You’ve just exited Finsbury Park Station as the last leg of your journey home and, feeling toasty in this Great British Summer, a lightbulb moment occurs: that fancy Nest smart thermometer can cool down my darling new apartment before I get there.
With only 0.3 miles between the station and your front door, you make a frantic grab for your phone, tap away on the app and before you know it, you’re home. Breezing through the maintained communal hallway (which still has that lovely subtle ‘new house’ smell) and into your spacious private hallway, you ditch your clunky shoes in the inbuilt storage cupboard, hang your bag from the coat rack and waltz into the open plan kitchen/reception. Muted earthy tones exude from the kitchen area, calling you to dance across the slab tiling to rustle up a cheeky after-work G&T. Nabbing your fancy new Gyuto knife from the magnetic inbuilt knife block, a fresh lime from the integrated fridge-freezer and a glass tumbler from the dishwasher, you get to work. Taking a sip, you breathe a sigh of relief and crash land on the armchair, putting your feet up on the quaint wooden coffee table. Glancing outside through aluminium coated double glazed windows, you spy your other half advancing towards you. Making a quick dash to the bathroom to tend to your slightly messy hair, you place an Egyptian cotton towel on the heated towel rail, close the inbuilt clothes line and neaten up the shelving area surrounding the white mirrored wall cabinet. Craving your lounge socks, you stop by the carpeted bedroom and hunt through the floor-to-ceiling sliding wardrobe, only to find them hanging out of the bedside table.
Stepping back to your homemade G&T, you haven’t the faintest idea why anyone would ever want to leave this apartment. If you do, luckily the local area is bursting with opportunities to eat, drink and be merry. Tap to northfour.co for a recommendation or five from local culture journal North Four (it’s where we get our best tips from).