This week’s lettings highlights include a beautiful family home from the 1930s, a wonderfully located garden flat in Islington and a stylish two bedroom apartment seconds from Farringdon station…

Meynell Gardens, E9

This stunning 1930s house is arranged over three storeys including a beautifully converted attic room. There is solid oak parquet flooring throughout and period features along with abundant natural light and a well maintained south facing patio garden.

The house is in a highly sought after location – on one of Victoria Park’s quiet residential streets only a short walk from the lovely shops, restaurants and pubs of Victoria Park Village.

£750 per week.

To arrange a viewing get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this letting HERE 

Cloudesley Road, N1

This split level garden flat is located a few moments walk from Angel station. The flat has been refurbished to a high standard throughout, offering a bright reception room and modern kitchen with fully integrated appliances. The two double bedrooms are both an excellent size and one is en-suite, there is an additional separate modern bathroom.

£635 per week

To arrange a viewing of this property please give us a call at 020 7288 9109, you can see more pictures and read more about this property HERE

Dalston Square, E8

This 8th floor two bedroom apartment is high above the hustle and bustle of Dalston, but you’ll find vibrant night life and award winning bars and restaurants on your doorstep.

The flat has an open plan kitchen/living area with all built in appliances, two bathrooms (including an en-suite shower room for the master bedroom) and access to a private balcony.

£525 per week

Arrange a viewing by giving us a call on 020 3889 6177 or learn more about this property HERE

Benjamin Street, EC1M

Located just seconds from Farringdon station, but tucked back on a quiet residential street, this large (950 sq ft) two bedroom apartment is a real gem. The open plan living area features a stylish breakfast bar and there is an en-suite master bedroom and a second large double bedroom.

Available early November, furnished. £750 per week.

Arrange a viewing by getting in touch at 020 7253 2533 or read more about this property HERE 

Come back next week for more selected rental opportunities. You can see more lettings on our website HERE

Decorating your house for Halloween doesn’t just mean fake cobwebs and carved pumpkins. We scoured the internet for some of the coolest, cutest and most unusual Halloween decorations and houseware items we could find. Enjoy!

Halloween Pom Pom Garland


(Gracie and Marie on Etsy)

These cute Halloween pom poms are a subtle and stylish way to decorate your home with just a little nod to Halloween.

Felt Pumpkin Centre Pieces


(Busy Bees Craft Studio on Etsy)

How cute are these mini felt pumpkins? Use them to decorate a windowsill or create a stylishly quirky dining table centre piece.

Autumnal Wreaths


(Branchnbloom on Etsy )

Wreaths on the front door aren’t only for Christmas! These autumnal wreaths are a great way to elegantly decorate your home this Halloween.

Bat Graphic Throw Pillows


(CheekySewEtSew on Etsy)

Having a Halloween get together? These trendy throw pillows are really inexpensive but will make it look like you’ve really made an effort with your decor.

Skull and Rose Candle


(WickbyWick on Etsy)

These Day of the Dead inspired candles are too good to burn – and they come in a range of colours too.

Macabre Tapas Plates


(artaltered on Etsy)

If you’ve got a taste for the unusual, these spooky tapas plates needn’t be just for Halloween – though they would be a perfect way to serve nibbles at your Halloween get together this year.

Sugar Skull Tumblers


(GigiMarieStationary on Etsy )

Imagine serving up cocktails in these stylish sugar skull tumblers – we love the combo of gold and bright colours.

Geometric Skull Planters


(ModernPlantLife on Etsy)

These geometric planters make you look twice – the subtle skull shape makes for a slick Halloween ornament.

Halloween Creatures Mug


(Gemsville on Etsy)

Forget Christmas jumpers, these spooky creatures have got their Halloween jumpers on – we love the fun style of this illustration. This mug is perfect for a cup of cocoa in front of a scary movie.

Spooky Vintage Anatomy Prints


(InstantGraphics on Etsy) 

These creepy prints are such an easy way to give your home a haunted vibe. Available in sets of four so you could display them all together or dot them throughout your home.

