Three of the best north London properties with fabulous fireplaces

Elsworthy Road, NW3, John D Wood

Elsworthy Road, NW3, John D Wood - Credit: Archant

A working fireplace is a joy in any house nowadays, when gathering around the hearth is something of a novelty, but even those that have been blocked for years can make a striking centrepiece for a room.

Elsworthy Road, NW3, John D Wood

Elsworthy Road, NW3, John D Wood - Credit: Archant

Kidderpore Gardens, NW3, £1,150,000

Kidderpore Avenue, NW3, Abbey Properties

Kidderpore Avenue, NW3, Abbey Properties - Credit: Archant

This newly re-furbished two-bedroom apartment covers the entire top floor of an Edwardian house in Hampstead and leads out onto a private south-facing terrace.

The property has some of its original features and the open plan dining and reception area includes an attractive fireplace.

Abbey Properties

Elsworthy Road, NW3, £3,950,000

Elsworthy Road, NW3, John D Wood

Elsworthy Road, NW3, John D Wood - Credit: Archant

A maisonette on the ground and raised ground floors of this Victorian building with a private garden designed by Claire Mee and roof terrace.

While extensively remodelled with a contemporary extension, the flat also has some striking period features including ceiling roses, cornicing, full-height sash windows and marble fireplaces in the reception and dining rooms.

John D Wood

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Bishops Avenue, N2, £4,000,000

Bishops Avenue, N2, Hamptons International

Bishops Avenue, N2, Hamptons International - Credit: Archant

Set back from the street behind a mature front garden, this double-fronted detached house offers a rare degree of privacy, with a detached double garage at the back and a parking in front accessed via a private road.

The interiors boast wooden floors, a contemporary colour scheme and plenty of natural light, as well as two fireplaces in the reception rooms.

Hamptons International