Updated with some style, this 1930s art deco house in the Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 is up for sale.
It has been updated though, which is in common with pretty much every other house within the Hampstead Garden Suburb. But there’s a big difference between this one and many of the other renovations you see.
Most I encounter go down the ‘white box’ route. Modern, plain and with most of the original details stripped out. To be fair, this one has a degree of that one. But it differs because the current owners have ensured some eye-catching details are still in place.
Not all 1930s details. Some are more akin to midcentury modern. But there is an overall retro vibe going on as well as plenty of colour, both of which are appealing to the eye.
You will find this house in what’s described as a ‘wonderful position’ on a quiet crescent on the north side of ‘The Suburb’. It’s a three-bedroom, semi-detached property with a frontage largely unchanged over the decades.
That’s not the case with the interior. As I said, not as drastic a transformation as others you might see. But a lovely reworking.
For authenticity, you are looking at those lovely windows, the curved bays, the parquet flooring and what might well be the original bathroom too. The basis of a good-looking 1930s house.
But the kitchen is more 1960s, fitting in with the overall ‘retro’ vibe of this one. That 1960s/midcentury modern feel to the place continues with all the fixtures and fittings of this one and the general decor plays along with it too.
As for the layout, that has been extended in recent years, but the new layout is sympathetic to the original architecture. The ground floor now has three bright interlinked reception rooms, with the original herringbone parquet flooring and curved Crittall windows still in place. The curved extension leads directly onto a 70ft west-facing garden packed with mature fruit trees.
The kitchen is worth talking about too. The original art deco dresser and larder cupboard are still here but now paired with some 1960s Dainty Maid kitchen units, which work well together. The latter has been adapted to house modern appliances, creating a lovely marriage of the old and the new.
Head up the stairs and you will find three bedrooms, all of which have wood floors and splashes of colour. Finally, an art deco bathroom suite has the original art deco taps and tiling. A rare find these days.
As for the outside space, you have a separate garage, which is currently used as a utility room and artists’ studio. It can be easily accessed from the kitchen via a side door too. I mentioned the garden, which is a good size and one that looks fairly easy to manage.
Of course, the postcode dictates how much this one will go for. If you want this house, £1,100,000 is the current asking price.
Images and details courtesy of Godfrey and Barr. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.
Thanks to Sarra for flagging this one up.