Architect: David Roberts
Built in the late 1980s by the architect David Roberts, this charismatic brick-built freehold is quietly located among similarly engaging modern houses, on the ever-popular Murray Mews. Accommodation is inventively arranged over five levels, with up to three sleeping areas.
The building is entered via a courtyard garden at the front, with an elegant original door number hinting at the modernity within. Off the entrance hall is a small bedroom, with two windows to the front and some built-in wardrobes. The stairs lead down to a double bedroom and a bathroom. On the lower ground floor is a utility room / workspace, with a custom-built desk and shelving.
The split-level living accommodation is at the heart of the house. The modern fitted kitchen has room for a dining table, and some space-saving stairs lead to the sitting room on the upper level. Natural light pours in through large windows and extensive skylights, and the double-pitch roof gives the feeling of an artist’s studio.
From the kitchen, a steel and timber staircase leads to a mezzanine with reduced head height, currently used as a sleeping platform. There is storage in the eaves, with sliding timber doors.
There may be the potential to extend the house, subject to planning permission. The current owners have worked with the renowned architects Threefold to develop some options, and drawings are available on request.
Murray Mews is a quiet cobbled street just off Camden Square. It is very rare to find a freehold house at this price point in the area. The house is approximately equidistant between the Underground stations at Camden Town (Northern Line), Kentish Town (Northern Line) and Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line). Camden Road Overground station is close at hand, and there are Thameslink services from Kentish Town. The house is also well placed for access to the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International.
Murray Mews is within the catchment area of Camden School for Girls. It contains a number of other outstanding modern houses by well-known architects, including Tom Kay and Team 4 (Richard Rogers and Norman Foster’s original practice), and is popular with architects and those in the creative industries.
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.