Lancaster Stables
London NW3


Designer: Michael Nathenson

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This extraordinary three-bedroom contemporary house with roof terrace and off-street parking is located on a private cobbled mews in Belsize Park. It is one of a pair of houses developed from an original 1890 stable block by the designer Michael Nathenson. A key feature of the design is the idea of bringing the landscape into the interior, and there is a glazed atrium with mature plants that rise through the space. The house would benefit from some cosmetic updating.

It measures approximately 2,822 sq ft internally, and is entered via a full-height glazed sliding door. The traditional layout has been inverted in order to make the most of the natural light, with sleeping accommodation downstairs and living space above. On the ground floor is the master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom containing a freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower, and plenty of built-in wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms on the lower ground floor, both with en-suite shower rooms – the rear bedroom takes its natural light from the one at the front via an internal window. This floor also contains a utility room and under-stairs storage.

The first floor has a guest WC and a playroom off the landing, and then a front-to-back kitchen and reception space. The wonderfully bright principal reception room is on the second floor, with a wall of pitched glazing and five large skylights at one end, and a green wall at the other. The current owners also use this room for dining. There is a further guest WC on the landing, with steps up to the decked roof terrace, which has a gas supply for a barbecue and is wired for speakers.

Lancaster Stables is a private road accessed off Lambolle Place, close to the shops and cafes on England’s Lane. Primrose Hill, with its beautiful park, is a short walk away to the south, and Hampstead is to the north. The Underground stations of Belsize Park (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) are within easy reach.

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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