This remarkable home in leafy Hampstead is like nothing else in the area.
Studio House, is a sprawling conversion apartment of circa 2500 sq ft, with one of the most eclectic interiors we’ve seen for some time. Historically, it’s an absolute gem. Built by artist Carl Haag in the mid 1800’s as a family home, and studio, and was Queen Victoria’s personal Orientalist. The interior of the studio reflected his passion for Middle Eastern culture, with a great many of the original features defining the 1000 square foot family/living space.
Thankfully this backdrop has been wonderfully preserved by the current owner.
The entire building is set back from the road and partially shielded by trees. Continue along the path, through the door of the private turreted apartment, leading to two flights of the circular stairwell which carry you, to the bedroom level of the property. This floor enjoys three double bedrooms and a sizeable home office, which could also double as a bedroom. The master suite at the front, has a double bed at its centre, with large en-suite and dressing area. Plus, its own private terrace.
Back in the hallway and an internal stairwell carries you up in to the substantial main living space. This room is something of a feature all of its own. The drama is enhanced by the double height, vaulted ceilings peppered with skylights that fill the space with light. At one end of the room, a semi open, rustic kitchen serves one of the two dining areas. The other opens out to a generous terrace with London’s skyline ever changing as the view.
Another internal stairwell leads neatly up to two more rooms, one a bedroom the other, accessible via a Minstrel Gallery style walk way provides a serene space with 360 degree wrap around windows, in which meditation, mindfulness or yoga suit perfectly.
Hampstead needs absolutely no introduction. One of London’s most sought after urban villages with a perfect blend of parks, shopping, restaurants and coffee houses, all just a stones throw from central London via an extensive selection of tube and overground rail services.
Apartment to rent Hampstead