Space is in short supply in London, which is why this chapel, the centrepiece of a former college in north London, is such hot property.
Spanning over 8,000sqft – over twice the size of a generous Georgian townhouse – this Grade II Listed building has surveyed the surrounding area of Mill Hill Village from the top of a hill for over 150 years.
The college was first opened in 1871 as a seminary for priests and it’s been used as a filming location for BBC One’s Call the Midwife in recently years. Berkeley Homes snapped up the site and have a 48-apartment gated development and this home occupies an entire wing.
Fans of Victorian architecture will be pleased to know that many original features have been saved and restored, including the distinctive red brick facade and exposed brickwork in the chapel’s traditional orangery. The living room is surrounded by imposing granite pillars and cavernous ceilings reach heights of 45ft. There are 15 windows – some of them stained glass – around the Chapel’s rotunda alone, offering panoramic views over the historic lawns and farmland.
Rameen Firoozan, managing director of Berkeley Homes, is relying on these period quirks to sell the £6m, four bedroom property. “The long history of this iconic building enriches the living space and gives it character you just cannot find elsewhere,” he says.
Modern luxuries include a home cinema, sauna, steam room, gym, landscaped courtyard and two underground car parking spaces. King’s Cross St Pancras is 14 minutes away as well, and Mill Hill Broadway station is a 15 minute walk away on the Thameslink line.
On the market for £6m. Call 01753202187 to view