The incredible underground home has a sunken courtyard, central atrium with glass roof and a cinema room
If you were to picture an underground house in North London, you’d think it would be a dark, dingy bunker with lots of concrete and barely a drop of natural light to be seen.
This subterranean home near Hampstead Heath, on the market for an eye-watering £4.7 million, is anything but dingy.
Dubbed the ‘ultimate iceberg home’, this North London house looks like a bungalow on the surface but actually covers nearly 3,500 square feet.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is largely underground – rising just 11 feet above the ground – a restriction put in place by planners, as it’s tucked away behind a Victorian property on a site that used to be garages.
It has a 25-foot high central atrium with a glass roof and a sunken courtyard which provide plenty of natural light, and is set behind a gated and walled patio garden with parking for three cars.
The feature staircase is encased in clear panels and sits above an 800-bottle wine wall, leading to an open-plan lower level with kitchen, living room, cinema room, space for a home gym and a storage cellar.
The main reception room has a 25ft high ceiling with amazing natural light, and the kitchen is beautifully designed with immaculate luxury cabinets.
There are also two bedrooms on the lower ground floor, which both have direct access to the decked terrace.
At ground level, the building is set behind an electric-gated and walled patio garden with parking for three cars – so you can keep your Tesla, Bentley and Lamborghini right outside your door.
It’s on the market for a cool £4.7 million with Aston Chase – co-founding director Mark Pollack has described it as “perfect for a family wanting to live in sought-after Hampstead” with its “bright and airy ambience” and location “literally across the road from Hampstead Heath”.
“Langtry House is an exceptional property and arguably Hampstead’s ultimate ‘iceberg home’, having just the 11ft high ground floor of the house above ground, but with expanses of glazing, the large atrium and sunken patio enabling the creation of an abundance of light filled living space at lower ground level,” he added.
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