Architect: David Kohn Architects

Gaisford Street
London NW5



Situated on the top floor of a Victorian terrace in Kentish Town is this engaging one bedroom apartment which has been thoughtfully reconfigured to a design by award-winning architect David Kohn.

Internal accommodation extends to approximately 510 sq ft and is accessed via a third-floor entrance (there is no lift) and cloak area. From here a painted staircase with oak railing ascends to the fourth-floor which has a part-vaulted ceiling and remote-controlled velux roof-light. There is woodblock flooring in all rooms except the bathroom, and south-facing sash windows flood the open-plan kitchen, dining area and living room with light.

Bespoke plywood joinery is used throughout the apartment in cohesive continuity, as kitchen cabinets, splash-backs and cladding, and to create shelving and storage units. Sliding pockets doors, also constructed in plywood, open to the bathroom, and to the bedroom which has built-in wardrobes and overlooks gardens to the rear.

Gaisford Street is a quiet residential street within walking distance of Kentish Town Underground station (Northern Line) and Kentish Town West Overground station, with quick access to St Pancras International. It is within easy reach of the shops, cafes and restaurants on the high street, the popular Soho House restaurants on Highgate Road, and the nightlife of Chalk Farm and Camden Town. The green open spaces of Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath are close by.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease Length: approx. 110 years
Service Charge: approx. £800 per annum
Ground Rent: approx. £10 per annum

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.

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David Kohn Architects

David Kohn Architects is a London-based practice established by David Kohn in 2007, working internationally on arts, education, residential and urban design projects. Innovation is cultivated through office-based and academic research into materials, construction techniques and the cultural contexts of each project.

Recent work includes a new quad for New College Oxford, Sotheby’s first purpose-designed contemporary art gallery in London, a new high street for Harrow and an apartment in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. DKA has built a reputation for the quality of its design, winning World Interior of the Year in 2013 and RIBA, D&AD, Designs of the Year, New London and Condé Nast awards in 2012. In 2010 the practice was named ‘One-Off House Architect of the Year’ and in 2009 ‘Young Architect of the Year’.

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