Fabric August 2020

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It’s business as usual

STAND OUT Improvements that will sell your home

STUDY IN DESIGN Create the perfect homeworking space

BEST BUYS Dream properties currently on the market

Can the property market recover from a prolonged shutdown? The experts say the signs are good AUGUST 2020


Local Solicitors Launch New Conveyancing Service to Get London Moving Property law experts Attwells Solicitors, who have continued to support the local community since the lockdown began with legal services are leading the way on ‘Getting London Moving’. The law firm have launched a new conveyancing service with the sole purpose of speeding up conveyancing transactions and safeguarding them. Around 35% of all property sales collapse in the first three weeks which is likely to be higher due to the Coronavirus. The average cost of a failed sale is £2,700. Move Ready is a new conveyancing service which Attwells are offering free of charge for those instructing them to help stimulate the property market. The conveyancing service ensures the majority of the legal work required to move home is completed prior to a property being placed on the market. This will enable hopeful London movers to recoup the weeks lost in lockdown. Currently the average time it takes to move home is five months from agreeing a price to completion. Attwells new conveyancing service will reduce this, property expert and founder Partner Nick Attwell explains:

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“The only way to speed up property transactions and get people moved is to provide upfront full and meaningful information prepared by a Solicitor. If you are serious about moving home then contact Attwells Solicitors now.” This approach of selling a property was recently recommended by Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer presenters of the Channel 4 property programme Location, Location, Location. They commented in a recent interview for the Sunday Times that getting your solicitor to pre-prepare a contract, having the required paperwork and deeds ready to go was best practice. To fully support this method Attwells have also designed a buyers’ pack, Offer Ready. This will pre-qualify buyers, offering sellers and estate agents a welcomed level of reassurance during this challenging time and will provide buyers making an offer with a stronger position. To find out more about Move Ready please visit www.attwells.com/moveready. Move Ready Packs. Credit: Shutterstock

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August 2020

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While the property market took a break, so did Fabric magazine. We’re back with a special issue looking at the post-pandemic market in London. Trevor Abrahmsohn, the chairman of the REAP Magazines board, introduces it.


big hearty welcome back to our shareholders and the loyal readership of Fabric after these months of surrealism. Yes, the skies have been bluer, the air fresher, the birdsong louder and the appreciation of life and health more apparent, but economically speaking, the storm clouds are now brewing. The good news is that since lockdown eased there has been a palpable sense of euphoria amongst certain buyers, presumably motivated by the 300-year unprecedented low interest and mortgage rates which has fuelled buying interest in the £1 million–£3 million price range. It is my view that since the pandemic has interrupted summer travel arrangements, August will be the new April when it comes to property, with unseasonably busy activity in both the sales and rental markets. We hope that this issue, a property special, will help you to make the most of this opportunity, whether you are a buying, selling or simply window shopping. It’s good to be back….

33 Wish list

42 Dressed to impress

34 Property special

44 Hot properties

Somewhere over the rainbow, things look brighter

What’s the outlook for the market after an unprecedented lockdown? Our agents share their predictions

39 Interiors news

Ideas to help make your house into a home

Little interiors changes to attract big offers in a crowded marketplace

The very best houses and apartments on the local market – discover the home of your dreams


41 My space

Tips on creating a study that really works for you

Trevor Abrahmsohn, Glentree Estates

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Exceptional first floor apartment Cumberland Terrace, Regents Park, NW1 Mornington Crescent Underground Station: 0.8 miles Grade I listed, reception room, kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, principal bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, bathroom, utility room, balcony, garage, porter

Leasehold, approximately 92 years remaining | 2,248 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ7.75 million

Stephen Lindsay Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Residential Sales 020 3043 3602 slindsay@savills.com

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Newly built freehold house Redington Road, Hampstead, NW3 Hampstead Underground Station: 0.6 miles 4 reception rooms, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, gym, games room, cinema, luxurious swimming pool and spa, lift, charming private garden, off-street parking, EPC = B

Freehold | 8,964 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ8.95 million

Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5036 pbrookes@savills.com





A beautifully refurbished detached house with elegant and spacious entertaining space, which is believed to be one of the earliest built houses in St John’s Wood, circa 1815. This stylish house is accessed via a central flight of steps, flanked by railings, which leads to an impressive Doric porch with fluted columns, and benefits from gated off-street parking. ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom Suite with Two Dressing Rooms and an En Suite Bathroom, Four Further Bedroom Suites, Entrance Hall with Restored Original Features, Grand Drawing Room with High Ceilings and Feature Fireplaces, Elegant Dining Room, Study, Library, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, TV/Media Room, Gym, Garden, Gated Off-Street Parking for 2/3 Cars, Eaves Storage. EPC Rating: E.

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A double-fronted detached seven bedroom family home, situated within walking distance of Hampstead Heath. The property offers well-proportioned accommodation with a delightful 80' garden, integral garage and additional parking for 2/3 cars. The extensive facilities of Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and Golders Green (Northern Line) are within a mile radius.


ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Seven Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Two Shower Rooms, Guest WC, Double Reception Room, Dining Room, Entertainment Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Storage, Garage, Additional Parking for 2/3 Cars, Garden. EPC Rating: E.

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BELSIZE ROAD, NW6, £2,100,000 An attractive four bedroom family house comprising of just over 1800 square feet (approx) of internal accommodation situated in this popular street in South Hampstead. The property currently arranged over three floors, is offered in fair decorative condition throughout and has the added benefit of off street parking for two cars and a delightful rear garden. Belsize Road is centrally located for the shopping and transport facilities of both Finchley Road (0.3mi) and Swiss Cottage (0.2mi) (Jubilee line).

Freehold | Master Bedroom Suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Guest WC | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Rear Garden | Off Street Parking | Garage | EPC rating D

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ST MARY’S MANSIONS, ST MARY’S TERRACE W2, £1,800,000 A stunning, recently refurbished (2019) first floor apartment of great character with the facilities of a modern home situated in this grand, mansion style building . The apartment features high ceilings adding to its sense of grandeur. The entrance hall leads onto a lovely double reception/dining room with wooden flooring and small balcony. Also accessed from the entrance hall is the Semantic Beaux Arts kitchen ingeniously designed to be either open plan or closed off. The apartment also benefits from three double bedrooms, a good size shower room and a family bathroom that can be accessed without encroachment into the master bedroom or can be closed off to comprise a master suite. Leasehold | Hyperoptic Wifi | Lift | Porterage | Ample Storage | Warwick Avenue Underground (0.3 mi) | Paddington Station (0.3 mi) | Edgware Road (0.4 mi) | Clifton Gardens & Formosa Street (0.5 mi) | Bakerloo Line, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines | EPC rating D

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SPRINGFIELD ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 AN ELEGANT FAMILY HOME WITHIN REACH OF REGENT’S PARK An opportunity to acquire this superb six-bedroom low built house luxuriously nestled on a tree-lined road in St John’s Wood. Arranged over four ample floors, this charming family home benefits from a delightful mature south facing rear garden, offstreet parking and a double integral garage. Springfield Road is within close proximity to Regent’s Park and the many amenities of St John’s Wood. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen, guest cloakroom, principal ensuite bedroom with dressing room, five further bedrooms, three bathrooms, games room, utility room. Amenities: South facing rear garden, terrace, off-street parking, garage, planning consent for a basement to add an additional 800 sq ft.


