Country houses for sale

London properties of the week

Spitalfields, £3 million
Fournier Street, London E1
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Aga, garden
Jackson-Stops & Staff (020-7664 6646)
After the Second World War, the fortunes of most of the historic Spitalfields weavers’ houses hung in the balance, but, through the determined actions of the hastily formed Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust, some were rescued. Among the first to be successfully restored was this one, which is unusual for its doublefronted aspect and preserved period features.

Elephant & Castle, £895,000

Surrey Square, London SE17
4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 94ft garden
Chesterton Humberts (020-7357 7999)
The current owners of this house have been in residence for 34 years. ‘There are plenty of original features,’ says agent Carl Davenport. ‘Georgian family houses are incredibly hard to come by within this area-it’s very rare, as well as being a lot of house for the price.’

Barnes, £1.395 million
Meredyth Road, London SW13
5 bedrooms, wine cellar, roof terrace
Friend & Falcke (020-8878 4942)
The current owners of this Edwardian house have installed a very clever spiral wine cellar that’s accessible through a hatch in the kitchen floor. ‘They’ve also created a large square kitchen and a big bright space on the top floor,’ says agent John Atkinson.

St John’s Wood, £6.95 million
Hamilton Terrace, London NW8
4 bedrooms, parking, staff flat
John D Wood & Co (020-7586 9060)
‘This is a very good house on a super treelined road,’ says agent Edward Prickett. ‘And it’s unusual in that it comes with the mews house, which could easily work as a nannyflat or teenage pad.’ Houses on this street range in price from £4 million to £20 million.

Highgate, £895,000
Holly Village, London N6
3 bedrooms, garden, garage
Winkworth (020-8341 1988)
Holly Village is an enclave of 12 Grade II-listed homes designed in the Victorian Gothic-Revival style by Henry Darbishire. ‘When it thunders, they’re like something from a fairy tale or a horror film,’ says agent James Wilkinson. ‘The house has been built with the finest materials.’