A tonal palette runs through this charming two-bedroom Victorian flat in Lower Clapton, replete with warmth and character, and nooks in every corner.
Rushmore Road, Lower Clapton, 2 Bed. Flat
In the heart of Hackney, this inviting flat on a popular tree-lined street moments from Chatsworth Road is a lesson in calm, considered interiors. From the moment you step in, it’s a complete joy to walk up and around and see how modern touches - like the sleek plywood kitchen - work in harmony with the original details of the property, such as the beautifully restored floorboards in the hallway that lead through into the spacious open-plan living room.
The surprisingly living and dining space was cleverly expanded by the repositioning of an internal wall, adorned with a steel beam-cum-bookshelf – clever and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. And the focal open fireplace helps make the space feel cosy and intimate too. Along the corridor, two bedrooms, one double and one a little smaller (the perfect size for a nursery or study), and the recently-tiled bathroom continue the gentle theme at the back of the property, with matching ogee-style arch storage nooks in the bedrooms and soothing colours on the walls.
Rushmore Road is not only perfectly positioned for some of the best bars and entertainment that East London has to offer (The Castle Cinema and Nobody Asked Me wine bar; we’re looking at you!) but is enviably close to a wealth of green space, including Millfields Park, Hackney Marshes and Springfield Park, which offers up delicious sausage sarnies in the park cafe.
THE LEGAL BIT
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THE OWNERS SAY
We love our flat and have enjoyed every minute of living on Rushmore Road. There's a real sense of community - you will get to know your neighbours, local shop owners and more, and we've built lifelong friendships here. The flat is really peaceful and when we first saw it, we were drawn immediately to the bright, light-filled living room and the fireplace.
Honestly, we can't recommend the area highly enough (and are slightly heartbroken to be leaving). Being a stone's throw from Chatsworth Road, you've got your pick of coffee shops, pubs, grocery shops and a cinema. Chatsworth Road Market runs every Sunday with food stalls and music. You can see why we rarely leave the area.
Top spots include Dorée & Co. Cafe, Triangle; a gorgeous concept store, The Elderfield Pub and Lucky & Joy; an innovative and utterly mouth-watering Chinese restaurant. The best bit about living here for us has to be the green space, with the Hackney Marshes, Olympic Park, Millfields Park and the Lea River canal on your doorstep.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating C.
The property falls into Band B (£902.42 in 2023/24) in the borough of Hackney.
Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £60, Gas £42 and Water £28.50.
Leasehold (Share of Freehold) with 996 years left on the lease.
There are just two flats in this typical Victorian terrace. The neighbours in the ground floor flat below are a couple with a young daughter, with whom the owners have a great relationship. There are families on either side, too; both owner-occupiers.
The couple recently put in double-glazed, wooden sash windows at the back of the house, which has dramatically improved the insulation. They’ve also recently re-tiled the bathroom.
Rushmore Road is a brilliant location in the middle of Hackney. Chatsworth Road with its wonderful collection of shops and cafes is at the end of the street, while the vast open spaces of the Hackney Marshes leading down the Olympic Park or up to the Walthamstow Wetlands, are just moments away by foot. Homerton is the closest station which is part of the London Overground network, and is a 15-minute walk away.
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