Village Intelligence

The Grove Villas, Highgate Village, London, N6 6LB

Octagon’s two new 6 bedroom townhouses complete a classical row of period homes on The Grove in Highgate Village. This London terrace has always attracted a steady stream of high intelligencia and creative types; past residents include eminent writers, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and JB Priestly.

The highly protected conservation area adjoining Hampstead Heath continues to lure artists of a more contemporary nature with a number of well-known individuals settled here, enjoying their privacy behind neighbouring period facades. Jamie Oliver is the latest to fall under The Grove spell, having bought one of the rambling Georgian piles earlier this year.

Comments Octagon Regional Managing Director Richard Galland,

“Octagon is very proud to be able to present these two superb new houses in The Grove, Highgate Village. Nearly every other property in this historic location is a listed building, so this is an opportunity unlikely to ever be repeated. Designed sympathetically to respect the existing character of the village, I am delighted to say, these have immediately found favour with our sternest critics, the neighbours.”

In total harmony with the adjoining listed houses on The Grove, the two Octagon homes have been designed to the highest specification and finish. The exterior design is undeniably period, but interiors are light-filled and contemporary. Both houses have exceptionally spacious accommodation, including 5 double bedrooms, a cinema and entertainments room, gym, a separate studio apartment, and a sleek glass lift connecting the main living and bedroom floors. One has been stylishly decorated and furnished as the show house, by Sarah Ward, Chelsea Harbour based interior and furniture designer. Sarah has used the current on trend distressed metallics palette for fabrics, furniture and wallpapers, ranging from palest pewter, through antiqued gold to burnished bronze.

Outside, each house has precious off street parking and a secluded rear garden with ascending paved terrace, leading to a fully landscaped lawned and tree lined area.

Trevor Abrahmsohn, Managing Director of appointed agents Glentree Estates says,

“Two new homes appearing on The Grove is such a rarity, and very unlikely to be repeated. I would imagine people wishing to live here could be locals, appreciating the historic literary connections, along with the vague whiff of glamour from having famous neighbours. Not least of the multitude of attractions is the location, just off the village High Street, and a few paces from one of London’s most revered and ancient pubs, The Flask, a popular meeting place for local thespians and West End stage directors. “

Prices are £8.95m and for the furnished and decorated show house, £9.25m freehold. Call appointed agents Glentree International on 020 8209 1149 or browse the website

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