Architect: William Bryce Binnie
West Hill Court
Millfield Lane, London N6
With elegant interiors and wonderful views over communal gardens, this exemplary two-bedroom flat is located on the first floor of an Art Deco building adjacent to Hampstead Heath. It has a private balcony and access to a shared sun terrace.
West Hill Court is a fine example of early Modern Movement architecture, maintained to a very high standard. It was built in 1933 to a design by William Bryce Binnie, who was the architect behind the Art Deco East Stand at Arsenal Stadium. It has a porter, beautifully manicured gardens, a private tennis court, a squash court and a kitchen garden. There is plenty of off-street parking, and the owners of this flat also rent a garage. The flat is very quietly situated at the bottom end of the development. Being on the first floor, it is easily accessible up the stairs while also enjoying the elevated views.
Internal accommodation measures approximately 971 sq ft. Upon entering, there is an attractive modern kitchen with a Corian worktop. The current owner has retained the parquet floor, and matched the original wall tiles. There is space for a breakfast table, and access to the balcony at the front. The fabulous reception room has three large Crittall windows looking onto trees, with a working fire and plenty of space for dining. A sliding door leads to the second bedroom, which has a bespoke wall of storage with a fold-down desk. The large master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, and there is a smart bathroom with a concrete floor, a black Corian vanity unit and Vola fittings. The building has a communal heating system, and this flat also benefits from its own boiler for additional heating in certain rooms when required.
West Hill Court is located off Millfield Lane, towards the lower end of Highgate West Hill. It is adjacent to the Heath, and a leafy walk from the bathing ponds. The popular cafes and shops of Swains Lane are a short walk away, with regular buses to the West End and Kentish Town Underground station from Parliament Hill. Highgate Village is easily accessible up the hill, and Dartmouth Park is down the hill.
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.
William Bryce Binnie
William Bryce Binnie (1886-1963) was a Scottish architect who practised in America and England. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and in 1910 moved to New York where he worked on Grand Central Station. He fought in the Second World War, during which he was decorated for bravery. In 1927 he moved to London and formed an association with fellow architect Claude Ferrier, who was known for his Art Deco style. Their architectural projects encompassed public, institutional, religious and domestic buildings, and included the East Stand at Arsenal stadium in Highbury.
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