Architect: Paul Archer Design
This substantial 1 / 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment (1,152 sq ft) with roof terrace and communal garden is situated on the top floor of an immaculate semi-detached Victorian villa. It has been converted to a very high standard by the architect Paul Archer.
The building is very well-maintained, with a gated front garden and steps up to a communal front door and entrance hall. This flat is entered on the second floor (there is no lift). It has a large double bedroom at the rear, with fine views over gardens. This has access to an en-suite shower room, a walk-in wardrobe, and a dressing room (currently used as a child’s bedroom). There is a bathroom off the entrance hall, and a wonderful open-plan kitchen / reception room at the front, with three large sash windows and exceptional ceiling height. A sculptural open-tread staircase leads to the mezzanine, which could be used as a reception room or a second double bedroom. There is storage space under the eaves, and folding glazed doors lead to an excellent roof terrace with great views. The flat has shared use of the garden at the rear of the building.
The property is favourably located towards the clocktower end of Highbury Hill, which is a wide, sought-after street. It is just a short walk from the open spaces of Highbury Fields, which has tennis courts, a playground and a swimming pool. Highbury Barn is around the corner, with its wonderful butcher, deli and the excellent cheese shop La Fromagerie.
The Piccadilly Line is accessed from Arsenal Station and the Victoria Line from Highbury & Islington, and there is a fast train into the City from nearby Drayton Park Station. There are also very good bus routes.
The architect Paul Archer established his eponymous design practice in 1999. He is noted, in particular, for his elegant extensions and conversions of period buildings, many of which are in Islington.
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Paul Archer Design
Paul Archer Design is an award-winning London-based architectural practice focused on delivering the highest level of design in architecture and interior design. The pursuit of innovation in residential design has underpinned the work since the practice was founded in 1999 by director Paul Archer. Projects to date include new-build, extensions, renovation and remodelling, including the renovation of historic listed buildings. It is the ambition of the practice to apply green solutions to a Modernist aesthetic, as exemplified in the practice’s first new-build house, Green Orchard in Gloucestershire, completed in 2012.