Located on one of Islingtons most sought after tree-lined streets, this bright and spacious garden maisonette occupies half of a grade II listed Georgian townhouse and offers all the curb appeal of a grand period house with the internal cutting-edge style of a high-end contemporary loft.
From the private front entrance the hallway leads to a vast open-plan reception-dining-conservatory room, with and under-floor heated polished concrete floor that allows the space to transform from a cool refuge on a hot summers day to a cosy, atmospherically lit space, perfect for relaxing on a winters evening. There is a separate kitchen to the side with ample space for the most accomplished of chefs.
The use of natural light was high on the priority list when the owners commissioned Douglas and King architects to reconfigure and extend the living space and they created a space that opens into the garden. Wider than normal as it has been extended to include neighbouring land, the west facing garden was designed with the aim of a rainforest feel. This lush, green oasis features Bay Trees, Bamboos & Fig Trees with the beautiful aroma of Jasmine and Clematis. Designed to maintain the look all year round, there are large patio dining areas and storage to space to the rear.
On the upper half landing there is a large wet-room finished to an incredibly high standard and offering the most unusual feature of views over the lush garden.
The large master bedroom to the front has the panelled sash window with shutters, high ceilings and ample space for a king-sized bed and additional furniture. To the rear there is a second double bedroom overlooking the garden.
College Cross is a quiet residential street, nestled between the boutiques and restaurants of Upper Street and tranquil green spaces of Barnsbury. The nearest underground stations are Highbury & Islington and Angel.
Available on an unfurnished basis from the middle of August.