FULL DESCRIPTION Upon opening the front door, it is immediately apparent that this house is something special. The flooring at ground level is all solid wood and fired earth stone, the windows are bespoke single pane double glazed with additional heat and soundproofing, the cellar has been tanked and damp proofed.
High ceilings give way to charming cornicing, and the light and airy family room to the rear of the house can be seen in the distance. The house has the classic double through reception room; a quiet parlour to the front and a convivial family/ music room leading through to the back of the house.
The roundhouse kitchen, completed five years ago, has been extended to cover the whole of the rear of the property across the side return; there is a central London and the glass doors open across the full width of the property, giving clean access to an unusually large garden for the area. This space is one of the many high points of the house, and ideal for the growing family and also as an entertaining space.
The first floor is home to two large double bedrooms, and a simply stunning principle bathroom. Stylish mosaic tiles flow through this wet room, with a large walk-in rainfall shower, and stand-alone white stone bath. Wooden shutters flank a large window overlooking the rear garden.
The second floor has a further two double bedrooms and at the top of the house is a final double and also a shower room. A perfectly separate suite ideal for a nanny or a Granny - or even a lucky teenager.
At a whisker under 50ft, the rear garden is mature with high hedges either side. There is a veranda and seated area to the rear for the owners to enjoy the sunshine while watching the children play.
Balfour Road is one of the handful of roads specifically requested by clients in the know who want to live in central Highbury. A quiet road moments from the Barn, it offers a mix of family homes and exclusive apartments housing a professional and well-heeled demographic. Clissold Park, and the boutiques and delis of Stoke Newington Church Street are easily accessible in one direction from the house. To the other side is Highbury Barn with the perennially popular Godrerys Butchers, Bournes Fishmongers and, of course, La Fromagerie.