On a friendly tree-lined street, a stone’s throw from Seven Sisters, this two-bedroom house has oodles of light, character and versatile spaces.
Roslyn Road, Seven Sisters, 2 Bed. House
THE OWNER SAYS
To be honest, it’ll be tough to say goodbye. We’ve put a lot of work into modernising throughout to create a relaxed, calm space, particularly the gorgeous bathroom with its up-cycled sink unit. The south-west-facing garden is a real sun trap. One of the best decisions we made was to add double doors to the back of the house so we could watch it burst into life in spring.
When we moved here, it was an exciting area with new bars and venues seeming to open every few months. Then when we had a child, we really valued the local parks, supportive community and quiet streets. Our road has become even more peaceful since the recent inclusion of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.
The transport links are great. There are loads of buses to pop over to Stoke Newington, Crouch End or Walthamstow. Jump on a bike, and you can zip along the canal to the Olympic Park, the Walthamstow Wetlands or Ally Pally if you can face the hill!
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.
Sometimes the flow of a house just works, and with this two-bedroom Victorian terrace, the layout does precisely that. Reimagined by the current owners, who have created a home that has grown with their family and unpretentiously flaunts its best assets.
Light pours into the downstairs living spaces, breathing life into them. Shades of green create a sense of harmony downstairs, from the stylish kitchen in racing green to the study area that draws the outside in through the French doors.
Upstairs there are two comfortable bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom, tastefully tiled, that can accommodate everyone all at once. If storage is a constant quest, then you’ll have no qualms in this house – the main bedroom can easily fit a cavernous wardrobe. Outside there is a brick outbuilding ideal for storing the overfill or even for turning it into a usable space.
Seven Sisters is a go-to destination for those who want to put down roots somewhere with great transport links, a community that cares and decent options whether you want to indulge in delicious food or stay out late. Green spaces are plentiful, with Chestnuts Park, Downhills Park and Lordship Rec providing all the fresh air and buzz of park life right on your doorstep.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating C.
In the borough of Haringey, the house falls into Band C (£1,780 in 2022/23).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas & Electricity combined, £140, Water £40.
The current owners reconfigured the house, creating utility and office space and installing underfloor heating in the kitchen. They have preserved original features, including restoring the floorboards and repairing the masonry.
Roslyn Road is positioned close to Seven Sisters, where the Victoria or Piccadilly line will deliver you into the city within half an hour, or National Rail services can take you further afield.
The loft and side-return could be done, subject to the usual consents, meaning you could grow with the house if your needs change or you crave more space in the future.
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Brilliant all day eatery, elegantly taking you from breakfast to late night cocktails.
2 True Craft
In this crazily-good pizza joint on the West Green Road, local craft beers (like Beavertown) sit happily next to quality imports (think Weizen-style Bavarian), giving you all kinds of problems when it comes to ordering. One of the most favourite spots in South Tottenham, and rightly so, you can also 'takeaway' if you fancy.
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 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.
5 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?