This impeccable five/six -bedroom Victorian house with south-facing garden, sits three quarters of the way down one of the most highly regarded collection of parallel streets that make up the Harringay Ladder.
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Renovated with love and care by the current owners with great appreciation for the original integrity of the house to provide a tasteful and sophisticated modern period family home. Internal accommodation is arranged over three levels with high ceilings, replacement double glazed wooden box sashes and retaining its generous original proportions measuring 2119 Sq. ft.
As you approach the house, you are met with a handsome single bay façade tucked away behind a green hedge and benefiting from a welcoming olive green panelled front door.
As you enter the hall, the ground floor is occupied by the living/entertaining space, a large double open plan reception room with crisp painted walls, exposed timber floors, deep sash bay window, bespoke fitted shelves and cupboards and a wonderful modern stainless steel wood burner in the main living room all of which oozes a lovely sense of warmth and charm throughout. At the rear of the house you are embraced by an open-plan kitchen and dining/family room with a modern kitchen with centralised island top and ample room for a large dining table opening onto a peaceful landscaped south-facing rear garden.
On the first floor are three bedrooms, plus a box room/office, the largest of which features a large bay and further along the hall is a family bathroom. The loft space definitely provides the wow factor to this already wonderful family home. The owners have chosen to max out and have decided to converted the loft to provide two more large rooms, benefiting from scattered Velux windows, 2 storage cupboards under the eaves on either side of the apex), one of the rooms encompasses the whole loft space and into the original turret and is serviced by its own generously proportioned en-suite shower room.
This area has become extremely popular due to the well-regarded South Harringay primary school which currently has a "good" ofsted rating. Its currently in the top 2% of schools in England in progress at key stage 2.
The 'Harringay Ladder' is popular due to its beautiful Victorian built terraces and the Piccadilly Line tube stations at either end. Thereupon, a friendly community has blossomed and a burgeoning selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants have recently appeared along Green Lanes. Established favourites include Cafe Blend for great coffee and brunch by day and pop-up restaurant in the evening, Bun N Bar for burgers, cocktails and music, Jam In A Jar for brunch which also hosts music events in the evenings. Theres also Music and Beans, the iconic Grade II Listed Salisbury Pub and the Harringay Local Store for speciality foods and organic groceries. Transport links are excellent; the property is equidistant from Turnpike Lane and Manor House on the Piccadilly Line. You also have Harringay or Hornsey Train Stations which provide direct access to Finsbury Park, Kings Cross, Old Street and Moorgate. Duckett Road is in the catchment area for South Harringay School but is also close enough to North Harringay School. There are endless kids activities and community groups for those with young families.
Sellers Note -
We have absolutely loved living in Duckett road for the past 16 years and have lots of friends and great neighbours on the street. All the houses on the street are quite different - ours really benefits from high ceilings, a very generous width - and being south facing, it is lovely and sunny, especially at the back.
We renovated the house when we first moved in and added doubled glazed wooden sashes to the front in 2009. In 2016 we created a gorgeous airy master bedroom with en-suite, as well as a separate office/bedroom in the large loft space. We also added a wood burner in the lounge, renewed the family bathroom and made a few other improvements.
We love so many things about our house - the big sunny kitchen with sliding doors to the garden, which feels quite private with all the mature planting and benefits from a wonderful kids hideaway on stilts; our master bedroom in the loft which feels removed from the rest of the house and is also a lovely place to sit with a cup of tea, looking out over the rooftops; the large living room, especially on a rainy day with the wood-burner blazing. All of the rooms are generous sizes, light, bright and sunny.
Green Lanes is an amazingly vibrant neighbourhood and you can find literally anything you could want in the local shops, many of which are open 24 hours. There are some great restaurants and lovely cafes. We have particularly enjoyed being part of the friendly local community that has sprung up around the fabulous But First Coffee, next to the local library. South Harringay School (rated Outstanding) is moments away and there are also some great local nurseries.
We love that we are so well connected - we can walk to Manor House tube (Piccadilly line-zone 2) in 10 minutes; have two over ground train stations within 5 minutes walk, plus the handy bus routes from the bottom of the road. We often walk to Crouch End and beyond on the gorgeous Parkland Walk and its been brilliant having Finsbury Park on our doorstep. The Railway Fields, Woodbury wetlands, Clissold Park and the Climbing Castle are also firm favourites and very close by. We also really appreciate the fact that our house (and the street generally) is so quiet and peaceful, despite being so close to such an energetic hub.
We will be sad to leave this unique neighbourhood and our gorgeous home, but know that whoever we hand the keys over to will enjoy this very special house and area, just as much as we have.