Full description Standing on the street, looking up at the magnificent white portico entrance of this Georgian Regency townhouse, it is clear that this is something special. Stepping through the front door confirms the notion, with a wide entrance hallway, staircase sweeping up and around on the right hand side and part-stained glass window flooding the entrance hall with light from the side.
The raised ground floor of this house boasts a front to back grand reception room with breathtaking large windows front and back, all with glorious white wooden shutters, and deep red velvet curtains in keeping with the period. The two windows to the rear overlook the West facing rear garden, down to the swings and treehouse, and bathed in sunlight all afternoon. Two of the many feature fireplaces in the house - well used by the current owner - are in this room. A cloakroom off the entrance hall is conveniently situated at the top of the staircase to the lower ground floor.
The heart of the house is probably this level, with doors opening out onto the rear garden, and underfloor heating for the seasons when that is not appropriate.. To the front of the house is a fully fitted kitchen with island; a great space for friends and family to gather. Double eye level Miele ovens and all white goods are included. At the side is another cloakroom, great storage and the communications cabinet, controlling the fully wired sound system and cat 5 cabling - the lighting for the house can be universally controlled from an app on your mobile phone.
The well worn rear garden has been a joy for the current owners; as the trappings of happy childhoods, basketball hoop and aspect can attest. With mature greenery, olive trees and an abundance of plant life, the budding horticulturalist will have plenty to get their green fingers into. There is secure access down the side of the house to carry the compost and bikes through if required.
The first floor comprises two master suites, with walk in rainfall shower rooms both with underfloor tiled heating, as well as the household laundry room with washer, drier as well as charming hoisted drying rack; a throwback to the character of an 1830s house. The top floor has four well and similarly proportioned double bedrooms and family bathroom.
The loft remains untouched, planning was sought and granted but now lapsed for a conversion to add even more space. A really keen owner might also investigate adding a 'glass box' or similar across the back - at 65ft the garden can certainly take it - again, planning was acquired, but has now lapsed
To complete the package, the house also owns a garage around the side.
Situation and tenure The property is held on a Freehold title
Hamilton Park West is one of the most sought after roads in the borough of Islington. It is comprised of grand laterally spaced Victorian and Georgian houses, some 1950s semis and some more contemporary builds. Highbury Fields are nearby, as are the eclectic amenities of Highbury Barn - Godfrey's butchers, La Fromagerie, Da Mario's deli as well as amenity stores and a few restaurants.
Access is easily walkable to Overground (Drayton Park to Moorgate in 10 minutes), Victoria and Piccadilly Lines.