Set within a quiet conservation area in Tottenham, this three-bedroom house pairs modern design with the charm of the Arts & Crafts movement to create a handsome and inviting home.
Tower Gardens Road, Tottenham, 3 Bed. House
THE LEGAL BIT
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This delightful home is an example of a house influenced by Arts and Crafts, which focused on craftsmanship and design, something many at the time felt had been lost during the Industrial Revolution. The legacy is a house with a distinctive aesthetic befitting the period, as well as wonderful quirks, such as the angled front bay window. It also reflects the current owner's eye for interiors, evident in the harmonious use of colour.
Downstairs, the stripped pine boards create cohesion and flow between the kitchen and living room. The open-plan space lends itself to sociable living and leads to a versatile garden via French doors. Outside, the decking creates an outdoor dining area, perfect for summer BBQs, but there's still plenty of lawn and beds for getting green-fingered. Upstairs, the comfortable bedrooms feel fresh and bright, and the window in the hallway welcomes light in. Storage has been smartly tucked into corners, and along with the garden shed, they'll help you fulfil the dream of clutter-free living.
Tower Gardens Road is part of the Tower Gardens Conservation Area, one of the first municipal ‘cottage estates’. Not only does the house sit perfectly with its surroundings, but the estate also has its own park and neighbourhood identity. Beyond, you're spoiled for green space to explore and enjoy with Lordship Rec – literally across the road – and Downhills Park just down the street. You are also firmly within a corner of North London with an abundance of world cuisines to choose from, good transport links and a tight-knit community.
THE OWNERS SAY
For us, this house ticked all of the boxes. It has so much character and the fascinating history of the Tower Gardens estate. There is an annual open house tour of the estate, which attracts many people on a walking tour.
We have loved living here and after 15 years of living in London, for the first time, we know our neighbours well and feel part of a community. The area has so many gems to discover and plentiful coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to frequent, along with some of the best green spaces in Haringey. There is a real buzz in the area, with more and more new people moving here all the time.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating B.
In the borough of Haringey, the house falls into Band C (£1,770 in 2023/24).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £80, Electricity £140, Water £32.
The current owners have undertaken modernisation of the wooden double-glazed sash windows. They have also fitted a new boiler, kitchen and bathroom, plus built-in storage. Outside, the garden has new decking and fencing.
The position makes travel into town super convenient. With the Overground at Bruce Grove a short walk away or the Piccadilly Line at Turnpike Lane just a bit further – bus run direct to both from Lordship Lane – you can commute into town with ease.
The Tower Gardens Estate was built between 1904 and 1911 to the radical ideals of Architect W. E. Riley. One of the new 'Garden Suburbs', whose creation was backed by wealthy social reformers of the day, in cooperation between architects and craftsmen, and gave the architectural style its name: the Arts and Crafts Movement.
The 954 homes in Tower Gardens made it the most significant development undertaken by the London County Council (LCC) at the time. An example of progressive Edwardian architecture, rare within the largely Victorian historic fabric of London. Tower Gardens was given Conservation Area status due to its unique architectural approach and the quality of construction of its properties.
Credit to www.towergardens.org.uk for inspiration.
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2 Turning Earth
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3 Lordship Recreation Ground
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4 Bruce Castle
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!
5 Downhills Park
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