Favourably located around the corner from the shops and delis at Highbury Barn, this superior studio flat with private patio and communal gardens is housed in a 19th-century Thomas Cubitt villa.

The flat has its own entrance at the front of the building. It contains a large open-plan reception room and kitchen, a separate sleeping area, shower room, and study area/library. There is an attractive private patio immediately outside the flat, as well as a shared garden to the rear of the building.

The flat has been refurbished for his own use by the architect Jonathan Pile, a founding director of the London-based practice Oval Partnership. He has replaced the kitchen and added built-in storage in recent years, while making clever use of the space.

The property is just a short walk from the open spaces of Highbury Fields, which has tennis courts, a playground and a swimming pool. Highbury Barn is around the corner, with its wonderful butcher, deli and the excellent cheese shop La Fromagerie.

The Piccadilly Line is accessed from Arsenal Station and the Victoria Line from Highbury & Islington, and there is a fast train into the City from nearby Drayton Park station. There are also very good bus routes.

Highbury Grange, London N5
Price: £475,000 Share of Freehold