This gorgeous four-bedroom house in Tottenham is set over three light-filled floors. Bursting with colour and charm, Victorian bones have been transformed into a stylish, modern home.
The Avenue, Bruce Grove, 4 bed. House
Set on a peaceful street away from the hubbub of Bruce Grove, this splendid home has been restored with love and skill by the current owners.
On the ground floor, there is a large double reception room with a wood burner at the front of the house. The bay windows are especially high, helping to flood the space with natural light. At the back, there is a downstairs WC and kitchen-diner. Heated flooring paired with bespoke cabinetry makes the latter a joyful room to spend time in. A luminous space, with a large picture window and Crittall-style doors that lead onto the leafy southeast-facing garden. Springing to life in summer, it becomes an oasis of blooms –– the perfect spot to while away sunny days.
Upstairs, the owners have cleverly reconfigured the layout to maximise the use of space. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a gorgeous family-sized bathroom that is light, bright and welcoming. And on the uppermost level, you find a handy fourth bedroom perfect as a guest room or a work-from-home office.
Outside your door, Downhills Park and Lordship Rec (two separate spaces, but like two sides of a coin) are a short stroll away. A little further afield but still within touching distance, Walthamstow Wetlands offers a greater expanse of greenspace with leafy, rambling, nature-filled walks. On the flip side, you are moments away from the High Street, which offers up a diverse slice of London life. From here, you can head towards Seven Sisters and beyond to Stoke Newington, Dalston and Haggerston.
THE OWNERS SAY
We have loved living here for the past 7 years and have enjoyed turning the house into a lovely cosy family home. With its high ceilings, loft room, and big garden, it's always felt very spacious.
As keen gardeners, we added large flower beds, created raised beds for vegetables and planted fruit trees. We've seen the area transform over the years we have been here, and now an array of lovely pubs, cafés and restaurants lie within walking distance. The marshes and three large parks close have been by far our favourite part of living in this lovely Tottenham enclave.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D with C potential.
In the Borough of Haringey, the house falls into Council Tax Band D (£1879.72 in 2023).
Current monthly utility costs run at gas £144, electricity £96 and water £35.
The current owners have fitted a new kitchen with underfloor heating and double doors leading out onto the garden. They reconfigured the space in the back addition of the house upstairs, which included fitting a new bathroom, replacing the roof and reinforcing the subfloor of the house.
The overground from Bruce Grove quickly connects to Seven Sisters on the Victoria line and also takes you to Hackney, Bethnal Green and Liverpool Street in 30 minutes. It's like an extension of the Victorian Line with benefits.
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Named after Robert the Bruce, former owner of its grounds, this remarkable Grade-I listed manor house has a long and storied history. Its owners include Henry VIII’s “Groom of the Bedchamber” and Sir Rowland Hill, inventor of the postage stamp. Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and Charles Babbage all paid visits to the castle. And on its grounds is the magnificent Bruce Castle Oak, runner-up for England’s Tree of the Year in 2018!
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