Friday, 20 April 2012

Park Life

I mentioned in this post the other day about a walk on Hampstead Heath and how nice it was up there. Well I found a house for sale that overlooks it, its really amazing isn't it?

Click below to read the blurb


The property is one of six built as a terrace in the mid 1950s by the architects Bill Howell and Stan Amis, who went on to form the practice Howell Killick Partridge & Amis. Howell lived in this particular house with his family for many years.

Accommodation is arranged over four storeys, and measures approximately 2,000 sq ft. Every level has full-width floor-to-ceiling glazing across the rear elevation, providing stunning framed views of Hampstead Ponds and exceptional levels of natural light.

The ground floor contains a very large entrance hall, leading to a living room that is partly double height. Downstairs, there is a kitchen at the rear and a TV / cinema room at the front. The first floor contains a large study / bedroom overlooking the sitting room on the mezzanine, and a new bathroom. The second floor has a master bedroom at the rear overlooking the Heath, a newly fitted bathroom, and a further large bedroom / study at the front. This front room was originally two single rooms for children, and could be divided again if extra bedrooms were needed.

The house is presented in immaculate condition, having been renovated by the current owners in 2007. It has been completely rewired and replumbed, with a new boiler and megaflow. The house still uses the original "slab" underfloor heating on the ground and first floors, and there is new electric underfloor heating on the lower ground floor. All of the rear glazing has been replaced with new double-glazed units with thin frames – Cantifix concertina doors on the lower ground floor, and Fineline sliding windows on the upper three levels. New bathrooms have been installed on the first and second floors, and a new kitchen on the lower ground floor. 

The house has a pretty garden at the rear, and shared use of a beautiful orchard fringing the ponds – effectively your very own slice of Hampstead Heath. At the front is an off-street parking space.

South Hill Park is conveniently located for the shops and caf├ęs of South End Green, as well as the facilities of Hampstead Village."

1 comment:

  1. I'll buy it and invite you over for a cup of afternoon tea, on the top floor over-looking the Heath from the study.

    But I'll need a lottery win first......