Hidden depths:Hampstead’s ‘ultimate iceberg home’ offered for £4.7m
Langtry House (named after Victorian actress and Royal mistress Lillie Langtry) rises just 11 feet above the ground, but offers nearly 3,500 square feet of hidden depths.
The high-spec three-bedroom house on East Heath Road, near Hampstead Heath, is on the market at £4.7 million via Aston Chase.
It’s tucked away behind a classic Victorian property, on a site previously occupied by garages. Planners insisted that the new building rise no taller than the previous 11-foot structure – hence the subterranean space.
Despite being largely underground, living space is light and airy thanks to a lot of glass, including a 25-foot high central atrium with glass roof and sunken courtyard.
Above ground, Langtry House is set behind a gated and walled patio garden, with parking for three cars. Down the feature staircase (and past the 800-bottle wine wall), the lower level is largely open-plan. There’s a kitchen/living room with sliding doors to the sunken courtyard and to a family room, a cinema room, space for a home gym, and a storage cellar.