This spectacular new mansion is located on the the exclusive “The Bishops Avenue” in the Hampstead Garden Suburb of London, UK. It boasts a traditional exterior with an ultra modern interior. The 10,753 square foot mansion offers 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a 2-story foyer with grand double bridal staircase, formal living and dining rooms, modern gourmet kitchen, home theater, gym, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, double stacking German underground car lift and more. It is listed at £18,500,000 or $29,631,450 in US dollars. What a fantastic estate! The mix of the traditional facade and sleek modern interior is something that is quite typical for London homes. I really like how that indoor room changes into an indoor swimming pool to form one large space with the outdoor pool.

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  • Daniel

    Hmm. I am intrigued. I usually HATE if the interior doesn’t match the exterior style and vice versa, but I am not as appalled by the two extreme styles as I normally would be. Not exactly fawning over it, but not disgusted. The exterior is typical for the U.K., a little plain and certainly not $30 million.

    I really like the interior. It is reminiscent of something the Candy brothers would come up with. I think that foyer is really something, especially with the charcoal walls. The lighting is also really neat. Dining room is very neat looking, although the style of the window really does not belong. The ceiling in the living room is a little too low, and the chandeliers make it even more obvious, but I think I could live with it. Theater is cool, and the indoor/outdoor pool is pretty wow-worthy. The underground pop-up garage is really cool, although I would be worried about it being water-proof.

    Overall, I think it is a shame that such a nice interior has found its way into a home that is so boring from the outside. There is no hint of the modernity inside, and I think there should be.




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  • CincyRob

    I actually like the house a lot. From the outside it looks run of the mill typical architecture. Almost like a cookie cutter and then once you go in you step forward a hundred years into the future. Modern and contemporary flare with a traditional exterior. I think it is pretty cool overall.




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  • Grrrowler

    The outside is typical suburban London detached house. Nothing special there, although it’s not terrible. Since this is a new house, I can’t understand why the owner/builder/designer wouldn’t want more congruity between the interior and exterior. I’m guessing that the idea was to make the exterior of the new house match the others in the neighborhood, and who knows…maybe there are regulations that wouldn’t allow a more modern style house.

    I like parts of the interior, but overall not really. This phrase has been used a lot lately here, but it’s trying too hard. It looks like a formulaic interpretation of something like a Candy and Candy design. But, it’s missing the thousands of details that make their designs memorable, and special. I love the pool area, but I really don’t get the purpose of having the formal living room open up to the pool. The only reason I can think of would be the “wow” factor when guests are over and I hate designs idea that serve no purpose other to impress people. I think the garage lift is an excellent idea, but I would have taken it a step further by adding access to it from the lower level of the house. London isn’t known for its balmy winters and I would want to be inside while going to my car, and then just ride the lift up to the motor court. I also like the garden sheds tucked behind the shrubbery in the motor court; it keeps all of that out of the back yard. It’s a small detail, but a smart one.




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  • Venom

    I love it.
    I love the staircase and foyer, I love the theater and the pool and I need those couches, they are perfect.

    With regard to the price I believe you mean in US dollars, not today’s dollars.




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  • Stewie

    I have been to Hampstead before and can tell you that it does not live up to the hype – it’s just rich suburbia like many other places. The Bishops Avenue is actually a very noisy road and not very private.
    If I was rich I would much rather get a cool apartment in Chelsea/Knightsbridge/Kensington than live in a large house in Hampstead




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  • Stewie

    I also agree that the contrast between exterior and interior is a little too stark.
    Furthermore, while I think the concept of indoor/outdoor pool is awesome, the UK is not really the right place for it. You can use the outdoor pool for at max one month a year there, if that.




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  • XChrisX

    Am I the only one here that thinks this house is reminiscent of an Apple store from the inside? On that note, I like the interior of the this home a little more so than the outside.




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  • Barney

    THIS MASTERPIECE is STUNNING. Utterly sleek, di-or-trichromatic, contemporary interiors are hugely well received in London and this one is completely breath-taking. Luv the whole house, but MOST expecially THE FORMAL STAIRCASE.

    Hear stoppingly GORGEOUS. Glamorous, elegant, clean and deco-inspired OFF THE CHARTS.




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  • rob

    Looks like a high end conference center. This is a bachelor pad for sure.




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  • Lonnie

    I generally not a fan of modern design but that staircase takes my breath away. Very nice!




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