Set on a short-but-very-sweet street in the heart of Stoke Newington is this delightful one-bedroom, ground-floor apartment with a private rear garden, complete with a newly built studio.
Osterley Road, Stoke Newington, 1 Bed. Flat
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating of D.
In the Borough of Hackney, the property falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,424.11 for 2021/22).
One of only two flats in the building, the property has 117 years remaining on the lease.
The monthly service charge is £89 and ground rent £250 per annum.
The monthly utility costs run at gas £58, electricity £59 and water £27.
The owners have re-floored the basement to make it a useful walk-in wardrobe and utility space and constructed a home office at the rear of the garden.
With a dedicated office outside, the interior of the flat takes on a calm and relaxed feel – without any work distractions. Blessed with beautifully appointed fixtures and fittings, from the sash-window shutters and cast iron fireplace to the colour-blocked walls and the wood-panelled bedroom painted a deep-sea-blue. Everything about this home has been beautifully considered, practically and aesthetically.
N16’s charms need little introduction. The bars and restaurants that make this such an immensely appealing corner of north London are close by, from the buzzy ‘Shakespeare’ pub to the ‘Everyday Sunshine’ gallery and coffee shop many more besides. The apartment is a 10-minute walk from Clissold Park – one of Hackney’s most-loved green spaces – while two Overground rail lines offer fast transport connections to various corners of the capital.
THE OWNER SAYS
We have absolutely loved our time at Osterley Road and will be sad to go. The sitting room is a great size and south facing so always flooded with light. Sitting in the kitchen and looking out onto the garden with the radio on is a pleasure each morning, and the dining table can easily accommodate more people when we have friends for lunch or supper.
The garden has brought us so much joy. During lockdown, we grew tons of vegetables and ate our own salads every day. The home office has been amazing, and the flat can now comfortably accommodate two people working from home. We also use it in the evenings and at weekends for hobbies like music and painting, and in the summer it’s a lovely place to sit and read a book with the doors thrown open.
Osterley Road is the perfect location – Dalston is only a 10-minute walk, and Church Street and Clissold Park are just round the corner. We also love the coffee shops and pubs, which are minutes away on Allen Street, and Butterfield Green and orchard is so close and perfect for an early morning stroll with the dog.
Explore North London
A social enterprise/bakery run for and by women who have experienced social disadvantage. Great for lunch, morning coffee and cake (any time).
Bagels to rival Brick Lane, inexplicably open 24 hours a day!
This insanely cool bar/laid-back restaurant is a little gem. Not making a big statement from the outside, the interior has real Art Deco glory, with a beautifully crafted wooden bar, and sumptuous palm wallpaper. We love trying inventive cocktails and their delightful small dishes. One of our team's favourites is the charred leeks with crispy quinoa, it's utterly delicious.
A retro cinema sign above the entrance sets the scene for this cosy underground cocktail bar and lounge. Exposed brickwork and soft lighting create a perfect setting for date night, the martinis are all excellent and the Manhattan is a true classic.
Like all good bookshops this is much more than a place to buy something to read. Stoke Newington Bookshop been part of this community for 30 years, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are quick to offer reading advice. Come here for talks from local authors or to read to little ones in the lovely children’s corner.