A rare opportunity to acquire a recently refurbished four-bedroom Modernist house with off-street parking, a private garden and extensive communal gardens, within a short walk of both Highgate Village and the Underground station.
Built in the early 1960s, the property is one of the largest on the sought-after Southwood House Estate, a triangle of residences designed by Harley Sherlock of the architectural practice Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable.
Internal accommodation measures almost 1,400 sq ft over three floors. Upon entering, there is an entrance hall with a guest cloakroom to one side. This leads to a wonderfully bright open-plan kitchen and reception room, which runs from front to back and opens onto the garden. The first floor contains a reception room at the rear and a bedroom with en-suite shower room at the front, and there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the second floor. The master bedroom has access to its own balcony.
The house was the subject of a sympathetic refurbishment by the current owners, who have opened up the ground floor, rewired and replumbed, and added under-floor heating throughout. New double-glazed windows have been added, with timber frames in keeping with the originals. In the reception room on the first floor, they filled in what was previously a balcony, retained the original timber sliding window frames and added a glass Juliet balcony. The elegant original timber open-tread staircase has been retained.
There is a front garden with off-street parking for two cars. At the rear is a private garden with brick paving and decking, which, in turn, leads onto the communal gardens. The house has leafy views on both sides.
The Southwood House Estate was developed between 1958 and 1962 on the site of the former Southwood House (c1745), which had become derelict and subsequently burned down. The houses on Jacksons Lane were the last to be completed, following those on Hillside Gardens and Southwood Lane. The development was deliberately sited around the grounds of the old house, and these now form a very attractive and sizeable communal space with splendid mature trees, which is for the sole use of residents. It is particularly popular with families, whose children can run around in a safe and peaceful environment.
Highgate Village has a wide variety of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. The open spaces of Hampstead Heath and Waterlow Park, and the ancient Highgate Wood and Queen’s Wood, are all close at hand. The house is a short walk from Highgate Underground station (Northern Line), and from the stop for the number 43 bus, which runs direct to Moorgate, Bank and London Bridge. There is also a stop for the 134 bus, which serves Camden Town and Tottenham Court Road. There are excellent schools in the area, including Highgate School, St Michael’s Primary School and Channing.
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.