North London

The Library Apartments, Kensal Rise

A two bedroom house and a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments available to buy off plan £475,000 - £999,950

This is a unique opportunity to own a stunning Victorian property and an important part of London's literary history. The Kensal Rise Library building was opened by Mark Twain in 1898 and served the local community for over 100 years, before being closed down by Brent Council in 2007. Thankfully, after a hard fought campaign by local residents, the ground floor of the property is going to be reopened and run as a community library in 2016. While the reading rooms above and the attached house are being restored and renovated to provide five new homes. 

All of the library homes are spacious and light with open plan living spaces, high ceilings, large windows and white walls throughout. Beautifully designed kitchens with white gloss units, integrated Smeg and Bosch appliances are slick and modern. While Edison lights, exposed brickwork and black crittal windows and wood floors respect the history of the building. All bedrooms have been designed with double beds in mind and have lovely views overlooking Bathurst Gardens or College Road. All bathrooms are super stylish using contemporary sanitary ware and quality finishes. And some new homes come with private terraces and/or gardens.

The library building is situated on the corner of the peaceful and leafy green Bathurst Gardens and College Road with its boutique shops and cafes. Kensal Rise and Kensal Green stations are both within a ten-minute walk away and the area also boasts some excellent schools.

Details below – all available to buy off-plan:



Flat Four, The Library Apartments - £950,000 - 91.7 sqm / 987 sqft
Two bedrooms | Open-plan living area | Bespoke kitchen | Separate utility area | One bathroom | Private terrace | Bike storage

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