In the buzzing heart of Upper Clapton, this lovingly renovated three-bedroom apartment will win you over with its well-designed spaces, inviting garden, and the bonus of an outdoor studio.
Reighton Road, Upper Clapton, 3 Bed. Flat
THE OWNER SAYS
We’ve loved living here and have invested a lot in improving the space. We did a complete cosmetic refit; the property now doesn’t look anything like it did when we first moved in. The kitchen and garden together make up our favourite spaces. We designed the kitchen so that we could cook and wash up while facing the dining table and garden, which is great for dinners with family and friends, as well as watching the kids play outside. Over the years, we’ve loved layering more plants and trees, so there’s always something interesting to look at, which has also made the garden look bigger.
The area’s fantastic. It’s the perfect balance of the green spaces of Springfield Park and Hackney Marshes and everything that’s great about living in inner London – community, bustle, good food and coffee. It’s been an ideal location to take us from first time buyers through having a couple of kids now in an amazing local school and nursery.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Rating C.
In the Borough of Hackney, the property falls into Band D (£1,671.09 in 2022/23)
Leasehold with approx. 112 years left on the lease.
In the total, there are three flats in the building.
Service Charges & Ground Rent:
£1,068 is paid annually to the managing agent and covers book-keeping, bank charges, building insurance, common cleaning, common electricity and management. Annual ground rent is £250.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas & Electricity £162, Water £41.
The owners have made significant enhancements. They have installed shutters and built-in storage in the living room, replaced all floors with engineered wood, and refitted the bathrooms. The lower level has been damp proofed, and the updated kitchen has been reconfigured to add a laundry cupboard. There is underfloor heating in the kitchen and main bathroom. The garden studio was added in 2017 and is fully soundproofed with electricity and internet.
A home created for living, this superb maisonette has all the elements that make it impossible not to love. Having undergone a complete transformation, it combines style with function. The bright and colourful kitchen diner will spark joy, designed for those who love to entertain. We particularly like the free flow to the eye-pleasing garden, which makes summer parties an inevitability. The comfortable living room has an ambience that invites you to take it easy, with plantation shutters creating a cosy nook when you want to shut out the rest of the world.
The three double bedrooms give options to use the space interchangeably, complete with nifty storage to keep things tidy. The contemporary bathroom is a monochrome dream, as is the shower room downstairs. Outside is our favourite spot, the garden studio. It’s a getaway on your doorstep, a space to work or play in peace, overlooking the maturing evergreen garden.
Perfectly positioned to access all Upper Clapton has to offer, as well as being in easy striking distance of Stoke Newington, this home is set up to enjoy urban living. Not only is there an abundance of good quality pubs a stone’s throw away, but also stacks of mouth-watering eateries, plus street food at Chatsworth market at the weekend. And when you need to burn off all that deliciousness, head to Hackney Downs or Leyton Marshes for a fix of fresh air.
Explore East London
1 Core Clapton
A wellness centre that makes you feel good just by being there. The incredibly light, bright space plays host to yoga and pilates classes, therapies to give you a boost, and is available to hire for parties when you want to let your hair down.
2 The Dialogue
When you’re in need of a caffeine fix, this café is a must. Coffee aficionados won’t be disappointed. A real family affair, delicious Turkish gozleme are homemade on site by the owner’s mum. Sit and while away the hours sipping the good stuff and watching the world go by
3 The Crooked Billet
An absolute stalwart for anyone in E5, this long-standing pub has something for all seasons, whether that’s a beer in the garden in summer, or a cosy fire to sit around in winter. Expect gastro pub grub, decent ale, and good vibes.
4 Sodo Pizza
This small eatery is the original Sodo Pizza post where you’ll find the most delicious, crispy sourdough-based pizzas this side of London. If you can’t secure one of their few tables, the canteen style shared space allows for a fun and buzzy vibe. Don’t let the limited menu put you off, everything on there is done to perfection. Their booze list is also spot on.
5 The Tram Store
What was once the Clapton Tram Depot is now a haven of botanical delights, serving deliciously local food in the café, and crowd-pleasing Sunday roasts at the Clapton Country Club. And if you’re not in the mood for food, you could go to one of the many fitness classes on offer at BLOK – high intensity training anyone?