Once tricky affording a home on The Bishops Avenue in London’s East Finchley where homes cost as much as £50 million, now you can manage to step onto the super-rich ladder at The Woods, one of only three developments of apartments on the block.
The new WillowAcre Investments and Developments’ scheme has 14 super-size two, three and four-bedroom apartments with a 24-hour concierge scheme, lift access to each apartment from the underground car park and a leisure complex with a pool, spa and gym. Each unit also comes with two allocated parking spaces and a large secure storage room.
Prices start at £3.6 million, rising to £8.5 million for the larger apartments measuring nearly 5,500 square-feet.
The Bishops Avenue in the London borough of Barnet, N2, was built in 1887 on land that was once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting park. The road – always intended to be a setting for expensive property – has housed luminaries including George Sainsbury and sugar magnate William Lyle.
By the Thirties, the road was dubbed Millionaire’s Row thanks to the mansions built for stars like Gracie Fields, and now is known as Billionaire’s Row, thanks to inflation.