This week’s round up of some of our most special properties includes a brilliantly located two bedroom flat in Clerkenwell, a stunning Grade II listed family home and an upcoming state-of-the-art eco development. Read on to learn about these properties and more…

Dash Hoxton

Dash is a boutique collection of one and two bedroom apartments and three bedroom duplexes located a short walk from bustling Shoreditch and Old Street, the heart of London’s tech industry. Dash features an architect-designed communal garden and a stylish roof terrace that offers incredible views across the city.

The apartments are very well proportioned with floor to ceiling windows allowing for an abundance of natural light throughout.

£599,995 – £1,260,000

Please get in touch at 020 7226 6611 to arrange a viewing or read more about this property HERE 

Theberton Street

This beautiful Grade II listed Victorian property has undergone a recent exciting renovation with Robert Dye Architects, the contemporary renovation blends traditional aspects of the house and its period features.

On the ground floor, a bright double reception room leads directly to the south facing terrace. The lower ground floor includes a large family kitchen and a separate family room.

Great bars and restaurants are within a short walk of the property, with Upper Street just around the corner.

£2,300,000

To find out more or to arrange a viewing, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or find out more HERE

Ecogrove

Coming soon, Ecogrove is an exciting development incorporating the latest technologies in sustainability. The homes will feature eco-friendly kitchens, solar panels, green roofs for improved air quality and will all have private gardens. In addition, the development is adjacent to a city farm and will include plentiful green spaces, with plants carefully chosen in keeping with the surrounding environment.

£720,000 – £735,000

Viewings by appointment. Please get in touch to register your interest on 020 7226 6611 or read more about Ecogrove HERE

Great Sutton Street

This bright and well proportioned two bedroom apartment features a spacious open plan living/dining area with direct access to a private terrace.

The apartment is brilliantly well located in central Clerkenwell, offering convenient access to Barbican, Farringdon and Old Street all within walking distance.

£650 per week

Arrange a viewing or find out more by giving us a call on 020 7253 2533 or read more HERE

 

Check back next week for another round up of our most stand out properties

Shared Ownership is a great way to get on the property ladder for first time buyers. You own a portion of the property and pay a reduced rent on the remainder, which is often a far more affordable way of owning property in London. There are currently four exciting Shared Ownership opportunities available through resale, all in the borough of Tower Hamlets. Read on to learn more about the properties and how you can check your eligibility and register your interest.

Feel free to get in touch with the Currell Shared Ownership team who will be happy to answer your questions – get in touch on 020 7704 5618 or email sharedownership@currell.com

Durward Street

This two bedroom property is located in Whitechapel, with great transport links across London via the Overground, District and Hammersmith & City lines from Whitechapel station. There is an open plan living/dining room and the flat also has access to a private balcony and a communal garden.

Full market value: £475,000
Minimum share: 65% – £308,750
Monthly rent: £ 260.66
Service charge: £ 62.90

Priority will be given to applicants who live or work in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

To find out more or to register your interest please get in touch with the Shared Ownership team on 020 7704 5618 or you can read more about this property HERE 

Carmine Wharf

This two bedroom apartment is finished to a high standard with a modern kitchen and well proportioned rooms including a spacious reception room. Located close to local amenities and parks the property is adjacent to the picturesque Limehouse Cut, a popular spot for joggers, dog walkers and very pleasant for a weekend or summer evening stroll. Limehouse DLR is a 6 minute walk, offering access to Bank and Canary Wharf in just over 5 minutes.

Full Market Value: £440,000
Share: 25% – £110,000
Monthly Rent: £756.25
Monthly Service Charge: £179.99

Financial assessment applicable.

To find out more or to register your interest please get in touch with the Shared Ownership team on 020 7704 5618 or you can read more about this property HERE

Harrison House

This spacious two bedroom fourth floor apartment is located between Cable Street and Commercial Road, a short walk to Aldgate East Underground and Shadwell DLR and close to award winning bars and restaurants.

Built in 2011, the flat features a generous living/dining space, fully fitted kitchen and well proportioned bedrooms.

