On Grove Terrace, one of north London’s most admired Georgian terraces, a beautifully remodelled and interior designed Grade II* listed four storey three bedroom home, with over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space and a 12 5ft long rear garden, is for sale for £2.75 million with DEXTERS.

In the quiet residential area of Dartmouth Park, bordered by Highgate and Kentish Town, moments from Hampstead Heath, the three reception two bathroom home dates from about 1780. Incredibly private, it sits behind original Georgian wrought-iron railings and a pretty Yorkstone-paved front garden, and, extremely unusually, has the benefit of secondary rear access via a secluded sylvan lane, Grove Terrace Mews, which is jointly owned by the homeowners on Grove Terrace. It also has a beautiful glass oval-shaped extension at the rear of the house.

Off Highgate Road, the rarely available historic home, one of 22 on the terrace, proudly bears a Blue Plaque on its handsome yellow stock brick and Doric-columned façade in honour of its long-term resident, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900-1996), one of Britain’s most celebrated and influential architects, landscape architects, town planners, garden designers and authors.

With his wife, Lady Susan, a keen plantswoman who worked closely with him, Jellicoe resided at the home for nearly 50 years, between 1936 and 1984, using it as the creative space to design many of his most celebrated grounds and to write several influential books. Jellicoe so admired the terrace’s architecture, and the homes’ unusually long tree-filled rear gardens, he became the first Chairman of the Grove Terrace Association when it was founded in 1962.

Although many of Jellicoe’s commissions were architectural, he is most famous for his artfully designed grounds. Spanning movements from arts and crafts and classicism to modernism and post-modernism, his work attracted clientele including royalty, aristocrats and the wealthiest society players of their day.

In the grounds of Edwardian Sandringham House, in Norfolk, for example – where King Charles, Queen Camilla and the wider royal family traditionally celebrate Christmas – he designed a private, enclosed cottage-style garden in 1947 for George VI.

In 1959 the third Viscount Astor – who just two years later would be embroiled in the Profumo scandal – invited Jellicoe to create a rose garden at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire. The garden, recently restored to its original glory, was inspired by the paintings of Paul Klee, featuring colours resembling sunrise through to sunset.

Over his long career Jellicoe also created groundbreaking gardens at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, where Churchill would decamp for weekends during World War II; the Kennedy Memorial Garden in Surrey, featuring a path sequence moving through woodland from historic meadowland; Shute House, in Wiltshire, considered his masterpiece with its waterways channelled with pools and waterfalls; and, for American art collector Stanley J Seeger, an immense themed landscape with serpentine lake at Sutton House in Surrey, which Seeger purchased from American billionaire J. Paul Getty.

In their own garden at Grove Terrace, the Jellicoes created a series of garden rooms, enhanced by trees, lush planting, a paved pathway they referred to as “the philosopher’s walk”, and a white trellis. Jellicoe referred to his own and neighbouring tree-filled gardens together as creating “a marvellous green city.”

Grove Terrace, then, flooded with light through huge sash windows to front and back, proved the perfect place for Jellicoe to dream up his landscaped creations, as well as to display the couple’s fabulous collection of modern art, which included Hepworths, Nicholsons and Klees. From the home, Jellicoe and Lady Susan also ran the office of the Landscape Institute during the war years, and together wrote seminal books such as Modern Private Gardens (1968) and Water: The Use of Water in Landscape Architecture’ (1971). Jellicoe was also the first President of the International Federation of Landscape Artists.

Since the green-fingered couple left Grove Terrace in the mid-1980s, to move to an apartment in Highgate, the home has been extensively remodelled and redesigned, while retaining pristine period features such as original wooden panelling and floors and fireplaces. Its present owners (who love the terrace so much they have now lived in two homes on the row) have carved out a striking lower-ground floor with an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with a central dining island and Aga, and adjoining dining room.

This space flows onto a fabulous 15 ft. 11 in. by 10 ft. 7 in. glass oval garden room, for which the previous owner was granted rare planning permission. Beyond, mirroring its curves, a sunken oval stone-seated outdoor terrace makes a wonderful conversation pit, with further areas of landscaped garden beyond, including a meandering paved pathway bordered by luscious planting. Some trees, planted by Lady Susan, still flourish.

At the garden’s end, a period brick building is currently used as a spacious art studio – perfect for a budding designer – but could easily be used as a garage.

On the ground floor, there are two large light-flooded reception rooms, separate yet connected via a large casement opening. The rear space has a floor-to-ceiling glass door opening onto views of the oval garden room. On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite takes in a huge bathroom with walk in shower and rolltop bath, and up on the first floor there are two more generously sized bedrooms, plus shower room.

Grove Terrace offers village-like serenity and privacy, while being within a short walk from the best of north London life. There are several excellent, historic pubs in Dartmouth Park, along with a butcher’s, coffee shops and the 312 Natural health food shop. Within a 10 minute walk, and undergoing rapid gentrification, Kentish Town’s Fortess Road is brimful of new cocktail bars and globally-inspired eateries and music venues. Well-heeled Highgate Village and its range of quirky, independent eateries and boutiques is also an easy stroll away.

Charlie Cockcroft, Director at DEXTERS (Dartmouth Park & Tufnell Park), says: “This exquisite Grade II* Listed three bedroom house on Grove Terrace, in Dartmouth Park, arguably north London’s finest terrace, not only comes with an extraordinary history as the long-term home of leading landscape architect Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, but over 2,000 sq. ft. of beautifully remodelled living space, with private rear mews access and a magnificent glass oval extension. Its unusually large 125 ft. long garden, with separate studio/garage space, offers new owners a chance to both enjoy and enhance a singular north London landscape.”

Grove Terrace is extremely well connected, within walking distance of several stations including Gospel Oak 0.26m (Overground), and Underground stations Tufnell Park 0.4m (Northern) and Kentish Town 0.6m (Northern), from where First Capital Connect mainline trains also leave.

Grove Terrace is available to buy freehold for £2.75million.