New homes in London: Hogarth Views and Chiswick Gate

Modern flats with artistic legacy and townhouses with children's play areas are both available to buy in W4.

Pretty Hogarth’s House is an incongruous presence sitting alongside part of the roaring A4 Great West Road between Hammersmith and Heathrow. But the listed Chiswick building where the eponymous 18th-century English artist lived backs on to 65 acres of grounds that seem a million miles away from the busy dual carriageway.

Hogarth Views, a development of 19 apartments, is part of this estate and overlooks the artist’s old country retreat. The Victorian building started life as a commercial laundry, with offices on the upper floors, in the days when Chiswick was changing from a sleepy village to a busy riverside suburb.

A Thirties-look revamp has provided smart, modern, loft-like spaces with big windows and hi-tech extras. A home-automation system dims the lights, closes the curtains, turns on the heating and runs the bath via an iPad or smartphone, and there is facial recognition camera security. Prices from £450,000, including off-street parking. Call Haus Properties on 020 8742 7577.

Chiswick Gate is a much bigger development close by. Built on the site of a former shoe polish factory, it has 44 townhouses and 79 apartments. The vast underground car park allows townhouse residents to step straight from their vehicle into their home via a separate basement entrance. This frees up the ground floor for formal communal gardens and children’s play areas.

There will also be a gym and concierge. Prices from £599,950 to £2.54 million. Call Berkeley Homes on 020 3725 8999.


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