Do you stick or twist…
Currently a splendid property as it is but with planning permission granted for great changes, Catherine Golding tells us this residence has so much to offer
Here we present you with a property that has everything you could ask for – both inside and out – but with planning permission granted to undergo huge changes. Oh to have such choices.
The property in question is an impressive detached house, set behind a sweeping carriage driveway in one of London’s premier roads immediately opposite Kenwood House.
Bracken Knoll is on the market with local agents Arlington Residential and provides accommodation of 5,390sq ft/500sq m – that is very much family orientated – all set around a magnificent double-height reception hall and has mature gardens extending to 0.45 of an acre.
The road on which it sits – Courtenay Avenue – is a prestigious and private cul-de-sac that is protected by guard-operated security gates monitoring access (24 hours a day, seven days a week) to the road.
Currently there is a drawing room, dining room, elegant panelled study, family room, custom-built kitchen, master bedroom suite, five/six further bedrooms, three further bathrooms, bedroom seven/playroom and staff quarters. However, the planning permission granted is for a magnificent new residence (of 13,488sq ft/1,253sq m over four floors), behind a retained façade to include a substantial leisure complex with swimming pool and cinema.
Beware though as with such choices – to remain with what you have or go ahead with the proposed changes – there are bound to be more potential buyers. My advice to you would be to secure the property first… then decide whether to ‘stick’ or ‘twist’.
“The planning permission granted is for a magnificent new residence behind a retained façade to include a substantial leisure complex”
Bracken Knoll, Courtenay Avenue, Kenwood, N6
Agent: Arlington Residential
Tel: 020 7722 3322
The accommodation and amenities include a drawing room, dining room, panelled study, family room, custom-built kitchen, master bedroom suite – with dressing room, bathroom and balcony – five/six further bedrooms, three further bathrooms, bedroom seven/playroom, staff kitchen/potential en-suite to playroom, secondary staff staircase and a double-height entrance hallway.
Externally there is a sweeping carriage driveway providing parking for several cars, a double garage and a 150ft landscaped rear garden.