Two New Homes on London Writers’ Retreat


The Grove, probably one of Highgate Village’s most beautiful unspoilt roads, has understandably attracted a clutch of illustrious residents. Literary geniuses Samuel Taylor Coleridge and JB Priestly lived here in the past, with Jude Law, Kate Moss and George Michael currently owning homes in the street.

This month there will be two new houses available for sale on The Grove, both designed and built by Octagon, which have already earned the approval of the fiercely critical local residents. This is not so astonishing, as they have replaced what was a particularly unattractive 70’s apartment building, built by the Russian Trade Delegation, with two classic Georgian style homes.

Richard Galland, Octagon Regional Managing Director, comments,

“Nearly every other property in this historic location is a listed building, so this is an opportunity unlikely to ever be repeated. The two new houses have been designed sympathetically to respect the existing character of the village”.

Sitting behind their classic period facades, which are in total harmony with the adjoining listed houses on The Grove, the two brand new 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 generously sized secluded rear garden with ascending paved terrace, leading to a fully landscaped lawned and treelined area.

The Grove Villas are priced at £8.95m (unfurnished), and £9.25m for the fully furnished and decorated Showhouse, which is open daily 10am – 5pm. Please contact appointed agents Glentree International on 020 8209 1149 to book a viewing or click here for further details.

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