Hampstead garages to go under the hammer at £2m

Planning in place for a luxury new dwelling designed by Dominic McKenzie...

A cracking garage-to-resi opp in the middle of Hampstead Village is going up for auction this week on a guide of £2m+.

The super-rare proposition may look like a set of six rather grotty lock-ups, but planning was granted in April for their transformation into a luxury gable-ended residence of some 2,750 square feet with three bedrooms, a basement, and parking.

Islington-based architecture practice Dominic McKenzie has come up with the vision for the “highly contextual” house, which cleverly wraps itself around a protected oak tree.

While clearly a contemporary building, Camden’s planners praised the designs, noting that the new-build “works explicitly in the language of domestic and vernacular architecture in Hampstead – chimneys, windows referencing Georgian proportions, an undercroft, and pitched slate roofs – relying on high-quality materials and refined details to present as more modern piece of townscape.” It would, the planning report said, “match the quality of nearby historic buildings” and promises “a positive contribution to the character and appearance of Hampstead Conservation Area.”

Designs are “intended as a sympathetic contemporary addition to the highly mixed Hampstead Village context,” says the architect, “bridging the gap between neighbouring historic listed buildings and 1970s council housing.”

The 188 square metre site is being sold off at McHugh’s sale on Wednesday (5th July).

Check out the listing and full catalogue here

More on the designs here

Photo credits: McHugh/Dominic McKenzie