Modernist Property for Sale: South Hill Park, London

13 Jan
January 13, 2014


An astonishingly expensive mid 1950s modernist terrace property for sale in South Hill Park.


I wanted to include this property as it is an oddity, true, but also because my jaw hit the floor when I saw how much the house is on the market for.

This three/four-bedroom property has views over the Heath, off-street parking, a private garden and shared use of a beautiful orchard fringing Hampstead Ponds.

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. Accommodation is arranged over four storeys. Every level has full-width floor-to-ceiling glazing across the rear elevation, providing framed views of Hampstead Heath and exceptional levels of natural light. The proportions of the house are based upon Le Corbusier’s Modulor system.

The interior retains its original configuration, with a self-contained one-bedroom flat on the lower ground floor with separate access from the street. This could easily be incorporated into the main house if desired, and indeed some neighbouring properties have installed a kitchen-diner here. The ground floor contains a large entrance hall with coat cupboards, leading to a dramatic open-plan kitchen and dining room that is partly double height. A spiral staircase leads down to the garden. The first floor contains a sitting room on the mezzanine at the rear, and a bedroom or extra reception room at the front. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.

The house has a garden at the rear and access to an orchard beyond – the optional use of this is shared with neighbouring houses. At the front is an off-street parking space.

South Hill Park is a short walk from the shops and cafés of South End Green, as well as the facilities of Hampstead Village.

Location: South Hill Park, London, NW3
Guide price: £3,000,000, Freehold
House size: 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,986 square feet
Features: Views over the Heath, off-street parking, a private garden

Further details can be found here.

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