A rare opportunity to acquire a 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 1962, the property forms part of the sought-after Southwood House Estate, a triangle of residences designed by the architect Harley Sherlock of Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable. This house has been in the same ownership since 1974.
On the ground floor there is an entrance hall leading to an open-plan dining area, converted from what was originally a garage. There is a kitchen to the other side of the hallway, and a lovely reception room at the rear, with access to the garden. The first floor contains two double bedrooms, two single bedrooms and a bathroom, and has excellent ceiling height.
The house has been lovingly looked after by the same family for many years, and hence retains much of its original interior, including an elegant open-tread staircase, and parquet flooring on the ground floor. There is a front garden with an off-street parking space, and a lushly planted garden at the rear, which, in turn, leads onto the communal gardens.
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.
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 local 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.