Happy Scandi fam­i­lies

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - New Homes -

FAM­I­LIES find Muswell Hill in north Lon­don has ev­ery­thing they want — hand­some Ed­war­dian houses, highly re­garded schools, a vil­lage cen­tre, civic so­ci­eties, lots of open space and a sense of com­mu­nity.

Lo­cal con­ser­va­tion­ists have suc­ceeded in keep­ing de­vel­op­ers at bay, es­pe­cially in the cov­eted en­claves that ring the Broad­way where houses that were once di­vided into flats are re­vert­ing to sin­gle res­i­dences.

Sought-after pock­ets in­clude the grid of streets be­tween For­tis Green Road and Grand Av­enue, and the patch around High­gate Wood and Queen’s Wood. A former care home has been re­de­vel­oped to cre­ate The For­tis Col­lec­tion, above and be­low right, in­clud­ing grand flats in the orig­i­nal man­sion, new-build Scan­dis­tyle du­plexes with court­yard gar­dens, and a stun­ning one-off res­i­dence in land­scaped grounds. From £1.35 mil­lion. Call de­vel­oper Jamm Liv­ing on 020 7117 6660.

Wood­side Square is an­other new ad­dress, a six-acre site, once a psy­chi­atric hospi­tal, with 161 homes, in­clud­ing newly built houses and large flats in three listed her­itage build­ings. There’s also a cen­tral gar­den square and an un­der­ground car park. Prices from £585,000. Call 020 8819 8242.

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