Architect: Douglas Paskin
Share of Freehold
Occupying the upper floors of a handsome Victorian terraced house in the Belsize Park Conservation Area, this exemplary three-bedroom maisonette with roof terrace offers beautiful open-plan interiors and an abundance of natural light. Measuring almost 1,400 sqft, the apartment was converted by the architect-owner Douglas Paskin, of PKS Architects, in 1998.
Entered via a communal hall, the front door sits on a first-floor landing. Once inside the apartment, there is a small area for coats and a flight of stairs leading to the bright living space. The inverted arrangement means that the reception room and kitchen are positioned at the top of the flat, with the bedroom level below.
The interiors make the most of the building’s generous proportions and original sash windows. Two very large bedrooms, one at the front and one at the back, have vast built-in wardrobes that stretch along one wall. The master bedroom has an attractively designed, open en-suite with shower. There is a third bedroom and clean-lined bathroom.
Connecting the two levels is the apartment’s most striking characteristic, an elegant mulled-steel staircase with beech open treads. On the top floor, in the building’s eaves, is the open-plan living and dining space. The kitchen is arranged towards the rear, with freestanding stainless-steel units. The floors throughout are made from Maple wood.
A second steel staircase leads to an electrically operated skylight that gives access to the stunning decked roof terrace. From its position on the hill, the panoramic views of London are most impressive.
The house is located next to the shops and restaurants in Belsize Village. There is a greengrocer, dry cleaner and a number of popular cafes and local restaurants. Both Belsize Park and Hampstead Village, with excellent shops and restaurants, are a short walk away.
The Underground is available at Belsize Park (Northern Line) and Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines). Hampstead Village and the vast open spaces of Hampstead Heath are easily accessible to the north. Many of London’s best independent schools are within walking distance of the house.
Tenure: Leasehold with Share of Freehold
Lease Length: approx. 147 years
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