Architect: Dinerman, Davison & Hillman
This is an exceptional Modern apartment of rare quality and size. Extending to over 3,000 square feet of internal space, it is a large, light duplex apartment with four bedrooms and its own private garden. It is located on a quiet cul-de-sac close to Highgate village.
Commissioned in 1961 by the celebrated American film director Samuel Wanamaker, the apartment has been lavishly designed both in terms of living space and interior detailing. Wanamaker is known to have designed much of the interior himself, and the generous proportions of the spaces and bold use of glass is certainly more typical of American interiors of the period rather than British.The apartment block was designed by Dinerman, Davison & Hillman, a renowned firm of north London architects. The apartment has been sympathetically updated over the years since it was owned by the Wanamakers but many original details – including a floating brass-detailed staircase and a central fireplace – remain in place.
Accommodation across the two floors includes a master suite with a dressing room and bathroom, three further double bedrooms and two further bathrooms. All four bedrooms lead onto an outdoor terrace overlooking the landscaped rear garden. On the ground floor, a wonderful large main reception room with floor to ceiling glass doors is flanked by a second, smaller reception room on one side and a kitchen / dining room on the other. The doors open onto a second large terrace that leads down into the garden. The integration of the inside and outside spaces is typical of the finest architecture of this period.
The property also has a garage, generous storage throughout, two private entrances and additional communal gardens. It is located in a small apartment block, commissioned by Wanamaker and clearly built with little expense spared. North Grove is a peaceful cul-de-sac set off Hampstead Lane. It is a short walk to the shops, restaurants, schools and services of Highgate Village. Highgate Underground station is approximately 10-15 minutes walk. The open space of Hampstead Heath can be reached by foot in approximately 10 minutes.
Tenure: Leasehold (plus Share of Freehold)
Service charge: Approx. £1828 per year
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.