Top 3 north London properties with blue plaques
PUBLISHED: 17:38 20 May 2015 | UPDATED: 17:38 20 May 2015
SAM AWAD 2013
Imagine living in a famous person’s former abode. Strolling through north London’s streets you’re likely to chance upon a blue plaque on a building, marking the former home of everybody from artists and musicians to scientists and sportsmen. Here are three of the best on the market at the moment.
Frognal Gardens, NW3, £1,395,000
Located in a classic Hampstead period house, this flat is the former home of Alastair Sim CBE (1900-1976), a Scottish born actor who appeared in classic British films such as The Belles of St Trininan’s, The Happiest Days of Your Life, The Green Man and An Inspector Calls.
The spacious two-bedroom ground floor apartment features a bright and airy 22ft reception room with a high ceiling.
East Heath Road, NW3, £3,600,000
Opposite Hampstead Heath, this four-bedroom Grade II-listed villa was once the home of Katherine Mansfield, author of several collections of short stories including her most well-known, The Garden Party.
Daphne du Maurier grew up in Cannon Hall, which backs on to the house, and used to wave at Mansfield’s lighted window each night, only later to discover that her literary hero was working there.
King Henry’s Road, NW3, £3,100,000
This six bedroom property is the former home of Indian lawyer and crusader for social justice, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, who campaigned against persecution of Dalits and women.
The four storey property is currently arranged as two units; a one-bedroom garden flat and a five-bedroom maisonette in need of substantial restoration. There is potential to reconfigure into one house, subject to planning.