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THE LITTLE BOLTONS CHELSEA SW10 AN IMPRESSIVE FIVE-STOREY VILLA WITH AMPLE REAR GARDEN Set back from the street, this impressive five storey semi-detached villa on The Little Boltons has been refurbished to a high standard, boasting a beautifully landscaped front and rear garden, grand restored stone staircase, five large bedrooms (three ensuite), and staff quarters benefiting from two ensuite bedrooms and kitchenette. Ideally located in the exclusive and residential neighbourhood of Kensington & Chelsea. Accommodation: Entrance hall, drawing room, kitchen, two dining rooms, reception room, staff quarters, two guest cloakrooms, principal ensuite bedroom with dressing room, four further bedrooms (two ensuite), guest bathroom. Amenities: Landscaped front and rear garden, three balconies, three terraces

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AN EXTREMELY RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN EXCEPTIONAL RESIDENCE WHICH HAS BEEN IN THE SAME FAMILY OWNERSHIP FOR 56 YEARS The house is prominently situated on one of Hampstead’s most sought after streets and benefits from an exceptional plot 0.77 of an acre (0.31 hectares) featuring a full size tennis court, swimming pool and adjoining summer/pool house designed by highly regarded modernist architect Ted Levy.

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Whilst requiring updating, the property has vast potential as the existing accommodation is principally arranged over three floors and subject to the necessary consents could be substantially extended or potentially redeveloped behind the existing facade.


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ACCOMMODATION Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Room & Large Bathroom, Six/Seven Further Bedrooms, Two Further Bathrooms (One En-Suite), Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Family Room, Dining Room, Playroom/Bedroom Seven, Study/Staff Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Guest Cloakroom, Three Separate WCs


AMENITIES Garden (84.8m/278 ft x 97m/318 ft), Full Sized Tennis Court, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Ted Levy designed Summer/Pool House (114.6m /1,223 sq ft), Carriage Drive accommodating up to 6 vehicles, Double Length Garage accommodating 2-3 vehicles, Sauna, Loft Storage, Basement Storage, Plant Room & Wine Cellar

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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email: enquiries@bargets.co.uk

Set in approximately half an Acre, in the heart of Hampstead.

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Hampstead, NW3 This unique property offers enormous development opportunities or the chance to create one of the areas finest homes. Subject to all necessary permissions. Entrance Hall • Guest W.C • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Drawing Room • Dining Room • Reception Room • Master Bedroom Suite • 4 Further Bedrooms 2 Further Bathrooms (En-Suite) • Carriage Driveway • Garage • Large West Facing Rear Garden.


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Guide Price ÂŁ3,000,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E


An exceptionally well-presented, semi-detached four bedroom Victorian villa, situated in this sought-after road in West Hampstead just off Abbey Road. This desirable family home retains an abundance of charm and character which includes detailed cornicing, window shutters and attractive fireplaces to name a few. The current owners have extended the house to provide flexible accommodation arranged over four floors. The raised ground floor has two intercommunicating reception rooms and kitchen. The first floor is occupied by the well-appointed master bedroom and dressing room with adjacent bathroom. Two further bedrooms, both with galleried mezzanines, are on the second floor with an additional bathroom and utility room. The garden level offers a fourth bedroom and shower room, kitchen/utility room and a large comfortable reception/family room with double doors leading to the garden. The house is further enhanced by a delightful landscaped west-facing garden and the extensive shopping facilities and transport links of South Hampstead (Overground) and West Hampstead (Jubilee line) are within close proximity.

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Hollycroft Avenue, Hampstead, NW3 6


ÂŁ3,425,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E


A delightful six bedroom semi-detached family house (3,226sqft / 300sqm), presented in very good condition throughout and boasting a great deal of character and charm. The ground floor enjoys two large reception rooms and a 20' kitchen/breakfast room. The first floor boasts a 34' studio room (which can be re-instated as two bedrooms), as well as two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The top floor offers an additional three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room and large storage space in the eaves. There is also a large attic, ideal for further storage. This wonderful home also enjoys a 50' rear paved garden as well as a beautiful and secluded mature front garden. Hollycroft Avenue is a popular tree-lined road located in the heart of Hampstead and within a short walk of Hampstead Heath, Finchley Road and the Village.

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An elegant and well-presented first floor three bedroom apartment extending to 1476sqft/137.1sqm situated within this iconic mansion block enviably located on Prince Albert Road opposite Regents Park. Entrance Hallway | Reception Room | Dining Hall | Fitted Kitchen | Three Bedrooms| Bathroom | Shower Room | Lift | Porterage | Entryphone | Communal Gardens & Terrace | Off Street Residents Permit Parking | Leasehold 158 years from 01/04/1969 EPC Rating: D


St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: sjw.sales@chancellors.co.uk 88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH

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Available to the market for the first time in 19 years is this stunning end of terrace Victorian house located in a prime road in Hampstead Village. The house has been meticulously maintained by the current vendors and boasts a beautiful 28ft kitchen breakfast room with direct access to the private South facing tiered garden, a wonderful 18ft rear facing reception with period features / wood floors and a 14ft second reception room/study. Further benefits include four grand double bedrooms (one ensuite), two further bathrooms, two guest cloakrooms and a utility room. Denning Road is a highly regarded prime Hampstead Village residential road and benefits from being both quiet and central giving access to Hampstead Heath, South End Green and the Hampstead High Street. EPC Rating: E

Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: hampstead.sales@chancellors.co.uk 55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG

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On the market for the first time in almost 40 years is this detached freehold home, located in what is to be considered one of London’s finest private gated turnings with 24 hour security and CCTV. Heathview is set on a plot of 0.47 of an acre (0.19 hectares) with a sweeping carriage driveway and spans 6,620 Sq Ft (615 Sq m) over 3 floors including a summer house & staff accommodation. This fine home now requires a full refurbishment or the procurement of a planning consent to either demolish the existing house, to construct a brand new super mansion or to build behind the existing façade. Further informal advice from a respected planning advisor is available upon request.

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WEST HEATH ROAD, NW3 £7,950,000


A spectacular contemporary detached house forming part of an exclusive gated development, located close to Hampstead Heath. This immaculate family home is arranged over four floors with the internal fixtures and finishes having been tailored to the latest technical specifications and to the highest standards. The house offers six/seven bedrooms with five bathrooms (all en-suites) and includes excellent entertainment space with four reception rooms. Additional features comprise 5 private terraced balconies, a leisure complex including a gym/cinema room and swimming pool together with a lift servicing all floors of the property. Off-street parking for 2/3 cars and a further two designated underground parking spaces. 24/7 Porter & Security.






