FULL DESCRIPTION The Victorian villas forming the top section of Highbury Hill, nearest the Clocktower, are well known to be amongst the most exclusive and desirable properties in Highbury. Upon purchasing this magnificent dwelling from this firm a decade ago, the current owners embarked on a meticulous adventure of re-imagination, creating a unique and bewitching home.
Every room tells a story; living here is more akin to a prolonged stay at a boutique hotel than simply having somewhere big to put ones' head. Stairs lead up from the front garden to the raised ground floor, where the grand entrance hall invites you into the reception rooms. High ceilings, immaculate cornicing, and enormous sash windows bathe the area in sunlight.
A wonderfully varnished and weathered wooden parquet floor runs throughout to the kitchen dining area to the rear, with pendant lighting over the island, which acts as the focal point of this magnificent entertaining area. Rear French doors open out to the roof terrace and balustrades overlooking the rear garden - coming in at a whisper under 70' and spanning the width of the house.
The lower ground floor is fantastically flexible. With an en suite room facing the front of the property, and a large reception room opening out onto the garden this can be a self-contained flat, cinema, extra reception space, and has even been used as a recording studio.
The first floor is home to three double bedrooms, complemented by two bathrooms. All of the rooms enjoy high ceilings and stylish monochrome fittings. The second floor boasts a breath-taking master suite. With double height ceilings and overlooked by a mezzanine, this space is the ultimate retreat. One end of the room serves as the bathroom with freestanding bathtub adjacent to double sash windows. To the front of the property, there is an opulent bedroom area with cosy snug in front of the open fireplace; you won't want to leave on a winter's evening.
At the top of the house is currently a home office, with a light and refreshing vista over the gardens and treetops with French doors out to roof terrace - somewhere to sit if needing inspiration or a break.
This spectacular dwelling is destined to make the purchaser the envy of their peers, and those in need of a stunning family home for decades to come need look no further.