I featured Walter Segal’s house in North Hill, London N6 in the early days of the site. It has changed a little since.
The original feature was way back in 2013 when the house had been updated, but not to the extent it has now. Back then it was up for £1,595,000. The price has gone up a little since which I will come to later.
But for now, I want to talk about the house, past, present and future. Yes, the future, as that is a key selling point when it comes to this particular modern house.
The past is a house that was built between 1962 and 1964 by noted architect Walter Segal for himself and his family, sitting on what is described as a ‘sizeable’ southwest-facing plot, which will add to the value in this part of London.
The house was and is almost invisible from the street, which is a plus point if privacy is key to you.
The present is a largely untouched piece of 1960s architecture with an updated interior but with many period details still in place, which I will go into in more detail in a moment. But the future is worth talking about, as the house has planning permission (and plans) in place for extended space.
Images of the proposed extensions are here, with the first being an extension at the rear, designed by Jonathan Tuckey that uses brick, blackened steel and glass. It is described as a ‘deliberately monolithic structure emerging from the landscape and bridging the gap between the neighbouring 19th-century buildings and Segal’s Modernist house’.
Beyond that is a proposed single-storey Garden House by the same architect, which could be used as additional accommodation, a self-contained flat or a studio. That would cover 701 sq. ft. and be an open living/studio space and two sleeping areas and a bathroom. It would reinstate an original space that was mentioned in the original feature back in 2013.
That would add to the space, the value and probably the prestige too. Ok, I’m sure none of the work would come cheap, but it would result in something rather special if you have the money to invest.
Regardless of what you do, there is still a rather hip living area already in place and one that offers plenty of space before you even think of adding on.
The interior of the house was ‘comprehensively refurbished’ by designer Faye Toogood and has featured in the December 2018 issue of Vogue, which is likely to be a talking point/bragging right for some years to come.
Looking at the imagery here, the work hasn’t sucked the life out of the place thankfully. The look and feel is very much a 1960s modernist vibe, with the exposed grey brick, pine panelling and free-flowing living space.
The kitchen has been updated since we last saw it (no bad thing), but beyond that it looks to be a case of emphasising those original details and working in some modern finishes in tune with the materials and the muted colours of the place, throwing in some design pieces from the past and present that sit will within.
In terms of the layout, there is off-street parking at the front and a covered entrance area with large storage units accessing the house itself.
The ground floor has a front-to-back kitchen/dining room, plus a sitting room, both with full-height glazed sliding doors onto the garden. There is another room at the front, which the agent says ‘could be used as a playroom or fourth bedroom’, with an adjacent shower room finishing things off on that floor.
The master bedroom on the first floor has a ‘wall of glazing’ overlooking the surrounding gardens, as well as a walk-in wardrobe with bespoke cupboards for plenty of hanging space. There are two further double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, and a family bathroom.
There is a basement too with ‘extensive storage space’, with the washing facilities ‘conveniently tucked out of the way’.
A lot of work has gone into this one, so no surprise to see the price jump too, especially in light of that planning permission. It is now on the market for £2,495,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.