Real estate connoisseurs are going to be head over heels in love with a new architectural haven that has just gone on the market in north London. A dark, gothic-style semi-detached property that is perfect for the modern bachelor is marketed for the whooping sum of £5.5 million in the upscale burrow of Hampstead.
High-panelled ceilings, flamboyant floor decorations and extravagant curtains are only part of the interior details that make this property into an opulent décor out of an 18th century novel. Other spectacular features that add to the unusual but highly effective design of the pad are ornate chandeliers, stunning glass-stained windows and a large wood-carved door and fireplace surrounds.
Total square footage of the property is 3,679 and there are architectural plans for a new garden room with an underground audio-visual media and entertainment room leading to a swimming pool by the current owner. There are five bedrooms in the magnetic semi-detached, a gated private courtyard, ample off-street parking for three cars, a large west-facing terrace and an 80-foot rear garden.
There are several reception rooms and one of them even includes an antique grand piano as well as a Chesterfield sofa placed on an intricately-decorated ceramic-tile floor. One of the reception rooms is furnished in a more contemporary manner with white walls, a fireplace and leather sofas while another has a small built-in library that complements the beautiful arches of the doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The entire ambiance of the property is somewhat dark and opulent, reminiscent of the glamour of the gothic style – prominent in Europe in the Middle Ages, which is something that will certainly appeal to a male buyer. Many real estate agents have described the Hampstead semi-detached as the ‘ultimate bachelor’s pad’ as it strikes a fine balance between masculine energy and classic architecture with a nod to a historic period.