Overlooking a popular park, this four-bedroom house in Tottenham has been given a new lease of life that flaunts its period charm while proving modern standards of comfort and efficiency.
Walpole Road, Tottenham, 4 Bed. House
This four-bedroom house in Tottenham is the full ticket. Having recently undergone a complete overhaul, it’s in mint condition. The current owners have done a superb job finely tuning the period appeal, with original features given centerstage, such as fireplaces and the stained-glass front door. They sing amongst the soothing hues that link the interior design together.
The renovations are thoughtful and on point. Take the wooden panelling echoed in the hallway and kitchen or the bathrooms that feel elegant and homey and perfectly in keeping with the restored earthen brick tiles in the hallway. And arguably, best of all, the understated elegance of the spacious eat-in kitchen, with exposed wooden floorboards, butler sink and brass fittings. On the top floor, a new loft conversion makes the ideal grown-up hideaway –– calm and inviting, with the best views in the house, looking out over the greenery of Lordship Rec beyond.
This corner of Tottenham is lauded amongst locals, and for good reason. There is a strong sense of community thanks to a mix of old and newcomers who have put down roots here. There is an ever-growing number of independent stores, restaurants and coffee shops popping up, as well as first-rate pubs and plentiful green spaces. And for those considering little ones' needs, you are close to Belmont Junior School, one of the area's best.
The Owners Say
The house has a unique aspect, backing onto Lordship Rec, so the views at the back are uninterrupted. The inside is bathed in sunlight as the sun goes over the top of the house.
We've thrown our hearts into the refurbishment and tried to think of everything the owners would want and need. The aim was to retain the best of old –– the stained glass, fireplaces and so on –– and combine it with contemporary style and convenience.
Walpole Road is quiet, family-oriented and close enough to several tube stations, meaning the commute is a breeze. This corner of North London already has so much to offer, and it continues to grow and evolve.
Points to Consider
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating B.
In the borough of Haringey, the property falls into Band C (£1,770 in 2023/24)
Current monthly costs are approx: Gas £150, Electricity £120, Water £60
The current owners have done extensive work to modernise the whole house, virtually taking it back to brick. Major jobs included installing a fully updated kitchen and new bathrooms and extending into the loft to create a new main bedroom plus ensuite. New windows and doors have also been installed throughout most of the property, though original windows were kept whenever possible.
When you want to explore, you can take your pick of stations. Head to Turnpike Lane to pick up the Piccadilly Line, or head in the opposite direction to reach Bruce Grove, where you can jump on the Overground, which has direct links to London Fields, Bethnal Green and Liverpool Street. It is also one stop to Seven Sisters, where you can pick up the swift Victoria Line.
THE LEGAL BIT
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Explore North London
Tottenham is the third (and latest) home of Turning Earth - a ceramic centre providing classes for beginners as well as various membership options for more experienced makers. Plus, a cafe is on the way!
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This wonderful Victorian Park has a playgroup, playground, tennis courts, community cafe, and a charming lavender and rose garden, making it a place for all seasons.
This Japanese shop and takeaway counter is a hidden gem. Tucked along Phillip Lane, just down from Downhills Park, the friendly team serves excellent sushi and hot dishes. Top-notch and alwasy great value.