Huxley Road
London E10


Architect: Luke McDonald and Holly Wells

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This elegant two-bedroom maisonette, with private garden, occupies the upper level of a Victorian-terrace house on Huxley Road, Leyton. The property has undergone a complete renovation to a considered design by the owner architects, emphasising volume and light with a tranquil aesthetic.

The property is accessed via its own entrance on the ground floor, with hanging space for two bikes in the hallway. A staircase, bathed in the reflective light of a large mirror, ascends to the central first-floor landing. To the right, through an open doorway, is an open-plan kitchen and dining area and separate study space. Light terrazzo worktops pair beautifully with floating birch-plywood cabinets, and wrap the inner wall to meet a protruding plywood portal to the bathroom, which is clad in large-format mosaic tiles. At the rear, steps descend with a plywood balustrade, to the private rear garden.

The internal doorways establish a datum to create a reference point for cabinets, decorative lines and wardbrobes, in method used throughout, to free ceiling space and enhance volume. This is employed to excellent effect in the master bedroom, where a change in wall-tone matches the level of seamless bespoke storage along two walls.

At the front of the property is a further bedroom, currently used as a reading room, and a large living room with terrazzo-surround fireplace. Both have timber shutters along the lower portion of their sash windows, allowing light to pour in through the glazing above, while maintaining privacy.

Huxley Road is a quiet residential road located off the bustle of Leyton High Road, a short walk from Leyton Underground station (Central Line). The green open space of Coronation Gardens, home to the weekly Leyton Food Market, is a two-minute walk, as is the recently pedestrianised Francis Road, which has a variety of independent cafes, bars, shops and restaurants (Marmello and Kettle and Ryan are both noteworthy).  Within a short walk or cycle are the green spaces and facilities of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the canalside restaurants, bars and workspaces at Here East. Hackney Marshes and the River Lea are also nearby, and Victoria Park and village is a ten-minute cycle.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Length: approx. 89 years (125 years from 1982)
Service Charge: approx. £220 per annum
Ground Rent: approx. £80 per annum


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.

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