The Grove Exterior

Village Intelligence

Octagon’s two new 6 bedroom townhouses complete a classical row of period homes on The Grove in Highgate Village.

This London terrace has always attracted a steady stream of high intelligencia and creative types; past residents include eminent writers, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and JB Priestly.

The highly protected conservation area adjoining Hampstead Heath continues to lure artists of a more contemporary nature with a number of well-known individuals settled here, enjoying their privacy behind neighbouring period facades. Jamie Oliver is the latest to fall under The Grove spell, having bought one of the rambling Georgian piles earlier this year.

In total harmony with the adjoining listed houses on The Grove, the two Octagon homes have been designed to the highest specification and finish. The exterior design is undeniably period, but interiors are light-filled and contemporary. Both houses have exceptionally spacious accommodation, including 5 double bedrooms, a cinema and entertainments room, gym, a separate studio apartment, and a sleek glass lift connecting the main living and bedroom floors. One has been stylishly decorated and furnished as the show house, by Sarah Ward, Chelsea Harbour based interior and furniture designer. Sarah has used the current on trend distressed metallics palette for fabrics, furniture and wallpapers, ranging from palest pewter, through antiqued gold to burnished bronze.

Outside, each house has precious off street parking and a secluded rear garden with ascending paved terrace, leading to a fully landscaped lawned and tree lined area.

Trevor Abrahmsohn, Managing Director of appointed agents Glentree Estates says,

“Two new homes appearing on The Grove is such a rarity, and very unlikely to be repeated. I would imagine people wishing to live here could be locals, appreciating the historic literary connections, along with the vague whiff of glamour from having famous neighbours. Not least of the multitude of attractions is the location, just off the village High Street, and a few paces from one of London’s most revered and ancient pubs, The Flask, a popular meeting place for local thespians and West End stage directors. “