Settled within a peaceful pocket of Crouch End, this beautiful five-bedroom terraced house has been wonderfully restored to showcase the craftsmanship of bygone days. A dream find, it’s a family home alive with history, yet brimming with modern comforts.
Uplands Road is tucked away from the bustle of the Broadway, but is still within easy reach of its myriad conveniences. The greenery of Parkland Walk and Finsbury Park are nearby, and lovely Stationer’s Park is virtually on the doorstep. With Harringay railway station in the mix, this location is a sweet combination of wishes and wants for anyone looking to settle in N8.
Uplands Road, Crouch End, 5 Bed, House
Open the stained-glass doors and you’re transported to another time and place – but with the warm, familiar feeling of a family home. It’s not every day you find a house so lovingly restored to its Victorian glory, yet so comfortably appointed for modern life.
The entire space is dotted with details that hark back to the past. Ceiling roses. Smart fireplaces. Stripped oak doors. Vintage relief wallpaper. Those architectural ley lines hold even the newer kitchen addition true to the house’s original character. It’s a tightrope walk between old and new, and this house performs it flawlessly.
That extends to the outdoors, too, and the lovely courtyard garden. A light trap for the new conservatory/kitchen all year round, it really shines in the glow of a midsummer’s evening with family and friends.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: D
In Haringey Council, the house falls into Council Tax Band F (£2369.47 for 2018/2019).
The current owners have reconfigured the downstairs of the house completely, removing several walls and installing a new kitchen extension. Their work (all done with building regulations consent) has totally transformed the space.
The house is within the catchment for some great nearby schools, including Weston Park Primary School and Highgate Woods Secondary School.
Uplands Road is well-placed for two green and much-loved neighbourhoods: Stroud Green and Crouch End. Southward, towards Stroud Green, lies Finsbury Park and the Parkland Walk, which winds up to Highgate Wood. Take a slight detour in the same direction, and you find Stroud Green Road, which is a burgeoning hotspot for foodies. Meanwhile, a stroll in the other direction and you quickly come to Crouch End – the house’s true home – where you’re spoilt for entertainment and shopping along Park Road and Broadway Parade.
THE OWNERS SAY
We love the downstairs layout, the big rooms and the flow of the open plan, with its separation of space for different purposes. With the glass doors open in the summer, the garden feels like an extension of the house. It’s a wonderful space for parties. And with three floors and five bedrooms upstairs, there is space to be alone and space to be together.
Our kids all went to the small local primary school round the corner, played in the lovely local park and, once they were old enough, had the run of this area, where many of their friends live. I’ve never seen that kind of security and freedom elsewhere in London. Crouch End Festival takes place in our local park, and there is carol singing and all sorts around Christmas. Halloween is special for small kids, and every Guy Fawkes night, the top of the road turns into an impromptu Ally Pally fireworks viewing party.
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.
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