FULL DESCRIPTION An exceptional three bedroom (1693 sq ft) residence in the heart of Highbury. A grand external stone staircase leads to the double front door, which gives access to the entrance hall of this converted mid-19th century villa. The house is steeped in history and period charm. Formerly as East Pakistan House, the building is of some significance to the early history and formation of Bangladesh as an independent nation.
Once inside, this outstanding maisonette has been lovingly improved over the years by the current owner and offers spacious, light and airy accommodation. The through reception room on the upper floor of this property is truly breathtaking, and gives a fantastic impression upon entry. At one end a huge window overlooks leafy Highbury Hill, with double doors at the other end leading out to a wrought iron balcony, and down steps to the substantial rear garden. The stylish, modern kitchen with Miele appliances is recessed to the right of the dining room, unobtrusive but highly functional. There is in addition a separate cloakroom on this level with access to additional loft space storage.
Stairs lead to the lower floor where there is a private entrance accessed via the garden side return. There are three wonderfully appointed double bedrooms, a family bathroom, also a Jack and Jill bathroom serving the principle suite. Bedrooms downstairs benefit from being the coolest place in Summer, and the warmest in Winter.
The rear garden is the envy of many a full house twice the size of this unique dwelling. The view from the balcony and yorkstone patio area is more akin to the countryside - over wooded green space, making it very difficult to believe that bustling Islington and charming Highbury Barn are so nearby. Another benefit of this property is the sizaeable garden room, which has the potential to be used as a home office, or is extremely handy for additional storage.
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SITUATION This section of Highbury Hill offers fabulous transport links with the Overground from Moorgate delivering the City worker to Moorgate in 10 minutes. Both Piccadilly and Victoria tube lines are within walking distance. Islington's Upper Street is easily accessible on foot offering a great selection of boutiques and eateries. There are two branches of Waitrose conveniently located for the weekly or daily shop. Highbury Fields is adjacent to the nearby Clock Tower and Highbury Barn is also moments away. Godfrey's Butcher, Bournes Fishmongers, Las Fromagerie and Da Mario's deli are all travelled to from far and wide.
Tenure: Share of Freehold