Frognal Rise House, a prestigious Grade II-listed property, has recently gone up for sale. Located in one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods of Hampstead in London, it once housed Royal Academy artist Angela Latham and her husband Peter M. S. Latham. According to the Daily Mail, the seven-bedroom house is worth a staggering £11,000,000. The landmark property, situated in Lower Terrace, Hampstead, has been put for sale for the first time since 1937.
Over the years, its period interiors and classic features such as picture rails, wooden floorboards, skirting boards, and panelled doors have been conserved carefully to ensure the property retains its grandeur. Its impressive details include “Tudor” and “Art Nouveau” stone features. However, the mansion would need renovation to ensure it offers a modern living experience.
Stepping into this magnificent grade-II listed property gives the impression of travelling back a few decades. The fittings and fixtures with which the house is embellished evoke the post-war era. The vintage hospital-style radiators and aquamarine-tiled restrooms further add to its allure.
This three-story freehold property stands on 6,340 sq. ft of land. It boasts seven opulent bedrooms, four well-furnished bathrooms, and four magnificent reception rooms.
The lower ground floor of the mansion is now arranged as a self-contained flat having private access off Frognal Rise. It comes with wine cellars and a billiard room and offers ample opportunity for renovation. The ground floor has a kitchen, a study, a dining room, a utility room, a reception room, and a morning room.
The first floor houses the bedrooms. The principal bedroom features an ensuite bathroom and dressing room. Furthermore, the stairwell and hallways of this floor are decked with original murals by Angela Latham. These have been inspired by the scenes, elements, and nature found in ancient Indian epic poems.
Another perk of this Georgian period property is the loft which can be transformed into additional living space. However, this renovation work is subject to regulatory approvals. It would require the property owner to get the planning permission first.
The property also has a separate, spacious garage that can fit up to six cars, including four small cars and two large cars.
Called a “country house in London,” the property also features exquisite open spaces. Enclosed by a high red brick wall, this trophy house features a sprawling lawn to the southwest and tree-filled stunning gardens on its other three sides.
Experts predict this uber-luxury property to be snapped up by deep-pocketed overseas investors. For foreign investors, such luxury properties in London have become a perennial favourite when it comes to maximising their property portfolio. More and more wealthy buyers are flocking to the London property market. As such, the demand for high-end property management services such as The London Management Company is getting a push. Such services ensure the client’s property is always squeaky clean and well-maintained for their homecoming.
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