Elstree Lodge: A home from home for screen stars in north west London
PUBLISHED: 14:02 05 December 2014 | UPDATED: 14:02 05 December 2014
Barnet Lane in Elstree is no stranger to the stars. Located within a short distance of world renowned Elstree Studios, it has literally paved the way for celebrities.
Barnet Lane in Elstree is no stranger to the stars. Located within a short distance of world renowned Elstree Studios, it has literally paved the way for celebrities. From the Star Wars trilogies to Indiana Jones and The King’s Speech, some of the world’s most famous films have been produced at Elstree Studios.
The Studios are also home to numerous UK television shows including The Voice, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and Big Brother. Barnet Lane itself has also been the chosen address of celebrities such as Joan Collins, Cheryl Cole and Stanley Kubrick.
With an abundance of cinematic and theatrical character, it is no surprise that many of the properties in the surrounding area exude a whimsical air.
Elstree Lodge is one such home. Accustomed to the dramatic, it has been used as a location for both films and adverts and has played host to stars such as Joanna Lumley, Anna Friel, and Fearne Cotton.
And once you’ve stepped through the front doors, it’s easy to understand why.
Located on Barnet Lane and set back from the road, Elstree Lodge exudes striking characteristics. This spacious six bedroom property retains much of its original character and features, combining Victorian charm with modern practicality.
With its vivid decorative touches, the property is truly one-of-a-kind. The ground floor features a separate dining room and generous drawing room with doors leading to the outdoors. Central to the residence is the large dual aspect open-plan kitchen/family area which is complete with floor-to-ceiling double doors that open out onto the garden. A separate utility room with original Victorian features is located towards the back of the kitchen.
The first floor is home to a luxurious, bespoke master suite, three further double bedrooms and an extensive family bathroom, while the second floor - which has been converted into an immense bedroom with lounge and separate bathroom - could be repurposed as a master or guest suite.
Throughout, the home is bathed in natural light courtesy of the large windows, with further notable elements including high ceilings and original fireplaces. While this period property has been modernised, its original thick walls assist with insulation and noise restriction and speak of building practices of yesteryear.
Along with neat gardens to the side and rear, and sizeable reception rooms which are perfectly suited to entertaining, Elstree Lodge also offers an abundance of off-street parking with its own drive and a double garage set behind electric gates.
This unique property is ideally located, offering the best of both worlds. Close to open spaces and on the edge of Green Belt, it is just twenty minutes from the heart of London via Elstree and Borehamwood Thameslink station, and is closely situated to local shopping facilities, restaurants and places of worship.
A major drawcard of the area its access to highly rated schools including Haberdashers Askes, Radlett Preparatory School, London Academy and Yavneh College.
This property is available for £1,595,000.
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