Catherine Golding finds herself drawn towards this Victorian terraced house and gets hopelessly lost in the world of fine vintages
When fine wines come from a good harvest, it’s known as a good vintage. Similarly, vintage can also represent the high quality of a past time, another era – such as the Victorian times, which are associated with good quality, well built and very desirable properties. The properties were in high demand more than 100 years ago and still are today.
So, it is no surprise that local agents Stirling Ackroyd are delighted to bring to the market this house in Cadogan Terrace, E9.
It is a truly stunning, four-storey terraced house on one of Hackney’s most picturesque turnings, with far-reaching views over Victoria Park. Boasting more than 1,450 sq ft of living space, the whole house is bathed in natural light throughout and offers a wealth of original features including wooden floors, fireplaces, cornicing, high ceilings and sash windows.
This bright and generously proportioned accommodation comprises three double bedrooms, a contemporary bathroom, further WC, spacious reception room, ample storage space and a large family kitchen/diner room which leads out onto its own private garden to the rear.
This kitchen/diner is where things get interesting. Changes made here have created a stunning open room that brings this period house into the modern era; white ceilings with downlighters and white cabinet frontage are a delight, feature lights and a feature island are a joy – and they all work together to make this the undoubted star of the home.
All that’s left for you to do is picture yourself toasting friends and family on the evening of your house warming party – of course, you’ll need some wine. Make sure it’s of good vintage!
“The properties were in high demand more than 100 years ago… and still are today”
Cadogan Terrace, E9
Agent: Stirling Ackroyd
Tel: 020 7549 0611
The Victorian property is enviably positioned on a popular residential street, adjacent to the green open spaces of Victoria Park and only a short walk from Lauriston Road (Victoria Park Village), which is home to a host of fantastic independent boutiques and excellent grocery shops.
The property further benefits from access to Hackney Wick Overground Station, which connects with Stratford (6 mins) and Highbury & Islington (11 mins).