1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3
1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

We have featured houses here in the past, but this apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3 is a first.

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3
1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

The development itself dates from the early 1960s, replacing some existing Victorian villas and in a rather pleasant setting. In fact, residents get access to the extensive communal gardens (with tennis court), with the apartments looking out over that green space too.

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3
1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

The interesting thing about this apartment is that it is pretty much unmodernised. That means it needs work. But it also means no one has tampered with the design.

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3
1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

So the spacious 22 ft double aspect reception / dining room still had its wood panel ceilings, with floor to ceiling glazing from where you can access the balcony area.

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3
1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

But there’s no getting away from this place needing some work, something you will have to budget for. And this place doesn’t come cheap in the first place.

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3
1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

Beyond that reception, you also get three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the communal outdoor space, of-street parking and a porter service, which will doubtless mean a service charge of some substance too.

1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3
1960s modernism: Apartment in the Michael Lyell Associates-designed Oak Hill Park, Hampstead Village, London NW3

Despite that, we can’t see this hanging about on the market too long, even with an asking price of £1,450,000.

Images and details courtesy of Goldschmidt and Howland. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.