In a quiet corner on the edge of Hampstead village you will find a modernist estate. And within that estate is this 1960s Michael Lyell Associates-designed modernist property in London NW3.
It dates back to 1962 and is described as a four-bedroom end-of-terrace mews house with a built-in garage and access to a communal lawn, which is ‘fringed with trees’. Very nice. That’s jointly owned by the occupiers of the eight mews properties.
The outside is pure 1960s modernism. The inside is a mix of the old and the new. The look and feel seems to be in tune to the original 1960s vision, with a few features (most obviously the wonderful staircase) dating from the original build, The full length windows are an obvious selling point too.
But overall, this is a house that has been updated and maintained for the contemporary market, with bright, open living space, the modern kitchen and much of the detailing all looking like they have been (fairly) recently upgraded. As we have said before, the best of both worlds.
As for space, you enter via a private patio garden to one side. Once through the front door you see a ground floor with reception room and dining room, complete with high ceilings and a ‘wall of glazing’ for some great garden views. The kitchen is to the rear, with a guest cloakroom off the entrance hall.
Head up that original open-tread timber staircase to the first floor, which hosts a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The second floor has three additional bedrooms and a family bathroom, while ‘generous landings’ are said to be ideal for book shelving and displaying works of art.
That’s the house ‘as is’, but the agent mentions potential to extend, as this is a an end-of-terrace. Permissions obviously needed for that. The property also has a separate garage, which is accessed via a ramp at the entrance to the mews.
The location, space and potential all add up to a considerable asking price. This house is up for £2,650,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.