An interesting and angular house, this 1970s Stout & Litchfield modern house in Highgate, London N6 is up for sale.
I should really say back up for sale as the house was marketed back in 2016. Presumably, it sold back then too, as the furnishings look very different from the ones a few years back. Unless, of course, the present owners had a radical interior design makeover. That’s unlikely.
If you missed it or missed out then, you’ll be pleased to know that the house doesn’t seem to have changed at all structurally during those intervening years, although the agent is pitching this as a potential for adding square footage or restructuring. That’s down to you if you buy it. But for me, this is just right as it stands.
You will find this one opposite playing fields and within 100m of Hampstead Heath. It actually dates back to 1973 and a look round suggests some updating since construction as you would expect, but nothing too radical. This is still the individual house of the 1970s, but with a few more modern-era fixtures and fittings than when it was first built.
As for the house itself, that has ‘off-street parking for several cars’ and an integral garage, both of which are likely to be selling points. But the main selling point for me is the interior.
You get just over 1,400 sq. ft. of living space and an interesting layout, which includes an open-tread staircase in the centre of the property that links together a number of half levels. Love all the angles, the wooden ceilings, the exposed (but painted) brick and of course, the glazing that boosts the natural light within.
The focal point of the house for me is the double-height reception room with its steeply pitched timber roof and full-height, glazed sliding doors that open onto a balcony. You also get an oh-so-70s spiral staircase down to the courtyard garden at the rear.
The reception room connects to an open-plan bedroom and bathroom on the mezzanine above, and to a kitchen and breakfast room below, which also has its own balcony at the front.
The lower floors host three further bedrooms (two doubles and one single), along with a shower room. Of course, you also get that built-in garage, which has a utility space at the back.
More images on the listing and if you like the look of the place, it’s actually up for less than the asking price of 2016. The current list price for this one is £1,800,000. OK, still not what anyone would describe as cheap, but that’s the area for you.
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