If you want a distinctive property, they don’t come much more distinctive than this 1960s Professor Hal Higgins-designed five-bedroom modernist property in Mill Hill, London NW7. But be warned, it’s certainly not cheap.
Harold Cassius Higgins, aka Professor Hal Higgins, sadly died earlier this year, But he leaves behind a wealth of interesting architecture, building both public and private housing from the ’50s to the ’70s. We suspect this is one of his late ’60s designs, although the agent doesn’t confirm this.
It certainly has the look of the that era inside, with those vaulted Californian Redwood ceilings alongside exposed handmade brickwork, not to mention plenty of period fixtures and fittings untouched from the original era.
The layout is interesting and considerable, so here goes, we’re going in. Walk in via an entrance hall, which has a high vaulted Californian redwood ceiling, exposed brick and a wooden and glazed front door overlooking a secluded courtyard.
This gives access to the lounge with floor to ceiling windows, a Californian Redwood ceiling, exposed brickwork, sliding doors leading to a large patio, a real flame gas fireplace with exposed brickwork and a galleried reception room overlooking the lounge. There’s also a dining room with French doors leading to a patio (again with that Redwood ceiling) and a kitchen overlooking the grounds. There’s also a breakfast room with access to the patio and a spiral staircase.
That leads you to the family room (again with that wood ceiling) plus doors to the conservatory and access to a side garden, along with a guest cloakroom and a utility room.
A half-floor landing leads to the first bedroom space, with a first bedroom overlooking a secluded courtyard, a further bedroom with en-suite, a family bathroom and a coat cupboard. The first floor landing doors lead to the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, wooden decked balcony, dressing room and walk-in wardrobe. There’s also a minstrel’s gallery and a further bedroom with views over the courtyards.
Plenty of space outside too, with a driveway leading to an integral garage. There’s also a gated courtyard, a rear garden with half an acre of park-like grounds, a patio and a playroom / study space.
Told you it was detailed. If you want it, that’s very simple. The seller is looking for offers around £2,500,000. More images on the listing.
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