Hot properties: The best of the properties on the market this week
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A charming first time flat, a jolly Kentish Town terrace and a substantial renovation project all make the cut this week.
Falkland Road, NW5, £1,500,000
This house seems to reverse the old adage of the camera adding 10 pounds – perhaps the jolly shade of red it’s painted is particularly slimming. Fashion editors take note. From the outside the early Victorian terrace, on a popular Kentish Town street filled with a jumble of similarly colourful homes, appears to be as narrow as they come. But step inside and the four-bedroom house seems to open up with full width rooms still cosy but not cramped. The ground floor open plan kitchen-dining-reception room covers the full depth of the property and leads through to the garden.
Welcome modern touches including solar panels are balanced with covetable period touches including a working fireplace, currently home to a wood burning stove, and large sash windows.
Salter Rex, 020 7482 4488
First time buyer
Alexandra Park Road, N22, £425,000
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This one-bedroom garden flat on a pleasant residential street is ideal for the solo first time buyer. The open plan reception room/kitchen may be on the small side but with glass doors opening on to the garden as well as side windows, it is flooded with light, giving it a lovely airy feel.
There are also abundant typical Muswell Hill touches in this period conversion, from the pretty stained glass in the door to the patterned tiles on the stairs but the garden and off-street parking will clinch it for most.
Brickworks, 020 8245 1634
Lyndale, NW2, £2,100,000
This detached house has been in the same ownership for 45 years and as such certain parts of the house have a somewhat time capsule feel: those red and blue kitchen tiles would probably have to be carefully sourced in a vintage shop if you needed a replacement.
Covering 2,600sq ft with a large garden, double garage and seven-figure price tag, this presents a major redevelopment opportunity but with that comes a lot of scope to create the ultimate suburban pad for those with funds.
Benham & Reeves, 020 7435 9822
Briardale Gardens, NW3, £375pw
A light, bright, fresh top floor flat in a period conversion in Childs Hill. At £1,625 per month this is about as affordable as you’ll get as a renter and still be able to say you live in Hampstead but you won’t have to compromise on style.
Contemporary fixtures and fittings, treetop views and attractive coving are the icing on the cake.
TK International, 020 7794 8700