Offering enormous character appeal as well as direct access onto a secluded patio garden, this wonderful ground floor period conversion flat provides inviting living space in a fantastic central location. Accommodation comprises an entrance hall with access to a useful inbuilt storeroom, leading into the bright and spacious, semi-open plan reception/kitchen with ample space for relaxing and dining, and double doors opening onto the external rear patio area. The kitchen area comprises a range of base units with work surfaces incorporating an inset ceramic sink unit, gas hob with overhead extractor and electric oven below, and further space for appliances. There is a well-sized double bedroom to the front of the property with an attractive bay window and inbuilt storage, plus a rear bathroom currently laid out as a wet room with an adjoining WC.
The property is conveniently located within easy access to Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland and Hackney Downs stations, as well as numerous regular bus routes providing excellent cross-London links. Nearby Kingsland High Road offers an array of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, all within just a short distance of the property, with nearby Hackney Downs Park providing beautiful open spaces. Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is also just moments away providing an urban oasis in the shape of a wonderful community garden with café and outdoor seating. Stoke Newington is also within easy access offering a further array of fashionable shops, bars and restaurants.
Viewings are highly recommended.
Comments from the owner
Top 3 things you love about your home
Very quiet and cozy
South facing patio with grapevine.
Unique custom-designed kitchen and bathroom designed by a contemporary artist (me!)
Three things we love about the area...
A huge variety of shops, restaurants, bars and the famous Ridley Rd Market is 1 min walk away, yet one is nestled on a quiet friendly tree-lined street.
I love being close to several parks; The Lido in London fields; one of the very few heated outdoor pools in London. My favourite park, Hampstead heath is just 20 mins train journey from Dalston Kingsland station which is 100 yards from the flat.
I love the fact that there is no through road on Colvestone crescent making it very quiet and the council is making half of the street, the first green space road.
Why are you selling?
My Artist studio block on Ridley Rd Market that I have been running and working in for 15 years has come to an end. As a somewhat less social solution, I have been blessed with a big barn studio in my home county of Norfolk that will allow me to continue my practice. As a committed artist, I must go where the circumstances allow me to continue making my work.
What's the area like?
Colvestone crescent is particularly friendly and a street party is held every summer. Being an artist I felt most at home in Dalston due to the varied demographic of people and the infectious buzz that continues to attract. I have never experienced any hostile behaviour. Ridley rd market is very friendly and I will miss all the interesting folk there. It's rare to be so close to one of the very few standing central London markets. There are current improvements that will make it even better including the planting of 36 trees.
What is parking like?
I recommend getting a parking permit and then books of tickets from Hackney council for when friends with cars visit or for tradesmen. Otherwise, it's the usual free parking outside 8.30am -6.30pm mon-sat.
How busy is the road, is it quiet at night?
Extremely quiet yes as it is a no through road: This was so important for me having been brought up in the countryside.
I'm currently working from home, how does that work in this property?
The couple currently living at the flat and are soon to move out have been working from home for the last two years and have found it ideal. Good 5G broadband, quiet and being south facing in the living room; lots of light coming through the french doors to the patio.
What's the internet like?
Very fast 5G broadband
What's the boiler like?
No problems to note. Quick to heat up water and radiators.
Are we able to do any work/extensions?
I cannot foresee a problem: The freeholders live upstairs and are very friendly.