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Holly Hill, NW3 ÂŁ3,250,000

Located in the heart of Hampstead Village, a unique four bedroom house by renowned architect Ted Levy. The property can be entered on two levels and has a flexible layout with the potential for the ground floor to be used as a self contained area. There is the rarity of off-street parking and a two level patio garden, perfect for enjoying those summer months, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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Highgate West Hill, N6 ÂŁ2,650,000

Situated midway between the open acres of Hampstead Heath and Highgate Village, a five bedroom, three bathroom house with the added bonus of a conservatory, balcony and a roof terrace. There is excellent ground floor space including two reception rooms and a kitchen/family room leading to the mature rear garden, ideal for entertaining both friends and family, energy rating f. Dexters Highgate. 35 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT T: 020 8545 8584 E: highgatesales@dexters.co.uk



ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 36 1984 - 2020

020 7722 7222 105 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6PL email:



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A well presented Grade 2 Listed period house (2092 sq ft/194 sq m) located in this desirable and tree lined road. Arranged over 4 floors, this elegant home benefits from a 16’ Drawing room, 23’ Fitted Kitchen/Dining room and a rear patio garden. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • DRAWING ROOM • DINING ROOM • STUDY • KITCHEN • TV ROOM / BEDROOM 4 • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM • 2/3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM • FRONT AND REAR GARDEN • CENTRAL HEATING • ENTRY PHONE • PATIO GARDEN • FRONT GARDEN • BALCONY • RESIDENTS PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION & BUS STOPS. FREEHOLD




STJOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spectacular Penthouse apartment situated on the 9th floor atop this prestigious, portered development located on St John’s Wood’s premier thoroughfare. For sale for the first time in over 50 years, this apartment offers an incoming purchaser an extremely rare opportunity to acquire and create a stunning home or pied-a-terre. Offering far reaching London Skyline views from all the principle rooms and an abundance of light, the property is entered by way of direct passenger lift access and comprises 4 double bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, and benefits from allocated underground parking. London House is conveniently located adjacent to Regent’s Park and all local amenities of St John’s Wood and Primrose Hill. St John’s Wood High Street with its fashionable shops, cafes, eateries and boutiques is just a short walk away. PORTERAGE • LIFT • CCTV • ENTRY PHONE • TERRACE • BALCONY • UNDERGROUND PARKING • EPC=D. SHARE OF FREEHOLD




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213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park, NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: sales@sandfords.com


£2,250,000 LEASEHOLD

A stunning period mews house that is ideally positioned within the heart of Marylebone Village. The property has been extensively refurbished to an excellent standard and features a spacious bright and airy semi open plan living space, with dining area, bespoke kitchen and wine room. The first floor incorporates a further well proportioned reception room and two spacious bedrooms, one of which being the principal bedroom which benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. In addition, the property has a garage available to rent. Dunstable Mews is superbly located just moments from the world class renowned restaurants, shops and amenities of Marylebone High Street, Mayfair and the West End, together with the open spaces of Regent’s Park. The transport links are excellent from nearby Baker Street or Bond Street underground stations. Marylebone mainline station (Chiltern Line) is within walking distance. The A40 (M) to the West is also within close proximity.

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213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park, NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: sales@sandfords.com


£10,999,950 LEASEHOLD

A rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding Grade I Listed Nash house (427 sqm / 4,596 sqft) located in one of the finest terraces in the Crown Estate with fantastic views onto Regent’s Park. The property has been recently refurbished and redesigned to the highest standard and provides elegant and well planned accommodation which is arranged over five floors and benefits from a lift, air-conditioning throughout, high ceilings, a purpose built roof terrace, three storage vaults, communal gardens and off street parking. The accommodation comprises a reception hall, a magnificent drawing room on the first floor with floor to ceiling windows with wonderful views onto Regent’s Park, a dining room, a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, utility and a media room. The property also benefits from staff accommodation on the lower ground floor which includes two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.


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After an unprecedented lockdown, the property market in London has now reopened, but will it recover from months at a standstill? Our agents explore the outlook WORDS by LIZ SKONE JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY by KATHY ANNE LIM

Wherever you live, you can’t ignore the fluctuations of London house prices: from lows after the financial crash in 2009 to a peak in 2017, prices here act as a barometer for the whole country. According to data from Savills, property prices in the Capital fell 21.5 per cent in 15 months over the course of the credit crunch, going on to make a miraculous recovery, rising a staggering 95 per cent by 2017. Brexit uncertainty saw a slight subsequent drop, but a return to a majority government in last year’s election ensured that annual growth returned to 2.3 per cent in February this year. The events of 2020 are totally unprecedented though, so what now? These are certainly strange times, agrees Glentree Estate’s Trevor Abrahmsohn:

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“I have been serving this industry for 45 years and have worked through four recessions, but nothing can compare with the last three months,” he says. “The previously thriving UK economy has been transformed into an intensive care patient. Pre COVID-19 we had almost full employment, 80 per cent national debt, very acceptable growth of 1.5 per cent and a tolerably low budget deficit of under two per cent. In a matter of months, this has morphed into an unemployment rate of 10 per cent, 100 per cent national debt, a contracting economy of around 20 per cent and a ballooning budget deficit of 10 per cent.” But when it comes to the property market, it’s not all doom and gloom, he assures us. “The good news is that there appears to be a disconnect between all these

horrendous fundamentals and the sentiments of home buyers and renters in the marketplace.” User figures from Rightmove corroborate this: the site recorded the 10 busiest days in its 20-year history throughout May and June. On 27 May the property portal recorded more than six million visits (18 per cent more than the same day last year), while users collectively spent over 955,000 hours browsing the site on 6 June. And the financial figures are also positive. Rightmove’s June House Price Index showed that the average asking price of property coming to market was up by an average of 1.9 per cent compared to March, with the number of sales agreed recovering from a 94 per cent drop during lockdown to a daily rate of just three per cent down on a year ago.


