3 of the best Arts & Crafts homes for sale in north London
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A distinctively British style of architecture, Arts & Crafts gained popularity in the late nineteenth century - when urbanisation was eating up large swathes of previously rural north London.
The style revolved around the use of traditional forms and local materials, often incorporating traditional building and craft skills, while creating a resolutely modern architecture.
Most Arts & Crafts buildings are domestic, and often include carved or tiled decoration or even sculpture, often full of symbolism.
Here are some of the best examples on the market at the moment.
De Laszlo House, Fitzjohn’s Avenue, Hampstead, NW3, £2,340,000
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Situated on tree-lined Fitzjohn’s Avenue in Hampstead, de Laszlo House is named after Philip de László, one of the most celebrated Royal portrait artists of the 20th century who lived in the block from 1921 to 1937.
The two-bedroom flat is in a block that was originally three Victorian villas, which have been unified into a development of 18 contemporary apartments behind a facade described as “the perfect expression of Arts & Crafts architecture.” The flat comes with one car parking bay in the underground parking facility, concierge, CCTV security, lift and staircase access, and extensive landscaped gardens.
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Heathgate, Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11, £3,750,000
In the heart of Hampstead Garden Suburb this six bedroom grade-II listed semi-detached family home comprises over 3,500 sq ft of living space over three floors.
The house’s other claim to fame is its appearance as Hermione Granger’s parent’s street in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Chalcot Gardens, Belsize Park, NW3, £6,500,000
A unique period house, built in 1883 by a leading Arts & Crafts architect for an artist.
The house is located centrally in Belsize Park in a secluded private road and has unusually high ceilings throughout.