WITANHURST - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2016***

Hampstead
Heath
2017
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A Georgian style mansion, situated in Highgate West Hill, this 65-roomed mansion dates from 1913-1915 and was designed by George Hubbard.

It is said to be the largest private residence in London, after Buckingham Palace.

It was built by soap magnate Sir Arthur Crosfield (1865-1938), whose leadership of the campaign to protect Kenwood House from development is commemorated on a plaque at the south side of Kenwood House.

Neglected for decades it was used as the Fame Academy, a BBC TV reality show. It is now being restored on behalf of its new, currently anonymous owner.

Of the sixty-five rooms, 25 are bedrooms and there is a 70-foot ballroom.


The home has a 40,000 square foot wood paneled grand ballroom, drawing room, study, entrance hall and billiards room.

It was used, recently,  as the setting for BBC talent show Fame Academy.

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