Hot properties: rounding up the week in north London property
PUBLISHED: 16:23 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:02 15 July 2016
Our pick of this week’s best property deals and hottest homes to buy, develop, or rent in north London.
In the heart of Hampstead £7,250,000 isn’t your biggest buy – in fact it’s a fairly shrug-offable figure in an area that’s used to eight-figure asking prices. But let’s not pretend it’s cheap. So what do you get for that money?
A neo-Georgian, grade II-listed property built by Primrose Hill-born architect Horace Field (who designed swathes of late-Victorian Hampstead) in 1893 in a gated enclave of family houses with huge communal gardens as well as a smaller private one, a two-storey orangery extension, large kitchen/dining room, five bedrooms, off-street parking and a garage, not to mention some stonking interior décor.
Marcus Parfitt, 020 7431 0000
First time buyer
Think first time buyers can’t dream of buying into Hampstead’s famous hilltop London skyline views? Think again. Sure, this one-bedroom house is at the top end of the first time buyer spectrum, but at £600,000 it is still – just – eligible for the Help to Buy London government mortgage guarantee, so long as you can muster up a mortgage on £570,000.
And slummy first home this ain’t: on the fifth floor of a portered Belsize Park block with a fitted kitchen, sparkling bathroom and fitted wardrobes in the bedroom, not forgetting that view, this is a hot buy for any first timers.
C. H. Peppiatt, 020 7449 9222
Anyone dying to find somewhere to put their own personal stamp on won’t want to pull out a newly installed kitchen/laminate floor/bathroom suite, even if it’s not to their taste so this completely unmodernised terraced property in Highgate is the perfect find.
Backing on to the Parkland Walk, the four-bedroom Milton Park house comes with potential to extend and is packed with original Edwardian features, ripe for restoration by a new owner. And £1.2million for a house of this size in Highgate should leave a little wiggle room in the budget for any improvements desired.
Benham & Reeves, 020-8348 2341
This Highgate one-bed would be a dream for a professional couple – it’s near the tube and recently refurbished with attractive wooden floors and a clean and stylish modern kitchen and shower room and it’s unfurnished so you can bring your own bed!
It’s on the top floor of an Edwardian house so is light and bright and at £360 per week (£1,560 per month) is reasonable value. Available from August 6.
Taylor Gibbs, 020 8341 0123