9 Must-View Properties To Purchase In Hackney

As well as cool shops, restaurants and bars that Hackney is well-known for, the area also offers 25 conservation areas including Clapton Square, Clapton Common, Clissold Park and the River Lea – making it a great spot for families. And with a mix of Georgian and Victorian housing, plus modern industrial properties, there are homes to suit all types of buyers. Here are nine of the best properties on the market right now.

Downs Road, Hackney Downs, £490,000

The Otto is a collection of 89 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes adjacent to Hackney Downs. The building offers residents panoramas across the Downs, wider Hackney and beyond, picking out London landmarks such as Canary Wharf, the Shard and Alexandra Palace. Designed by Hawkins Brown Architects, the facade takes inspiration from neighbouring architecture. Each of the modern apartments has a private balcony or terrace and residents also have access to a south-facing fourth-floor residents' roof garden and a wellness room. In addition to the apartments, there’s set to be a co-located new school for Nightingale Primary.

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Atherden Road, Hackney, £650,000

This striking flat occupies the ground floor of an imposing double-fronted house. The home comprises an open-plan lounge/kitchen area, three well-proportioned bedrooms (one en-suite), a family bathroom and offers plenty of classic features and contemporary fittings. The private rear garden can be accessed via bi-fold doors leading from both the master bedroom and lounge. The flat is located moments from Lower Clapton Road’s array of amenities and is only a short walk from Clapton Overground station, which provides swift access into the City and West End.

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Mount Pleasant Lane, Clapton, £625,000

This lovely two-bedroom garden apartment is located moments from local shops and transport links. Set within a handsome Victorian terraced house, this architect-designed property is arranged on split levels and offers contemporary light and spacious interiors. We like the look of the central entertaining space with its stylish, well-equipped kitchen and breakfast bar. Large sliding doors offer access to a decked roof terrace with attractive larch screening while steps lead down to a secluded lawn with a rear entrance gate. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and sliding doors onto the terrace.

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Mare Street, Hackney, £550,000

This warehouse is made up of a collection of modern live/work apartments in a gated mews. Within this modern complex, expect to find an open-plan living area, an oversized bedroom and a private balcony. Set in a converted clock factory, this 800sq ft flat offers plenty of quirky features – we like the look of the unusual staircase-cum-bookcase. Located in one of east London's most vibrant corners – Broadway Market, London Fields and Victoria Park are all less than half a mile away – this is a must-view for anyone who loves Hackney.

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Harrington Hill, Clapton, £700,000

This charming Victorian house offers accommodation over three storeys and retains an abundance of classic features, contemporary designs and natural light. The house is composed of an inviting reception hall, a dual-aspect living and entertaining space (complete with a lovely fireplace and log-burner), a bright kitchen/diner with double-height ceilings and a large mature south-facing garden. Upstairs, you’ll find three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a loft/studio room.

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Ufton Road, De Beauvoir, £960,000

This three-bedroom maisonette sits on the upper floors of an elegant Victorian terrace in De Beauvoir. Geometric concrete floor tiles lead through the hallway into the kitchen, fitted with minimal cupboards in midnight blue and white. We like the light-filled double living room, with sash windows which look over the gardens at either end. The hallway conceals plenty of storage with above head-height bookshelves, plus a discreet shoe collection storage under the stairs. Stripped floorboards and natural wood doors feature throughout the house. Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms and a pale pink family bathroom that was inspired by a trip to Paris. There’s also a well-maintained garden, planted with white hellebores, camelias, hydrangeas, clematises and roses.

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Haybridge House, Hackney, £950,000

Formerly a toy factory, Haybridge House was converted in 1997 and now provides a series of lofts within a cobbled courtyard mews development. This vast, modern two-bedroom apartment extends over 2,200sq ft, offering flexible living space over two floors. The apartment benefits from a designer kitchen with stainless steel cabinets and polished, poured concrete worktops; a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe; a second bedroom with a separate guest cloakroom; and a bathroom with a double-sized bath and separate walk-in shower.

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Killowen Road, South Hackney, £1,450,000

Set over three floors, this Victorian house offers plenty of living space: there’s a large through reception on the raised ground floor, running east to west, which allows natural light in throughout the day. The contemporary kitchen is on the lower ground floor, offering direct access to the rear patio and south-facing garden to the side of the property. The home offers four double bedrooms and two bathrooms along with a small study at the top of the house. The property features sash windows with fitted shutters, hardwood flooring throughout, and plenty of storage, making this an ideal family home.

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Holmbury View, Clapton, £1,950,000

Architecturally designed, with immaculately refurbished interiors, this vast six-bedroom property features exceptional attention to detail: think parquet floors, Crittall windows and doors, original marble fireplaces and cast-iron column radiators. The grand double-fronted Georgian house occupies a commanding position on Holmbury View and offers 2,958sq ft of accommodation, set over four floors. Upon entering the property you'll find two reception rooms and an expansive kitchen diner. The first floor houses a master bedroom with a dressing room, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom with a cast iron roll-top bath and walk-in shower. On the second floor are three further double bedrooms, a double shower room and a roof terrace, complete with its very own roll-top bath.

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