“The latest figures from Rightmove will make uneasy reading for those who have been insistent on talking the market down over the last few months,” says director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr. “Of course, it will take some time before we see market health completely return to pre-lockdown levels, but early indicators clearly show a sustained appetite on both the side of buyers and sellers. A huge uplift in stock entering the market and an increase in the average asking price demonstrates that there has been little to no dent in seller confidence. When you couple this with the fact that buyers are now paying a larger percentage of asking price than previously, it’s clear that any suggestion of a market crash couldn’t

PROPERTY SPECIAL Right: The sale of this five-bedroom family home on Eton Avenue went through during lockdown Far right: With 10 viewings over three days, this apartment sold for five percent over asking price

be further from the reality we’re seeing on the ground.” Guy Gittins, managing director of Chestertons, says his agency has witnessed a similar picture. “Property viewings have tripled, while website enquiries, newly registered applicants and offers made on properties have all more than doubled since the market reopened compared to the 51 days of lockdown prior to the 13 May. This clearly shows confidence in property has not been shaken by the impact of the coronavirus.” Indeed, it seems to be a similar story across the board. “We’ve seen a spike in activity over the last couple of months and had some real success stories,” agrees Nathaniel Wilde, sales manager at Hamptons International. “In June, we launched a handsome first floor apartment in one of London’s premier squares, just off Sloane Street, which had access to a beautiful communal garden and tennis court. It came to the market mid-week and by the Friday – three days later – we had carried out 10 viewings and had agreed a sale almost five per cent above the asking price.” Meanwhile, at Islington Square, a breathtaking new development by Galliard Homes, Beauchamp Estates actually saw sales go through during lockdown. “Islington Square’s combination of residential, retail

and leisure, combined with its close proximity to the redeveloped King’s Cross district is an extremely appealing proposition,” says Paul Finch, new homes director. “While the recent lockdown saw a slowing of activity in all quarters, it did not bring things to a complete standstill here, such is the interest. We saw five deals complete during this time, with new enquiries from both national and international buyers: specifically Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA.” These aren’t the only reports of lockdown sales, as the daughter of one vendor explains. “My 91-year-old father decided to put his house of 40+ years on the market just a few weeks before lockdown. I whisked him away from London to live with me so that he did not have to deal with the viewings. Parkheath secured an offer from one of the early viewings and the whole process was surprisingly stress-free. We were regularly updated with the progress of the sale. The buyers were pragmatic so that both parties respected the agreed sale price and contracts were duly exchanged.” So, business as usual? With social distancing measures still in place, not quite. Though the desire to move is there, for some – both buyers and sellers – viewings are a scary prospect. Neil Sloam, managing director of sales at Winkworth, says, “The pent-up demand following

“Of course, it will take some time before we see market health completely return to prelockdown levels, but early indicators clearly show a sustained appetite on both the side of buyers and sellers”

New development Islington Square has attracted much interest from both private buyers and corporate investors

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lockdown has resulted in a busy but challenging new world that has necessitated a change in our thinking. We now prioritise the health of homeowners, applicants, tenants and staff above all else and have created COVID safety policies based on the government guidance which we ask everyone to adhere to.” The industry is stepping up with more photography, access all areas drone shots and virtual video tours. And this focus on property technology means that even when travel is not possible, the London market is not closed to global buyers. Beauchamp Estates managing director Jeremy Gee comments: “The current global coronavirus pandemic has unquestionably impacted volumes, as lockdowns and restrictions around the world have affected buyers’ abilities to view and proceed, but this has not brought the market to a standstill. Thanks to property tech and virtual viewings we have continued to receive enquiries from around the world and have been able to assist clients in initial selection, virtual viewings and in some instances, we even helped clients to successfully complete in London during lockdown.” What has become clear in recent weeks is that priorities have changed for many, says Arlington Residential’s Marc Schneiderman. “Since the pandemic, many of our private clients have completely reappraised their plans,” he explains. “I have spoken to many buyers who were previously looking at properties without outside space, who have now decided they will only move to a property offering this, even if just a balcony large enough for a table and chairs. We have seen first-hand how this re-evaluation has impacted the market, with the sale in the last two weeks of several flats with terraces, including a penthouse in a modern building in Swiss Cottage with an asking price of £4.5 million. It had a large terrace with far-reaching views, which was a deal clincher.” Everything points to the view of the market being equally good.




Ask the expert Now, more than ever, it helps to have a clear idea about what to expect when buying or selling. Scarlette Douglas, property developer and presenter of Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun answers some of your most asked questions

Advice for sellers Is now a good time to sell? After speaking to estate agents and other property investors, and reading various property articles, it seems that now really is a good time to sell. The market took a brief pause during lockdown and now that everything is up and running again, estate agents are becoming increasingly busy. It is possible that there may be a drop in prices towards the end of the year, meaning now really is a great time to put your property on the market. Is there anything I can do to make my home more desirable? Of course, there’s lots that can be done to make your property more desirable, but you don’t want to have to spend a fortune doing so. A fresh lick of paint always helps, decluttering, staging/dressing and freshening up soft furnishings, are all simple and easy ways to spruce up your home without breaking the bank. If you want to spend more, consider renovating any UPVCs you may have, landscaping a garden, or even painting the outside of your property. I’m worried about viewings; how should I handle them? If you are marketing your property with an estate agent, they will do all of this for you. However, if you are selling yourself, be sure to get contact numbers and email addresses of any potential buyers,

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set up an online calendar and book in viewings personally. You can ask anyone coming to view your property to wear masks and bring gloves, if you feel concerned about the potential spread of COVID-19. Should I accept a lower than asking price offer? Always have a bottom-line in mind of how much you’re willing to let your property go for, similar to a reserve price at an auction. If you know you don’t want to go any lower than a certain amount, think about marketing your home at a slightly higher price so that any lower offers will still be in the region of what you’re willing to accept.

How can I speed up a sale? Open days are a great way of speeding up a sale. Book in as many viewings in one day as possible and ask for all offers to be in a few days after that. If anyone would like a second viewing, try and book those in a few days later too, with final offers to be put forward by the following day. You could also consider only showing your property to first time buyers and those who are not in a chain.

Advice for buyers What can I do to limit viewings? If you don’t want to continuously go back and view a property, ask permission to take photos and videos


whilst you are there. This is a great way to look back on what you saw and refresh your mind if there’s anything you have forgotten. Which houses will sell at a premium? Houses with gardens, off road parking, freehold or share of freehold, long lease lengths and spaces to extend, will all sell at a premium. Should I try to bargain? Absolutely! Always go in with a lower offer and negotiate from there. There’s no harm in trying to get a bargain: if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

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Interiors news Make your house a home

Homes reimagined

One consequence of lockdown is that it’s made us look inward, focusing our attention more than ever on our own four walls. Now we’re seeing our living spaces in a new light and wondering whether they do, in fact, work for the whole family. Claudia Dorsch is a Hampstead-based interior designer with a proven track record in creating beautiful homes that make the very best of their interior spaces. A recent north London project saw Claudia ambitiously reimagine the interior architecture of a family house, rearranging bedrooms and adding in a study. In another, the designer undertook a full renovation of a two-bed apartment, complete with underfloor heating, two new bathrooms, bespoke joinery and a

new kitchen – no mean feat. Whatever designs you have on improving your interior spaces post-lockdown, we’re certain Claudia and her team will have the creative vision to accommodate them. (claudiainteriors.co.uk)

