Hot Properties: the best homes on the market in north London this week
PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 September 2016
A conservatory with a grand piano in Hampstead, a quirkily laid out garden flat in Highate and a garden fit for an Italian Renaissance prince all make our pick of the week’s properties.
Thurlow Road, NW3, £6,750,000
A conservatory with space to house a grand piano, a private gym and a games area with a pool table… little wonder that this semi-detached Hampstead seven-bed is our big buy of the week. Neutral but comfortable interiors, a large garden, double garage and further gated off-street parking complete the picture of spacious Hampstead family living.
Thurlow Road was built in the 1860s and was named after Georgian Lord Chancellor, Lord Thurlow – nearby Eldon and Lyndhurst were similarly named for chancellors of that era. Period features including pretty cornicing and fireplaces hark back to bygone times but built in storage, engineered wood flooring and tiled floors are straight out of modern times.
Savills, 020 7472 5000
Hornsey Lane, N6, £575,000
In a red brick building at the Highgate Village end of Hornsey Lane, this two-bedroom lower ground floor flat has its own private entrance and outside space. It’s not in an unbearable state of repair so you could even move in as is and take the renovation room by room if budget is a significant factor.
Because apart from anything else, one thing you may particularly want to deal with is the flat’s slightly quirky internal layout, which currently includes an entrance corridor kitchen, off-putting en suite dining room and at least one bedroom featuring an external door.
On the plus side, lovely parquet flooring and a fireplace are already in situ in the main reception room.
Benham & Reeves, 020 8348 2341
First time buy
Adelaide Road, NW3, £550,000
This flat, at the junction of Primrose Hill Road and Adelaide Road, has all the transport links a professional first time buyer could wish for with both Chalk Farm and Swiss Cottage an equal distance away.
It’s not all business and no pleasure, however, Primrose Hill and all its associated village amenities is also a hop, skip and a jump away. The one-bedroom flat has been recently refurbished with the sparkling galley kitchen almost too gleamingly white to cook in. Service charges are reasonable at £1,300 per annum.
Naylius McKenzie, 020 7284, 2266
Netherhall Gardens, NW3, £2,950pw
The principle attraction of this duplex apartment in lower Hampstead is the grand landscaped garden. Laid out on four levels, with pretty central steps and well thought out planting, it’s a spot for an Italian Renaissance duke or minor Spanish prince – let’s hope the tenant has the imagination to truly enjoy it.
The £12,783pcm flat has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, full air conditioning and underfloor heating, Lutron lighting, Crestron sound system and abundant security systems for safety-conscious tenants.
TK International, 020 7794 8700