"The centrepiece of the house is a fantastic open-tread wooden staircase, functional in form, that connects all three floors."
A rare opportunity to acquire a four-bedroom mid-century townhouse with off-street parking and a private garden, within a short walk of both Highgate Village and the Underground station. Built between 1958 – 1961 the house sits on the slopes of Jacksons Lane, a road populated with a fascinating array of Modernist architecture that forms part of the Southwood House Estate designed by the architect Harley Sherlock of Andrews, Emerson, Sherlock & Keable.
The centrepiece of the house is a fantastic open-tread wooden staircase, functional in form, that connects all three floors. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall leading to a large reception / garden room with floor-to-ceiling glazed doors that slide open to provide access to the paved garden. The integral garage has been converted into a fourth bedroom, and across the hall there is an original shower room.
The living space occupies the entire first floor, with windows at both the front and back, and a modernised kitchen that is attractively separated from the dining space by a wood-clad partition wall. A second set of sliding doors opens to a small balcony on the garden side, from which a spiral staircase winds down into the garden itself.
There are two further bedrooms on the second floor that flank a shared bathroom. A separate staircase leads to a small study with high-level windows that fills one side of the roof space. The rest of the roof space is given to eaves storage that is accessed via cupboards in the study.
The house has been lovingly looked after over the years, and hence retains much of its original interior, including the elegant open-tread staircase, and narrow wood flooring throughout.
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.