8th September 2022
Moving home is often thought of as one of life’s most stressful events especially if driven by a sudden bereavement but for one of the new owners at our boutique development, The Halley in leafy Finchley, it was just the fresh start they needed. Downsizing to a new build apartment was never part of a grand plan but when our buyer’s husband died in August 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, her grown up children encouraged her to think about moving from their large family home in North London and to start somewhere afresh.
Wanting to facilitate an easier lifestyle, without having to manage any renovations or contend with the costly energy bills and maintenance associated with larger, period houses, a new build became a very attractive proposition. After looking at several existing apartments in the area and not finding anything suitable, the family viewed The Halley, a new build development on sought-after Dollis Avenue which was completed in 2021.
Situated just a 10-minute walk from Finchley Central station, the development comprised a mixture of nine spacious two- and three-bedroom apartments, with large landscaped communal gardens, private outdoor space, and secure underground parking with direct lift access.
Expansive and light filled with high ceilings and larger than average proportions, the airy and bright lateral three -bedroom penthouse with views to Mill Hill East, particularly resonated. Living alone also meant the enhanced security features of a gated development, video door entry system and CCTV all had further appeal. Without anything comparable on the market, in terms of quality and size, and feeling like it could be somewhere our buyer could call home, it was a simple decision in the end, and the sale was completed in August 2021.