A stunning double fronted detached Victorian mansion in a leafy part of north London has just come onto the market for £5.5 million.
And if the sunny sorbet shades, designer gems, quirky art and that faux sheep might give you a sense of déjà vu, that's because we've featured this property on the pages of Livingetc.
The property, which sits in the protected Barnsbury Conservation Area, dates back to the 1870's, and encompasses 3,674 square foot (341.33 square metres).
The listing describes the interiors as 'beautifully proportioned in a style that is unusual for Islington.' Its unusual proportions – thanks to the house being linked to a neighbouring property during the war to become a printing press and never converted back – have allowed for enviable lateral living (something which is rarely found in Islington) not far from the city centre.
At the heart of the house is the drawing room which spans the entire width of the house, with two sets of full height french doors opening on to the garden below and two marble fireplaces at each end of this generous space. Filled with colour and texture, the style has Peter Mikic's stamp over it, the same designer behind Chuc's cafes.
This glam entertaining space connects to a home bar. Formerly a snug, it was the perfect place to create a chic bar. The previous owner had used it as a stereo room, filled with his CD collection. Now it’s equipped with everything you could ever need for aperitifs and nightcaps.
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Downstairs, the lower ground floor is dedicated to more relaxed living and has been opened up with a clever use of a solid glass wall that opens directly on to the garden, made up of three sets of industrial style doors, which bring the outside in.
The open-plan kitchen and living space on the lower-ground floor is perfect for relaxed entertaining. But the kitchen wasn’t always so light-filled – originally, there was just a tiny door and two small windows overlooking another wall, which blocked any view of the outside. Knocking the wall down and replacing it with floor-to-ceiling Crittall windows opening on to a newly landscaped garden (complete with outdoor fireplace) literally doubled the sense of space.
The marble was found in Spain, cut from one slab and shipped over in a single piece. It’s amazing for things like rolling out pizzas.
The kitchen flows through to a light-filled dining space. A wall of Crittall-style windows allows light to stream throughout the entire open-plan basement living area, reaching this inner hallway beyond the dining space.
The lower ground floor is also home to a more relaxed living area, used as a family room.
The space is perfect for lounging, playing card games, watching films or listening to music.
Down here there's also a private study and a home gym, both of which are cleverly lit with skylights from above.
Halfway up the stairs to the first floor is a guests' powder room on a mezzanine level.
The powder room is dipped top-to-toe in blue, creating a sultry feel.
The master suite is on the first floor and is an oasis of calm with a large walk-in dressing room and en-suite shower room.
The bathroom boasts a glass enclosed double shower, a freestanding bath and twin sinks all made from Italian marble.
There is also a further bedroom and shower room on this floor, as well as a fourth bedroom and en-suite on the ground floor.
To the rear of the house is an incredibly private garden; at over 46 foot wide, the space is ideal for year round entertaining and features an outdoor gas fireplace, hot tub and a beautifully lit pond spanning the entire width of the garden.
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