Dream home: Hampstead

Dream Home Hampstead

A modern classic

Newly built but entirely sympathetic to the area’s lovely arts and crafts architecture is this magnificent Hampstead home.

Words by Sophie Hampton

The detached red brick abode spans some 11,467 sq ft and is set within a substantial 0.46 acre plot on Hampstead Lane.

Boasting a pleasing symmetry, not only in the bricks and mortar, but in the surrounding lush planting, the house comes with serious kerb appeal. That said, you won’t have gawping passers-by – the property is set behind a deep driveway with electronically operated gates, and is positioned opposite Kenwood House’s grounds and the rolling green expanse of Hampstead Heath. It is perfectly secluded.

While the exterior offers wow-factor aplenty, indoors is just as jaw-dropping. And those all-important first impressions are more than met with a spectacular reception hallway. The grand, double height space leads onto a stunning bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with two sets of French doors leading onto two terraces; a drawing room with bi-folding doors onto a terrace; a dining room; a study; and a very generously proportioned cloakroom and guest WC. Add to that a family room off the kitchen, a utility room, a boot room, a double garage, and an additional guest WC. There’s even access to a self-contained staff flat, which benefits from its own independent kitchen, living room, bedroom and en suite. The sprawling accommodation just keeps on going.

Arranged over four floors, the family home features five bedroom suites and includes a beautifully presented principal bedroom complete with two private dressing rooms with perfectly appointed bathrooms, as well as a relaxation lounge area and a balcony overlooking the rear gardens with far reaching views of the property’s verdant surrounds.

And when it comes to décor, the house boasts beautiful wood floors, bespoke cabinetry, and a dreamy ocean-inspired colour palette that brings an immediate sense of calm and relaxation the moment you step inside. Mixing period style grandeur with the highest contemporary spec, you really will have the best of both worlds here.

Guide price £14.5 million, Glentree (020 8458 7311; glentree.com)