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Dilapidated house next to Hampstead Heath on market for £5 million

Estate agent says land is chance for somebody to build a 'stupendous' property

26 January, 2018 — By Dan Carrier

Artist impressions of the house that has planning permission to be built in Fitzroy Park­

A PIECE of land bordering Hampstead Heath with a dilapidated two-storey home on it is on the market for more than £5million.

The house and gardens, in Fitzroy Park, were at the centre of a planning controversy in 2015 when the owner Svetlana Volossov applied to build a three-storey home complete with green roofs, solar panels and a new basement. Scores of objections were lodged – but the scheme was eventually passed. Now the owners have decided to put the land, with planning permission, on the market with Highgate estate agent Benham and Reeves without building the project – which included a swimming pool, steam room, cinema and gym.

Benham and Reeves’ Highgate branch manager Mark Sumray told the New Journal how the chance to buy the land was a rare opportunity. Fitzroy Park has a wide range of celebrated architectural styles, ranging from Georgian through to contemporary homes. Mr Sumray said: “Land for sale in Fitzroy Park is very hard to find. At the moment this is a small house on a very big site. It dates from the 1950s and is very poor quality – it’s basically uninhabitable at the moment. Planning permission has been obtained to build a stupen­dous house. It is very rare in this location, with amazing views over the Heath.”

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