Hot properties: four of the most expensive, affordable or interesting properties currently on the market
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This week we have a restoration property you can really sink your teeth into, plus to a beguiling family home in Highgate Village
Cromwell Place, Highgate Village, N6, £3,000,000
By our Big Buy standards this £3 million property in Highgate Village is positively modest in price for a really lovely family home. With 3000 sq ft of accommodation that’s bang on £1000 for each piece of square footage, below the average N6 price of £1,071.
All the Victorian charm of the period property has been retained thanks to a sympathetic refurbishment. Wooden floors, a marble fireplace and ornate cornicing are complimented by a stunning rear extension complete with bi folding doors and skylights set in a vaulted ceiling. Free standing clawfoot tubs in the bathrooms, a decked roof terrace and a landscaped 50 ft back garden all add to the package.
Goldschmidt & Howland, 020 8347 2600
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For a dream first time buy you’d be hard pressed to find a property that ticks more boxes than this house on Archway Road. It has a substantial lease, off street parking, period features, an easy-to-care-for back garden, and at £600,000 it’s bang on the help-to-buy limit.
The two bedrooms give a young family some leeway to grow, or means you could have that ultimate grown up luxury: the guest bedroom. The house is in great shape with a modern bathroom already fitted, but if you fancy tying your hand at home improvement then zhushing up the kitchen could be a fun future project.
Greene & Co., 020 8348 7666
Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill, NW3, £3,445 pcm (£795 pw)
Rent yourself a slice of Primrose Hill life with this nifty top floor period conversion. The location on Elsworthy Road is a huge draw here, with the eponymous park a mere 100m from the doorstep.
Inside, there’s a distinctly New York City loft vibe with the white walls throughout and the exposed brick wall on the trendy mezzanine floor reception area.
The owners have recently refurbished the property to a high specification and the flat is in tip top condition. The kitchenette is a particular highlight, with a hip breakfast bar and a snazzy futuristic cooker hood. An off street parking permit is available to residents. At £795 a week it doesn’t come cheap, but for a sophisticated yuppie it hits all the sweet spots.
Aston Chase, 020 7724 4724
Sumatra Road, West Hampstead, NW6, £595,000
A property for the experienced developer, this one bedroom apartment on Sumatra Road could be turned into a decently sized two bed if you have the time to get the relevant planning permissions. It’s a true fixer upper, complete with holes in the ceiling and a gutted front room from a previous attempt to refurbish, leaving it completely open for the buyer to make their mark.
At £595,000 it qualifies for the Help to Buy scheme, and on a north London budget it leaves a healthy amount left over to give the home a new lease of life. A newly done up three bedroom property on the same street recently sold for £775,000 so if you’re crafty there’s a chance to make your money back on your investment and then some.
Hunters, 020 7431 4777