For Sale in Angel Islington: Freehold 2/3-bed House with Fully Floated Studio Room

Quick Facts

Guide Price £1,500,000 (Freehold)

  • Just off Upper Street near Angel
  • Quiet residential street
  • Beautifully renovated Regency terraced house
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Ground floor front room studio conversion
  • Successfully soundproofed since 2010
  • Ideal for home working
  • Attractive conservatory extension and patio garden at rear
  • Superb location

About the Property

*Floor Plan added

In the heart of Angels bustling community, just a few steps from Islington Green with its world-famous Screen on the Green, as well as the newly re-opened Angel Recording Studios, the Almeida Theatre, and the seemingly endless stream of restaurants and boutiques that line Upper Street, yet shielded from all the hubbub by virtue of its tranquil mews location on the edge of leafy Barnsbury. To the rear of the property is the Islington Square complex, offering several theatre spaces, a luxury health club, a subterranean six-screen cinema, and a nursery, and also home to Arlo & Jacob, Borough Kitchen, Megans, as well as pop-up markets and bookshops along the tree-lined boulevard. Waitrose, along with bustling Chapel Market, the Angel Centre (Muji, H&M, Uniqlo) and Angel station are only five minutes away and Highbury & Islington station ten minutes.

This is an absolutely gorgeous, classic Regency terraced house, built circa 1825, lovingly and stylishly renovated and updated by current owners (a professional musician and a restaurateur) in one of Londons most sought-after locations, close to Gibson Square. Moon Street is a terrace of only seventeen houses, with a close-knit community vibe, which very rarely come up for sale; only one has appeared in the past ten years. So this is a super rare opportunity and even more special because of the unique soundproofed space.

The House

The ground floor consists of studio, kitchen and conservatory with double doors opening onto the patio garden; two well-proportioned double bedrooms plus an office/third bedroom, and a spacious family bathroom are situated on the upper floors.

Slate-tiled floors (with underfloor heating in the hall and kitchen) run throughout the ground floor, and the continuation of slate slabs in the garden gives a lovely inside / outside feel to the space when the rear double doors are opened up. The staircase features a long window, bringing natural light to the corridors and landings, and a Velux roof window with access to the butterfly roof illuminates the stairs further. The double loft provides lots of extra storage space.

The property is in excellent condition, having been very well maintained and cared for over the years.

Ground Floor

The Recording Studio

Fully sound proofed and triple glazed with acoustic safety glass, as used by the current owner. 

An intimate home studio, it offers an exceptional work-from-home space that can be used comfortably at all hours without disturbing neighbours, and without being disturbed by outside noise. The studio is a fully floated and sound-proofed ‘room within a room’ purpose-built for the owners with materials specified by Sound Service Oxford, internal acoustic treatment panels designed and made by Recording Architecture and a hand-built reclaimed wood work station. Some acoustic treatment may remain in situ by arrangement, however the equipment is not included in the sale. 

The Kitchen

In the centre of the house is the gorgeous kitchen, which makes fantastic use of the space: bespoke hand-painted duck-egg blue oak cabinet doors, solid oak worktop, spice shelf and bookshelves and lovely details such as a rare set of beautiful vintage hand-made tiles from the celebrated Aldermaston Pottery and a pegboard wall to hang pans and utensils. A large fridge-freezer and a dishwasher are integrated and the under-counter and wall cupboards provide ample storage space. The kitchen tap features a built-in water filter.

The original Regency rear window has been retained to provide natural light to the kitchen and easy communication with the dining area, and creates an attractive design feature within the conservatory extension. 

The Conservatory

At the heart of the house is the beautiful conservatory extension with three large electric curved glass Velux sky lights and slate flooring. The original exposed-brick rear façade of the house has been retained, and features hand-built solid wood bookshelves across its entire width, with a useful cupboard storage section. The current owners’ configuration has a large dining table and benches, a corner sofa, coffee table and cocktail chair, a TV alcove, and there is even space for an upright piano.

Patio Garden

The slate-tiled seating area with mature trees (plum, bay and ornamental cherry) and a herb bed makes a perfect setting for entertaining or enjoying warm summer evenings at home.

The large wooden chalet-style shed, with double doors, provides useful extra space and storage, and proved very useful during lockdown as a mini home exercise room, with a bike trainer.

First Floor

Master Bedroom & Bathroom

The comfortably sized, light-filled master bedroom has a south-facing front view with two large sash windows overlooking the street and alcove book casing on one side. A reading light has been installed, creating a cosy reading corner. The room also features a small, modern washbasin and mirror, with a spotlight above. 

The large family bathroom, lit by a chandelier, features painted floorboards, a double-ended steel bath with large shower rose over, chrome fittings, shelving for soaps and gels, boiler cupboard, utility cupboard with room for washing machine and tumble dryer, extra quiet extractor fan, cupboards for towel storage, a large wash basin, WC and a long shelf for ornaments or toiletries made from a reclaimed church pew. 

Second Floor

Second bedroom & office/ third bedroom

Being at the top of the house at the rear, the office makes a very quiet place to work and through the sash window has a view across the garden of the glass roofed Islington Square complex. It is lined on three sides with painted adjustable bookshelves and cupboards.

The upstairs bedroom also has double sash windows, featuring stylish bottom-up blinds, alcove bookcases, large bespoke built-in black walnut wardrobes, luxurious crimson wool carpet, ceiling spot lights and Anglepoise wall lighting.

General

Double glazing throughout the house (triple glazing in the studio). The sash windows on the upper floors all feature Scottish simplex hinges for easy cleaning. The made-to-measure wooden Venetian blinds in the master bedroom, office, bathroom, stairs and studio are included in the sale.

Recessed or surface-mounted spotlights throughout the house have LED fittings. 

Underfloor heating in the kitchen and hallways, butterfly roof with loft storage space on both sides of the property.

The electrical layout has been carefully planned, with sockets in convenient places throughout the house, and USB sockets in the office, bedrooms and kitchen.

Gas central heating with pressed steel Italian radiators, Vailant condensing combi boiler.

High quality carpets in bedrooms, office, stairs and studio have been recently fitted.

In Summary

It would make a perfect home for a couple or small family who need space to work from home, create music, and entertain, in a tranquil location in the heart of town.

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