Architect: Neil Startin & Jim McCulloch
This former Victorian shop in Tufnell Park has been converted into a remarkable six-bedroom house by the architects Neil Startin and Jim McCulloch. It offers approximately 2,269 sq ft of engaging, flexible and light-filled accommodation over four storeys.
The house is entered via external steps to the raised ground floor. There is an entrance hall with hanging space for coats, leading to a formal reception room on a newly created mezzanine level. Diffused natural light filters through the shopfront, and there is a beautiful parquet floor.
The lower ground floor contains an open-plan sitting, dining and kitchen space, which is partly double-height to maximise the natural light. New insulation has been added to the walls, the frontage has been entirely replaced with new double glazing, and there is underfloor heating beneath the porcelain floor. The kitchen leads on to a courtyard garden at the rear, which gets the afternoon sun. There is also a utility room, WC and storage cupboard on this floor.
The master bedroom is situated on the first floor, with a Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard, and an en-suite shower room with electric underfloor heating and twin basins. There is another bedroom on this floor, positioned in the curved frontage of the building with two sash windows, as well as a family bathroom. The second floor contains a further four bedrooms and a shower room. One of the bedrooms is currently used as a dressing room, with a Velux window to the sky above.
Planning permission has been granted for a new roof terrace of approximately 500 sq ft on top of the building, with views of the City skyline.
Cardwell Terrace is located within walking distance of the Underground stations at Caledonian Road, Tufnell Park and Holloway Road. There are diverse local shopping facilities on the doorstep, including Waitrose on the Holloway Road, the farmers market at the Tufnell Park Tavern, and the many cafes and restaurants on Fortress Road. Islington is easily accessible to the south, while Highgate and the open spaces of Hampstead Heath are to the north.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.