Four Rooms art dealer to stars Jeffrey Salmon bids to turn Highgate health centre into family home
An art dealer whose clients include Kate Moss, Lily Allen and Uma Thurman has bid to turn a private health clinic in Highgate into a spacious family home.
Jeffrey Salmon, a familiar face on Channel 4’s auction show Four Rooms, has applied for planning permission to convert The Summit in Highgate West Hill into a grand four-bedroom house.
The practice, opened by Mr Salmon in 2007, rents out rooms to therapists who offer clients a wide range of alternative health treatments.
However, regulars need not mourn the clinic’s loss just yet as Mr Salmon has exclusively told Heathman that he has no intentions “short, mid or long-term” to close the centre.
He said: “My only reason for seeking planning permission is merely to keep my long-term options open for an investment opportunity.
“I’ve had many opportunities over the years where I could have sold it but it is very much a building close to my heart, as is alternative medicine.”
The Summit stands on the site on the historic Fox and Crown pub, whose landlord has gone down in history for stopping out-of-control horses leading Queen Victoria’s carriage as she passed through Highgate in 1837.
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The pub was demolished in 1895 to make room for the imposing Victorian building now standing at 40 Highgate West Hill.
Mr Salmon, who owns a number of businesses including vintage furniture gallery Decoratum in Marylebone, lodged an application with Camden Council last week for a lavish open-plan home with a third-storey living room affording the lucky owners a spectacular view across the capital.
He tells Heathman to contact him in 36 months time - that’s October 2017 - to see if The Summit’s future is still hanging in the balance.