As London shivers its way into December, warm yourself with a look at this most exceptional of  North London houses, transformed by architect Andy Martin from a nondescript 1930s terrace. 

A total refurbishment isn't for everyone, but Dexters have worked with a number clients seeking the perfect development property for sale in London and our experience tells us that the essentials for success can be found in this contemporary family home. 

A willingness to rethink your pre-conceived ideas about location - like Martin did - can open up more affordable areas, while an ability to look to the future will help you make the savviest choice. What could a less desirable area look like in a few years? Is there a plan for improved transport links? A new supermarket for all-important "Waitrose factor"? A school with an improved Oftsed rating? Listening out for any “buzz” about new restaurants or regenerated green spaces is also important; even if you intend to make this property your “forever” home, let its future prospects inform your purchase too.

If you’re looking for a London property to develop, Dexters would be happy to give you the benefit of our experience.