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You ought to be in pic­tures…

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Homes and Property - - New Homes - By David Spit­tles

PIC­TURE-PER­FECT homes have been de­vel­oped on a fac­tory site in Cam­den where the world’s first elec­tric cam­era was made.

Ernest F Moy’s, a rad­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing firm, filed scores of patents for in­ven­tions that changed the course of his­tory — per­haps none more so than a “Kine” cam­era that recorded mov­ing pic­tures. It was used for Hol­ly­wood’s first films, saw duty in First World War trenches and cap­tured Cap­tain Scott’s ill-fated Antarc­tic ex­pe­di­tion, above, in 1912.

Tucked away in a quiet back­street, new homes at Moy’s present a mod­ern take on a clas­sic Lon­don mews, with crisp brick façades, fac­tory-style win­dows and dorm­ers con­ceal­ing shel­tered roof ter­races. What ap­pear to be houses are flats, fu­ture­proofed for home au­to­ma­tion. In­dus­tri­al­style par­quet floors and dark metal fin­ishes suit the area’s edgy, creative per­son­al­ity.

From £600,000. Call Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional on 020 3451 1544.

From £600,000: in­dus­trial-style flats at Moy’s in Pratt Mews, Cam­den NW1

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