Full Market Value: £500,000
Share: 50% – £250,000
Monthly Rent: £378.66
Service Charge: £129.92

Call 020 7704 5618 to inquire about this property or visit our website HERE

Painter House

Conveniently located just off Commercial Road and close to the great local amenities including boutique shops and fantastic bars and restaurants, this one bedroom flat is a real find. Well proportioned with a bright living/dining area and large master bedroom, the property also has a private balcony.

Just 5 minutes from Shadwell DLR offering quick links to Bank (6 minutes) and Canary Wharf (10 minutes)

Full Market Value: £382,500
Share: 75% – £286,875
Monthly Rent: £147.28
Service Charge: £115.61

Priority will be given to applicants from Tower Hamlets.

To find out more and register your interest get in touch at 020 7704 5618 or visit our website HERE

 

Interested in one of these properties but don’t have time to talk now? No problem! Drop our Shared Ownership team an email at sharedownership@currell.com and they’ll get back to you

This week’s selected lettings include a boutique maisonette in leafy Islington, a contemporary home in a small gated community and an extremely spacious flat on Wick Road. Read on to learn more about this week’s selected listings…

Chelmer Road, E9

This contemporary three bedroom house is located in a small gated community in Homerton, just off trendy Chatsworth Road. On the ground floor, the open plan living room/kitchen opens directly onto the private rear garden.

The second floor has three well proportioned bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite). There is abundant natural light throughout, including a glass roof over the stairs, excellent built-in storage and solar panels.

Available now. £650 per week. To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or visit our website HERE 

Belitha Villas, N1

This beautiful two bedroom garden flat is located a short walk from Highbury & Islington station and is on a quiet residential street close to great restaurants, bars and boutiques.

The recently refurbished flat has two double bedrooms, a large reception room and separate modern kitchen.

£575 per week. Arrange a viewing or find out more HERE or give us a call on 020 7288 9109

Wick Lane, E3

This very spacious (1000 sq. feet) two bedroom apartment has a very bright open plan reception/kitchen, both bedrooms are generous doubles (one en-suite) and there is also a large family bathroom. Canary Wharf is in easy reach as are the amenities at Stratford including the leisure facilities of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Westfields shopping centre.

Available from 26th November, unfurnished. £415 per week

To arrange a viewing please call 020 3222 5555 or learn more about this property HERE 

Whitecross Street, EC1Y

This recently refurbished fourth floor flat offers views stretching far across Barbican. There are two double bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/reception, a modern bathroom and a generous hall which is currently being used as a study.

Available now, unfurnished. £475 per week

Find out more about this property HERE or call 020 7253 2533 to arrange a viewing

Northampton Grove, N1

This stylish maisonette is located on an attractive leafy street in Islington. The property has a large living space leading into a spacious kitchen on the ground floor. On the upper floor are two well proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms including a lovely modern outdoor shower with a beautifully maintained green living wall.

£600 per week

To arrange a viewing or find out more get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or read more about this property HERE

Check back next week for more lettings highlights across East London and Islington

Making your house look more sleek and stylish doesn’t need to be a huge, time consuming, or costly process. There are loads of small improvements you can make to your home that are so simple and straight forward. Here are just a few things that you can do today…

Get big prints (and hang them low)

When selecting artwork for your home, you can basically go one of two ways: you can create a collage look by creating a statement wall of multiple smaller framed prints (read on to find out more about this) or you can go minimal and select one large piece. But in both cases, there’s a golden rule: never hang things too high! Putting pictures too high on the wall draws the eye up and makes rooms look cramped and oddly proportioned.

Create statement frame walls

Can’t decide on just one picture to hang? No problem! Mix and match your prints and make them into a statement wall. The rule with this one is to mix up the shapes of the frames and spend some time moving them around to figure out how they look best.

Use wallpaper tiles to make a statement wall

A lot of people are scared of wallpaper (fair enough, it can get messy!) But those days are over. You can buy wallpaper tiles that come in all kinds of stylish patterns and make wallpapering so much easier – because the tiles are smaller and easier to handle than big wallpaper strips it’s a lot easier to get those tricky patterns lined up neatly. So why not go for it and make that statement wall you’ve always wanted?

