Designed by architect Ted Levy, the South African designer who brought Modernist style to Hampstead in the 1970s, a family home on Holly Hill is for sale with Dexters. Located in the heart of Hampstead village, the property showcases Levy’s signature style inspired by Cape Town beach condos, available for £3.25 million.
Ted Levy of Levy, Benjamin and Partners, was a South African artist renowned for bringing Modernist architecture to Hampstead, using extensive brickwork and double-height spaces with pitched roofs inspired by Cape Town beach condos. During the 1960s and 70s, Levy’s clients included Peter Sellers, Honor Blackman and Baroness Serota. The architectural practice was led by a trio of architects who relocated to Hampstead due to their support for equal rights in apartheid South Africa.
Designed in the 1970s, the Holly Hill property boasts a smart brick façade, located less than 50 yards from Hampstead High Street. The property is on the market for the first time in over 20 years, and is the ideal family home for buyers seeking modernist architecture and space, with the location allowing residents to benefit from Hampstead’s excellent schools and amenities.
Throughout the 2,200 sq. ft. home, Levy’s design focuses on bringing natural light in using a combination of large windows, French doors and a Juliet balcony, with an open-plan design.
The four-bedroom property on Holly Hill can be entered on both the ground and first floor entrances. The first floor provides a smart kitchen, with integrated Bosch appliances and black stone worktops, with room for a dining table. There are two bedrooms on this floor, both with integrated wardrobes and storage space, as well as a family bathroom with bathtub.
The heart of the home is the large, open-plan reception room with a double height pitched roof, showcasing Levy’s signature style. The reception room provides space for ample seating, with a Juliet balcony and a door leading to the garden. The reception room has a gallery mezzanine level, which is styled as a home study and reading nook, a serene space for working or relaxing.
The rear garden is split over two levels, with an upper decked level and a ground-floor courtyard, which could be used for al fresco dining, barbecue, entertaining friends and relaxing, or playing games with the family.
The main bedroom suite is on one split level up from the first floor, providing a large room with extensive bespoke wardrobes for storage and an en suite bathroom.
The property’s ground floor provides a further reception room, bedroom and utility room with family bathroom. The property also boasts secure off-street parking.
James Morton, Director of Dexters Hampstead Office said: “The Holly Hill property is a fantastic example of the modernist architecture that Ted Levy brought to Hampstead in the 1970s. The heart of this home is the large, spacious reception room with mezzanine level, it is filled with natural light and is a lovely space for a family to enjoy together. This home has a fantastic sense of space throughout, and its prime location just moments from Hampstead High Street means it is a great family home.”
Holly Hill is moments from Hampstead High Street which offers a range of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.