In a very lovely part of North London, not far from home, is this house. It is properly modern – built in the mid 1950s by the architects Howell and Amis. It is one of six built as a terrace, there is a shared orchard and its back garden is the wonderfully wild but utterly civilised Hampstead Heath.
The layout is over four storeys. Being a terrace it is narrow – a smidgen over 3.5 metres wide. But every level has full-width floor-to-ceiling glazing across the rear elevation, providing wonderful framed views of Hampstead Ponds and lots of natural light. The interior palette is simple, with white washed walls, wood and terracotta tiled floors, and an open tread timber stair forming a spine through the floors. I’ve already interior-decorated it in my mind.
And best of all it’s for sale! Now, about that price tag…
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