Gorgeous architect-designed house in buzzy central London - Islington home swap
Our gorgeous Georgian home was renovated a few years ago by an award-winning architect, giving it a spacious feel and hip vibe. The back of the house has top to bottom sliding glass doors that look onto our garden and allow light to flood the house. On the main floor, there is a large kitchen designed for people who love to cook (me), a large dining area that can sit eight comfortably (10-12 in a pinch), a comfortable lounge area with a gas fireplace and a separate study near the entrance. Downstairs you have two double bedrooms – one has a super king; the other has a queen – a bathroom with a claw-foot tub and rain shower, and a media room kitted out with a sofa bed that sleeps one comfortable, a television and lots of exercise equipment and a laundry room. The sliding glass doors open on to the garden where there is a BBQ and a large outdoor dining table. On the third floor, there is another bedroom with a queen sized bed, an office with a sofa bed and a romantic bathroom, also with a clawfoot tub and rain shower. My husband and I have both lived and worked around the world, and our house reflects that in the art and the various things we`ve dragged back from exotic lands. We hope that it also reflects all of those wonderful memories and international vibe.
About the location
We live in Islington, which I think is one of the coolest neighborhoods in London, packed with great restaurants, theatres and sights. You are spoiled for choice with every type of cuisine here. There are also several theatres - the Almeida often attracts A-list actors, and Sadler`s Wells, which is known for dance. We also are a 10-minute canal walk to Kings Cross, which has undergone an amazing redevelopment in the past year. The house is equidistant to both the Highbury Islington and Angel tube stops, but we are also a 5-minute walk to the Caledonian overground stop.
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome