This handsome four-bedroom house, with expansive private garden, occupies an excellent position on Albion Square, a highly-coveted and visually-arresting enclave of mid-19th Century Grade-II listed villas, designed in pairs around beautifully maintained communal gardens. The house is arranged over four levels with internal accommodation of almost 2,000 sq ft and has undergone a comprehensive and considered refurbishment by the current owners.
Entry is via a gated front garden with steps to the raised-ground floor. A double reception feeds light from front to back between an elegant curved-bay and large sash windows at the rear, both with shutters. Engineered French oak flooring extends through the space and a reclaimed honed-marble fireplace with cast-iron grill occupies each room. At the rear of the hallway is a guest WC and external access for steps to the garden.
On the lower-ground floor is an open-plan kitchen and dining room with separate utility room. The kitchen has Corian worktops, a gas range cooker by Fisher and Paykal, a separate larder, as well as custom-made cabinets in the kitchen and the dining room. At the rear of the property beneath a roof light and wall of glazing is access to the garden which extends over 70 ft and is largely lawn.
On the first and second floors are four bedrooms, all with bespoke wardrobes, a bathroom on each level, and a study. From each of these the advantage of the house’s positioning on the square is evident, as both aspects are entirely un-overlooked.
In the course of its renovation, the house has been re-wired, re-plumbed and insulated for both sound and heat throughout. Underfloor heating was also installed on the ground and lower-ground floors. With the exception of the kitchen and dining room, the entire house was re-plastered in a natural lime and painted using Earthborn breathable clay paint. The original windows throughout have been reconditioned and re-weighted, with the exception of the top landing window and the bedroom windows of the top floor, which have been replaced with new heritage windows using toughened glass.
Planning permission was granted in 2014 for extension to the lower-ground floor which would have increased the overall square footage. This lapsed in 2017 but could be reapplied for. It should also be noted that the house is offered chain-free.
Albion Square is situated within the eponymous conservation area and is a short walk from London Fields and Broadway Market, with its weekly organic farmers’ market, gastro pubs, restaurants and shops. There are a number of excellent pubs and restaurants in the area, notably the De Beauvoir Arms, and the popular De Beauvoir Deli is close by. The independent shops and cafes of Columbia Road, known for its flower market on Sundays are within easy reach to the south, as are both Shoreditch and Spitalfields.
Haggerston station (London Overground) and London Fields BR station provide convenient access to the City, West End and Canary Wharf. Dalston Junction has been proposed as a station on the Crossrail II route. Queensbridge Primary School is a three-minute walk and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
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