Ted Levy designed this light-filled modernist house in north London’s Hampstead to be as unique as its setting.
The split-level townhouse is part of the exclusive West Hill Park estate – a gated community that borders the picturesque Hampstead Heath and is within the Hampstead Conservation Area. Levy was born in South Africa and, during the 1970s, became one of the leading residential architects in North London, imbuing his one-off brick designs with lessons in light and space inspired by the beach condos and hillside townhouses of Cape Town.
The detached four-bedroom house is for sale via The Modern House for £5.25m and claims the ‘the finest position on West Hill Park’.
Living spaces unravel across three primary levels, with Levy’s signature splits and voids used to maximise the sense of volume across the interior. It’s far from a 70s design time capsule, however, having been cleverly updated by RIBA award-winning architect Lisa Shell.
Polished concrete floors have been added to the London property alongside bespoke Iroko joinery – including window and door frames and kitchen worktops.
The living room is a spectacular vaulted space with a cosy wood-burning stove in a basalt setting.
Equally notable is the main bedroom, which takes up the entirety of the first floor and opens onto a west-facing terrace via sliding full-height glass doors. Three more bedrooms can be found at the rear garden level, and a cinema room could make a fifth.