We saw this place when it was up for rental a couple of months back. Obviously the owners have had a change of heart, with this 1970s three-bedroom property in Highbury New Park, London N5 now up for sale.
Not a great one from the outside, but the refurbishment inside is pretty impressive. On the face of it, the property is very much a relic (if that’s the right word) of the 1970s, with the spiral staircase, exposed brick, open plan space, full-length windows and wood cladding all restored to their former glory. But that’s only half the tale.
In addition to the original layout, the house has also been given an extension, designed by the architecture practice Atomic, which looks to flow well from the original build and adds an injection of ‘modern’ into what is, on the face of it, a retro space.
That takes the accommodation to more than 1,400 sq ft over two floors. The ground floor offers a triple-aspect reception room with full-height windows on one side and extensive built-in storage, along with an open-plan kitchen / dining room in the extension. On this floor, you’ll also find a utility room and a cloakroom on this floor. Head up that original spiral staircase and you’ll find a first floor with a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a second double bedroom, a study and a guest shower room.
There is outside space on three sides, including off-street parking behind the gates at the front of the property. If you fancy living here, £1,095,000 is the price.