2 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | 1 Reception Room | Terrace
Architecture and property
Brutalistism at its finest, the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate as it is officially known, was built by Neave Brown, the ‘borough architect for Camden in the 1960s.
Controversy surrounding the escalating cost of the estate in 1970s caused Brown to prematurely severe ties with the estate, but it remains in the words of Historic England, ”one of the most distinguished groups of buildings in England since the Second World War.”
This two bedroom split level maisonette is on the preferential side of Rowley Way with leafy views and huge terraces.
Upstairs to your open-plan living area is a well-designed space with original floor-to-ceiling terrace doors leading to a wide terrace, overlooking the central curve of the estate.
A bright kitchen to the rear of the reception has a lovely leafy view of the park. As is the case with most of these maisonettes, all the original cabinetry, tiling and surfaces remain.
Appliances included are a free-standing fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric fan oven & hob. The washing machine is located downstairs.
On the lower level, both bedrooms are of great double size with the principle bedroom having a large built in wardrobe. The bathroom sits neatly in-between both bedrooms, and is cladded in natural wood. A sliding wall located in the hallway, divides the upstairs from downstairs wonderfully.
In addition there is a large under-stairs cupboard for extra storage.
The Alexandra & Ainsworth ‘Rowley Way’ estate has a unique feel to it; a vibrant mix of locals, professionals and families. You get to know the neighbours quickly and people look out for each other in the old fashioned way.
Out and About
Located close South Hampstead, Swiss Cottage & Finchley Road, you are spoilt for choice for all amenities.
Regents Park is your best local park, a brisk 20 minute walk away through St John’s Wood.
Local favourite restaurants include Fiddie’s, an Italian with delicious wood-fired pizza, and Arches Wine Bar for British fare and an extensive wine menu. Best local pubs include The Clifton, a former hunting lodge & The Priory Tavern, a great local ale house. A string of supermarkets also line Finchley Road, with Waitrose, M&S & Sainsbury’s all close by.
Transport options are at a premium. South Hampstead overground is minutes away connecting to Euston in one stop & further West towards Wembley. Swiss Cottage tube is five minute walk, linking with the Jubilee Line to the city, and Finchley Road station is 10 minutes away and connects the Metropolitan Line as well. A raft of buses depart from Finchley Road taking you to the heart of the city.