Hot properties: our pick of homes for sale in north London this week
PUBLISHED: 11:36 25 October 2016
From a family home in Cricklewood to an Art Deco first time buy worthy of Agatha Christie in Highgate, here’s what’s tickled our fancy in north London property this week.
Vale of Health, NW3, £2,999,999
The views from this Heath-side house are so special that frankly, the rest of the house could be a poky wreck and we might still have picked it to feature. But the interiors of this five-bedroom home tread such a clever line between period charm and contemporary simplicity that, of course, it more than qualifies for the position of big buy of the week.
Arranged over five floors with a pared back appeal thanks to stripped wooden floorboards and doors, white walls and matte teal kitchen, the property also offers bling moments, most notably in the mosaiced spa/bathroom. There is also a patio back garden but with the Heath at arm’s reach it’s somewhat overshadowed as an outdoor space.
Goldschmidt & Howland, 020 7435 4404
Gratton Terrace, NW2, £899,950
Once upon a time (in 1890 to be exact) this three-bedroom house was a cottage for higher grade railway workers. Nowadays the surprisingly spacious property is still part of a strong neighbourhood community within a designated conservation area.
The property has been opened out to create a comfortable home for a small family with a through reception and dining room and a spacious kitchen opening out onto the garden, which even boasts a play house and a shed. The three bedrooms and the family bathroom are on the first floor.
Benham & Reeves, 020 7435 9822
First time buy
Hornsey Lane, N6, £499,000
The distinctive cross-shape of this Art Deco apartment block meant it was used as a navigational aid by German bombers during WW2. Target practice aside, the flat would make an ideal first home for some well financed first time buyers. The portered block offers off street parking and heating and hot water included in the service charges, while the private balcony and views over London are definite plus points.
Most of all though, it’s the chance to come over all Agatha Christie thanks to the remaining 1930s touches that is particularly special here.
Taylor Gibbs, 020 8341 0123
Chandos Way, NW11, from £995,000
If you think it’s impossible to find a new build in Hampstead Garden Suburb, think again. Yes, it’s a rarity but the 39 apartments in Chandos Way are as new as they come, and suitably high end for the prime location. The architects have been careful to blend in with the surroundings, however, and the apartments and detached houses reference the Arts and Crafts style of Lutyens and co both inside and out.
The hotel-style concierge and underground parking, underfloor heating and comfort cooling would likely have been inconceivable to the Suburb’s founder, Henrietta Barnett, and her contemporaries but they are certainly welcome here.
Glentree, 0208 731 9500