This week’s most stand out properties include a stunning refurbishment of a period property in Hackney, including a very stylish rear extension and a modern apartment just off Old Street with unbeatable city views.

Charnock Road, E5

This fantastically remodelled and refurbished five bedroom terrace house boats a fabulous extension, with bifold doors opening directly into the spacious rear garden.

The house has an array of great modern features including oak flooring, under floor heating and clever built in storage throughout. There is fantastic natural light throughout.

The ground floor comprises a stylish open plan living/dining area and modern kitchen. The bedrooms are split over the first and second floors including a loft conversion.

Charnock Road is close to the lovely green spaces of Hackney Downs and there are great pubs, cafes and restaurants on the doorstep.

£1,300,000

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Queen Anne Road, E9

This spacious Victorian family home comprises four double bedrooms, a double through reception room, modern kitchen, two family bathrooms and a private south-facing rear garden.

The property has a number of period features including wooden floors, sash windows and original fireplaces.

Queen Anne Road is close to picturesque Victoria Park Village with its award winning delis, pubs and restaurants.

£1,275,000

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City Road, EC1V

Located just off Old Street and with vibrant Shoreditch in easy reach, this modern one bedroom apartment offers the best in city living.

Part of the Canaletto building, this sleek modern apartment features a very spacious open plan living space, with high specification fitted kitchen and breakfast island. The wrap around windows offer unbeatable views.

The apartment is finished to an extremely high standard throughout. There is a private west-facing terrace, ideal for catching evening sun.

Residents also benefit from concierge service, swimming pool and gym and a fantastic 24th floor private residents roof terrace.

£725,000

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Parkholme Road, E8

This impressive double fronted six bedroom house has fantastic natural light throughout due to the property’s East West orientation. The very spacious house (2,883 sq ft) offers three reception rooms in addition to a separate kitchen.

The bedrooms are all good sized doubles and there are two shower rooms in addition to a modern family bathroom.

The property blends modern style with period features seamlessly. The property has original fireplaces, beautiful hard wood parquet flooring, double height ceilings and sash windows.

Parkholme Road is within walking distance of London Fields and Broadway Market with its award winning boutiques and restaurants and also from Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park.

£2,650,000

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Sometimes making changes to help the environment can feel like an uphill battle. It’s easy to think ‘I’m just one person, I can’t make a difference’. But there are small easy things you can do that will really affect how your home impacts the environment. Not only that, by making your home more eco-friendly you can save money on your energy bills.

Get LED bulbs

Did you know that an LED light bulb can last 13 years? By using energy more efficiently they produce brighter light and less heat, meaning they’re better for the planet and cheaper to run. You can buy LEDs in all styles, from warm fairy lights to bright white light bulbs and even WiFi connected interactive bulbs.

Avoid paper towels

You might think that paper towels don’t pose much of a threat to the environment, but in fact they take a long time to break down and produce harmful greenhouse gases when they do. Not to mention the fact that globally paper uses a huge amount of resources: 110 million trees and 130 million gallons of water, to be exact. Switch to cotton tea towels or cloths (not microfibre ones) or recycle old t-shirts into rags.

Work from home

By convincing your boss to let you work from home one day a week, you can cut your carbon footprint by driving less. Also, at home your food and drink choices will be greener: no takeaway coffee cups, no plastic-packaged sandwiches. You’ll probably use less paper too – most people print more documents at work (using the office’s resources) than they would at home. And you can stay in your pjs all day, which won’t do much for the environment, but it is nice.

Get a plant

House plants help remove toxins from the environment including carbon dioxide and indoor pollutants that often appear in common cleaning products such as formaldehyde and benzene. The best plants for cleaner air include palms, rubber plants and peace lilies. These are also relatively hardy plants, they grow well indoors and are easy to look after. so they’re ideal if you don’t have green fingers.

Water it with used water

You plant doesn’t need fancy filtered water. In fact, you can add nutrients to the soil by using water that has been used to cook vegetables: a great way to use waste water instead of just throwing it down the sink.