Hang curtains high

A lot of people make this mistake, but when it comes to hanging curtains, higher is better. Placing the curtain rail above the window creates the illusion that windows are larger, and it also looks neater because the tops of the windows are covered – what’s more, you don’t need to worry about fitting the rail into the window surround, it’s fine for it to be slightly longer.

Define areas with large rugs

Avoid small rugs, which can divide up a room in a way that makes it seem smaller and instead opt for large rugs, which you can use to define your rooms. This works particularly well in open plan living spaces, where you can use a rug to designate the living area. Also, if you have kids (or dogs) a rug under a coffee table can protect your floor from spills.

Jazz up your front door

Treat your front door the same way you would the rest of your home – after all, it’s the first thing people will see. Paint your door a fun colour or add a quirky door knocker. It’ll look great and double up as an easy way to identify you home to new guests.

Display things in small groups

When displaying ornaments, books, storage container or candles in your home, display them in small groups where possible – this will make the placement of objects look more neat and deliberate and avoids a cluttered appearance.

Read another article about how to improve your home HERE and look out next week for more

This week’s amazing properties include an industrial chic apartment in one of London’s architectural icons, a beautifully refurbished Victorian property available to let and a fantastic Help To Buy opportunity. Read on to find out more about these properties and more…

Buckingham Road, N1

This beautiful semi-detached Victorian house has been completely transformed into a stylish modern family home. Located in the sought-after De Beauvoir Conservation Area, the house also benefits from a large rear garden accessible via tall French windows from the open plan living room/kitchen. The living space on the ground floor features a concealed roll down screen – perfect for family movie time.

A bespoke statement glass staircase leads to the first floor where there are two bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms (including en-suite master bedroom). The second floor would be ideal for guests; there are a further two bedrooms and a luxury shower room.

£1,350 per week. Please get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or read more about this property HERE

Infinity Heights, E8

Infinity Heights, located just off Kingsland Road, is close to great local bars, restaurants and boutique shops, but being tucked close to Kingsland Basin and Regent’s Canal, it is away from the hustle and bustle. Haggerston overground station is a one minute walk away, offering great transport links into central London.

Several apartment in Infinity Heights are eligible for Help To Buy (eligibility criteria apply).

From £450,000. Get in touch to find out more on 020 7226 6611 or learn more HERE 

Ziggurat Building, N1

Located in an architectural icon of Clerkenwell, the Ziggurat Building, this very cool two bedroom loft apartment is packed with stylish industrial features.

The apartment features a large open plan living/dining area, two well proportioned bedrooms, family bathroom and separate utility area. There is also a south/west facing terrace – ideal for catching the sun throughout the day.

The apartment is ideally located, both for the great local bars and restaurants of Clerkenwell, and for access to the rest of the city via nearby Farringdon station.

£1,290,000. Give us a call on 020 7253 2533 or read more HERE 

Essex Road, N1

This beautifully refurbished three bedroom maisonette features an open plan kitchen/living space and a private terrace accessible directly from the master bedroom.

The house has underfloor heating as well as a mechanical ventilation and heat retention system to keep air clean and make the house more energy efficient. Other modern features include electric skylights with rain sensors, a projector system and built-in water softener.

Highbury & Islington and Angel stations are both a short walk away.

£1,200,000. Get in touch on 020 7226 4200 or read more about the property HERE 

As the literary saying goes “books do furnish a room” and it’s so true. We love the way a great book collection can make a house into a home and can add style and panache to your living spaces.

Here are some ways you can transform your beaten up paperbacks, chunky dictionaries and cookbooks into ornamental essentials.

Make a statement shelving wall

Add an amazing amount of storage space to your home, and prevent your living area from getting too cluttered by dedicating a whole wall to storage. You can use the shelving for books as well as an entertainment system, plants and candles. The interesting aesthetic of statement shelving will also draw the eye through the room, helping to make the room appear more spacious.

Create a rainbow bookcase

Organise your books by colour to create a stylish and tidy bookcase. This is a great way to make even scruffy paperbacks look like a style statement.

