An exceptional contemporary home architecturally designed

  • £6,000,000 (approx. €7,189,000)

Swains Lane, N6

  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms
  • 4162 sq ft

A breathtaking four-bedroomed house beside Waterlow Park and on the outer edge of Highgate Cemetery, designed by the celebrated architects Eldridge Smerin.


  • Home Automation
  • Architecturally Designed and celebrated 
  • Freehold

The South and West elevations are fully glazed, providing spectacular leafy views across the cemetery and wonderful, light-filled spaces. By contrast, the street façade is mysterious and private, a curtain wall of honed black granite, steel panels, and opaque glass.

Featuring an impressive open-plan entertaining room, a kitchen dining room with a retractable glass roof, and a beautiful glass-walled study, the house is perfect for contemporary living and entertaining. All the first and second-floor rooms have balconies, whilst the ground-floor bedrooms open onto a small private terrace. There is a state-of-the-art cinema room in the basement.

The house is well equipped with modern technology, with an integrated audio-visual system, central controls for underfloor heating and lighting, and a recently-upgraded security system. There is a large integral garage which currently holds one car and a small gym. The house has ample storage, including generous cupboards (some concealed) and a basement storeroom.

The home has starred in several TV shows, both programmes about the house and shows using it as a location, and it is featured in several books on modern architecture. The present owners have also hosted regular live music events in it, and describe it as a perfect house to live in. The distinguished modernist architect John Winter (whose original building it replaced) described it as ‘as near to a faultless building as I have seen for a long time’. This is only the second time it has been sold.


  • Entrance Hall 
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining
  • Reception Room
  • Principal Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe 
  • 3 Guest Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms 
  • Cinema Room 
  • Study
  • 2 Balconies 
  • Terrace 
  • Garden
  • Garage 
  • Utility Room 
  • Plant Room


Located on the outer edge of High Gate Cemetry to the south of Waterlow Park, Swain's Lane benefits from being within walking distance of Highgate Village and a range of local cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. In the opposite direction is Hampstead Heath and its famous bathing ponds. 


Tenure: Freehold


Council Tax: H

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