Bordering the eclectic neighbourhoods of Dalston and Stoke Newington, this sunlit second-floor two-bedroom flat combines understated style with an unbeatable location.
Selsea Place, Stoke Newington, 2. Bed Flat
THE OWNERS SAY
We love the community within the flats and the broader area. We have so enjoyed exploring the local restaurants, coffee shops and markets. Shoreditch and all East London has to offer are right on our doorstep.
There are plenty of green spaces too, and we spend a lot of time in Clissold Park, Highbury Fields, and on our balcony! There is a community feel between the flats, and we enjoy sharing drinks with neighbours in our lovely communal garden.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating B. Potential Energy Rating B.
In the borough of Hackney, the flat falls into Band D (£1,776 in 2023/24).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £40, Electricity £40, Water £40.
One of 50 in the building, the flat is leasehold with approximately 245 years remaining.
Ground rent & service charge:
Ground rent is £500 and service charge is approximately £1,750 per annum. Normally charged annually but might be possible to make arrangements for instalments.
As a recent development, there hasn’t been any work other than installing bedroom wardrobes.
You couldn’t get much closer to the Overground with Dalston Kingsland just a 5-minute walk away, where you can access the network that spreads out across the city. Alternatively, there are plenty of bus routes that reach into every corner of East London and into town.
The building has been updated to meet EWS1 standards (B1). The work is already complete, so any potential new owners will not bear any cost linked to this recent work.
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.
On a no-through road in N16, this flat is the complete package: a bright, welcoming home right in the thick of the action. The apartment, part of a modern development, is on the second floor and has a southwest-facing aspect, letting sunshine flow into the open-plan living room and kitchen through dual-aspect windows. The balcony extends the living space, providing a contemplative spot and an opportunity to add some greenery to your city skyline.
The decor is modern and fresh but with a nod to the warehouse-style living of the area, with industrial light fittings and bespoke units throughout the kitchen, hallway and bathroom (check out the shower rail for the kind of attention to detail we love). The pared-back interior is consistent throughout, providing a canvas to create a look or maintain the minimalist feel. And the well-considered built-in storage keeps things functional. The leafy communal gardens are a suntrap and provide an opportunity to mix with your neighbours, making this much more than a base; it's a home to plant roots.
Selsea Place is an ideal spot to enjoy everything this corner of East London has to offer. Just a hop from the restaurants, bars and cultural hotspots which make Dalston a destination that draws in a London-wide crowd. And when you want to take it down a gear, there is an abundance of other appealing neighbourhoods and green spaces, such as Clissold Park or London Fields, within striking distance.
Explore North London
This independent “art deco picture palace” has a storied history, but its real appeal is arthouse and family-friendly fare in a rare and wonderful setting. Come for the film, stay for the new whisky bar, situated conveniently next to Screen 2.
This Aussie-run cafe has an inventive, delicious brunch menu. Doors open at 8 a.m., so you can grab a coffee and a tasty Dusty Knuckle Bakery pastry on the way to work, but food is served all day long.
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.
Make the most of Dalston's cultural canvas by visiting the renowned, community-focused theatre (or the bar of course, which is equally worth a trip).
Planted atop what was once the old Eastern Curve Railway line, this community garden is an oasis of green amongst the buzz. With a café kiosk, pizza oven and cosy greenhouse (complete with woodburning stove), it’s a great place to eat, drink and gather—casually or at events ranging from birdwatching and candle-making workshops to festive season singalongs.