Asking Price £3,550,000
Discretely situated and hidden from view, within mature and beautifully manicured gardens, this magnificent, double-fronted Arts & Crafts home is found at one of London's most iconic addresses. Spanning three floors this six bedroom home is a rare find.
The Bishops Avenue has become synonymous with niche, prime real estate, yet delve a little deeper and it's easy to understand why it's always been such a revered spot. With the Heath at one end and Hampstead & Highgate within comfortable reach, you could scarcely be better placed for everything this coveted corner of the capital has to offer. Closer still, East Finchley provides all of the everyday conveniences including the London Underground that can get you to the West End or City in around 20 minutes.
The Arts & Crafts movement was an influential architectural style that blossomed in the early 19th Century. The focus on traditional materials and craftsmanship – a reaction to the industrialisation of the age – and its hallmarks of simplicity and asymmetric design still appeal and endure today. This magnificent example of the period forms part of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust, which dates from 1906. The mix, therefore, of British heritage and the exclusivity this world-renowned location affords is a rare and special opportunity.
The current owners, both creatives, have respected the building's heritage while giving the interiors a thoroughly contemporary makeover. Some modern-tech is hidden behind the scenes, yet nothing impinges on the inherent character of the building – everything is complimentary and carefully-considered. The original proportions and layout remain virtually untouched, which is another testament to the quality of the architect's vision and design.
There is much to admire such as the original parquet that covers the ground floor and seamlessly connects the various areas together and the broad and plentiful windows that are dotted throughout – they bathe the home in natural light.