For all this and more, it has become one of the best-loved neighbourhoods in North London.
Nelson Road, Crouch End, 5 Bed. House
This gorgeous house has all the character and practicality you could reasonably wish for in a family home. From the pleasing patchwork of bricks that make up the double-fronted facade; to the wide, verdant gardens at the back; everything is perfectly in place and wonderfully maintained.
Inside, the current owners have left their mark – we adore the William Morris wallpaper in one of the reception rooms and the respect they have shown to the many elements of period detailing that remain. The tiled entrance hall, decorative coving, fireplaces, sash windows, stripped pine floors (and more) have all been brought back to their former glory, and give the house elegance and texture that make it hugely atmospheric.
For anyone interested, there is still scope to do more. It's a beautiful and substantial house as it is, but you can further extend (subject to building regulations and consents). The side return and expansive loft are obvious places to start, and already have precedents on the street. Finding such an exceptional home is rare – even more so when it allows you to grow within in it as your needs and wishes ebb and flow over the years.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: E
Part of the London borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax Band F (£2,276 2017/2018)
For ease of commute, Harringay station is a convenient option. 0.5 miles away on foot, it gets you to Moorgate in under 20 minutes. Stops include Highbury & Islington and Old Street. Alternatively, the W3 runs from the end of the road and takes you directly to Finsbury Park.
THE OWNERS SAY
We’ve loved the peacefulness, and charm of the pretty, light-filled rooms, and sunny front and back gardens.
In the winter the open fire and solid fuel stove make the house feel even more welcoming. While in the summer, we enjoy a family game of Badminton in the garden, and at Christmas, the ping pong tournament in the loft is a must!
At the moment we are supervising a wren nesting in the garden, one of many birds who visit our garden over the year.
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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