Set in a Victorian warehouse in buzzing Stoke Newington, this architectural conversion has created a cool and contemporary two-bedroom flat with double-height impact.
Piano Lane, Stoke Newington, 2 Bed. Flat
THE OWNERS SAY
This has been the most wonderful home for the last 5 years –– it will be a tearful goodbye. The flat is bright, airy and spacious and constantly bathed in light. Anyone who visits is blown away by the vast living room with double-height ceilings.
As a Victorian building, not only does it have heaps of character, but it also has extremely thick walls and ceilings, meaning the flat is incredibly quiet and peaceful, making it a tranquil and calm space.
It's been such a fantastic home for entertaining, working from home and relaxing. The flat is set within the Red Square development, and this creates a strong feeling of community among its residents. My neighbours are a wonderful bunch, and many will remain close friends.
THE LEGAL BIT
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Bang in the centre of Stokey, what was once home to a piano factory, has now been reimagined into a unique loft-style apartment. It may have old bones, but thanks to details like the glass balustrade, the home's transformation feels fresh and modern.The unusual layout means the living room has wow-factor ceilings that provide an overwhelming feeling of space, as well as an opportunity to hang some statement lighting! The raised windows downstairs are positioned to maximise light and privacy – ideal for retreating to the comfy main bedroom.
Minimalism is the name of the game throughout. Neutral tones provide a calming sanctuary or a blank canvas to go wild with your decor, whichever suits you best. The immaculate kitchen is on the upper level, benefiting from the elevated aspect, with the added bonus of a utility area for keeping your laundry out of sight. The second bedroom is filled with light courtesy of a wall of glass – an inviting and versatile space for work, rest or play. The floor-level windows upstairs are a nice quirk, just another thing that makes this flat a true original. And as if that wasn't enough, you have your own space for storing your bike or anything else to keep the flat looking flawless.
Harmony House is located in a gated development at the end of a quiet no-through road, giving it a sense of seclusion in a welcoming, tight-knit community. But don't be fooled; you're still moments from the action. Vibey Church Street has everything you need to keep you well-fed and watered alongside a wealth of browsable boutiques. And for your local fix of fresh air and green spaces, the ever-popular Clissold Park is on your doorstep.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating C.
In the borough of Hackney, the house falls into Band D (£1,773 in 2022/23).
There are eight flats in total in the building, a mix of owner-occupiers and private long-term renters.
114 years left on the lease.
Ground rent & service charge:
Annual ground rent is £250 with a service charge of £2,750 per annum.
Covered by Cliftons Management. The service charge covers cleaning and maintaining Harmony House's communal areas, including the lift. Plus, a contribution towards Red Square maintenance/cleaning and Red Square's 24/7 on-site concierge and security.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £60, Electricity £60, Water £24.
The current owner has renovated the shower room, including installing a fantastic rainfall shower and terrazzo floor tiles.
Harmony House is well-positioned for transport links, giving you options to access the Overground via Stoke Newington or the Piccadilly Line at Finsbury Park in the opposite direction. Alternatively, put that bike shed to good use and hop on two wheels to join the nearby cycle highway into central London.
The flat comes with bike storage.
The flat is currently rented out, so it is being sold chain-free.
Explore North London
1 Luminary Bakery
A social enterprise/bakery run for and by women who have experienced social disadvantage. Great for lunch, morning coffee and cake (any time).
2 Clissold Park
This lovely big Victorian Park is the centre of Stoke Newington life. A gorgeous green space packed full of family friendly delights, there's a great cafe and events centre with food and activities, a wildlife area with deer, a skate park, tennis courts and a brilliant kid’s paddling pool and playground. All kinds of events pop up here over the summer including steam fairs, and festivals of Nigerian art, Anatolian culture and literature.
Occupying an old workshop, and still replete with sliding, wooden garage doors, Primeur is the kind of local restaurant you dream of having nearby. From the staff's understanding and knowledge of produce, grape & grain to the buzzing open kitchen, everything connects you to the culinary experience; it feels grounded and authentic. The ever-changing menu, made up of sharing plates is seriously delicious, and the wine list consistently brilliant. It is one of our most very favourite places.
4 The Spence Bakery
This place is bread heaven! All baked on the premises, the vibe is stripped back simplicity – it’s a great pitstop for coffee and cake while you pick up your morning loaf. Arrive early though to avoid disappointment; they do tend to sell out of the favourites (the seeded rye is ours) by the afternoon.
Beautiful interiors and lifestyle store on Church Street, stocking some of our favourite homeware brands. One of our go-to's!