ust launched to the market, for the first time since its construction in 1926, is an impressive three-bedroom home on the highly south-after Meadway Estate in Southgate, North London. The property, which is a time capsule to the pre-war era, retains all of its original features and characteristics, comprising three bedrooms, two reception rooms, one bathroom, study, kitchen, private garage and a spacious south facing garden.
On the market for £1 million through local experts Rash & Rash, the 1,768 sq. ft. home also has the potential to be extended and renovated, which could produce a fabulous family home.
Matthew Turner, Director at specialist Southgate estate agents Rash & Rash, commented: “The entire home is a 1920’s time capsule and a looking glass back in history, with the majority of the internal features still the developer’s specification present upon completion in 1926. This is a highly coveted place to live so most homes have only exchanged hands 3-4 times in the past century, but to have a home that is coming onto the market for the first time will be a real draw for potential purchasers.”
Development of the Meadway estate took place following the death in 1922 of Russell Walker, the owner of the once prominent Southgate House. By 1927, 34 houses were built and occupied in the Meadway estate – a prime tree-lined road that attracted a mixture of families and wealthy couples.
Meadway is characterised by varied superior “Tudorbethan” style detached and semi-detached houses built of red brick with either pebbledash or cement render and half-timbered features and gables. The rustic effect was enhanced with front garden walls made from the linings of brick kilns and blast furnaces. One critic in the inter-war period considered that “the popular love for the Tudor, whether bogus or genuine, was a sign of a wish to escape from the insecure and frightening times of war.”
The home, which provides off-street parking via a garage and private driveway is entered through a sizeable hall, which leads onto the two reception rooms and kitchen to the rear. A study and pantry/storage room is also on the ground floor, whilst the south facing rear garden is accessed from the reception room and kitchen.
Three bedrooms occupy the first floor, which features vaulted ceilings that were a feature of homes in the 1920s, as well as providing ample storage space.
Perfect for families, the home on Meadway is within a stone’s throw of two of the area’s best schools – Walker Primary School and Ashmole Academy. Southgate Underground station (Piccadilly line) is also a short walk, providing easy access into central London.
On the market for the first time in just under a century, the three-bedroom house is on the market for £1 million through Rash & Rash.