Upcycle

Buy shopping in second hand and vintage shops you can help to cut down on pollution caused by mass produced (usually plastic) homeware products. It also gives you a chance to get creative. Make outdoor cushions from old sacks, turn vintage cans and bottles into planters and vases, or add vintage charm to your home with quirky shabby chic crockery.

Buy a coffee maker

Disposable coffee cups are a big issue for the environment. In the UK, 7 million disposable cups are thrown away every day. Invest in a coffee machine at home, or even just a peculator or cafetiere. Make your own coffee (most cafes sell whole or ground beans) pop it in a keep cup, and you’ve done your little bit for the planet before you even leave the house.

Invest in a smart thermostat

Smart thermostats are an amazing way to cut your energy bills and make your home more eco-friendly. Systems like Nest have built in eco-modes that automatically turn your heating down when you’re not in. You can also download an app on your phone to turn the heat up again when you’re on your way back, so your home will be cosy when you arrive.

Add a cosy rug

Rugs on wooden floors have been shown to reduce energy bills by as much as 6%. They help rooms to stay warmer longer and also work to prevent drafts.

Choose wool not polyester

Polyester and other synthetic materials release tiny fibers, known as microfibers, every time you wash them. These get into the ocean and pose a huge threat to all kinds of marine life. Cotton fibers don’t break away in the same way and are far more easily degraded if they do enter the environment.

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This week’s selected properties include an impressive modern loft apartment in one of East London’s architectural icons, and a beautifully refurbished family home in Hackney…

Kings Edward’s Road, E9

A beautifully refurbished family home, this four bedroom house offers fantastic modern living spaces that blend original period features seamlessly.

Spread over four stories and with a very spacious dual aspect reception room on the upper ground floor, the house also benefits from a large south facing garden. The bedrooms are all good sized doubles and all have built in storage.

King Edward’s Road is located a short walk from vibrant Broadway Market with its award winning boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Victoria Park is also a short walk away via picturesque Regent’s Canal.

£1,800,000

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Ziggurat Building, EC1N

The Ziggurat Building is an iconic art-deco building, a former print works and one of the best loved landmarks of Clerkenwell.

This stylish modern loft apartment offers an expansive open plan living area, with industrial features such as exposed concrete supports, Crittal windows and double-height ceilings. The apartment has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with high specification fixtures and fittings throughout.

The two bedrooms are both spacious doubles and there is also a large south-facing terrace accessed directly from the reception room.

The Ziggurat Building is in a fantastic location, with the best of Farringdon and Old Street on the doorstep, including great restaurants, fashionable boutiques and foodie cafes.

£1,150,000

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Tabley Road, N7

This fantastic five bedroom family house in Islington benefits from a very secluded rear garden in addition to a spacious roof terrace, so would be perfect for anyone looking for a property with great outdoor space.

Spread over four floors (including a large basement for storage) the house has been refurbished in a modern style. The ground floor comprises a large reception room with separate dining room and kitchen overlooking the garden. The bedrooms are split over the first and second floors, with the top floor featuring a modern family bathroom. There is an additional luxury shower room on the first floor.

£1,550,000

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London is officially the greenest city in Europe, with 35,000 acres of parks, green spaces and public gardens. But private outdoor space can still be difficult to come by. As the weather starts to warm up, transform even a small garden or patio with some of these tips…

Create privacy

Tall, easily maintained plants like palms or bamboo can help to enclose your garden and create a sense of seclusion and privacy. Putting different types of plants around the perimeter of your garden will also help to create the illusion of greater depth, making your garden appear larger.

Use containers

If space is limited in your garden, add greenery by putting plants in pots or planters. Just because they’re outdoors doesn’t mean they need to be planted directly into the ground – potted pants will flourish outside. This will also give you the freedom to move your plants around, making for a more flexible space.

