Hot properties: our pick of the top properties in north London
PUBLISHED: 19:21 30 August 2016
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This week we've found a five-bedroom maisonette fit for a Horror film; a first-time buyer flat in prime Highgate and a very unmodernised studio ripe for renovation.
Lyndhurst Terrace, NW3, £6,000,000
From the outside, this five-bedroom garden maisonette looks like it could be the setting for a very grand horror movie but walk through the front garden into the apartment’s private entrance and you’ll be greeted by a fully remodelled modern home. This is no bland nod to minimalism, however.
While some spaces, including the open plan kitchen/dining/reception room, are white-walled, spotlit, engineered oak floored and high tech, other rooms embrace the full period splendour of the property.
Some rooms feature medieval-style pointed arch windows, straight out of Game of Thrones. A bay-fronted second reception room and large master bedroom display pretty plasterwork and statement colours to striking effect, which is even more pleasing when contrasted with the rest of the property.
The terraced back garden completes the picture of a large, comfortable, yet stylish family home for those with the means to enjoy it.
Knight Frank, Hampstead, 020 7317 7960
First time buy
Highgate West Hill, N6, £599,950
This one-bedroom period conversion flat is all about the location, bang smack in Highgate Village, with the glorious Highgate Cemetery a short amble down the hill with Kenwood, then Hampstead a leisurely green stroll away.
From the communal roof terrace residents can gaze over quaint north London views, which can feel like they haven’t changed in centuries if the mood’s right. The flat itself ain’t half bad either, with a particularly jolly reception room with a bay window looking onto the street, good cornicing and a lovely cast iron and tiled fireplace.
KFH, 020 3792 2153
South Hill Park, NW3, £350,000
The estate agent is not exaggerating when they say that this Hampstead studio is in need of complete renovation – the flat is a wreck, which will make any developer or keen renovator’s ears prick up keenly.
The property is in an attractive period building on a pleasant street very close to Hampstead Heath and just needs some tlc (probably structural as well as cosmetic if the photos area anything to go by) to make a great rental or urban bolthole.
Anscombe & Ringland, 020 7794 1151
Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3, £2,145 pm (£495 pw)
Available unfurnished, this bright one-bedroom flat is on the raised ground floor of this typical Fitzjohn’s Avenue late-Victorian red brick. The flat would be ideal for a high rolling professional who fancies a bit of peace in their downtime, or perhaps a pair of downsizers considering their next step.
The interior is clean and bright and treads a smart line between neutral and character décor – a lot will depend on the tenant’s own furnishings, which is perfect if you’re hoping to make it feel like home.
Parkheath, 020 7431 3104