Kitchen contrast

One Queen’s Park-based design studio offers ideas that are literally boundary-breaking. Roselind Wilson Design was tasked with creating a contemporary kitchen set-up within the former reception room of a grand Belsize Park property. The brief – to design a space that’s as sociable as it is functional – saw the team fearlessly mix old and new. Existing period features were not only kept but accentuated with stark contrasts: sleek freestanding units and a wall

of dark, bespoke cabinetry are met with ornate cornicing and a dramatic period fireplace. A masterclass in thinking outside of the box. (roselindwilsondesign.com)

Sip a rainbow

No work space is complete without a favourite mug and this one’s a timely addition to our new home office desk. Sir Quentin Blake has teamed up with north London charity NHS-OS to create a small range of rainbow mugs featuring the artist’s distinctive scratchy, playful illustrations. Available in three unique designs, the bone china mugs are sold exclusively at Skinny Dip London with 100 per cent of the profits donated to NHS Charities Together. We’ll raise a cuppa to that. £20 each (skinnydiplondon.com)

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Camo water hyacinth side table, £119 (beaumonde.co.uk)

Tribu Monsieur Tricot garden lights, from £770 (gomodern.co.uk)


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Home office


As we adapt to homeworking, suddenly the spotlight’s on the study. Whether you have a dedicated home office, or you’ve claimed a corner of your lounge, choose feel-good furnishings that are both functional and homely With clever wall storage and wellchosen furniture pieces, this clutterfree home office by interior designer Sandra Benhamou is the height of modern elegance. Handmade Syllepse rug, from £1,150 per metre for 70cm wide panels (manufacturecogolin. com)

A smart writer’s desk in warming walnut is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing. East Street desk, £439 (furniturevillage.co.uk)

House plants create instant calm in the smallest work spaces. Go green and you’ll clear some head space, too. Musa Dwarf Cavendish, from £40 (patchplants.com)

You won’t find plush textures like this in a conventional office. Permission to indulge in a little luxe. Bloomingville Hannah yellow velvet table lamp, £102 (beaumonde.co.uk)

Invest in a luxurious desk chair that successfully merges the aesthetic between home and office. LUXUU Charla office chair, £5,265 (luxdeco.com)

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The first question we always ask is ‘Who is going to be using the study and where do they want to sit?’ From there, we create the workspace around them and their needs. It helps to consider which part of the room makes the most of natural light and whether you want to be facing the door (helpful if you meet with clients at home) or away from it, which can increase concentration and focus. If you prefer to stand, an electrically


operated height-adjustable desk is a great choice. We then turn our attention to storage and functionality. We take the time to understand practicalities such as the printers, files and office supplies that are frequently used and need to be kept close at hand – and those that can be neatly stored away to avoid clutter. Whether we’re given a whole room or a portion of a larger space, a Neatsmith study will

always be a ‘home’ study. Our designers often use leather and fabric doors to create a welcoming warmth to the space, so keep texture and textiles in mind when creating yours. We also always consider cable management and even wireless charging points, so think about including these elements as they can make a big difference in helping to create a calm, intelligent, clutter-free space for you to work in. (neatsmith.co.uk)


DRESSED TO IMPRESS As the property market bounds back this summer, blogger, journalist and author Kate Watson-Smyth reveals how to make sure that your home stands out in a crowded marketplace



ccording to new research from Barclays Mortgages, lockdown has brought about a newfound passion for DIY, with a particular focus on increasing the value of our properties. Almost half of the homeowners surveyed said that now restrictions have been lifted, they’re keen to get their homes re-valued to see how much their endeavours have boosted that all-important asking price. One seasoned DIY-er is blogger, journalist and author, Kate WatsonSmyth, whose Instagram account, Mad About The House, has inspired thousands of homemakers to pick up the power tools and get stuck in. For north-London based Kate, lockdown has certainly shifted property owners’ attitudes towards home improvement. “Three months at home with no access to tradespeople has made many of us more inclined to try our hand at DIY,” she says. “Spending so much time staring at the same four walls has also caused many of us to think about what we really want and need from our spaces. For some, that has resulted in a complete redecoration, and for others it has provided the impetus to deal with those boring maintenance jobs which have been proven to add value.” But it’s not just our interior spaces that might need an overhaul. An inviting façade is a must if we want our potential purchaser to make it through the front door. “Kerb appeal is absolutely key,” agrees Kate. “Buyers are wary of run-down appearances as that signifies money will need to be found for repair jobs, rather than being freed up for exciting

purchases like sofas and tables. With that in mind, make sure your windows are painted, your fences mended, and any plants are alive and thriving. If you’ve had a clear-out then the council will usually remove large items for a small fee.” When it comes to selling houses, we all know that first impressions are not to be underestimated, so what can we do to grab our buyer’s attention, assuming they’ve been lured in by our attractive exterior? “It’s said that we make up our minds if we are going to buy a property within 20 seconds, so the hall needs to be clear and welcoming,” advises Kate. “Make sure the bikes are gone, the coats all have a peg and the shoes are tidy. A quick coat of paint to remove scuffs will work wonders. Buyers want to see lots of storage so they know they can fit all their own possessions in. If your hall is small and dark, think about painting the ceiling in a dramatic colour to add wow factor and make sure the windows are clean so the house feels well cared for.” And as for the quick fix DIY jobs that might just make the difference between an offer and an off they go? “Smaller jobs that can have a big impact include painting your woodwork to match your walls, changing cupboard handles and creating gallery walls” says Kate. “All are sure to make an impact on anyone who enters your home.” With stiff competition on the horizon, it’s important to strike the right balance between homely and pared-back enough for buyers to imagine their own stamp on our properties, so how do we achieve the right look?

Kate, pictured in her home (photography: Rekha Damhar)

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Clockhouse hallway bench, £260 (gardentrading.co.uk)

According to Kate, “gone are the days when homes needed to be painted magnolia and stripped of all personal effects to clinch a sale.” These days, she says, “buyers are more savvy and want to be inspired by the lifestyle they see, as well as being able to see themselves living in a space. If you have a fancy coffee maker or toaster, then leaving those on show can leave a subliminal message that the owners of this house will be able to afford the nicer things in life. Put some lovely shower gel in the bathroom and make sure the towels are fluffy. While lots of dark rooms may put people off there’s nothing wrong with splashes of colour and personality; this can entice prospective buyers with the thought that they too can stamp their personality onto a home.” Discover more advice from Kate at madaboutthehouse.com For further information on Barclays mortgages, visit barclays.com



On the market

This month’s dream homes For sale

OUT OF AFRICA Greenaway Gardens, NW3

If you’re after grandeur with global influences, this eight-bedroomed Hampstead residence features a stunning oval summer house designed by renowned architect Ted Levy, which recalls a South African royal kraal. The detached neoGeorgian mansion sits within a huge T-shaped plot and boasts an outdoor pool and tennis courts, making it one magnificent family home. On the market for the first time in 56 years, and sitting pretty on one of NW3’s finest thoroughfares, buyers had better look lively. £15 million, joint sole

agents Aston Chase (020 7724 4724 ; astonchase.com) and Knight Frank (020 7317 7955; knightfrank.com)