Add cosy lighting

Make the most of your garden during mild summer evenings by adding some outdoor fairy lights or lanterns. String them up overhead canopy-style, or thread them through plants.

Be smart with furniture

Get furniture that utilises your space and avoid large pieces that will take up a lot of room. Stacking tables are really handy and take up minimal space when not in use. Add a bench along one side of your garden to provide seating, you could even double up a concrete planter as a seat.

Make the most of windows

Add greater depth and colour to your garden with window planters, or by adding plants inside that complement the style of your garden.

Use height

A great way to make a small garden look more spacious is to encourage people to look up. Don’t just focus on one level, instead, add hanging planters or mounted planters that fix to a wall or fence. These geometric mounted planters are from Greeeen Decor on Etsy.

Get reflective

Outdoor mirrors add so much light to your garden and trick the eye into thinking the garden is far larger. This large industrial-styled mirror is from Mirror Deco on Etsy

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This week’s fantastic properties include a stunning warehouse conversion in a former bed factory and a stylish refurbishment of a terrace house located on one of London Fields’ most sought after streets…

Garrett Street, EC1Y

This very spacious warehouse apartment in a former bed factory comprises 2098 sq ft of living space, with high specification fittings throughout combined with industrial features such as exposed brickwork and Crittal windows.

There is a large open plan entertaining space with fully fitted kitchen island. On the ground floor is an additional reception room, office space and two bedrooms (both en-suite). The master bedroom also benefits from two walk in wardrobes.

The property is located within easy reach of Clerkenwell, Old Street and Shoreditch, for great transport links across London and into the City and some of the best boutiques, bars and restaurants East London has to offer.

£1,795,000

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Liverpool Road, N7

This beautiful Grade II listed four bedroom family home is bright and spacious, with period features throughout, a large west-facing garden, roof terrace and large cellar.

On the raised ground floor is a double through reception room with fantastic natural light. On the lower ground floor, the kitchen/diner opens directly into the secluded garden.

The bedrooms are all good sized doubles including an en-suite retreat master bedroom on the third floor with direct access to a full length roof terrace.

£1,999,995

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Malvern Road, E8

Located on one of London Fields most sought after streets, this stylish three bedroom home has been recently refurbished to a very high standard.

A huge reception room comprises the full ground floor, featuring a striking spiral staircase that leads to the the bedrooms upstairs. Two bedrooms and a family bathroom are found on the first floor and the large en-suite master (featuring claw foot tub) is located on the second floor.

The large kitchen/diner is located on the lower ground floor, with a beautiful conservatory opening directly onto the paved patio and mature garden.

The house blends period features with modern style seamlessly. Malvern Road is located close to excellent schools and within a short walk of Broadway Market with it’s award winning restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park is also within easy reach, a pleasant ten-minute walk via Regent’s Canal.

£1,850, 000

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Canonbury Park South, N1

This large five bedroom family home is located on a pleasant residential street with no through-road in Canonbury.

The ground floor offers a bright and spacious double through reception room, in addition to a separate kitchen/diner and an another reception room to the rear of the property, overlooking the secluded garden.

The well-proportioned bedrooms are spread over the first and second floors and the house also benefits from ample built-in storage throughout.

£2,550,000

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Located within a few minutes walk from Shoreditch Park and New North Road, these are some of the best hidden gems of Hoxton…

The Barge House

The Barge House is a great little waterside venue, a best kept secret of Hackney’s locals. Located on Regent’s Canal, about a fifteen minute walk from Broadway Market in the direction of Islington. Or ten minutes from New North Road in the direction of Victoria Park.

In the summer, the semi-open air feel is perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon – turn up for brunch and coffee and stay for a cocktail or two, all while watching the world go by along the canal – it feels just like being on holiday. Open for breakfast and lunch, the food is carefully sourced and expertly prepared, all chic takes on brunch classics including haddock and fennel fishcakes, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and bavette steak sandwiches.

