Settled on a leafy street in Dartmouth Park, this cheerful three-bedroom house has a lovely back garden, pretty character detailing and a top-to-bottom remodel by the architect-owners, that makes the most of its space, light and personality.
Dartmouth Park Hill, Hampstead, 3 Bed. House
It’s a delicate matter, restoring a period house to feel like a modern family home, but this place manages exactly that. The ground floor has been reimagined as a sun-washed, open living/dining/kitchen area that flows seamlessly to the beautifully landscaped back garden, all while maintaining the space’s original character. The graceful arch of the double doorway between the front rooms, the delicate curve of the stairway, the elegant fireplaces (one with a new wood burner): they’re all part of this house’s ample charm. A cool and collected eat-in kitchen gleams with ceramic tiling and sleek cabinetry that makes it feel spacious and light. Upstairs is a sunny principle bedroom lit by three sash windows, two other bedrooms—ideal for kids, guests or a home office—and a new bathroom with classic styling and a soak-worthy roll-top tub. The carefully chosen colour palette draws in light from every corner and makes each room feel discreet, yet part of a piece. Sensitive, personal, with unmatched attention to detail, both old and new: that’s what makes this home so special.
Moments from Waterlow Park and minutes from Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill—with its year-round lido—the house is also a short stroll to shops, restaurants and watering holes along Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park and up the hill to Highgate Village. Northern Line service from Archway and Tufnell Park puts the West End and the City less than 30 minutes from the doorstep.
THE OWNERS SAY
As soon as we saw this house, we knew it was for us. Despite needing renovation and the garden being an overgrown jungle, we could see the potential in its layout, orientation and period features. Now it has been transformed into a beautiful home. We love the log-burning stove in the winter, the bright white blossoms in the spring, the summers in the sun-trap landscaped garden and the autumnal dinner parties in the open-plan living space.
We will miss living here. Our neighbours are wonderful, and the local Dartmouth Park Village community is very friendly. Our favourite places nearby include Cricks (a tiny award-winning independent coffee shop only five doors down), St Johns Tavern (a very popular bar and restaurant just down the road) and the best parks in London including the Heath. We are incredibly lucky to be close to the tube, bars, restaurants and boutique shops of Tufnell Park, Archway and Highgate, and from being in the catchment area of some outstanding primary schools.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating of D.
In the Borough of Islington, the house falls into Council Tax Band F (£2,369.09)
Over the past six years, the current owners have completely remodelled the house, including reconfiguring the first-floor layout, fitting a new bathroom and kitchen (including new boiler), laying engineered flooring throughout the ground floor, installing new carpets, fitting a log burner and lined chimney, adding a hutch and shelving in the living/dining room, fitting a new wardrobe in the rear bedroom, installing timber shutters, re-landscaping the garden and installing hardwood decking and artificial grass, building a new garden fence and redecorating/repainting inside and out.
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