The Junior Apprentice house valued at £3.1m
For those of you who haven’t watched or heard of the BBC One programme Junior Apprentice (Wednesday nights), essentially it’s the same format as its older brother (The Apprentice), where two teams compete in different challenges and one member of the losing team ends up on the receiving end of Siralun’s “You’re fired!”. However the twist is, in this edition the subjects are 16-17 years old. Think of it as a (scary) glimpse into the future of business leaders!
Unlike the adult version, there is less at stake. Instead of a £100k salary, these budding (three have been fired so far) entrepreneurs will win £25k to put towards starting a business with Siralan as mentor, who interestingly shows a far softer side and raises a few smiles from time to time!
Anyhow, here is a little more on the format of the show…we’re more interested in the property the 16-17 years olds get to inhabit!
The house they stayed at during filming was 38 Highbury Place, Islington, London and here is its home on Zoopla.co.uk.
So, what do we know about the house and area?
Well, we value it at £3,111,567 and it’s clearly been recently gutted and modernised, judging by the Google Streetview photo and the shiny interior we see on the show. There are a number of sold prices ranging from £290k for Flat 3, 1 Highbury Place which was sold on 15th Jan 2009 to £3,686,000 for 17 Highbury Place sold on 24th Aug 2007 (all this info is on Zoopla.co.uk).
Number 38 is part of a terrace designed by James Spiller, which was built in 1774-75. The freeholder made a covenant to ensure the land facing the terrace (Highbury Fields) could never be built on.
We also believe that No.22 Highbury Place was the home to Charles, the character played by Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral (thankyou Wikipedia).
If you know anything about the property or area, please let us know below.
In terms of current values…
The average home value for Highbury Place is £983,915. Average values for N5 (£498,309) have risen by 5.7% over the last 12 months (£26,867) and in the last 12 months the average house price paid in N5 was £457,446 with the number of property sales at 235 over the last year.
Here’s the market overview for N5 from Zoopla.co.uk.