But the real draw is The Barge House’s famous Breakfast in Bread. They take a freshly baked sough dough loaf and load it with your choice of breakfasty deliciousness, from bacon and eggs to roast veggies, chorizo and chilli mushrooms. Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5pm. Booking essential.

Find out more and book a table on The Barge House website HERE

Waterhouse Restaurant

The Waterhouse Restaurant offers a fantastic (and very reasonably priced) breakfast and lunch menu alongside a great wine list. For fussy eaters and those of us on diets, you can also mix and match proteins (such as jerk chicken or teriyaki salmon) with sides such as sweet potato or salad.

The best thing about The Waterhouse Restaurant is that it isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a social enterprise. Set up by the Shoreditch Trust in 2008, the Waterhouse offer inclusive training opportunities to young people. They are dedicated to giving young adults opportunities and reducing social and economic disadvantage by working with people including care leavers, and others struggling under personal or financial circumstances. Staff can train for careers as chefs, or in other areas of hospitality, all while earning more than London Living Wage.

Make a booking on their website HERE

Draughts

Are you a fan of board games? Whether you’re into Catan, 7 Wonders, or if you prefer an oldie classic like Connect4 or Monopoly, you’ll find them all at Draughts, London’s first board game café.

Located just off the Kingsland Basin on Regent’s Canal (as well as another venue in Waterloo) you’ll find big social tables and super knowledgeable staff (great for shutting down that friend who likes to make up their own rules).

For food and drink the offer includes tasty nibbles such as Korean chicken and lobster mac and cheese bites, as well as great burgers. And true to form for Hackney you can expect a great selection of craft beers as well as wines and cocktails. Advance to Go!

Find out more and book a table on their website HERE

Arepa and Co

Try something different at Arepa & Co, the canal side restaurant that wants to convert London to Venezuelan cuisine. Think cornbread, black beans, fried plantain, avocado, cassava, shredded beef, pork loin and roasted vegetables.

Brunch has some dishes you might not have tried before, such as breakfast criollo (Venezuala’s fry up!), tajadas (crispy fried plantain with cheese and spring onion) and pastelitos (beef turnovers with salsa verde). And if you’re not feeling very adventurous you can opt for smashed avocado.

The interiors are chilled and stylish, with an industrial vibe and plenty of greenery.

Find out more and book a table on their website HERE

The Narrowboat

A great little bistro pub with canal side balcony seating. Top quality pub grub, including fantastic roasts on Sunday.

The interiors are bright ans spacious, great for a big family meal or a chilled out Sunday afternoon with friends.

They also host occasional classy events including wine tasting.

Located next to Regent’s Canal and a five minute walk from Shoreditch Park.

Take a look at the menus and book and table on their website HERE

This week we’ve got three absolutely stunning homes in sought-after Hackney locations, as well as a beautiful terrace property in the heart of Islington…

Linton Street, N1

This beautifully presented two double bedroom maisonette is located in the sought-after Arlington Conservation Area, with easy access to Angel and the City.

The property has high ceilings, excellent natural light throughout and attractive period features including oak flooring.

The property is set over two floors and features a flat roof terrace and vault storage on the lower ground floor.

£795,000

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Glaskin Mews, E9

This impressive modern town house is arranged over three floors with beautiful floor to ceiling windows that offer views of Victoria Park, which is just at the end of the road.

The large west-facing reception room on the first floor has fantastic natural light. There is a stylish modern kitchen/diner on the ground floor leading through to an attractive walled garden. There is also a home study (or possible guest room) to the front of the property on the ground floor.

The bedrooms are situated on the first and second floors and there are two bathrooms, one family bath and one shower room.

The property also benefits from off-street parking with electric car charging point.

£945,000

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Brenthouse Road, E9

This beautiful three double bedroom house located right betwen London Fields and Victoria Park is bright and light and has been fabulously refurbished in modern style through out.

The house has two good sized double bedrooms, contemporary modern bathroom, a sunlit modern kitchen/diner and a south-facing rear garden.

