A delightfully bright and architecturally important two bedroom maisonette designed in 1976 by acclaimed architect Peter Tábori. The property has its own private entrance, two bedrooms and a south facing terrace, accessed from a lovely open plan living dining area. There is additional light from skylights in the kitchen, bathroom and both bedrooms. Ideally located within moments of Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston mainline stations and a short walk to Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard, Regent's canal and Primrose Hill. Excellent condition. Chain Free.
Living room 16'9" x 9'6" Large sliding doors to south facing terrace
Kitchen 9'9" x 8'8" Fully fitted. Skylight. Open plan.
Bedroom 11'5" x 7'9" Casement window and skylight
Bedroom 9'9" x 7'9" Skylight
Bathroom 6'6" x 5'4" Modern suite. Skylight
Hallway 15'2" x 3' Accessing all rooms. Storage cupboard
Terrace 16'9" x 6 South facing. Accessed from living room
Tenure: Leasehold 103 years
Ground rent: £10 p.a.
Service charge: £125 per month includes heating, hot water and buildings insurance
Council tax: Band B (Camden Borough)
In classical mythology, the Phoenix lived for centuries before burning itself on a pyre, and rising again with new youth and vigour. This cycle of history and renewal is amply reflected in Phoenix Road.
Its story starts 230 years ago, with the development of Brill Farm into Charles Street, named after Charles Cocks, Lord Somers, who was Lord Chancellor in the Eighteenth Century. Charles Street amalgamated with what was then Phoenix Street, and emerged as Phoenix Road. Since then, the road has seen waves of building, demolition and renewal, from the development of innovative housing at the Polygon from 1784 to 1890, to aerial bombing of overcrowded tenements during the war, which made way for post-war housing estates, and later, the right-to-buy. Famous former residents include Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein: once again, a tale of a creature arising with new life.
And there’s more new life in Phoenix Road, with the stunning Francis Crick Institute laboratories. Crick discovered DNA, the building blocks of life itself, and the Institute brings together the finest minds from all over the world to conduct world-leading biomedical research and innovation.
If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the brightest brains on the planet, Phoenix Road offers you the convenience of three major rail stations - Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras – just moments away. Yet despite its enviable central location, the street itself is remarkably quiet: thanks to some clever road planning, traffic has no need to cut through. A row of shops is just a step away, and for dining out the Cock Tavern offers traditional Irish dishes and seafood. The street is also home to two primary schools, Maria Fidelis and St Aloysius, and the church of St Aloysius.
Sought-after apartments are in Walker House, St Joan’s House and Chamberlain House. Re-sales of right-to-buy flats have always been brisk, even during property slumps when the market was sluggish. Apartments here are affordable, yet their desirability means you’re likely to see a return on your investment. An affordable central location that’s shown itself to be recession-proof: what more could you ask for?