A three bedroom, self contained duplex maisonette forming part of this contemporary purpose built complex constructed by Ove Arup. Quietly located yet conveniently close to Kings Cross and St Pancras mainline and Eurostar stations as well as Camden's multiple shopping and transport facilities. Accessed via secure door leading to own front garden. Three bedrooms. Two gardens plus patio and balcony. Centrally heated. Benefiting from recent complete external upgrades and refurbishment (paid for by the current owner), the property in need of internal updating. Chain Free
Living room 15'1" x 12' Door South west facing to balcony
Kitchen diner 17'8" x 9'6" At max. Ample dining space
Bedroom 12'6" x 11' Door to front patio
Bedroom 15'4" x 7'1" Door to rear garden
Bedroom 9'6" x 5'6" Door to rear garden
Bathroom 6' x 5'6" White suite
Front garden 18'6 x 15' Sole use plus storage/bike shed
Rear garden 15' x 14'6" Sole use
Balcony 4'8" x 4'6" Accessed from living room. South west facing
Tenure: Leasehold 98 years
Ground rent: £10 p.a.
Service Charge: £154 pm. Includes building insurance, heating and hot water
Council tax: Band D (Camden Borough)
Agar Grove is a street that is up and coming, a place that is on the brink of better things. Beat the influx and get there before the penny drops! It's not exactly uncharted territory; Simon Callow opted to live there in preference to Camden Mews because he liked the roominess of the flats and houses, and he did have to consider the feelings of hundreds of books which were to live with him too. So on Agar Grove your money goes further and deeper and wider and higher and might even extend to a garden - the garden flats on the south side have some of the largest gardens in Camden Town.
Agar Grove still retains a London buzz, and it's not just from the bees in the flower filled gardens. It's a busy road that connects St Pancras Way with York Way roughly west to east. Predominantly large Victorian villas with some 1950s council flats towards the western stretch. William Agar (1767-1838), a lawyer from Lincolns Inn, bought a lease of the land south of this site and developed the neighbouring streets. He gave his name to Agar Town and built Elm Lodge (hence Elm Village) as his own residence. The Agar Court Estate is now subject to a major redevelopment plan and falls within the Camden Conservation Area.
Properties here come in all shapes and sizes and cater for first time buyers as well as those looking to trade up. They appear on the market fairly frequently. According to an article in The Times – among the more obvious things like period houses, good schools and transport links – facial hair, chrome door furniture, dog walkers and plantation shutters provide clues a street is in the process of regeneration (Bricks and Mortar, Ruth Bloomfield, June 24, 2016 pgs. 8-9). Do a reconnaissance and see what you can find.
The road is broad and flanked with a variety of trees such as cherry, ash, London plane and lime. Hanami is a traditional Japanese custom of viewing and enjoying the cherry blossom. The practice of hanami is over a thousand years old so why not do as the Japanese do and admire the cherry blossoms along Agar Grove. Some cherry flowers apparently can have as many as 100 petals.
You don't have to be square to live on Agar Grove but the street does seem to like its corners. There's a corner shop, a corner pub, a corner postbox, and well just plenty of corners.