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A blue plaque flat once owned by a famous war photographer has come up for sale

PUBLISHED: 11:44 13 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:53 15 July 2016

A snapshot of history: Roger Fenton pioneered the medium during photography's 'golden age'

A snapshot of history: Roger Fenton pioneered the medium during photography's 'golden age'

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A recently refurbished historical home in Primrose Hill once owned by Britain’s premier war photographer could be yours to own

The Primrose Hill property once occupied by one of Britain’s first war photographers is on the market for £2.1 million.

The Victorian stucco terrace played home to pioneering photographer Roger Fenton, as denoted by the English Heritage blue plaque affixed to the front of the building.

Originally trained as a lawyer and a painter, Fenton took up photography during the “golden age” of the 1850s.

His body of work takes in a broad scope, from landscape to architecture, documentary style to staged artistic tableaux, although he is best known for his photographs of the Crimean War.

His former home on Albert Terrace has recently been extensively refurbished and the two bed lateral apartment now includes all the modern conveniences of air conditioning, under floor heating and an integrated home music system.

A gadget-filled kitchen includes an instant boiling water tap and Gaggenau 400 series integrated appliances including an oven, full surface induction cooktop and warming drawer.

The kitchen island cum breakfast bar is made from 30mm Milas Lilac Marble, along with bespoke hand-crafted units with handle-free doors.

The reception room is filled with natural light from the frameless skylight and opens on to a patio garden through Crittal doors.

The master ensuite is also hewn from marble, whilst the rest of the property features white oak herringbone flooring throughout.

Along with the illustrious heritage and the high specification finish, the property benefits from an enviable location directly opposite Primrose Hill Park.

With such a triumvirate of attractions, this historical home of a former snapper is sure to be snapped up in a flash.

Alicia Carter, negotiator at Knight Frank Belsize Park said: The apartment has been imaginatively designed to provide light, spacious and versatile accommodation. To purchase this property is a unique opportunity, which should not be missed.

Knight Frank

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