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This truly elegant period mansion is situated on one of Hampstead’s most desirable roads and it manages the rare feat of being simultaneously grand and cosy. The eight-bed, seven bathroom property boasts original features that have been beautifully maintained, huge light-loving windows, and a gallery-worthy entrance hall guaranteed to wow visitors. You’ll find luxury accommodation and oodles of entertaining space here. Best, though, is the secluded outdoor pool, set within the lovingly landscaped back garden – a thoroughly calming oasis. £9,000 per week,

Beauchamp Estates (020 7486 9665; beauchamp.com)

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Set behind Hampstead’s famous clocktower, this four bedroom house is another stunning example of Ted Levy’s work. Flexible accommodation is set across three floors, with an amazing mezzanine study area set in the pitched ceiling above the light and bright reception room. The lower ground floor boasts its own access, making it possible for the space to be used as a self-contained granny (or nanny) annexe. Add to this off-street parking and a private patio garden to the rear and you have yourself a seriously des res. £3.25 million,

Dexters (020 7433 0273; dexters.co.uk)

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SHOW HOME Frognal, NW3

We think this two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is seriously special, but don’t just take our word for it: featured in last month’s issue of 25 Beautiful Homes, it was described as ‘a blend of beauty & practicality’. Set within a red brick semi-detached property, it has been completely refurbished, featuring a custom-built kitchen, bespoke cabinetry and en suite facilities with underfloor heating. Decorated with Farrow & Ball paint, wallpaper by Cole & Son and beautiful parquet wood floors throughout, it is truly exquisite. £1,050,000, Chestertons

(020 7794 3311; chestertons.com)

For sale


Built in the early eighteenth century, this Grade II listed five-bed house was once the home of writer Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and with its gracious living spaces, wood panelling, grand fireplaces, ornate cornicing and original shutters, it’s easy to see how she found inspiration here. Outside, a mature 51ft walled garden offers stunning views and completes the irresistible package. Situated moments from the high street, this historic home is sure to be snapped up in no time, so be quick. £5.5 million, Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7435 4404; g-h.co.uk)



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Norfolk Road, NW8

Offering almost 3,000 sq ft of accommodation, this Grade II listed Victorian villa makes the perfect family home. Quintessentially English in both look and feel, the property, which boasts three bedrooms and six reception rooms, mixes formal and entertaining space with aplomb. Grand period features in the drawing, dining and sitting rooms are met with a homely country-style kitchen at the heart of the home. A beautiful orangery sits at the rear of the villa while a separate coach house makes up the rest of the estate. Guide price £6,395,000, Savills

(020 3043 3600; savills.com)

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DREAM BIG The Bishops Avenue, N2

If you fancy living on London’s most desirable Avenue, look no further. This detached freehold home sits on three quarters of an acre of prime north London land. Built in the 1980s and set over three expansive floors, it presents the perfect opportunity for househunters looking to put their stamp on a new home. Or, for those with real vision, the possibility exists to procure planning permission to demolish and build a bespoke home of dreams on the site. We’ve got grand designs on this one. Guide price £5.5 million, Glentree (020 8458 7311; glentree.co.uk)

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For sale

MODERN MEWS Westbourne Grove Mews, W11

Arranged over four floors, this architect-designed house is a contemporary masterpiece that, Tardislike, offers so much more accommodation than its relatively modest exterior would suggest. A wellplaced courtyard combined with floor-to-ceiling windows ensures the property is light-filled, even on the lower storeys. Offering oodles of modern living space, which includes impressive wine storage, an indoor pool, a state-of-the-art media room, and even a one-bed duplex apartment with its own front door, this is a design lover’s dream. £9.5 million, Hamptons International (020 3369 4384; hamptons.co.uk)

For sale St Mary’s Terrace, W2

On the first floor of an attractive red brick mansion block, this apartment is beautifully appointed, making the most of the daylight with its large bay windows and high ceilings. Recently refurbished, the flat boasts a generous floor plan that includes three double bedrooms and a cleverly opened-up reception/ dining room. £1.8 million, Winkworth (020 7586 7001; winkworth.co.uk)

For sale The Pavilions, NW8

One of just seven properties in this ever popular block, the ground floor flat features smart, modern accommodation throughout, providing a perfect one-bed pied à terre. It comes with seriously impressive communal facilities, too, not least its swimming pools, indoor and out. £895,000, Arlington Residential (020 7722 3322; arlingtonresidential.com)

For sale Rathbone Place, W1T

This stylish two/three-bed apartment boasts over 1,000 sq ft of impeccable living space. From air conditioning to an iDevice controllable home automation system, every mod con is on hand, while communal facilities include a pool, sauna, gym and cineplex. Perfect for when leaving home isn’t possible. £2.7 million, Benham & Reeves (020 3280 6400; benhams.com)


For sale Marylebone Square, W1U

This hotly anticipated new development comprises 54 one-, two-, and three-bed apartments, including 12 penthouses, and offers private outside space and underground parking. Situated at the heart of Marylebone village, it’s set to become one of the area’s most desired addresses.

From £2.59 million, Behr & Butchoff (020 7722 7222; behrandbutchoff.com)



A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS (371.6 SQ M/4,000 SQ FT) NON BASEMENT ‘ARTS & CRAFTS’ STYLE HOME, ARRANGED PREDOMINANTLY OVER TWO FLOORS FEATURING EXCEPTIONAL OPEN PLAN LATERAL LIVING ACCOMMODATION, A DELIGHTFUL SOUTHFACING GARDEN AND GATED OFF-STREET PARKING. Clifton Hill is one of the most highly regarded streets situated on the west side of St John’s Wood within walking distance of St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line), The American School in London, St John’s Wood High Street and Regent’s Park.

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A deceptively spacious detached home (420.8sq m/4,529sq ft) providing well-planned family accommodation offered for sale in excellent condition throughout featuring a stunning 100' west-facing landscaped garden. The property is conveniently located within easy walking distance of Golders Hill Park, West Heath and the extensive shopping and transport facilities of Finchley Road and Golders Green Underground Station (Northern Line).


ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Room, Bathroom & Large Terrace, 4/5 Further Bedrooms, 2 En-Suite Bathrooms, 2 Shower Rooms (1 En-Suite), Reception Hall, Study, Sitting Room, Reception Room intercommunicating with Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room Open Plan with Reception, Utility Room, Gymnasium/ Bedroom 5, 2 Guest Cloakrooms, Balcony, Lutron Lighting, Network & Audio Cabling, CCTV, West-Facing Garden, Off-Street Parking. EPC: C.

