4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Garden | Parking
Nestled in the residential heart of Stoke Newington, N16 is this former cartonboard packaging factory. Behind an iron gate sits an unusual offering, a 2500sqft home hidden away from the world.
Through an authentic doorway harking back to when hackney carriages would go through to park the coaches. A grand entrance hall opens to a vaulted reception space with double height ceilings and original beams. There are wonderful doors, circular windows and features throughout.
Crafted as an open plan design, this double room leads into a contemporary kitchen, complete with Gaggenau hob & double oven and fully integrated appliances.
Straight out into the garden (which is certainly one of the biggest in the road) and an old school pergola provides shade over the patio with flowering plants and climbers weaving through. Complete with fish pond, artificial turf and attractive borders, this is a wonderful space to spend time in.
Downstairs, there is plenty of hallway storage, a separate W/C and a utility room which finishes off the ground floor.
Upstairs, the first floor has two double bedrooms, with two ensuite bathrooms (one shower / one bath), and a third study / child’s room. Exposed brick walls, arched doorways and Juliette balconies continue the character into every room.
The principle bedroom covers the span of the top floor. Tonnes of natural light gets thrown in from vast windows, skylights & triple doors at the far end of the room. An ensuite bathroom with separate bathtub, shower cubicle and W/C closes off the top floor, along with two walk-in wardrobes and storage areas.
Barbauld Road is at the heart of the Stoke Newington scene, mostly built between 1860 – 1900, when the expansion of the surrounding streets was rapid (the Londesborough Pub, just around the corner, states ‘1868’ above its entrance). Stoke Newington is now a thriving neighbourhood, infamous through the latter 20th century for bohemian hangouts and political radicals.
Life is centred around Stoke Newington Church Street, a 5 minute walk, and is teeming with pubs, eateries, independent shops and coffee shops. There are dozens of reputable, independent coffee shops, wine bars, restaurants and boutique shops all within a 10-minute walk. Firm local favourite, The Green Room Cafe, is a garden restaurant affair, filled with plants for sale and an ever-changing menu. The Londesborough & The Shakespeare are classic local boozers, with great local brews, board games & quizzes.
Stoke Newington high street (the A10) is your source of dependable chains and necessary shops, from Boots, Halfords and Tesco Metro, all within a comfortable 15mins Walk. Lush open space, manicured gardens and the original Clissold Manor House, all can be found 10 minutes away at Clissold Park. If you see a keen jogger, there is a great 1-mile trail encompassing the circumference of the park.
Transport options are at a premium, with Rectory Road Overground a 10 minutes walk away and linking straight into Liverpool Street Station. This connects you to the Central, Hammersmith & City & Metropolitan underground lines, and mainline trains towards Essex. Alternatively the walk to Canonbury Overground is 20 minutes, linking to Highbury & Islington for the Victoria underground line. A raft of buses also goes along Stoke Newington Church Street and the A10, taking you straight into the city.