Happy Scandi families
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.