Located on a residential, tree-lined street offering views across Highbury Fields, this family home brings together lofty proportions, forward-thinking design and rustic touches. The architectural vision of Simon Astridge, it’s a welcome escape from the excitement of city life.
The kitchen is a sleek and contemporary affair; all natural light and considered style, sympathetically designed with the modern family in mind. Mealtimes are made easy by streamlined wooden cabinetry, keeping the space clutter-free and pared-back. A circular window and glass-panelled side return capitalise on light whilst retaining that all-important sense of privacy; shut off from the outside world after a busy day. Think family breakfasts around the mid-century dining table as the sun comes up. For a dose of greenery, step outside into a private garden, your very own peaceful sanctuary. Let social gatherings spill out onto the terrace or enjoy a nightcap as the sun sets. Spread out across the two reception rooms, stripped back to reveal the bare bones of the building and made comfortable with a log burner for those long, drawn-out winter nights. A warm and comfortable space to unwind in after a day’s tramping through Highbury Fields.
An original Victorian staircase leads to the first floor, where glimpses of the property’s architectural heritage continue throughout. Tonal palettes, pared-back furnishings and bay windows make the master a soothing idyll; wake up slowly here with a coffee. It shares a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with the neighbouring bedroom while a third – one that could be repurposed as a home office –is served by a separate bathroom. Upstairs, a further en-suite retreat with both a double and single bed. Bare brick and soft pinks make it an inviting space to slip between sheets.