New North Road
London N1

Share of Freehold
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“Comtemporary interiors that chime perfectly with period detailing”

Airy and light-filled, this two-bedroom maisonette extends over three floors of a handsome Georgian terrace in Islington, with a roof-terrace balcony providing sunny, private outside space. The interior has been sensitively reappointed, with period features preserved and a neutral colour palette employed that sings in the sunlight from several sash windows. Set withing the Arlington Conservation area, the home lies a short walk away from the Regent’s Canal and the offerings of Upper Street.

The Tour

The primary entrance is set on the upper ground level, leading into a bright hallway with access to the first and second floors.

The main living areas are positioned on the first floor. The sitting room has two large sash windows which filter an excellent quality of light and frame views of the tree-lined street. High ceilings, finished with well-preserved cornicing, bring height and volume and warm solid timber floorboards run underfoot throughout. An open fireplace topped with a marble mantelpiece forms a natural focal point, flanked by bookshelves fitted into alcoves on either side.

The modern kitchen is a well-sized room, with ample space for dining and entertaining. A light-filled and radiant space, the kitchen is defined by bespoke cabinets in a crisp off-white, finished with brass door furniture and sanitaryware. Glazed French doors open from here onto a large, south facing balcony; the perfect spot for a morning coffee or glass of wine as the sun sets.

The central staircase is illuminated by a casement window, which can be opened in the summer months to allow a light breeze to circulate the house. Level with the canopy of trees beyond, the rear of the plan is peacefully removed from the bustle of the main road below.

The main bedroom, set on the second level, has two sash windows which can be fully opened for views of nearby London plane trees, and built-in wardrobes offer a good provision of storage space. The second bedroom has views of the neighbouring gardens, illuminated again by a sash window.

The bathroom, set on the upper ground floor, is lined with small hexagonal tiles, with a shower over a bath.

Outdoor Space 

The spacious roof terrace is a brilliant sun trap, bordered by warm, red bricks of the neighbouring houses and soft decking running underfoot. With good privacy, there is plenty of space for a large table for summer suppers outside; a pleasant spot with leafy views across the mature trees growing in nieghbouring gardens.

The Area

The house is well-positioned for both village-style amenities, and the boutiques and restaurants of Angel and Highbury & Islington.

The popular Quince bakery neighbours the house, while the iconic Popham’s is only a few minutes walk away. New North Road intersects the Camden Canal, perfect for summertime strolls. Canalside gastropub The Narrowboat is tucked away from city life, and offers tables jutting over the water.

Islington has very good gastropubs, including The Drapers Arms and The Albion. Corbin and King’s Bellanger is nearby on Islington Green. The Almeida and King’s Head theatres are both a couple of minutes’ walk from the house, as are the Old Red Lion Theatre and the Screen on the Green.

Several quality schools are within easy reach of New North Road, including the Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” William Tyndale Primary School, the independent Dallington School, St Paul’s Cathedral School and North Bridge House School. London’s best independent secondary schools are a short bus or tube ride away and include City of London School and the City of London School for Girls.

The area enjoys excellent access to public transport, including several main bus routes to the City and central London. The house is an 8-minute walk from Essex Road Station, served by Great Northern, with trains to Moorgate in six minutes.

Tenure: Share of Freehold
Lease: Approx. 989 years remaining
Service charge: Approx. £480 per annum
Council Tax Band: D


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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