An exceptional opportunity to acquire a grandly proportioned period family house with charming mature South facing rear garden in a wide street in the East Canonbury Conservation area. This light- filled end of terrace early Victorian property benefits from original features throughout, in addition to a fabulous architect designed modern roof extension and terrace with panoramic views over London.
On the market for the first time in over 30 years this well-presented family home occupies a prominent position on Oakley Road, one of East Canonbury s most desirable and peaceful streets. The sheer volume available affords the perfect opportunity to create a truly phenomenal living space. Indeed there is an absolute wealth of accommodation arranged over 5 floors with the property benefiting from many original period features including fireplaces, high corniced ceilings, wooden shutters and large sash windows (some with original coloured glass). For those requiring even greater flexibility and space the garden of 46a (shown in photo) together with the adjoining garden level flat is potentially available for purchase by separate negotiation.
Original paved steps lead past the York stone terraced front garden area to a large stuccoed RAISED GROUND FLOOR entrance framed with wisteria. The front door opens to an elegant arched entrance hall with original staircase from which a formal L shaped sitting room - with sash windows, ornate cornicing and marble fireplace - adjoins a brightly lit study overlooking the rear gardens. (Separate planning permission exists to create a French window and balcony direct to the garden if desired.)
On the LOWER GROUND FLOOR the spacious kitchen and dining room (with adjoining laundry and small pantry) give directly onto the private rear south facing garden with pond, mature shrubs and ornamental trees. The garden is also conveniently accessed (for bikes etc) via a separate side passage containing two further storerooms.
The main suite occupies the entire FIRST FLOOR with an adjoining bathroom accessed via French doors with window onto large balcony. There is also an additional shower room and a small dressing room off the landing.
On the SECOND FLOOR there are two large and airy double bedrooms while the THIRD (top) FLOOR culminates in a modern oasis of light and space with panoramic views over the surrounding gardens and City skyline giving onto a large decked terrace via bi-fold doors along its entire width. Currently used as a home office, this flexible space could also be used as a 4th double bedroom or further entertaining area.
Solar panels installed on the roof provide electricity and hot water.
The property affords excellent access to the City via a range of bus routes in addition to the transport connections at Canonbury and Dalston (London Overground stations), Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line and London Overground), Essex Road station, and, of course, Angel Underground (Northern Line) providing easy access to the City and West End, with the transport hub that is Kings Cross/St Pancras International just one stop away.
The local Tesco and Sainsbury's together with smaller independent shops can be found on Essex Road and Southgate Road. The cafes and gastropubs of De Beauvoir are a short step away as are the markets and social hubs of Dalston and the Regents Canal. Hoxton, Shoreditch and Islington Green, with their plethora of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops can be accessed by a short bus or bike ride.
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