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An exceptional duplex penthouse apartment situated within a secure boutique modern block occupying an elevated position on West Heath Road. The apartment (295.2sq m/3,178sq ft) provides generously proportioned well-presented accommodation arranged over two floors. Horizons Court is located equidistant between Golders Green and Hampstead Village and is thus ideally situated for both shopping and transport facilities, and is only moments from West Heath.


ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Room & Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, 2 Further Bathrooms (1 En-Suite), Shower Room (En-Suite) Reception Room/Dining Room, Sitting Room intercommunicating with Study, 37' Roof Terrace overlooking West Heath, Kitchen, Utility Room, Comfort Cooling, Day Porter, Lift, 2 Secure Underground Parking Spaces. EPC: C.

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Brook Mews North


Lancaster Gate W2

Leasehold 980 years

A beautifully presented New York loft style apartment. Located in a quaint cobbled mews, the apartment is 1595 sq ft and includes: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a roof terrace and private garage. EPC Rating E



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St Leonards Road


East Sheen SW14


An iconic Victorian townhouse located just a short distance from local shops, restaurants and Mortlake Station. The townhouse boasts two floors of stylish living space, five bedrooms and a private rear garden. EPC Rating D

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GROSVENOR COURT MANSIONS, MARBLE ARCH, W2 A well presented, bright and airy, lateral three bedroom apartment located on the fifth floor of this popular mansion block. The property benefits from the use of air conditioning, lift and a caretaker. Reception Room, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms (2 en-suite), Lift, Caretaker




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SEYMOUR STREET, MARYLEBONE, W1 An extremely rare opportunity to purchase this stunning, newly refurbished, three bedroom duplex apartment located in a very sought after and prestigious modern purpose built block. Reception/Dining Room, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Two Balconies, Lift






HIGHGATE, N6 A rare opportunity to acquire a fabulous Edwardian five bedroom (and four bathroom) family house in this quiet and sought-after tree-lined crescent. With characteristically high ceilings, this spacious home has been well modernised yet retains some delightful period features. The accommodation extending to approximately 2,500 sq ft, is well planned and is perfectly suited to family living. The house is within easy walking distance of both Highgate and Queens Woods and Highgate (Northern line) Underground Station. Additionally, the cafes and eateries of Highgate Village are close by as are the destination shopping districts of Muswell Hill and Crouch End. The accommodation comprises; 5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms & Shower Room (3 en suite) • 2 Reception Rooms • Stunning Kitchen which is open plan with the Large Dining Area Conservatory • Guest WC • Cellar • Garden • EPC D

£2,495,000 - Sole Agent

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY

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020 8348 8131



email : highgate@daymorris.co.uk

HAMPSTEAD, NW3 A truly unique three double bedroom two bathroom top floor apartment, offering close to 1200 square feet of lateral space. The present owners employed the services of a renowned firm of Scandinavian architects, AX JENSEN & GOEHRING to fully refurbish throughout in 2017, giving the property a stylish, bright and contemporary feel throughout. A wonderful sense of space and natural light is enjoyed in all the principal rooms, and a very pretty private balcony can be accessed via the master bedroom suite. Bright Reception/Open Plan Kitchen • Three Bedrooms • En-Suite Shower • Bathroom • Private Balcony Communal Gardens • Opposite Hampstead Heath • EPC E

£1,250,000 - Share of Freehold - Sole Agent

2 Fleet Road, NW3 2QS


020 7482 4282



email : sales@daymorris.co.uk


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Hamptons St Johns Wood Lettings

OSNABURGH STREET, NW1 ÂŁ795 per week furnished or unfurnished A bright and well presented apartment on the 11th floor of this modern development with lovely views over the Capital. Benefits include air cooling and under floor heating. 2 bedrooms, underground parking, lift, concierge, EPC: C

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FERNCROFT AVENUE, NW3 Asking Price £1,935,000 Share of freehold A stunning triplex apartment with private entrance and separate lift access. Offering generous accommodation and a private sun terrace overlooking leafy surroundings. Enjoying a sought after setting within a favoured residential location. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, EPC: C

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Lakeside Road, W14 £1,500,000 A beautiful apartment of circa 1,600 sqft skillfully arranged over three floors of an impressive, grand late Victorian terraced house. This stylish four-bedroom apartment has been thoughtfully extended, remodelled and finished to an impeccable standard to offer generous entertaining space and access to a roof terrace. The high ceilings and width give a

4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Roof Terrace Beautiful Reception Area EPC Rating D

fantastic feeling of space and volume in every room including an incredible top floor principle suite with imported Italian fixtures and a bespoke marble topped mid-century restored vanity unit. Sole Agents.

Call us on 020 3885 2899

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WESTBOURNE TERRACE, W2 GUIDE PRICE ÂŁ1,300,000 The property is a truly exceptional apartment. Both elegant and stunning and located on the first floor of this impressive building with a Grade II Listed white stucco front. With beautiful period features the apartment offers a stylish modern design and with French doors opening out to a spectacular 580 sq ft south westerly facing roof terrace. With over three metre ceiling heights throughout the property, together with bespoke tall solid oak doors and incorporates floor to ceiling windows promoting an abundance of natural light. The accommodation comprises of a triple aspect reception room with parquet flooring and further French doors opening onto another balcony, an open plan fully fitted kitchen which includes Siemens, AEG appliance, double bedroom and bathroom. Subject to the necessary consents, furthermore the ceiling heights could be easily restored to their original heights of approximately five metres and thus there is an opportunity to add a mezzanine level to create a further bedroom/bathroom should a purchaser chose to do so (plans available on request) not withstanding a further opportunity to extend onto the large terrace.

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Eton Court NW3 ÂŁ2,350,000 A sensational and extremely spacious top floor flat with far reaching views over London. Features include: a wonderful intercommunicating 21 ft reception with balcony; an 18 ft dining room; contemporary 15 ft eat-in kitchen; a spacious hallway and wood flooring. Set in a prestigious and imposing mansion block, the apartment also boasts a resident porter and a lift.

4 bedrooms 2 receptions 3 bathrooms 2090 sq ft on the 5th (top) floor

South Hampstead 020 7625 4567 nw6@parkheath.com

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234 nw3@parkheath.com

West Hampstead 020 7794 7111 192@parkheath.com

Kentish Town 020 7485 0400 kt@parkheath.com

Property Management Kensal Rise 020 8960 4845 020 7433 6174 kensal@parkheath.com pm@parkheath.com

Belsize Park Office 020 7431 1234

Located in this premier road, moments from Swiss Cottage and close to Primrose Hill and Belsize Park. Share of freehold.

