This place is huge – and inside, this L.R.Harbison-designed Longbourne house in Totteridge, Barnet is largely unchanged from its original build.
It was designed in 1973 and sits in grounds of around two acres, with further views of open countryside. Not only that, those grounds house a heated swimming pool and tennis court, throwing in two barns and a workshop, not to mention electric gates, a circular driveway and a detached triple garage. That’s before we get to the house.
On the face of it, a stark, early ’70s exterior. But inside, we’re talking style and space, not to mention all those original fittings, the kind of thing that would be (near) impossible to replicate in the modern era.
The space offers up a study, drawing room (split level with vaulted ceiling and galleried landing), dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry and utility room. Following on from that is an annexe, which was originally designed to be an indoor swimming pool with ‘cathedral ceiling’ but currently comprises of a family room, storage area, wine cellar, TV room, two changing rooms, shower room and a WC.
On the first floor, you’ll find a galleried landing and the master suite (bedroom, dressing area and an en-suite bathroom), along with four more bedrooms. As a bonus, there’s also a self-contained apartment (located above the garage), complete with two bedrooms, lounge and kitchen.
Words say so much, but the images do more justice to the house. As for a price, well, that’s sky high. Offers around £6,500,000.