Spacious Georgian house overlooking Highbury Fields
This wonderful example of a Georgian (c1789) Grade II listed London town house is in one of the most iconic locations in both Highbury and Islington. This house is very unusual in that it is laid out over six floors with many of the original features. The rooms are exceptional in proportion and have wonderful views front and rear. In the early 19th century the house was owned by Joseph Huddart, an inventor, hydrographer and engineer, who spent his time studying and improving the techniques for the manufacturing of rope. He was also a keen star gazer and built the top floor room in the loft which was designed to replicate the cabin of a ship - this room still has the original storage cupboards for his numerous telescopes. Over the years this room has been used as a bedroom and has stunning views over the City skyline.
The current owners have lived in the house for the last 52 years and have adapted it to suit their family needs over this time. The upper three floors have six bedrooms and family bathroom plus cloakroom. The first floor has a seventh bedroom and another family bathroom. To the front of this floor is a stunning three window wide reception room with many period features including fireplace and marble surround plus cornicing. The raised ground floor is occupied by the kitchen with views over the rear garden and the dining room is to the front with stunning views over Highbury Fields. There is a utility room at the rear with access to the garden. The one bedroom self contained flat lower ground floor could easily be reinstated into the main house. The mature 95' West facing garden is accessed from both the raised and lower ground floors.
The house is in need of some modernisation but has the potential to be an exceptional family house.
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Rare to the market this wonderfully located Georgian house would make the perfect family home.Sarah Curtis