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PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON W1 An elegant 3 bedroom apartment









An immaculate well presented 3rd floor apartment (with lift) located in this most wonderful London boulevard. Winsley House is a boutique purpose built block with a house manager and a passenger lift a couple of minutes walk from Regent’s Park, Regents Street and The Langham Hotel. The apartment has a large reception room/ dining room with 3M ceiling height, with views over Portland Place, and 3 good sized double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes. There is also a storage cage. A great opportunity to acquire a very good asset in this most sought after address. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Entrance Hall; Double Reception Room, Kitchen, 3 Double Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room, Utility Cupboard, Passenger Lift, Day Porter


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Talbot Road, Highgate Village, London, N6 £2,999,950 | Freehold | Sole Agent A superb double fronted 6 bedroom Edwardian family home on a sought after residential road in Highgate Village. A beautifully presented, stylish house, with high specification finish throughout, offering versatile family and entertaining space. The ground floor provides two reception rooms, a luxury kitchen dining space with wrap around bi-folding doors onto the patio and garden. Study/family snug and guest cloakroom. Also with access to a very useful storage cellar. Six ample size double bedrooms on the upper floors, including the master bedroom with en-suite shower room. Additionally, there are two very large family bathrooms and access to a storage loft. Located at the Village end of Talbot Road allowing fast access to the amenities of historic Highgate Village, Highgate tube, Highgate and Queen’s Woods and sought after local schools including Channing and Highgate School, with the delights of Kenwood and the Heath to the West.

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This newly built, five bedroom home with private parking, has been constructed to an exceptional specification and extends to approximately 4,295 sq. ft. The house enjoys four patio terraces which are real sun traps and offer outside space from all main rooms in the house. The ground floor provides three bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. On the lower ground floor is a beautiful open plan living area, dining and lavish kitchen and a large utility room. The first floor comprises the principal suite with dressing room and large ensuite bathroom, plus a further bedroom suite on this floor and a study which also lends itself perfectly as a bright and spacious, home gymnasium. The lovely property benefits from full home audio throughout, as well as, Lutron lighting and various other examples of modern technology. There is also a garage which is a desirable rarity and benefit to any home in Hampstead Village. Well Road is considered a premier location within Hampstead Village, and is approximately 0.25 mile from the local amenities including a vast array of shops and eateries, the Underground station (Northern Line), a number of excellent state and private schools plus the truly incredible Hampstead Heath is on the doorstep. 5 bedrooms | 4 en suite bathrooms | guest wc | study | reception / dining room | kitchen | utility room | 3 terraces | patio | garage.

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An outstanding ground & lower ground floor maisonette with a mature private garden and direct access to extensive communal gardens beyond. The well presented maisonette forms part of a converted Victorian house and provides spacious accommodation (approx.195 sq.m) with an elegant reception room set in this sought-after sweeping crescent located within a few minutes of local shops, cafes and the Undergound. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms (1 en-suite). Shower Room. Cloakroom. Open plan living space incorporating a kitchen area. Reception Room 2. Private and Communal Garden. EPC Rating C.

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FOR SALE One of the finest double-plot (WIDTH 128FT/38.8m) freehold mansions in this cherished road, set in 0.41 acres (0.71 hectares) of manicured gardens.

Guide price: £25,000,000 Sole Agent

available for the first time in 60 years. Bristling with potential.


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Westbourne Place

Beaufort Park


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1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Third Floor Apartment Balcony | 571 Sq Ft | New Build | Near Tube & All Amenities

Sovereign Court Hammersmith

£850,000 Leasehold

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms Fifth Floor | Gym | Pool | Tube Closeby

Sales office 020 3280 6400

Sixteen branches open six days a week Mon–Sat. plus five international offices

Notting Hill

£860,000 Leasehold

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms First Floor | 786 Sq Ft | Lift | Near Tube

Hampstead Highgate Hyde Park Kensington Kew Knightsbridge

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Nine Elms Shoreditch Surrey Quays Wapping

Stanhope Terrace Hyde Park

£1,700,000 Leasehold

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms 1185 Sq Ft | Lift | Near Hyde Park & Tube

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A SUBSTANTIAL, METICULOUSLY REFURBISHED LOW-BUILT DETACHED RESIDENCE (559 SQ M/ 6,018 SQ FT) ARRANGED OVER THREE FLOORS FEATURING A LANDSCAPED REAR GARDEN, DEEP CARRIAGE DRIVE WITH ELECTRIC GATES AND OFF-STREET PARKING FOR FOUR/FIVE CARS. Wadham Gardens is a quiet road just a short walk from the green open spaces of Primrose Hill and within close proximity to both Swiss Cottage and St John’s Wood Underground Stations (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom Suite Comprising ‘His’ & ‘Hers’ Dressing Rooms, Bathroom/Shower Rooms and Balcony, Five/Six Further Bedrooms (Three EnSuite Bathrooms & Two En-Suite Shower Rooms, Large Reception Hall, Reception Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Media Room, Family Room/Conservatory, Staff Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Guest Cloakroom, Boot Room, Utility Room, Balcony. EPC=D.

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30 Years Experience in Marylebone Village

QUEEN ANNE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Jeremy James and Company are pleased to bring to the market this 3 bedroom apartment on Queen Anne Street. The apartment comprises entrance hall, reception room, kitchen, three bedrooms one with an en suite bathroom and a further shower room. The apartment is approximately 1,142 sq ft (106.1 sq m) located on the fifth floor served by a passenger lift. There is also a resident porter and the apartment is being sold with an underground parking space. The building is located on the North side of Queen Anne Street at the junction with Harley Street. Queen Anne Street is located moments away from the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details


UPPER WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Magnificent three double bedroom duplex apartment renovated to an extremely high specification offering an abundance of storage and outside space over three patios. It boasts an extremely impressive double aspect reception room with air conditioning, the ornate original cornicing and extremely high ceilings. It has the added advantage of two original fireplaces. The separate eat in kitchen features exposed brickwork and a glass wall opening onto a large terrace. There is also a cloakroom on this floor.The three large double bedrooms are situated downstairs using the wrought iron staircase with another two terraces and three en-suite bathrooms and separate cloakroom. Ideally located a short walk from Marylebone High Street with its high end boutiques and bustling cafes and restaurants. Both Bond Street and Baker Street Underground Stations are within easy walking distance. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details.


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BELSIZE SQUARE, NW3 A bright & spacious 2 bedroomed 1st floor apartment (approx. 776 sq.ft. / 72.1 sq.m.) located in an attractive period property situated in a quiet yet accessible location in the heart of Belsize Park and within close proximity to Swiss Cottage Underground Station (Jubilee line). DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • BATHROOM • GUEST WC • EPC D. £622 PER WEEK


GROVE END ROAD, NW8 A spacious 4 bedroom flat (approx. 1,557 sq.ft. / 144.6 sq.m.) on the ground floor in this superior portered block and which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. The property is ideally located close to all transport facilities shops and the American School in London. DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM • EAT IN KITCHEN • 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 3 BATHROOMS (2 EN SUITE) • 24 HR PORTER • EPC D. £1,395 PER WEEK



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