One of Canonbury's most distinctive houses.
Sitting in a commanding position in Canonbury, with its award winning Sissinghurst inspired front garden, this is a rare opportunity as it is the first time this detached home has been available in a generation. It is replete with original features, lovingly restored by the current owners.
The house consists of two parts that are linked, a detached house c.1855 and a two storey C16th octagonal tower, originally built as a garden room for Canonbury House.
Being linked, there is a fabulous feeling of lateral space over the ground and raised ground floors and this offers flexible use of the space.
The main part of the house has an open plan kitchen with separate utility room, plentiful storage and large dining room at ground level This leads to a conservatory overlooking the split level 82' garden
Of note, over this level is the first of two large octagonal rooms, forming part of the tower, currently used as a fabulous reception room, featuring Victorian Gothic windows. This is reached via a lower lobby with guest WC. The house sits at an angle to Alwyne Road, which means the spacious South- facing double reception room on the raised ground floor is extremely bright throughout the day. The upper floor of the tower sits off the main hall way and is currently a grand principal bedroom with its stunning domed, double height ceiling, adjacent bathroom and Juliet balcony overlooking the terrace.
Over the top two floors are the principal bedroom and two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. Importantly, the house has a garage plus off street parking and handy side access to the garden.
The house would benefit from some changes internally, subject to the usual approvals, and is a fabulous family home.
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One of the most interesting houses I've had on the market.Adam Smith