The grand seduction
Prepare to be seduced as Catherine Golding tells of a rare opportunity to acquire one of the last grand houses on Pond Street still in single ownership
Grand. Everything about this property is grand. A grand façade, a grand entrance hallway with a grand staircase, a grand history and grand proportions.
The grand property in question is an imposing, stucco-fronted, semi-detached Victorian house occupying a prominent position on Pond Street in Hampstead, NW3 – adjacent to the junction with Hampstead Hill Gardens – and it is on the market with Marcus Parfitt.
This impressive home offers approximately 5,500sq ft (511sq m) over only four floors and retains many charming original features in rooms whose proportions have remained largely unaltered.
High ceilings and tall sash windows combine to make these rooms feel both elegant and bright. The two grand principal reception rooms on the raised ground floor feature restored, ornate cornices, wall mouldings and marble fireplaces.
The main accommodation provides up to six bedrooms served by three bathrooms (two en suite) and a separate shower room.
The garden floor could be used as a guest apartment or granny flat, as it has a large family/reception room, two/three bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom, separate cloakroom and its own independent entrance.
The house sits on an unusually large plot with mature trees, manicured shrubs and bushes to the front, while to the rear, there is a 75ft lawn garden with a terrace and a paved seating area.
Elsewhere, there is gated, off-street parking space for two cars and a single detached garage.
Allow yourself to be seduced. We’re not leading you astray, we’re leading you to a thing of beauty. Grand beauty.
“The two grand principal reception rooms on the raised ground floor feature restored, ornate cornices, wall mouldings and marble fireplaces”
Pond Street, Hampstead, NW3
Price: Price on application
Agent: Marcus Parfitt
Tel: 020 7431 0000
The accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule, grand hallway, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, modern kitchen/breakfast room/conservatory (main image), pantry, cloakroom, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, study/bedroom two, shower room, four further bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom.
The potential self-contained, ground-floor flat comprises a drawing room, bedroom suite, bedroom two, box room and a separate WC.
Amenities include a 75ft rear garden, terrace, boiler room, extensive storage and a cellar.