Late Victorian Townhouse
Late Victorian Townhouse
late Victorian townhouse
Stoke Newington, N16
Classic late Victorian townhouse situated on a most desirable road in Stoke Newington.
Complete with a rarely found roof terrace overlooking a traditional London skyline, the Victorians expanded into the suburbs, in 1850 the rector of St Mary’s Church granted a lease of 11 ½ acres of land to a local builder to build 21 houses close to Clissold Park. Slowly these expanded to form Clissold Crescent (originally called Park Lane) aimed at middle class families.
Located on the crest of the curve, and without any permit parking directly outside, an uninterrupted view from the road leads you up the front path to a grand entrance.
Through the heavy oak door, chair rails and iron radiators blend in with a sensitive colour palate of pastel shades. There is an air of calm in this high ceiled hallway that makes you think of the many families that have graced this floor over the decades.
One of the standout features of the house is the contrasting double reception room, light to dark leading to a warm kitchen. A glass side return provides ample space for a lunch table and retains a leafy skyline façade.
Stained glass back doors lead to an enclosed garden with wooden trellises. This is a tranquil escape not overlooked nor easily disturbed.
Upstairs onto the first landing, you have a back bedroom currently used as an office, airing cupboard and master bathroom. Filled with modernity, there is a separate walk in shower and free-standing bath, perfect for a bright sun-filled soak.
The principle bedroom is a wide welcoming room. Dark boards and characteristically white features centre around a feature fireplace.
Two more generous doubles, substantial second bedroom with copious storage, and tucked away shower room, finish off the second floor.
Up onto the roof, there is a green urban view from every angle, with a delightful view of the meandering chimney pots.
Stoke Newington is a thriving neighbourhood, infamous through the latter 20th century for bohemian hangouts and political radicals. Life is centred around Stoke Newington Church Street and is teeming with pubs, eateries, independent shops and coffee shops.
Firm local favourite, The Green Room Cafe, is a garden restaurant affair, filled with plants for sale and an ever changing menu. The Auld Shillelagh & The Red Lion are your classic local boozers, with great local brews, board games & occasional live music.
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 less than 5 mins away at Clissold Park. If you see a keen jogger, there is a great 1 mile trail encompassing the circumference of the park.
Local primary schools include Betty Layward Primary, a short walk away & Grassmere Primary, just at the end of the road
Transport options are at a premium, with Canonbury Overground a 15mins walk away and linking one stop to Highbury & Islington Station. This connects you to the Victoria underground line, and mainline train South into Moorgate, or North towards Welwyn Garden City. Alternatively the walk to Highbury & Islington is under half hour. A raft of buses also go along Stoke Newington Church Street and the A10, taking your straight into the city.
Clissold Crescent, Stoke Newington, London, N16