Rat and Mouse
Borough of Barnet
Thu
12
Nov

It’s a two-bedroom Willesden Green property, the location for a good number of Dennis Nilsen’s actual murders, and - according to the Telegraph - it’s currently under offer (for roughly £490,000). The Telegraph claims the property’s been on the market for around a year and is marketed at a substantial discount. Interestingly, this isn’t the first London property to hit the market with a bit of Nilsen history in recent years. Back in the summer of 2013 there was this, the Muswell Hill Murderer’s smaller but more upmarket flat, a stone’s throw from Highgate.

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Tue
03
Nov

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Seven bedrooms, Georgian period features and a Hampstead Village location… and previous owners that include former Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald and American screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart. According to the particulars, visitors have included Charlie Chaplin, Katherine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman. Guide price? £7.95m. 

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Tue
18
Aug

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And it’s in Hampstead Heath. Langtry House is all but invisible from the road… just a shallow wood-clad building the height of the garage it replaced. Below ground… three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gym, wine cellar and cinema. It’s unique and beautiful and - perhaps most surprisingly - light… thanks to the clever patio garden. Guide price £4.5m. More here. Particulars here.

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Tue
02
Jun

The Standard mourns the end of the Primrose Hill party. Now - apparently - it’s all avocado on toast and yoga mats now. David Walliams owns Supernova Heights, Kate Moss has gone and the old revellers’ teenage children hang out together. Jeez, though, imagine the ugly alternative. Anyway, it’s an entertaining little look at a postcode, so here you go.

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Fri
03
Oct

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The Chestnuts, Branch Hill… an imposing six-bedroom property and the home of Paul Robeson during his original 1929/1930 Show Boat London run. There’s a blue plaque commemorating the former singer/actor/civil rights activist’s time there. The property has views of Hampstead Heath. Guide price: £6.25m. Particulars here.

If these walls could talk… Iron Lady edition [June 17, 2014]

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Tue
25
Mar

He thinks a roof-top terrace, 6ft glass screens and big planters, would be lovely. His neighbours disagree. 

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Wed
30
Oct

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Repo-bargain hunters look away now… £29.5m, 48 The Bishops Avenue and - yes - on behalf of the receivers. But here’s the punchline. Current plans are for it to be knocked down, and replaced by a new property, plans submitted and approved. The new property would replace the 8,000 square foot home with a 46,000 sqaure foot mansion, with 21 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 12 reception rooms. 

The property was bought be a former Pakistani cabinet minister, and was remortgaged for £50m at the peak of the market. Full particulars, photos and plans here.

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Thu
12
Sep

That's right, according to an inspector, who claims that without new dams on Hampstead Heath ponds, almost 15,000 residents could face serious flooding, with owners of basement flats at risk of drowning. More here.

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Tue
14
May

An interesting one. Lord Mitchell is suing his Hampstead neighbour for expanding below ground, beneath a small piece of land owned by the land-owning Labour peer living in Hampstead (what? just stating the facts). He's suing for £200,000 and has obtained an injunction stopping all works. Another anonymous neighbour, quoted here, claims the Mitchells are always complaining. "They are in a permanent state of indignation."

Dragon v neighbours over basement excavation [February 28, 2013]

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Mon
13
May

You know… ad man, screenwriter, annoyingly nice guy who worked on the Make Poverty History campaign. A glimpse inside his home office in Hampstead. 

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