The house also benefits from a basement for storage.

£1,050,000

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King Edwards Road, E9

King Edwards Road is one of Hackney’s most sought-after locations. A quiet residential street moments form bustling London Fields and fashionable Broadway Market with its award winning boutiques, independent book shops and great pubs, bars and restaurants.

Refurbished in a sleek modern style that seamlessly blends with the house’s original period features, there are large sash windows, exposed wooden floorboards, original fireplaces and high ceilings.

The house is spread over four floors. The ground floor features a bright and spacious kitchen/diner which leads through to the spacious south-facing rear garden. There is a second reception/dining room on the ground floor, with dual aspect views. The bedrooms are all very well proportioned and are spread over the first and second floors.

The house benefits from two large modern bathrooms and ample built in storage throughout.

£1,900,000

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This week’s selected properties include an unusual semi-detached house and a contemporary home, both in Hackney and a sleek duplex apartment a stone’s throw from Farringdon…

Church Crescent, E9

This charming and unusual semi-detached three bedroom house is located in Victoria Park Village close to award winning pubs, restaurants, delis and boutiques.

The house has a spacious dual aspect reception room with original period features including sash windows and shutters, original floorboards and attractive vaulted ceilings with beams. There is a separate, recently refurbished, modern kitchen that opens directly onto a well maintained courtyard garden.

The first floor comprises two bedrooms (one of which is currently being used as a home study, but could also make a great child’s room or guest room) along with a large family bathroom. The very large master bedroom is located on the second floor.

£975,000

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Theberton Street, N1

This stylishly refurbished Grade II listed four bedroom Victorian home was developed in collaboration with Robert Dye Architects. Towards the rear of the property on the lower ground floor, a fabulous open plan family room has been added, featuring a large glass ceiling into the garden, making for fantastic natural light.

There is a second double reception room on the raised ground floor, with direct access into the beautifully maintained garden – an ideal entertaining space.

The bedrooms are spread across the first and second floors and all bedrooms but one have built in storage.

The house is located in the heart of Islington, a stone’s throw from cultural highlights including independent cinema Screen on the Green, Almeida Theatre and the iconic King’s Head Theatre pub. The great restaurants, pubs and boutiques of Upper Street are also a few minutes walk away.

£2,100,000

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Britton Street, EC1M

This fantastically located two bedroom duplex apartment in Farringdon has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. The apartment features a spacious open plan reception and kitchen, with a stylish breakfast bar.

There is a private patio in addition to a full width balcony and the property also benefits from secure underground parking and a large amount of built in storage.

£1,100,000

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Downham Road, N1

This contemporary three bedroom house in Hackney is split over two levels with fantastic use of space and great natural light throughout.

The ground floor comprises a beautiful open plan living/dining room and kitchen with large skylights. Downstairs are the three well proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom with attractive freestanding bathtub.

There is a rear patio accessed via two of the bedrooms and the master bedroom also benefits from an en-suite luxury shower room.

Downham Road is located close to both Haggerston and De Beauvoir and a few minutes walk from a picturesque stretch of Regent’s Canal featuring many fantastic canal-side cafes and restaurants.

£1,095,000

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You don’t have to commit to paint or wallpaper to add a bit of colour to a room. These tips will help you to brighten up any room quickly and easily…

Statement seating

Add a fun splash of colour with one piece of statement furniture. This could be a bold sofa or armchair, or if you’re on more of a budget, a bright rug.

Fun wall vinyls

Wall vinyls are a great way to add colour to a room without having to commit by painting. They can easily be removed too which makes them a great option if you rent your property. These confetti-style vinyls are by CasaSunshine, available on Etsy

Colourful cushions

Colourful scatter cushions really brighten up a room. You don’t have to worry about co-ordinating with cushions either, a clashy style can look like a deliberate choice. Or you could choose cushions that don’t match one another but fit to a theme, for example florals or fur.

