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4 bedroom house for sale

Swains Lane, Highgate Village, London N6

Under Offer £4,950,000

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JOINT SOLE AGENTS. A breathtaking four-bedroom house beside Waterlow Park, recentlycompleted to a design by the celebrated architects Eldridge Smerin.

- 4 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms
- Large Reception
- Kitchen / Dining Room with retractable roof
- Office space
- Cinema Room
- Terraces
- Secure garage space for 2 cars

The south and west elevations consist of full-heightglazing that is entirely frameless. This provides spectacular leafy views across Highgate's Victorian cemetery, and reduces the mass of the building, settling it into itslandscape. By contrast, the street façade is a curtain wall ofhoned black granite, steel panels and opaque glass, ensuring the utmost privacy.

Accommodation measures 4,225 sq ft, and is set over four floors. The four bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen on the top floor has a retractable rooflightwhich, when open, transforms the room into an open-air court. Beside the kitchen is a study area with a bespoke glass desk unit by Santambrogio Milano. There are two terraces, one on the first floor and another on the second floor. AMeridian music system runs throughout, and includes a large pair ofspeakers in the reception room. There is a home cinema in the basement,a state-of-the-art security system, and a secure garage with parkingspace for two cars.

The house hasreplaced a 1970s structure designed by the architect John Winter, and uses thesame footprint (in an article about Eldridge Smerin's scheme in Architecture Today, Winter<link href="file://localhost/Users/mattgibberd/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip1/01/clip_filelist.xml" rel="File-List" /><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>11</o:Words> <o:Characters>64</o:Characters> <o:Company>The Modern House</o:Company> <o:Lines>1</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>1</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>78</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1282</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--><style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */@font-face{font-family:"Times New Roman";panose-1:0 2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3;mso-font-charset:0;mso-generic-font-family:auto;mso-font-pitch:variable;mso-font-signature:50331648 0 0 0 1 0;}@font-face{font-family:"Gill Sans Light";panose-1:0 2 11 3 2 2 1 4 2 2;mso-font-charset:0;mso-generic-font-family:auto;mso-font-pitch:variable;mso-font-signature:50331648 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal{mso-style-parent:"";margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:widow-orphan;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;}table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-parent:"";font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";}@page Section1{size:612.0pt 792.0pt;margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt;mso-header-margin:36.0pt;mso-footer-margin:36.0pt;mso-paper-source:0;}div.Section1{page:Section1;}--></style><!--StartFragment-->called it “as near to a faultless building as I have seen in a long time.”) <!--EndFragment--> Internally, thefair-faced concrete frame has been left exposedon ceilings, walls and columns. The texture of the timber shutteringhas beenimpressed into the concrete, much like at the National Theatre.

The house is locatedtowards the top of Swains Lane, directly opposite Waterlow Park.Further open space can be found at Hampstead Heath. The shops andrestaurants of Highgate Village are a very short walk away. Swains Laneitself has a supermarket, deli and some good cafés.


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