Have a cosy reading nook

Don’t have spacious open plan rooms that would suit large scale shelving? Not a problem. Create dedicated library areas in smaller rooms by tucking shelves into corners and adding a comfy chair of two.

Get some quirky book ends

What better way to transform your books into ornamental must-haves than by adding some stylish and unusual book ends. You can get some really nice ones from a number of high street homewares stores. The example pictured is from Anthropologie. You can also buy some really unusual book ends (including ones that double up as planters or lights) from online marketplace Etsy.

Don’t forget about coffee table books

Coffee table books can be a great talking point and add a hint of sophistication to your home, artfully arranged they can act like a kind of centre piece to your living area. Just don’t pile them too high!

Floating bookcases are a great space saver

Floating bookcases, which fix only to the wall, free up floor space and give more options, which is especially handy in smaller rooms. Fix floating bookshelves above seating or beds to optimise space and you can always add more later if you need more storage.

Watch this space for more interior design and home improvement tips or read another post HERE 

Two new shared ownership opportunities are coming to Barking & Dagenham.

Launching this Saturday (6 October), Kingsbridge Terraces is a selection of one, two and three bedroom maisonettes and three bedroom houses, all available through shared ownership. The homes will have fully fitted kitchens, integrated appliances and private rear gardens.

Located a two minute walk from the picturesque Greatfields Park and with great transport links from Barking station a ten minute walk away, Kingsbridge Terraces is a great opportunity for first time buyers looking to get onto the London property ladder.

Please get in touch with one of the Shared Ownership team on sharedownership@currell.com or 0207 704 5618 to find out more and book an appointment for the launch.

Leyside, which launched on 29th September, has now opened a beautiful show home. Check out the show home below and please call us on 0207 704 5618 or email at sharedownership@currell.com to register your interest, find out more, or book to visit the show home yourself.

Priority will be given to applicants who live or work in Barking & Dagenham and affordability criteria apply.

Find out more about Kingsbridge Terraces HERE

Find out more about Leyside HERE

This week we have some really stunning properties in Islington, Hackney and Clerkenwell. There are two beautiful family homes for sale as well as two incredible rental opportunities. Read on to learn more about our properties of the week…

Freegrove Road, N7

This amazing six bedroom, four storey Victorian house is situated in the beautiful Hillmarton conservation area. The house has been refurbished in a contemporary style whilst still retaining many period features, including original fireplaces. The dining room opens out directly onto the spacious private garden via French windows and there is a separate double reception room. Well proportioned bedrooms are spread across the first, second and third floor and there is ample built in storage throughout.

£2,100,100

To find out more and arrange a viewing, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or visit the website to learn more HERE

Lenthall Road, E8

This stylish four bedroom house is located a few minutes walk from vibrant London Fields and Broadway Market, with the amenities of Kingsland Road also within easy reach.

The house has a beautiful, bright dual aspect living room with a separate kitchen and a statement dining room. In addition to three bedrooms on the first floor there is a separate guest bedroom/study on the lower ground floor along with a spacious storage room.

Available early November £1,200 per week.

Call 020 3889 6177 or find out more about this letting HERE

Martin Lane, EC4R

This impressive contemporary apartment is located in the very heart of the city, just moments from Monument station.

The apartment not only has a spacious living/dining area, with alternating mood lighting, but also a dedicated home cinema room. There are two double bedrooms, one en-suite with a walk in wardrobe.

Available now, furnished. £1,100 per week.

To find out more, head over to our website HERE or get in touch at 020 7253 2533 to arrange a viewing

Speldhurst Road, E9

This beautifully refurbished Victorian house in Victoria Park Village is within walking distance of award winning parks, restaurants and pubs. The property is also within the catchment area of excellent primary and secondary schools.

As well as three good sized double bedrooms and a smaller bedroom that would be well suited as a guest room or study, there is also a loft for storage and a rear garden. The lower floor can also be closed off to create an annex flat.

£1,450,000

Read more about this property HERE or get in touch on 020 3222 5555 to arrange a viewing.