Ferns and florals

Add a bit of colour to your room with some greenery and get the added benefit of cleaner air. Palms and succulents are really easy to keep and don’t need regular watering. Or if you’re feeling extra lazy, you can buy very realistic plastic plants online (nobody will be able to tell!)

Get bright with lighting

Brighten up a home office or living room with a bright and quirky lamp. Or, add a colourful lampshade to a ceiling light fitting. You could even change them to suit the seasons, with bright spring colours during the sunnier months and warmer shades during winter.

Colourful and cosy throws

Colourful scatter cushions are a great way to stop a room looking drab. In fact, they can even make your home stand out in online pictures when you’re trying to sell (so says Currell Senior Valuer David Gwinnutt)

Pick a theme colour

Adding touches of complimenting colours across a room can help the style to look more put together. You don’t have to over do it, perhaps just match a rug to some throw pillows, and then add in some flowers of a similar shade.

This week’s properties include a stylish apartment, part of an unusual Victorian school conversion and a beautiful home in the heart of Islington with some truly stunning interiors.

College Cross, N1

This beautifully refurbished three bedroom house features fantastic attention to detail throughout and has been transformed into a lovely modern home by the current owners.

Spread over five floors, the house comprises a huge kitchen/diner on the lower ground floor, which opens directly onto the rear west-facing patio and is flooded with natural light. The double through reception room on the raised ground floor also opens directly onto the garden via floor to ceiling bi-fold doors. Bright, airy, open plan spaces have been prioritised throughout, making this a family home that is also ideal for entertaining.

The bedrooms (all good sized doubles) are spread over the first and second floors. The large master bedroom is adjacent to the family bathroom which features an attractive claw-foot tub. There is also a luxury shower room on the first floor.

The third floor features a large roof terrace, a real sun trap, and an adjacent second reception room that opens out fully – a perfect spot for a summer drinks party or to relax during the evening.

The house is ideally located, running parallel to Upper Street with its fantastic boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Highbury and Islington and Angel stations are both a short walk away.

The property is offered chain free as the current owners have been relocated abroad.

£2,395.000

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Myddelton Square, EC1R

This beautiful four bedroom upper maisonette has a fantastic view over St Mark’s Church in Myddleton Square.

This spacious family property comprises 1,494 sq ft set over three floors of a Grade II listed Georgian terrace.

The first floor features a very large reception room, accessed by a bright wide entrance hall and a short staircase from the private entrance on the ground floor. With high ceilings and large windows, the room has fantastic natural light.

The second floor features the master bedroom with a large modern family bathroom to the rear of the property. Two further double bedrooms and a well proportioned single (that would also make an ideal home study) are located on the third floor.

The peace and tranquility of Myddelton Square combined with it’s close proximity to the fantastic amenities and transport links of Upper Street and Angel make this one of Clerkenwell’s most sought-after locations.

£1,500,000

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Buckingham Road, N1

This beautiful four bedroom semi-detached Victorian house has a lovely sunny south-facing garden, which is accessed directly from a bright and spacious kitchen/diner.

On the first floor are two good sized double bedrooms, one with access to a roof terrace. A modern family bathroom is also on this floor to the rear of the property.

The second floor comprises two further double bedrooms, one en-suite with a shower room.

The property is located close to Dalston Junction station and within easy reach of trendy De Beauvoir Village with its great pubs, restaurants and delis.

£1,550,000

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Chelmer Road, E9

This stylish three bedroom apartment is part of a beautifully refurbished Victorian school in Homerton and features fantastic south-facing views over London.

The property has a number of original features including double height vaulted ceilings and large arched windows. Slit over two levels, there is a very spacious living area with a fitted kitchen to one side – an ideal entertaining space – on the first floor, along with one double bedroom. On the upper floor are two further bedrooms and a large L-shaped decked terrace.

The property also benefits from off-street parking and is located close to the great amenities of Chatsworth Road and within easy reach of Victoria Park.

£899,950

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